Arcadia Lodge-Lake Bunyonyi

Arcadia Lodge offers esteemed guests will modernize and distinguished facilities designed in the African world of architecture. 

Arcadia Lodge-Lake Bunyonyi

Arcadia lodge lies on a hill kid found offering excellent views of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale with its beautiful landscape of Kabale composed of rolling hills. Arcadia lodge has got very breathing of the lake and people looking for luxurious accommodation facility then you can try Arcadia Lodge. The lodge offer is a warm welcoming Ugandan service and prepares both Ugandan and foreign cuisines by following the standers operating procedures for Covid-19 as issued by the Ugandan Ministry of Health and World Health Organization.

Kabale town is 7 hours away from Uganda’s capital Kampala by road and is situated in southwestern Uganda in the district of Kampala that is well known for its unique Bakiga culture and the Bakiga people.  Kabale town is a business town with a transport hub as it makes a resting point/stopover for all the visitors heading Rwanda and the democratic republic of Congo. Thus as you’re on your trip to Congo or Rwanda then you can make a stopover at Kabale, and have a look at; lake Bunyonyi the deepest lake on African Continent. There are a lot of services in Kabale town including schools, banks, hospitals, hotels, lodges, and universities. All these services support tourism development in the region.

Rooms at Arcadia lodge

Arcadia Lodge offers esteemed guests will modernize and distinguished facilities designed in the African world of architecture.  The rooms exhibit a high level of hygiene and range from luxury, standard, meaning you can choose which room to stay in and trek mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park. There is the free wife that is accessed by all visitors, the ample gardens and terrace for your relaxation that provides you with a home cool environment. The rooms are categorized as single, double twin, and family rooms. It is upon you to order and book the room that suits your budget and interests.

How to access Arcadia Lodge in Kabale

You can get to Arcadia Lodge directly from Kabale or Entebbe / Kajjansi by private means of transport and this will take you around 8-9 hours to drive from Kampala to the lodge. Visitors using public transport will need to board a bus from the Kampala Kisenyi bus terminal and the buses charges around 12 dollars per seat. The bus will drive you in the southwestern direction up to Kabale and then to Kisoro towns and once you have arrived in these towns then you can now use the services of a Boda Boda or a special hire to drive you to the lodge. A special hire can charge you around USD30 depending on your bargaining power. There are also domestic chartered flights from Entebbe / Kajjansi to Kisoro airstrip and then from here, you can link with the driver-guide.  Heras country resort can as well be accessed from Kigali Rwanda and in fact, this is a shorter distance as it will take you only 4-5 hours to drive from Kigali to the lodge via Cyanika or Katuna Rwanda border with Uganda. Upon reaching Kisoro or Kabale towns, you again drive for an additional one to two hours to reach the Arcadia lodge. The lodge offers amenities that include free internet, a local restaurant serving both local international dishes and a fully stocked bar, and a swimming pool.

What to do at Arcadia Lodge?

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest

Visitors staying at Arcadia lodge can engage in gorilla trekking activity in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park in the sectors of Rushaga and Nkuringo as it easy from arcadia hotel to reach Nkuringo and Rushaga. The arcadia lodge is approximately 1 hour from Rushaga and 1 ½ hours away from Nkuringo gorilla trekking sectors. Remember that you must have a gorilla trekking permit to participate in gorilla trekking in Bwindi. The gorilla trekking costs 700 dollars for foreign nonresidents, 600 dollars for foreign Nonresidents, and 250000 Uganda shilling for the East African citizens. We advise that you book your gorilla trekking safari early enough to secure your spot for gorilla trekking.

Gorilla Habituation Experience trips in Bwindi Forest

It is only in Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park that the Gorilla habituation process is done. Staying at arcadia hotel is of great importance for visitors to go for gorilla habituation experience trips. In this activity, visitors will be allowed to spend 4hours with a gorilla as they learn how they are being trained to get familiar with people. However, only 4 people will be allowed for this great experience. The cost of a gorilla habituation permit in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in United States dollars 1500 per visitor per trek. Just book with us in advance your gorilla habituation experience permit in advance.

Bird Watching safaris to Bwindi

Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park has numerous bird species that have facilitated the activity of bird watching. Visitors from Arcadia lodge and engage in Bwindi Bird watching activity where they will be able to identify and spot over 400 bird species registered in Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park. From the Lodge, you can organize a full day for their activity of bird watching in the Bwindi forest.

Golden Monkey Trekking/Habituation process

Golden monkey tracking and habituation take place in Mgahinga gorilla national park and from the lodge you can drive for about 2 hours to reach this park. This means that on arrangement visitors can go from the lodge and participate in this amazing activity of Golden Monkey tracking or golden monkey habituation experience. Visitors will need to pay 100 dollars for golden monkey tracking and 135 dollars for golden monkey habituation experience. Therefore if you have enough time you can book a golden monkey trekking permit and you move from the lodge to Mgahinga Gorilla Park for these wonderful activities.

Batwa Cultural Experience in Bwindi

During your stay at Arcadia Lodge Lake Bunyonyi, you will be able to interact with the Batwa people and learn their culture, learn how they live, eat and listen to their stories of how they were once food gathers and hunters before they were evacuated from the park.  You can as well reach out to community schools teaching young children and any kind of support or donation to such community development will be highly appreciated.

You can as well engage in forest nature walks in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park while staying at Arcadia Lodge. still, you can take a tour at lake Bunyonyi for a dugout canoeing and visit different historical islands as you get more stories about them and how they were formed.

Canoeing at lake Bunyonyi

Canoeing and boat riding is one of the interesting things to do at lake Bunyonyi in Uganda while staying at Arcadia lodge. Imagine sailing on the calm waters of Africa’s second deepest lake while seeing a number of islands! A canoe ride is a memorable journey on a scenic lake Bunyonyi

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