Nicknamed the “Pearl of Africa” by Churchill Winston, Uganda is a gem-filled with amazing attractions from the range of wildlife, beautiful weather, welcoming people to the impressive landscape. One of the most visited regions being the southwestern which is popularly known as home to the endangered mountain gorillas, it is also home to the beautiful Lake Mutanda. Located near Mgahinga gorilla national and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, Lake Mutanda is worth adding to your bucket list for your upcoming trip if you want to add a unique treat to your Uganda safari.
Here, we bring you the best things tourists enjoy when they visit Lake Mutanda; enjoy every moment of the trip by choosing your best from this list;
There are numerous trails for hiking around Lake Mutanda. The main hiking trails are those from Buhoma and Nkuringo. These offer an enjoyable experience as hikers have a chance to encounter lots of butterflies, bird and trees of different species. As you take on this adventure, you will capture several lovely scenery of the surrounding.
Sail on Lake Mutanda the local way by going on a dug-out canoe ride. Tourists get on the wooden canoe with an expert sailor to lead them exploring the lake. The impressive experience is a pretty way to explore islands, go birding and enjoy the cool breeze around this place.
If you are a lover of fishing, then here is an opportunity to see and also engage in the traditional methods of fishing in Uganda. This involves the use of local equipment and fish caught includes mostly tilapia, mud fish and catfish among others.
Lake Mutanda is placed within the three Virunga volcanoes; Sabinyo, Muhabura and Gahinga. These ranges provide beautiful views of the most of the Virunga volcanoes. You can even decide to chill at the shores of the lake or at your lodge and enjoy these priceless views.
Mountain bike rides
This is one of the most amazing things to do at Lake Mutanda but not that it is challenging here because of the rugged terrain plus tough dirt roads. Therefore, mountain bike rides here require some great physical fitness and energy.
Taking a village walk in communities around Lake Mutanda is a perfect way to learn about the livelihoods of the people that live in this area. It exposes you to the lifestyle, culture and traditions of the local people in Uganda.
Things to do near Lake Mutanda
This is one of the most sought activities in Uganda, East Africa and Africa at large. In the Virunga area; Uganda, Rwanda and the DRC, it is mountain gorillas that are tracked. Standing a few metres from these endangered massive primates is one of the best things you can experience in Africa. As gorilla trekking is normally the highlight for travel to southwestern Uganda, add Lake Mutanda to the trip to see and do more.
Golden monkey tracking
The only place with golden monkeys in Uganda is Mgahinga national park which is located near Lake Mutanda, and this is the only destination to do this adventure. It involves hiking through the bamboo forest area to search for the lovely and playful golden monkeys.
Location of Lake Mutanda
Lake Mutanda is located in Kisoro district, about 20 kilometers north of Kisoro town in southwestern Uganda. From Kampala, it is situated 454 kilometers south-westwards. At lake Mutanda, you can clearly view the Virunga volcanoes in Uganda; Gahinga, Sabinyo and Muhabura.
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