South west of Uganda known as Kigezi region is a favorite place to visit in the country with jaw dropping scenery and Picture Perfect landscapes around every corner without forgetting the beautiful water bodies and forests , Terraced Highlands characterized by the best climate in the country usually referred to as the Switzerland of Africa .
The must see spot proven to be some of the most beautiful places in south western Uganda.
Bwindi forest is the oldest and most biologically diverse rainforest with over 400 species of plants, 120 species of mammals, 202 species of butterflies, 163 species of trees, 100 species of ferns, 27 species of frogs, chameleons, geckos among others and Bwindi is a designated world heritage site popular for mountain gorillas and gorilla tracking serves as the major tourist attraction in the forest.
Bunyonyi translates as a place of little birds which is a possibility reference to the prolific weaver colonies along its shores, but larger birds are also represented by the likes of grey crowned crane and a variety of herons and egrets. Lake Bunyonyi as its serpentine shape suggests is essentially a flooded valley system extending northwards from the Rwandan border over a distance of 25km squared through the contours of the steep hills that separate Kabale from Kisoro and is the deepest lake in Uganda with many small islands.
The Kigezi highlands in south western Uganda are incredibly scenic with the most attractive terraced hills that are Picture perfect areas where the Back ground looks like paradise on earth. The inhabitants of these beautiful Highlands are the Bakiga People whose economic activity is cultivation and Growing Irish potatoes.
Lake Mutanda is located in north of Kisoro District in south west of Uganda, The lakeside environment accommodates a variety of animal and plant species which are unique to this area Bird species include kingfisher, kites, ibis and Uganda’s national bird the crested crane. Weaver bird nests are a common site among the reeds along the lake shore. While at Lake Mutanda there is a clear view of the virunga ranges that is Mount Muhavura, gahinga and sabinyo which are partly located in Uganda and shared with Rwanda and Congo.