Lake Mutanda, formation of lake mutanda,  Lake mutanda activities

Lake Mutanda is one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. Find out about the formation of lake mutanda,  Lake mutanda activities

There are so many beautiful things in Uganda, a reason to why it is called the Pearl of Africa and Lake Mutanda is one of them. The lake is found in the southwestern part of Uganda surrounded by the numerous hills of the region. Everything about this lake is simply wondrous; its location, cool breeze, islands, the stunning reflection of the bright light and the calmness of the water.

Anyone that advises you to visit Lake Mutanda truly wants you to see one of the most scenic and beautiful lakes in Africa. It is dotted with a number of stunning islands, a backdrop of the Virunga volcanoes at a distance and many other hills surrounding the lake.

Lake Mutanda is located in the southern region of Uganda close to the habitats of the endangered mountain gorillas Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga national parks. A visit to Lake Mutanda is one of the things you ought not to miss out on your Uganda gorilla safari. There are a number of things you can do when you visit this beautiful lake and they include;

Canoeing at Lake Mutanda, it is done in dugout canoes which are sailed on the water by well experienced locals from the area. This activity offers an opportunity to tourist to have an experience that takes you back to the ancient times where these were the only means of transport on water.

  • Canoeing on Lake Mutanda exposes you to the magnificent isles all over the lake, lovely views of the Virunga volcanoes and hills in the region and different bird species on the islands. These canoes here are also used for transportation of people and goods between the mainland and the islands and they are also used for fishing on the lake. Another place where you can have an experience related to this is on Lake Bunyonyi which is also found in the same region.
  • Hiking, the far southwestern region is also known as the region of hills because of the numerous beautiful hills all over. Lake Mutanda has very many hills around it. A blend of these forms magnificent sites in the area. There are many trails on the hills that can take you through the most thrilling nature walk and hiking experiences in this place. You can take on the two days hike from Buhoma to Nkuringo which is combined with canoeing on Lake Mutanda.
  • Fishing is one of the most thrilling activities that will make your Lake Mutanda visit complete. You will move on the canoe with a local fisherman, through the beautiful islands to areas where they expect to get the fish. Deep the line into the water and try your luck, some tourists have been able to catch one and others didn’t and the trip still remains impressive because of the beauty and wild whispers all over the area.
  • Mountain biking, the place is hilly and you therefore require mountain bikes to manage this experience. The activity is adventurous, it takes you through trails in the area to different lovely areas and takes you closer to different hills where you’ll have clear views and perfect photos. If you do not have a mountain bike, you can rent it from Kisoro town.
  • Chilling at the lake, Lake Mutanda is the best place that will stress out the fatigue and exhausted mind after trekking for gorillas the whole morning or day in the hilly Bwindi forest. It has the best sites where you can sit, relax and have your mind rejuvenated. Enjoy the cool breeze, soothing sounds of the birds, scenic views as you sip a glass of wine and have a taste of the delicious fish from the lake.

Major and exciting activities to do in areas surrounding Lake Mutanda, that is Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park include; Gorilla trekking, Batwa trail experience, Batwa visit and hiking the Virunga volcanoes.


Lake Mutanda is one of the most beautiful lakes in Uganda. Find out about the formation of lake mutanda,  Lake mutanda activities