See the second deepest lake in Africa! Surrounded by steep, cultivated mountains, the picturesque Lake Bunyonyi is 900 meters deep and dotted with 29 islands. Water here is fresh and is bilharzia-free, which makes the lake safe for swimming. The area is also popular for boat rides and dugout canoe excursions, and offers you the chance to rest during a long safari. ‘Bunyonyi’, meaning ‘place of many little birds’, is teeming with birdlife which includes the Crested Crane – Uganda’s national bird. Visit the weekly Rutindo market to see colorful flotillas of canoes traveling across the lake with basket loads of vegetables and other goods.