Lake Bunyonyi ("place of many little birds") is in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale, and it is close to the border with Rwanda. Scientific literature generally quote a maximum depth of 40 m (130 ft), but some tourist guides and locals insist that it much deeper, about 900 m (3,000 ft), which would make it the second-deepest lake in Africa.
The Bakiga who are the tribe around the lake, used to leave unmarried pregnant girls on this small island with - to die of hunger or while trying to swim to the mainland (swimming skills were rare). This was to intimidate the rest, to show them not to do the same. A man without cows to pay the bride price could go to the island and pick up a girl. The practice got abandoned in the first half of the 20th century. Today this lake is famous for its photographic view and birdwatching activities. Due to its attraction of tourists several hotels and guest house have mushroomed up it is affection the natural habitats of birds and wildlife.