Lake Mutanda

Lake Mutanda is a picturesque lake dotted with little islands and nestled in the foothills of the enigmatic Virunga mountain range. The range is known for its distinctive trio of volcanoes that stand as silent sentinels over the lake and the lush forests that it nurtures.

Rich in flora and fauna

Lake Mutanda is one of the smaller freshwater lakes located in Kisoro district, southwestern Uganda. The shores of the lake are rich with animal life – birds, reptiles and mammals including the African clawless otters which are unique to this area.

Home of the mountain gorillas

This beautiful lake and its splendid surroundings, the sunny climate, wetland forests and unspoiled jungles make it a haven for animal life. It comes as no surprise that this place is also one of the few remaining habitats of the endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys.  The lakeside is also home to a diverse range of aquatic birds including the magnificent crested cranes, the national bird of Uganda.

Enjoy the charm of Mutanda

At Mutanda, all wonderful things are made possible as you sail across the enchanting lake. You can also engage in fishing, swimming, boating or hike from Buhoma to Nkuringo villages. If you’re lucky you just might get a glimpse of the intriguing culture and stunning performances of the indigenous Batwa pygmy people.

Lake Mutanda is a place which remains largely just as nature intended it to be. That in itself is a reason to visit this magical place.