Lake Bunyonyi is free from hippos, crocodiles and bilharzia so it is safe to take a swim. With this said the lake is located at an altitude of 1 840 m and it is at its deepest around 900 m so the water is a bit chilly. If a refreshing swim doesn’t tempt you there are other options such as canoeing, birding, hiking or just sitting with a good book enjoying the view.
Bunyonyi actually means “place of many little birds” and when being woken by the sound of birds singing there is no doubt that the name is suitable. If you choose to do birding by Lake Bunyonyi you might for example be able to see Papyrus yellow warbler, Cassin’s hawk eagle and Olive thrush.