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Favored by nature, Kigyezi is a spectacularly beautiful land of hills, mountains and valleys; Lakes Bunyonyi, Chahafi, Kanyabaha, Mutanda, Murehe and Rwitanzigye (Edward); the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with its world-renowned mountain gorillas; and the southern end of the Queen Elizabeth II National Park with a variety of mammals, including tree-climbing lions.

Places to visit / things to do in Kigezi

  • Lakes Bunyonyi, Chahafi, Mutanda, Murehe and Rwitanzigye (Edward)
  • Blind Impenetrable Forest
  • Gorilla trekking ai Bwindi
  • Climb Mount Muhabura
  • Rukiri/Shooko Hill/Mparo Hills for spectacular view
Ibirunga (often misnamed Virunga) volcanic mountains: Muhabura, Mugahinga and Sabinio in view.
Gorilla Gorilla Gorilla
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Kigezi is home to Gorillas.
Kabale misty morning
Morning mist over Kabale








Where to stay in Kigyezi


Limited choices of good hotels in Kigyezi, but very decent, safe inns are available in Kabale, Kisoro, Kihiihi and Rukungiri.


Arcadia Cottages at Lake Bunyonyi – offer a spectacular view of the lake and  the terraced hills across the lake.

Sunset at Bunyonyi – a view from Arcadia Cottages (Photo by Muniini K. Mulera)

Evenings often reward one with a view of Mount Muhabuura, towering above the hills on the westside of the lake. Sunset at Bunyonyi is a most delightful and relaxing experience.

Newly completed cottages at Arcadia offer excellent comfort in a peaceful setting. Only 15 minutes drive from downtown Kabaare (Kabale.)





Savannah Resort Hotel  – 43 km from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (home of the mountain gorillas0, this modern hotel is only 8 km from the  Queen Elizabeth National Park. Tree climbing lions are a few minutes’  drive away.

Contact these professional tour guides:

Lillian Kamusiime + 1-256-750-745-970

Scovia Kyarisiima + 1-256-775-407-637


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