HONEYMOON IN UGANDA
After all the wedding celebration together with family and friends, the couple needs to go somewhere to an amazing place far from all the chaos in order for them to enjoy each other’s company, unwind and also plan for their new life as a married couple.
Planning an unforgettable honeymoon is not something you just do in one morning, you need time to plan and in this gather enough information about the destination that will surely give you a remarkable experience on your honeymoon as a couple. Consider the attractions, things to do together as a couple, the prices, comfort, and of course the Romantic ambiance.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that it should be a very costly place, but it should be beautiful, different, romantic, doable and above all a classy place worth spending your money and time.
Below we have identified for you some of the top places where you could enjoy your honeymoon time at. These are mainly lodges that are found in and near different tourist destinations.
Wild Waters Lodge – Jinja
This is one of Uganda’s best honeymoon destinations with a romantic setting. It is very classy and luxurious lodge situated in on a private island in the Nile River in Jinja District. It is a very beautiful place with traditionally made thatched cottages, with hand-made furniture where you can sit and peacefully enjoy the sound off the rushing waters of the Nile.
The lodge also has tented cottages that have everything you need, the food is excellent, the staff are hospitable, and the restaurant lacks nothing; the liquors, international foods, local food and any other beverages are served there.
There is nothing that will mesmerize you while at this lodge like the nature walks along the island and also romantic dinners on an island in one of the world’s longest rivers. Your stay at this lodge is unforgettable.
Mweya Safari Lodge
This is a very unique lodge located in Queen Elizabeth National Park along the Mweya Peninsula near the Kazinga Channel. It is a very spacious lodge with cottages, rooms, luxury tents, suites and the choice of where to spend a night lies in your hands.
Mweya is also surrounded by the Rwenzori Mountains, and there is no doubt that even as you chill at the cottage or tent that you will have chance to spot amazing wildlife and birds, this gives you a total feel of being in the wild.
Since the lodge lies in a National Park, you can add some activities to your romantic stay such as; a boat cruise along Kazinga, game drives (morning and evening), watching tree climbing lions, bird watching, nature walks, chimpanzee trekking and many more. The Park hosts about 600 species of birds and over 90 mammal species.
This is one of Uganda’s most luxurious lodges located about 12km from Fort Portal town on a hill overlooking the stunning Crater Lake, swimming pool and the tennis court. The lodge has 9 cabins that are built with thatch and timber. They are self-contained and each cabin has a private deck which gives you enough room to spend time with each other privately.
Kyaninga lodge is surrounded by spectacular views and also from it you can access some hiking trails in case you want to explore more and feed your eyes with spectacular views of the Rwenzori Mountains and the Great Rift Valley. All the facilities of the lodge are exclusive, the restaurant serves the best meals, swimming pool, the SPA among other facilities.
Staying at this lodge also gives you chance to engage in other activities in nearby areas such as Chimpanzee tracking, bird watching and nature walks in Kibale Forest National Park, it is a 1hour drive from the lodge to the Park. From this lodge honeymooners can also connect to other honeymoon destinations in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Chobe Safari Lodge
Chobe Lodge is a Five-star lodge situated in Uganda’s largest National Park known as Murchison Falls Park. This lodge is one of the places chosen by most honeymooners. The spectacular panoramic views, plus the sound of the racing waters of the River Nile and the birds that fill the sky create a very beautiful ambiance at the lodge.
Chobe Safari Lodge has 21 luxury tents, 36 extraordinary guestrooms, about 4 suites and also a presidential cottage. All the luxury tents and rooms have terraces and balconies facing superb views. While at the lodge you have an opportunity to spot some of the flora, birds and wildlife. Also honeymooners interested in spot fishing, this is a remarkable place for such an experience.
The lodge also has a beautiful restaurant, bar, a gift shop with all kinds of craft items, a spa, gym and an extraordinary 3 tier swimming pool to chill. Honeymooners surely have the best days while here, they can engage in activities such as nature walks, game drives, fishing, and swimming in the beautiful pool.
