Activities at Bunyonyi include canoeing, boat riding, local tour, swimming, hiking the highlands around the lake, pygmy village tour and birding. Visitors who usually take safaris to Uganda at Lake Bunyonyi generally enjoy and experience the breathtaking nature of Lake Bunyonyi which is a bilharzia-free swimming lake.
Lake Bunyonyi itself means a place of many little birds and therefore a majority of bird species can be noticed, there are more than 200 species of birds recorded. Using a boat ride to the neighbouring Nyombi swamp one is able to see a selection of bird species over the trees and the sky. The variety of bird species which can be found here includes both the Uganda species as well as the international species which usually migrate from the European continent during times of winter.
There are attractive cultural and natural sights like the Bakora cave, the Batwa (pygmies) and the Abaheesi (traditional black smiths) communities that are accessible in close proximity. Also visiting islands around the lake like Habuharo, Akempene and Bucuraniko Island is a memory-catching experience. Here are several Twa villages in the area, but Batwa Today is the most recommended, aiming to deliver a more authentic exchange. Trips head to Echuya Forest, the former home of local Twa, and while there are cultural performances, the experience is less contrived than those offered in Bwindi and Mghahinga. Rather than dwelling on the past, insights are offered from a more current context.