Just returned from a week in Uganda. First stop was Lake Bunyonyi in Southwestern Uganda. Lake Bunyonyi is renowned for its crayfish a.k.a. crawfish. Stayed at the Heritage Lodge on Ha’Buharo Island. Had to take a boat to get to the island, so piled all the luggage and kids in and headed across the deep green waters to the “Island of Birdsong”. The variety of bird life there was indeed surprising and Gus got some awesome photos. The kids also got to swim to their hearts’ content in the Lake’s chilly waters. Although Lake Bunyonyi is close to the equator, the altitude is so high that at night the staff supplied us with hot water bottles to warm the sheets before bed.
Tried the Crayfish Masala. It looked exceedingly like Crawfish Etoufee and was served with some of the best tasting rice I’ve ever had. Although tasty, when one is accustomed to what Cajuns do with crawfish, it just doesn’t measure up. We were able, nonetheless to satisfy our craving for crawfish. Would have loved to take some home with us, but didn’t think it would survive the rest of the trip and then home again.
MORE FROM THE BATES’ ADVENTURE IN RWANDA
Went canoeing, relaxed in the lodge’s lounge and enjoyed the nightly campfire while being attentively waited on by the staff. We had the very good fortune of being the only guests during our stay. It was a most welcomed change from the hectic schedule of Kigali.