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 

  • Cultural tour to Batwa (Pygmies) please ask at reception
  • Nyombe – bird watching $65 USD per boat
  • Motorised boat around islands (e.g. Bushara, Sharp’s, Bwama, Punishment Island…) $45 USD per boat
  • Muko – to include market on market days, $65 USD per boat
  • Dugout canoes UGX 10,000 per 3 hours if you row yourself (per boat)
  • Dugout canoe ride – with staff to row (e.g. round the island) UGX 20,000 (up to 3 hours) per boat
  • Boat to/from Itambira Island UGX 30,000 per journey (arrival/departure included in cost of overnight stay at no additional cost)

Island Tours 

  • Guided tour of Itambira Island with IISOH staff – free

Guided Hiking 

  • UGX 35,000 for 5 hours

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