This was a beautiful place to stay- we loved our eco nest with spectacular views over the lake - the bird sound in the morning was magical. We really appreciated the warm and friendly hospitality of Silas, Godwin and the rest of the team. We were sad to leave and hope one day to return. It was definitely a highlight of our time in Uganda!
When visiting Lake Bunyonyi, definitely stay at Paradise Eco-Hub! I absolutely loved it here and didn't want to leave. It's a quiet and tranquil place, away from the busy and noisy bay closer to Kabale town. The facilities are perfect, clean and the accommodation is with attention to detail. The Eco-Hub Foundation supports local projects and sustainability initiatives, which is great. Moses and Silas and the staff are most friendly and helpful. If you get the chance, staying in the King's Nest cottage is definitely worth it. Would 100% stay again.
Visited Lake Bunyonyi and feel so lucky to have found this place. Silas, part-owner and manager picked us up from the mainland and took us to Itambira island. As we arrived, we saw what we thought was a big bird statue or weather vane on the rooftop of the reception- restaurant . It turned out to be a crested crane which took flight just as we alighted. This is an absolutely magical place and everyone is friendly, gracious and helpful. We stayed in a gorgeous African style abode with our own, private jetty right on the lake. Dinner featured the best guacamole I have ever tasted. The island is large enough for great hikes and birds abound. The owners are very eco-conscious and also help the local community and schools. For example, they have filtered potable water so you can fill up your water bottle and avoid using the ever-present plastic water bottles. It is also largely solar powered and you can opt for cold water showers to save energy and trees. This is the ultimate place to chill, read, swim, birdwatch… We had only booked two nights, next time I hope to stay for a week!…
Its located on lake bunyonyi,it’s accessibility by boat makes it so amazing ,it’s views ,bird watching all night and day ,and it’s having welcoming and nice people ,plus having the best services in kabale,we really enjoyed our stay at hub and your company
Silas and his family have designed a little piece of paradise here on a small island in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi. From the very first moment we contacted them after booking we were made to feel at home. Communication about getting picked up on their small boat was excellent, the ride to the island was beautiful. We were looked after superbly during our stay, the food was delicious and the sunset views from the deck out onto the lake were stunning. We loved this place so much that we stayed before going to see the gorillas and then came back for another two nights. 10/10!
We stayed for 2 nights and had a great time. We slept in the kings nest and what a unique beautiful cottage! It feels like sleeping outside because it does not have doors and has a lot of privacy with an own swimming dock. Silas and the rest of his staff are really nice and helpfull, they are great hosts! Canoeing around is also recommended, Silas can arrange this.
We went with a group of 9 persons! It was an experience that I cannot bring to the words! Mr Silas took us to the other islands near by and described us all the scenes! We arrived late at night but the boot was waiting for us! One hint: take cloth and gift with you for kids in the villages nearby!
We are 2 girls from Israel, we arrived to the Island at night and the guys from the lodge came to pick us up by a boat, treated us like princesses, we planned to stay 2 nights and we ended up staying 5 nights. This place is magical, the team is very professional, kind and nice! The rooms are big and clean, the price is decent. The food was great and the views from our cottage were breath taking!! We highly recommend this lodge, dont even think twice, book today!! We will definitely go back
The place is a quiet paradise and it is so close to the lake. Very beautiful especially in the morning. We were a party of 6 and generally had a good time. We took some amazing pictures. My wife had Biryani for dinner and it was great but my chips (and cray fish masala) were dried out. The costs are pocket friendly but we had a fall in with the manager because some of the people we travelled with wanted to spend the second night somewhere else. When we informed the manager (Mr Sirus I believe his name was) he threw a fit! He demanded that the whole party pay for the second night. We came to an understanding when he accepted for two of us to pay for the second night, as a fine (even if we didn't plan to sleep there). Otherwise, it is a great place. I plan to return next year.
We were well aware of the types of accommodation before going by looking at previous reviews/photos. I loved the traditional huts with open doors, they are beautifully built and it was lovely to go to sleep (and wake up) hearing the sounds of Africa, the birds, frogs and other wildlife. If you don’t like the open door feature there are plenty of other options on the island where you can stay with a door. The bird life and lake are spectacular, but what makes the island best is the people who run it. Wilson, Joy, Silas, Moses and all the staff are all kind and friendly and they are doing great work in supporting and empowering local communities. Silas arranged for us to be picked up in Kabala and then we had a nice 30 minute ride in the boat to the island, there is a shorter crossing to the island if you want. My partner and I had great trips out from the island, one around the lake where we learnt a lot of the history of the area, another day to a local market and another day to a local Pygmy tribe. The food was lovely, local cray fish, juices, fresh vegetables and there was plenty of it. We had lovely evenings chatting with the staff and signing the odd song on the guitar, swimming in the lake. I liked the compost toilets and showers, the compost from the toilets goes back onto the land to grow vegetables, the island is trying to become self sufficient in food. I don’t understand the reasons other reviewers recently have said it was the worst experience ever, sure it’s not the Ritz but come with an open mind, it’s not that bad, the staff will always try and accommodate your needs :). In summary I think they are doing good community work on the island and the mainland, the nature and lake are spectacular, the staff are very friendly. Some of the mosquitoe nets do need to be checked over for holes.…