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Byoona Amagara

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying here. Sleeping in the open geodomes, waking up to bird song, swimming in the lake, the wonderful, friendly staff. It was the highlight of our trip to Uganda and so much more special than many of the more expensive lodges we stayed in. Also it is community owned so all money raised goes to people who need it....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lake Bunyonyi is a beautiful location and this lodge is on a small island in the lake, accessible by motorboat. The Deluxe Geodome we stayed in was lovely; completely open at the front, with a big private deck overlooking the lake. It was a lovely place to sit a watch the birds come into all the trees next to the...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a chilled out place and at first you might think nothing happens here at all. Once you get in to the spirit it is a very friendly place which is great to come for a gorilla trek. The trek from here was very good (I am sure they all are) and it was very memorable holiday. Nice chilled...

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

The place itself is stunning with incredible views of Lake Bunyoni from the porch of our geo dome. The food is excellent and you must try the rum balls--they are the best I've ever had! Gad, Julius, Nicholas, and the rest of the staff are incredibly helpful and welcoming. Julius taught us how to fish for crayfish which we then...

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Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I only wanted to stay here for 2 nights but ended up staying 5. This place is a very nice and quiet. I enjoyed being surrounded by nature and so many birds. Woke up with a great view everyday. And then the menu..... i'm still dreaming about the veggie daydream ;-) this place has it all and its a great...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We spent a night here - for us this was just right - if I was alone and looking for some serious rest and rejuvenation, I think a couple of days would have been nice too. We stayed in a little log cabin that reminded us of something in Russia; made us smile. It was comfortable and quaint but be...

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Reviewed 8 January 2017

We happened to know about Byoona Amagara from a person we met in Kampala. It is located on one of the islands and has a very good top view of the lake from its dining area. One night we stayed in a dorm and the second in a double room with shared amenities. The rooms were clean and good for...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed here as a family if four in one of the deluxe geodomes. Loved sleeping to the stars and wakening to the birds in the morning. Good menu and affordable for our budget. Blankets in bed might have been a little mysty as daughter developed allergy sleeping in bed but all good otherwise!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 21 December 2016

I went gorilla tracking in Bwindi and had Jason from Byoona Amagara organize my entire trip. I absolutely loved the lodge and cannot wait to come back. The location is incredible and the accommodation was very clean and had everything essential for budget travelers. I stayed in one of the geodomes and it was such a cool experience being able...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 11 December 2016

My friend and me spent three nights in this beautiful resort. We had chosen one of their open plan deluxe geodomes - which was literally very cool: You wake up with the first birds and the most amazing view over Lake Bunyonyi. Yet at this time of the year (early December), the temperatures are really chilly at night and in...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Byoona Amagara Island Retreat is a one-of-a-kind traveler's paradise located on an island peninsula at the heart of the lake. We cater to independent travelers and backpackers looking to get well off the beaten track. We have a gorgeous location overlooking a protected island cove, perfect for swimming, canoeing, hiking or just about anything else you can think of. We also have creative and comfortable lodgings, famously fresh and delicious food, sweeping views of the lake's islands and hills, and a variety of fun and interesting tours and activities... Not to mention some of the most affordable prices in all of East Africa! We also have Internet service available, as well as an amazing library and cinema with hundreds of great books and films. What Byoona Amagara does NOT have is noise, dust, overland trucks, mosquitoes (very few anyway!), or prices that insult your intelligence (or empty your wallet). Come stay in one of our beautiful geodomes and experience Lake Bunyonyi at its very best! Byoona Amagara is a staff-owned, not-for-profit establishment dedicating 100% of proceeds to support education and sustainable community development at Lake Bunyonyi. ... more   less 

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Address: Itambira Island | Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Number of rooms: 15
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“best to upgrade on your lodge.”
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“the log cabin was private and inviting”
 of 5 bubbles STtravel1, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“best views”
 of 5 bubbles _silvi_mandu, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Deluxe Geodomes were awesome!”
 of 5 bubbles NativeNewYorker11, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“best views, quiter rooms and great outdoor activities”
 of 5 bubbles fassila, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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