Byoona Amagara

Lodge in Lake Bunyonyi

Marooned perfectly on an idyllic island, Byoona Amagara bills itself as a backpacker’s paradise bursting with personality. The rooms are built with all-natural materials and are very reasonably priced, though open-faced geodome huts are the pick of the litter, with extraordinary views. There's solar and some composting toilets.

The originality continues in the kitchen, which turns out tasty, creative dishes. Private rooms have a two-person minimum during peak holiday periods, and a 25% single supplement at other times. Boat transport (USh25,000) is available from Rutinda.

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