Crater Bay Cottages

Crater Bay cottages is a budget lodge located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Bunyonyi. The name of the lake is derived from the many birds found on the lakes shores and is loosely translated to English it means “a place of many little birds”.

Lake Bunyonyi has 29 islands some of which are uninhabited and others inhabited by locals and tourist facilities. With a rich historical background attached to each and every island, a canoe ride offered as an activity by Crater Bay cottages on Lake Bunyonyi will take you through the stories surrounding these islands.

With its accommodation, lush green gardens, great staff and stunning views of Lake Bunyonyi Crater Bay cottages will definitely make your stay in Uganda much more relaxing, comfortable and exciting.

Accommodation at Crater Bay Cottages

Crater Bay has 12 cottages and 5 rooms all within a stone’s throw distance from the lake and this offers a tranquil and cool atmosphere.

The rooms on the terraced accommodation facility, are intended for people traveling on a really low budget and as such have shared bathroom and toilet facilities.

The cottages on the other hand are self-contained and they feature twin and double beds as per your preference.

Families and group travelers are also catered for as there is a family cottage that houses a maximum of 5 people. The family cottage has an added advantage of a terrace and garden where guests can relax, enjoy the stunning views or have a picnic.

With a large green compound, Crater Bay offers enough space for campers in a good, relaxing and secure environment. One can decide to either pitch a tent or rent a mobile tent.

Facilities and services

  • The lodge offers delicious meals and snacks
  • The bar is stocked with a variety of wines and beers
  • The lodge offers secure car park on the grounds
  • The lodge has a lush and green compound offering great restful areas
  • There is a crafts shop with a number of items for purchase most of which are hand made by the community members.
  • Laundry services are provided at a cost
  • Self-Camping services are available


  • Birding
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Island Trails
  • Swimming
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Mountain Biking

 Getting There

The lodge is located on the shores of Lake Bunyonyi. To get to Crater Bay cottages one drives to Kabale district via Masaka and Mbarara town. On arrival in Kabale district, take the Kisoro road and at the junction there is a sign written on Crater Bay cottages. Follow the green sign posts that will then lead you to the lodge.