Welcome to Paradise Eco-Hub, an eco-lodge on Itambira Island, a popular eco-friendly facility on Lake Bunyonyi, which is commonly known as the ‘Lake of the Little Birds’.
All proceeds from Paradise Eco-Hub Foundation initiatives assist local communities as part of the Itambira Sustainable Project, our partnership with a local non-profit, Let Us Save Uganda (LUSU).
As a family-built and run hotel, we have a close relationship with our local community. We pride ourselves in making our guests feel at home and providing them with an authentic and enjoyable experience.
If you're on your way to see the mountain gorillas and beautiful landscapes in South-Western Uganda or if you're just looking for a relaxation retreat, Paradise Eco-Hub is the perfect spot to stay.
We’re dedicated to the improvement of our community’s livelihood as we want to help address our local socio-economic, technological and environmental challenges.
That's why we’ve developed the Itambira Sustainable Project through a strategic partnership with a local non-profit named Let Us Save Uganda (LUSU).
All proceeds from Paradise Eco-Hub initiatives assist local communities through activities like savings and credit strategies, forestry and agriculture training, scholarships, craft development, entrepreneurship and health education.
Paradise Eco-Hub is a sanctuary for nature-loving travellers from everywhere.
You can enjoy your stay surrounded by beautiful trees, flowers, natural green environments and the papyrus swamps along the shores of Lake Bunyonyi.
You'll feel as one with nature in his bird watcher's haven and our beautiful, comfortable and natural surroundings are the perfect place for retreats, camping, and community development.
Relax over a delicious meal in our Joy Restaurant and enjoy a breathtaking 360° view of Lake Bunyonyi.
Our delicious authentic Ugandan cuisine is prepared by our local in-house chef with the ingredients sourced from locals farms.
This unique farm-to-table experience will be one to remember!
Our family built our entire lodge from the ground up with a focus on a ‘one-with-nature’ experience. We built our nest-caves and Joy Restaurant from trees we grew ourselves. We also offer camping options, Contact Us below to enquire about them.
Paradise Eco-Hub Special Tour
Islands Tour And Hiking To The View Points
Don’t miss this special tour where we explore the islands and then later hike to the mountains of the moon with panoramic views of the islands and the surroundings. Join Silas and explore Lake Bunyonyi!
Cost by boat - $60, $30 pp, $20 pp, + $15 pp
The Batwa/Pygmies tour
Their way of life, dances, and history of their life living in the forests as hunters and honey and fruit gatherers.
Cost by boat - $60, $35 pp, $25 pp, + $20 pp
Historical Island tour
Islands Tour on boat
Guided tour around Bwama/Leper Island, Ahabuchuranika/Upside-down Island, Kyahuge Island, Akampene/Punishment Island, Bushara Island and Itambira island.
Cost by boat - $40, $20 pp, $15 pp, + $12 pp
Cost by canoe - $20, $15 pp, $10 pp, + $8 pp
Whole Lake Tour Including Hiking To The Lake View Points
Cost by boat - $150, $75 pp, $60 pp, + $50 pp
Community village walk and top of the world for lake views
Cost - $20, $15 pp, $10 pp, + $8 pp
Rutinda Market Walk/Main Landing Site
Cost - $30, $15 pp, $10 pp, + $8 pp
Island Tour and Rutinda market
Only Monday and Friday
Cost - $50, $25 pp, $20 pp, + $15 pp
Muko Lake End Boat Cruise
Cost - $50, $25 pp, $20 pp, + $15 pp
Training in craft making
Cost - $40, $25 pp, $20 pp, + $15 pp
Bukora Blacksmith Tour Walking
Enjoy hiking, natural walk, community walk and amazing lake view as we trek to the black smith. The experience of seeing tools being made from shapeless metals and scrap put into beautiful tools. They make pangas, arrows, needles, harmers, and much more.
Round the Lake bird watching to Nyombe swamp and popular islands
Are you a birder? Lake Bunyonyi is undeniably a haven for birders. Paradise Eco-Hub offer travelers with birding on the shores of lake Bunyonyi and in swampy and forested areas around the lake. Just as its name says, lake Bunyonyi is locally translated as a place for little birds hence one of the birding spots in the pearl of Africa.
Canoeing/boat cruising is one best way of enjoying Uganda birding tour on lake Bunyonyi. Travelers boat ride to the shores of the lake that give them closer views of different birds some of which are endemic to this area. The lake is believed to shelter over 200 bird species. Among the birds to expect in lake Bunyonyi include grey crowned cranes, levillant cuckoo, white tailed monad, slender-billed baglafetch, weavers, African harrier hawk, egrets, cardinal woodpecker, African kingfisher, herons, sunbirds, raptors, golden-backed weavers, bee eaters, pin tailed whydah, great cormorant, bronzy sunbird, hadada ibis, grey shrike, malachite kingfisher, fan-tailed widowbird, and black herons among other birds.
Cost - $100, $50 pp, $40 pp, + $30 pp
Bird watching around the site and swamp
Cost - $20, $15 pp, $10 pp, + $10 pp
Cost - $40, $20 pp, $20 pp, + $15 pp
Canoeing(Self or guided)
Enjoy the dugout canoeing at your own pace and explore the beauty of Lake Bunyonyi and the beautiful islands.
Cost - self $10 pp, guided $15 pp
Zip lining and High Ropes Challenge courses
Free But At Owners Risk
Do not miss swimming in Lake bunyonyi during your stay at Paradise Eco-Hub. Swimming is one way of freshening from anxiety after long hours in gorilla trekking and driving from far way places. Interestingly, Lake bunyonyi is free from dangerous water animals like crocodiles, hippos and also bilharzia free hence the safest place for swimming. Though it’s the deepest lake in Uganda and second largest in Africa, Lake bunyonyi is easy to swim in. some areas have been enclosed for swimming