Bushara Island camp is located 9 km from Kabale town on Bushara Island in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi South Western Uganda. Kabale is 5 to 6 hours drive from Kampala on a fair to good tarmac road making Bushara Island camp an excellent weekend get away. Bushara Island is also an ideal setting for both conferences and workshops where we offer a secluded, quiet setting for seminars and retreats for any organisation or company.
With warm days (24 Celsius) and cool nights (14 Celsius) Lake Bunyonyi offers a temperate climate with low humidity. Our rainy season runs through Mar/Apr & Oct/Nov.
We provide a safe and secure parking facility for visitors vehicles adjacent to our boat landing site. The parking has 24 hour security. After a mere 15 minute motorised boat transfer you will be welcomed by our friendly staff at Bushara Island Camp. A complementary glass of fresh juice, or tea/coffee is made available during registration providing time for you to take in the ambience of your new surroundings.
Internet and email facilities available on the island.
The camp is set on 16 hectares of private land offering accommodation in 8 furnished tents (with large patios, the tent and patio is covered by a papyrus thatched roof. Additionally the Kingfisher and Pita Cottages offer one and two bedroom facilities for those unsure about a night under canvas.
All tents are comfortably furnished with either two single beds or two double beds and have views of the lake. Each is privately situated with is own bathing facility and all superior tents have private composting toilets adjacent. Standard tents share toilet facilities.
The cottages offer private patios with expansive lake views, mosquito nets over each bed and private toilet and bathing facilities.
Additionally for those intent on do yourself camping we offer a pitch your own site with communal toilet and shower facilities.
Accommodation Tariff 2010
Furnished Safari Tents: US$50- per person on a full board basis USD45- half board or USD25- without meals.
Cottage accommodation on full board basis: US$50- per person (based on single/double or triple occupancy). US$45- half board or US$25- without meals.
Full board basis includes boat transfers, all meals, secure parking, guided tour of island, morning tea/coffee.
Do it yourself camping is possible on the island at USD6- per person night.
Motor boat transfer to island is free in each direction with Bushara Island boat if on full or half board arrangements, otherwise Ushs10,000- per transfer per person. Canoe transfer Ushs2,500- each way.
The Swallows Restaurant:
Surrounded by beautiful gardens on the crest of the island our restaurant offers views of the lake below, the surrounding hills and distant Virunga Volcanoes. The restaurant provides diners and day visitors alike a wide range of beers and a selection of imported wines. Our menu is comprehensive, where both international and local cuisine is freshly prepared with good wholesome potions provided for even the healthiest of eaters. A selection of snacks is available throughout the day.
Extensive delicious wholesome meals Ushs2,500- to Ushs8,000-.
The Garden Canteen:
A private meeting area for your group workshop/conference sessions is available set in lush tropical gardens. Here we have thatched covered tables with lake views and an indoor meeting room suited to small groups.
During free time, guests can enjoy a variety of activities. These include swimming in Lake Bunyonyi (Bilharzia free), sailing, windsurfing, dugout canoeing, nature walks (1,8 kms of maintained trails around the island), bird-watching (Nyombe Swamp, Muko Swamp and Mukoni Village walks) and nightly campfires. We have regular cultural and traditional music and dance performances presented by local community members. For those with energy left both a badminton and volleyball court are on hand for willing participants.
Bushara Island Community Support Projects:
Lake Bunyonyi Critian Community Vocational School.