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Sharp’s Island | Njuyera Camp | Uganda

Overview

Relax on a private island in the middle of Lake Bunyonyi, a volcanic lake in the southwest corner of Uganda. The island is home to Njuyera Island Camp and to a superb display of flora and fauna. Over 200 species of birds, a few unique to the area, lend beauty and song to the island. In addition, you have a lake just out your front door. This resort is for travelers who crave an escape. Since the island is completely set aside for tourists, you will have the whole island to yourself!

Accommodations

The resort offers safari tents, as well as furnished rooms. All rooms and safari tents are private and come with electricity and lake views. Rates range from US$22 ppp night for single occupancies to about US$65 for a four person occupancy room. Campsites are US$5 per night. Wedding or conferences facilities are available on the island for about 100 people.

Activities

Guests enjoy bird watching, swimming, cultural dances, soccer, canoeing, visits to local villages, hiking, and nature walks around the island. The Camp also offers a variety of tours including sport fishing day trips, historical tours, and visits to see the Kagoma volcanic gas emissions! These tours range from US$5 to US$20 pp and include a snack or picnic lunch.

Getting There

The nearest international airport is Entebbe . Entebbe is 37 kilometers from Kampala, the capi- tal city . From Kampala it is a 6 hour drive (420km) to Kabale. Lake Bunyonyi is located 8km from the town of Kabale in the southwestern tip of Uganda. From the shore of Lake Bunyonyi, it is a 10 minute motorboat ride to the island.

Making a Difference

Njuyera Island Camp, started in 1996, is owned and operated in partnership with the Anglican Church of Uganda, Diocese of Kigezi. The aim of the camp is to promote economic, social, religious and cultural values in the lake community. All employees are from the surrounding communities. The camp stimulates local economy as area villages are able to earn additional in- come by selling food items and local crafts to Njuyera Island Camp and its visitors.

Contact Information

Njuyera Sharp’s Island Camp | PO Box 3 | Kabale, Uganda | 256(0)-773-149752 256(0)-774-087809 | samunva@yahoo.com; sharpsisnjuyera@yahoo.com

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