Kyahugye Island is one of the most popular islands on Lake Bunyonyi
as its just a few minutes by boat from the mainland which can be arranged
through resorts such as the Gorilla Backpackers and has accommodation as well as
a bar and restaurant, but more importantly, a short trek around the island where
you will come across zebras, impala and waterbucks amongst other wildlife.
Whilst a well maintained island
is has kept its original integrity with overgrown pathways etc that give a real
sense of adventure when tracking down the friendly animals which you can get up
close to. To access this side of the island you need to go through the Eco
Resort and pay a small entrance fee but for that you are provided with a guide
who will ensure you come across the animals so its a price worth paying!
The island itself is privately
owned and spans around seventy-four acres in total hosting a variety of trees
and other plant life. We would recommend spending an hour or so on the island,
longer if eating and the boat trip there and back will set you back around £25
regardless of the number in your party so a visit to Kyahugye Island makes for a
good half day experience.