Travelers Rest Hotel

Bunyonyi Safaris Resort is a lakefront property that offers the amenities of modern living with the warmth of African hospitality, alongside the serene natural beauty of Lake Bunyonyi. Home to over 40 bird species, lake Bunyonyi derives its name from the various bird species in the area. The scene and setting of the Resort is truly a nature lovers paradise, with plenty of bird watching opportunities in our botanical gardens, and jaw-dropping aerial views of the island spotted lake at our hilltop center. Located approx. 420 km from Kampala city, and 120 km from Kigali in Rwanda, we make an ideal hub to explore the Gorilla Highlands and Kigezi Region. Gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mountain climbing at Mgahinga Volcanoes National Park, are all within easy reach. We have ample parking space, multiple room types, dining and lounge areas, built for large capacity, that make us an ideal location for workshops and conferences, team-building retreats, wedding receptions and anniversaries, graduation and birthday parties, honeymoon and family retreats. Our facilities and services include a well- equipped conference hall, WIFI connection, hilltop sports & events arena, waterfront dock, gym, steam & sauna, swimming pool, fireplace lounge and bar, onsite restaurant, we offer guided tours of the area by boat, hiking or by bike.

Facilities & Services

Our facilities & services include: – Swimming pool, – Gym, – Steam & Sauna wellness center, – Conference Hall, – Hilltop Events Arena, – Sports Grounds including football pitch & tennis courts, – Children’s Playground, – Picnic Areas, – Waterfront Dock, – Restaurant & Bar, – Coffee Shop, – Pizza Oven & Grill, – Outdoor & Indoor Fireplace, – Rooftop Terrace, – Boat Cruises, – Mountain Bicycles & Motorbikes for hire, – Guided Tours, – Hair Salon Services, – Massage Services.

Room Rates

All our rooms have a view of the Lake, spacious and self-contained. We have a total of 6 private cottages with an outdoor balcony, 2 Suites with a kitchenette and lounge space, and 42 hotel rooms available as single, double, or triple occupancy. Baby cots & extra beds available on request for guests sharing rooms with children. We also offer budget accommodation in a shared dormitory and have camping space for those with thier own tents available. Accommodation can be booked as bed & breakfast, Half-Board which includes 2 meals, or Full-Board which includes all meals. All Room amenities include a TV, bathroom with shower & toilet, wardrobe and luggage space, intercom telephone, work desk and chair, and a guest info pack.

Restaurant & Bar

All our dining areas have a large seating capacity of 120 people, with easy access to washrooms and strategically located with views of the Lake. Our main dining hall within the main building is used for buffet meals, and the Roof Terrace dining is mainly used for breakfast and evening cocktails if the weather allows. Our Garden dining area features a Pizza oven and grill house, as well as a well-stocked bar, ideal for afternoon BBQ lunches and dinners. The Hilltop Sports and Events Center features a self-catering kitchen ideal for campers and offers snacks and refreshments at the Bar.

Meetings & Events

We offer 3 spaces for meetings & events: 1) The roof terrace conference hall hosts more than 150 people. It has a great view of the lake and is equipped with a 42 inch TV screen, public address system, flip charts, and a projector. 2) The circular conference hall can host 50 people comfortably. It has a balcony and lounge area where people can enjoy a tea break, and is equipped with a 42 inch screen and projector. 3) The Hilltop Events Arena hosts more than 800 people. Located on a hilltop, this venue boasts of the best views of the lake and surroundings. Its popular for hosting weddings and parties, and features an out door self-catering kitchen.


We offer half day guided tours to explore the sights and sounds of Lake Bunyonyi, on boat, hiking or by bicycle. We can also customize tours based on specific interests, such as bird watching, hiking, gorilla tracking, or community and philanthropy. Please note that for Gorilla tracking, permits need to be booked for and obtained in advance.Extra features include a business center with computers, a printer, and reliable internet connection for those who need to get some work done during their stay with us. As well as plenty indoor of board games to keep children occupied indoors on rainy days.


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