Last weekend I took the 9-hour bus journey down to Lake Bunyoni in the southwest, near Rwanda. It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been: it’s stunning. I stayed at a small very relaxed campsite and found that the place was, thankfully, not overrun by tourists.
I spent a good while meditating and taking in the views, and enjoyed some of the most calm and aware moments of my life. I was able to take a canoe out into the lake and paddle around the islands, which are inhabited, and generally spent a lot of time swimming and floating around in the canoe, enjoying the sunshine and the distant sound of the locals singing — I guess there was a church nearby or something.
If I go back, though, I’ll stay for more than two nights: the bus journey is a bit painful and the place deserves to be explored more than I did.