Lake Mutanda nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Mountain Range, with over 12 small beautiful islands. The lake is surrounded with wetland that habitats birds and the water otters. Bird species include kingfisher birds, kites, ibis and Uganda's national bird, the crested crane. Weaver bird nests are a common site among the reeds along the lake shore.
In addition to the abundant and varied avian species, the lake shore supports several species of snakes, chameleons, monitor lizards and frog species. There is a varied and abundant supply of insect life as well. The mammals found in Lake Mutanda include the African clawless otter. Hippopotamus was also present in the area, but were last sighted at Lake Mutanda in 1994. The walking trails and canoeing this lake are amazing touristic activities that are beautified by mountain views and sunsets.