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Seattle, WA
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

A local guy decided to put a resort into his home town of Kabale, heretofore deservedly off the map, and succeeded. Bunyonyi Overland has a beautiful setting, extensive facilities, and the entire lake for its frontage. Be sure to grab one of the resort's one-man canoes and take a paddle. This being Africa, essentials first: working roof √, electricity -... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

Something has changed in bunyonyi overland! I read on tripadvisor about bad service, but we experience only nice and friendly staf who worked hard to make your stay great. George, the receptionist, is very helpfull. He gave us a upgraded room (because we were with three and the regular cottages are just to small to fit an extra bed) and... More 

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 17 November 2015 via mobile

I travelled here with Acacia Tours and stayed for 4 nights in our own tents. It was such an incredible view to wake up to every morning and a very accommodating camp site. Showers were a bit on the cooler side but if you've experienced Uganda before you'll know this is normal. There were plenty of local activities to enjoy... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is an average resort localised on the lake shore and offer beautifull views. The family cottage we had was a bit outdated but the biggest problem was that our cushion had a really bad small of the lake/humidity. We ordered pizza in the restaurant to be on the safe side but we received something I had never seen in... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

Welcoming, friendly staff. Beautiful setting on the lake. Ablution facilities great. Bar and restaurant, with good food. Plenty of bird life as well as otters to watch in the lake. Activities offered - canoeing, boat trips etc. Free wifi.

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3 Thank Michele632015
Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 15 October 2015

I visited Bunyonyi overland resort in June. Its a really nice place with incredible scenery. Its a good place for relaxing if you looking for a peaceful and quiet place. Lake Bunyonyi is the deepest lake in Uganda. You can do swimming, canoeing, camping. You can pitch your tent here..The meals are okay. Its a secure location with amazing views.

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

This is a nice hotel, it definitely has a beautiful view! I stayed in one of the cottages, it was clean and the bed was comfortable. I had an issue with the toilet twice (the connection for the flush kept detaching) and had a big issue with the shower zapping me whenever I touched the metal part of the tap... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 8 September 2015 via mobile

I camped here for three nights as part of a G Adventures tour. The location is perfect, right next to Lake bunyoni on a quiet part of the lake which is perfect for a swim. The campsite was grassy which meant no mud or sand in the tents. The showers were basic and didn't always have hot water depending on... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

We only came here to go swimming, canoeing, and grab some lunch. So while I can't speak to the quality of the rooms, we had a great time just for a daytime visit. There is a dock you can lounge on and jump into the lake from, and you can hire a guide to take you in a traditional wooden... More 

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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

We had a really lovely stay at the Overland Resort. We stayed in the family cottage which was reasonably priced, clean and very spacious, with a private kitchen, living room and bathroom. We had a few problems with electricity and hot water during our stay but these were rectified fairly promptly. The resort is located just on the shore of... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Offering Spectacular views of the lake, Bunyonyi Overland Resort is set on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. The resort has a children's playground and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant. Free WiFi is featured and free private parking is available on site. With over 40 rooms Bunyonyi Overland Resort offers accommodation in Lake Bunyonyi for all budgets. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. There is a 24-hour front desk at the property. You do canoeing,bird watching, hiking at this resort, and the area is popular for diving. The resort also offers bike hire. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bunyonyi Overland Resort

Address: Plot 1, Kazooba Road | P.O Box 710, Kabale, Kabale, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Price Range: $80 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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Also Known As:
Lake Bunyonyi Overland Hotel Kisoro
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“Newer rooms are very nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Drbob9019, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“best views, good service, value for money”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew_Kryptonite, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Tents are located with beautiful views - but without any basic facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles daksheshs2016, 30 Mar 2016 | Read review
“It was very busy for the holiday weekend. book ahead.”
 of 5 bubbles RuadhCamel, 25 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for one of the cottages, if you aren't camping. They all look into the bay and have their own sitting porches.”
 of 5 bubbles Nail56, 26 Nov 2015 | Read review
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