Tourist activities on Lake Mutanda

Tourist activities on Lake Mutanda: Lake Mutanda is one of the fresh water Lake in Uganda the pearl of Africa situated in far south western Uganda in the northern side of Kisoro and south of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Lake Mutanda offers the best refreshing experience just after tiring mountain gorilla trek either in Bwindi impenetrable national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park which are the only 2 destinations that harbor endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. While at Lake Mutanda, travelers are rewarded with stunning views of the mighty Virunga Massif that thrills with 8 volcanoes including Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhavura, Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Mikeno, Mount Karisimbi, Mound Bisoke, Mount Nyamulagira and Mount Nyiragongo.

There are several fascinating tourist activities enjoyed while on a Uganda safari to Lake Mutanda and these include;

Canoe ride

Lak Mutanda just like Lake Bunyonyi both situated far in the south western part of Uganda are the best Lakes for Canoe ride leading to different unique attractions of fauna and flora. For instance taking a Canoe ride enables one to explore the beauty that lies along the Lake itself and the surroundings. Taking on a 3-4 hours canoe ride or 2 hours motorized canoe ride leads tourists to the Kyangushu burial grounds and is yet the best way to explore Mukozi village where one in position to visit the local schools and interact with the school children, visit the craft shops, and sum up your village tour with a visit to the local brewers where you will learn about how the local beer is made from ripe bananas and finally have a sip on the finished beer at a nearby bar.

Mutanda Island tour

While at Lake Mutanda, tourists can as well enjoy a thrilling adventure on the island with stunning and fascinating sceneries which are all eye catching. While at the island, you have a golden chance of viewing the Bunagana border, a border that connects Uganda to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have a stunning view of Lake Mulehe as well as Bwindi Impenetrable national park among others.

Fishing at Lake Mutanda

Lake any other Lake in Uganda the pearl of Africa, Lake Mutanda as well offers fishing activities where travelers are in position to catch some fish though it’s not 100% guaranteed that you must catch a fish. However, even if you miss a catch, the views and the time spent of water is rewarding as you watch stunning sceneries surrounding you.

Hiking adventures on Lake Mutanda

This is as well another fascinating tourist activity done on Lake Mutanda. One may choose to hike to Lake Mutanda or even around the Lake with the best trail used taking hikers on a walk from Buhoma to Nkuringo then connect to Lake Mutanda and enjoy a canoe ride to end the hike. Apart from the Buhoma- Nkuringo trail, there are other several hiking trails enjoyed by tourists while on Uganda safari to Lake Mutanda and they are all worth a do.

Bird Watching on Lake Mutanda

The beautiful flora along the shores of Lake Mutanda offers the best birding activity making bird watching one of the tourist activity enjoyed by several bird lovers on a tour to Lake Mutanda. All you require is an experienced birder and a pair of Binoculars to enjoy watching several species of birds.

Tourist activities done around Lake Mutanda

Apart from the above activities done along Lake Mutanda, tourists are as well rewarded with other fascinating tourist activities within the surroundings and these include,

Golden monkey trekking

Golden monkey trekking is conducted with in Mgahinga gorilla national park which lies in close vicinity to Lake Mutanda that is situated at the foothill of Virunga mountain ranges thus a visit to Lake Mutanda is usually combined with a safari to trek Golden monkeys in Mgahinga gorilla national park. A permit to trek Golden monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla national park costs $60 for foreigners and 40,000 Ugandan shillings for East Africa Community Member states per person exclusive of park entrance fees. However, this allows tourists to spend only 1 hour with the Golden Monkeys and for those who need more than 1 hour then Mgahinga gorilla national park offers a 4 hours Golden Monkey habituation that costs $100 for foreigners and 100,000 Ugandan Shillings for East African Community Members.

Mountain gorilla trekking

while on  Uganda safari to western part of Uganda basically to Lake Mutanda, one can as easily participate in Mountain gorilla trekking adventure either in Bwindi impenetrable national park or in Mgahinga gorilla national park which are the only habitats of endangered mountain gorillas. As of now a permit to trek mountain gorillas costs $700, $600 and Ugandan shillings 250,000 for Foreign Nonresidents, Foreign Residents and East African Community member state respectively. These permits are obtained from the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

Batwa trail and experience: You may as well enjoy Batwa trail of Mgahinga gorilla national park or the Batwa experience in Bwindi impenetrable national park.


A visit to Lake Mutanda is such a breath taking safari that one needs to consider done while on a Uganda safari at least once in a life time. Let us know how you wish to have it. At Achieve Global Safaris, we offer several tourist activities to Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. We organize both group tours, private tours, family tours, students’ tours and many more. Check us out for the best offers all year round.