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Bushara Island Camp

Jumia TravelUS$16*
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called before arriving and booked a cottage. The lady at the reception said the room will be ready by 1pm and that we can arrive earlier and order lunch meanwhile. When we arrived we realized that we need to wait until the current guests will leave so they can have the key back and prepare the room. By 2:30pm...

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Kigali, Rwanda
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I visited Lake Bunyonyi because it was a convenient stop between Kampala and Kigali. But, it ended up being so SO much better than I had ever anticipated! First of all, the lake with all the little islands and rolling hills surrounding the place makes you feel like you are in The Lord of the Rings. It is magical and...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We stayed here for four days during the off season. While the place was nearly empty, we never felt uncomfortable or harassed. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and knew when to leave us alone. The food in particular was excellent and the bar service was fast and accommodating. The open fire was also a real treat in the...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

We stayed at Bushara Island Camp over New Years and had a wonderful time! We had all the hot water we wanted in our rustic outdoor shower (which was great after a few day stint in the forest), the tent was really comfortable and the patio was great to relax on. The food and service were also great. The variety...

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Bushara is very accommodating of large groups. They even helped provide us with a charcoal stove so we could do our own cooking. The island itself is beautiful with little trails running over the island and a few choice swimming spots (look for the terrifying rope swing). But mostly, I'm reviewing because I left my speaker charging at reception. I...

Thank Marika W
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Bushara Island Lodge is owned by the Church of Uganda, and some of the proceeds go to various projects for the poor. You call the lodge in advance to arrange for the boat to pick you up. Keep careful control of your bags, because there are bellhop wannabes on the shore front who will want to carry your bags 10...

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This is a rustic camp which is a great get-away. This was my second visit and we stayed in the Kingfisher cottage which has two bedrooms to accommodate families. Eco latrine and shower were in a separate building just a few steps away by stone path. It worked well for our family visit. We greatly enjoined Evas, our hostess who...

Thank Barbara T
Tel Aviv District, Israel
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

The tents were cozy. Definatly clean. A place to meditate, run away from the world, write a novel or just listen to the birds. I loved it. A tiny problem with food, but if one isn't very choosy then all is well. Luckily brought lots of dates , crackers , tuna etc. etc. etc. thank u bushara camp.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed for for 4 nights in the Treehouse room. All the cottages and tents I saw have great settings overlooking the lake. The staff were friendly and helpful especially Evas who we saw most. It is a place to come to re-discover life before WiFi, mains electricity and the pace and complications of modern life. Sit and watch the birds,...

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

The island itself is a nice one, however the area is poorly maintained. The cabins looked dark and dirty. No electricity but there were batteries which none of them worked. The manager is a good guy as well as other staff, except for the boatman who was rude, not cheerful, looked unhappy. But when tipped, he seemed the happiest guy....

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Additional Information about Bushara Island Camp

Address: | Lake Bunyonyi, Kabale, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kabale
Price Range: RM78 - RM177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bushara Island Camp 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“I suggest luxury tents - BouBou tent or Sunbird tent”
katiefarrand12, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the "treehouse", AKA Whydah especially for families or couples.”
bophame, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Both Kingfisher and tree house cabin are good. We avoided the tents as we have allergies to molds.”
barbarat387, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Wydah treehouse is the best option for accommodation!”
  • sweet views from island nearby
488racheld, 20 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend the Tree house.”
808mkelly, 24 Oct 2015 | Read review
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