Discover Itambira Island and Lake Bunyonyi

For those looking to explore or be a little more active, we have a host of suggestions…

  • Swimming – take a refreshing swim in the freshwater lake or enjoy jumping off the jetty – free access for guests. We have lakeside changing facilities for convenience
  • Boat trips – borrow one of our dugout canoes for free, or take a tour of the lake in our motorboat with a local guide (optional packed lunches to keep you going!)
  • Bird watching – fabulous views as East African birds flock to the lake. You’ll see many from our hotel, but a guided boat trip will guarantee further sightings
  • Community visits – to local villages and schools with our guide to introduce you and translate
  • Charity projects – see our work in Uganda. There may be training courses on Itambira Island. You can also see our work in local community
  • Guided walks – tailor-made itineraries can be arranged, taking in the island and the surrounding area by boat if you wish to explore beyond the island itself

Pricing Information

Exchange Rate

  • Rate for USD $ updated daily


Prices are a guide and subject to change.

Boat rides 

  • Boat to/from Itambira Island for arrival and departure is included free in the price for guests staying at Itambira Island Seeds of Hope. Boat cost for additional journeys and non-residential guests 30,000 UGSh per boat per journey
  • Islands Tour by motor boat to see and hear more about history of the lake. (e.g. Bushara, Sharp’s, Bwama, Punishment Island…) 50US$ per boat up to 4 people (11 US$ for each extra person)
  • Nyombe – bird watching 80US$ per boat for up to 4 people. (16 US$ for each extra person)

    Packed lunch also available – cost per person depending on what required

  • Muko – to include market on market days, 65 US$ per boat.(16 US$ for each extra person)
  • Rutinda local market – Mondays and Fridays 60,000 UGSh (17 US$) per boat
  • Dugout canoes 20,000 UGSh per 3 hours if you row yourself (per boat)
  • Dugout canoe ride – with staff to row (e.g. round the island) 30,000 UGSh  per boat
  • Dugout canoe ride to Punishment Island with staff to row 50,000 UGSh

Island Tours 

  • Itambira island tour with IISOH staff – free
  • Supreme Adventure Island –  Zip wire – ask staff for rates
  • Kyahugye Island to see zebras  – by canoe or motor boat – ask staff for rates

Guided Hiking 

  • 35,000 UGSh for 5 hours with guide.

Day Trips

  • Kisiizi Falls – from 200,000- 250,000 UGSh (approx. 56 – 70 US$) – per vehicle
  • Volcanoes and Kisoro – from 82 US$ – per vehicle
  • Blacksmiths 50,000 UGSh  (14 US$) – per group

Itambira Island Seeds of Hope Community Projects

  • Visit some of our projects – rainwater harvesting (water tanks), agricultural project, micro finance groups, local craft group – FREE.  By arrangement with staff. Transport/boat costs may apply

Packed Lunches

  • Available to order for guests out on a day trip – cost per person depending on what is requested for
Itambira island


Itambira Island is the perfect place to enjoy peace and tranquility after your trips and travels.

Feel free to enjoy our sun loungers and chill out! Sunset watching with a cold beer is highly recommended to finish off your day.

Itambira Tours