Stayed here for two nights in the dorm with a friend. Dorm isn't really cheap, but not very expensive either, anyway the only thing you do in here is sleep.
The staf is very nice, not to submissive as we found in other places. The island is amazing to walk around and to chill out on any coach you will find in all there secret small paths leading there. The lake is beautiful to canoe and really cheap to arrange.
Have to add one more thing, the food was just so good! Take the advocado filles with crayfish or the salteed tilapia is extremely tastefull and its cheap!!
This place completely relient on solarpower, so for charging phone, hot water and watching movies will be charged (warm water charge only in dorm), but really isnt much (like ush 500,- for phone).
Definitely a pearl on the lake!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Byoona Amagara Island Retreat is a one-of-a-kind traveler's paradise located on an island peninsula at the heart of the lake. We cater to independent travelers and backpackers looking to get well off the beaten track. We have a gorgeous location overlooking a protected island cove, perfect for swimming, canoeing, hiking or just about anything else you can think of. We also have creative and comfortable lodgings, famously fresh and delicious food, sweeping views of the lake's islands and hills, and a variety of fun and interesting tours and activities... Not to mention some of the most affordable prices in all of East Africa! We also have Internet service available, as well as an amazing library and cinema with hundreds of great books and films. What Byoona Amagara does NOT have is noise, dust, overland trucks, mosquitoes (very few anyway!), or prices that insult your intelligence (or empty your wallet). Come stay in one of our beautiful geodomes and experience Lake Bunyonyi at its very best! Byoona Amagara is a staff-owned, not-for-profit establishment dedicating 100% of proceeds to support education and sustainable community development at Lake Bunyonyi. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Byoona Amagara Uganda/Kabale