Mihingo Safari Lodge
This is one of the most preferred lodges by honeymooners on safari in Uganda. It is a luxurious lodge located in a magical setting near Lake Mburo National Park, about a 10minutes drive from the Airstrip. It is surrounded by various wildlife species and the savannah grasslands.
This lodge is known for the rustic ambiance and the incredible sunsets. It is well designed, exclusive and peaceful in that it is eco-friendly and offers relaxation and comfort to the visitors. All the rooms and tents have en suite bathrooms with running water both cold and hot and flushing toilets. Also other facilities such as the dining area and the swimming pool are well situated and while here guests get the best views of stunning sunsets.
There is also a fully stocked bar and restaurant, plus a craft shop where the buying of each other a gift can start. Also this lodge offers horseback safaris, which is an exciting way of viewing wildlife and the surrounding features at a closer range.
You can also go for game drives, nature walks and a boat cruise in the Park to spice up your romantic stay at the lodge.
Papaya Lake Lodge
This lodge is located within the region where Kibale Forest National Park, overlooking two stunning crater lakes. The location of this lodge gives it a unique and romantic ambiance that will not leave you the same.
Papaya Lake Lodge is a fusion of both the Classical European and African style. This is seen from the art décor and the food itself. There are spacious cottages that are separate from each other hence you are assured of the privacy needed.
There is also a beautiful swimming pool from where you can view the crater lakes, the Rwenzori Mountains in the background and the surrounding features. You can add activities to your romantic stay such as visiting Kibale National Park which is home to various bird species and wildlife.
This is one of the best honeymooners lodges found in the South Western Part of Uganda in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to half of the world’s remaining Mountain Gorillas. The lodge is situated in Buhoma Sector near the headquarters and it is only a 5minute walk from the Park.
The lodge is well refurbished with natural and simple architectural designs, all the rooms face breathtaking views of the forests and valleys around and have private verandas and en suite bathrooms. Other facilities such as the restaurant and bar are fully furnished.
There is also variety of activities to do while here in order to spice up your romantic adventure such as Gorilla Tracking, bird watching, village tours among others. Your stay at the lodge will be remarkable.
Kyambura Gorge Lodge
This is an exclusive lodge situated in Queen Elizabeth Park’s Savannah near the lush Kyambura Gorge. Kyambura lodge is more than just a room or a cottage, it is an experience of its own and it’s remarkable.
The lodge was originally an old coffee shop and what was needed to be done was giving it a new look as a classy luxurious lodge and adding a few more unique bandas. The rooms have private balconies, mosquito nets and en-suite bathrooms with hot and cold running water.
There is a swimming pool at the main lodge where you can unwind as you appreciate the spectacular views around you. Also Wi-Fi and massage services are available at the lodge.
In addition to your romantic stay, you could engage in activities such as hikes and chimpanzee tracking in Kyambura Gorge or go for a boat cruise along the Kazinga channel and enjoy game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp Lodge
It is one of those rare honeymoon hideaways found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It is in this forest that a great number of Mountain Gorillas live and usually at this lodge some uninvited visitors “The Gorillas” are spotted around since the lodge overlooks the diverse forest.
The experience at this lodge cannot be faked in any other area around the world. The lodge has exemplary service, great food, and spacious cottages that will make your romantic experience accredited. It is also the perfect spot for Gorilla tracking.
Pineapple Bay Resort
Call it the best spot to end your honeymoon while in Uganda. Pineapple Bay is found on a tropical island called Bulago in Lake Victoria. This is a great place to unwind and get away from all the city chaos. There is a honeymoon cottage right next to the beach near the Lake. A swimming pool in in place also.
You can enjoy nature walks along the island coupled with watching the sunset or the sunrise. Also nothing will be as thrilling as the two of you sailing on the lake with background of Palm trees and spectacular views. The meals served are also delicious.
Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge
High up on Nteko Ridge sits Clouds lodge overlooking the virunga volcanoes covered with clouds and the lush forest. This lodge stands at the highest elevation in Uganda. It lies in Nkuringo sector; the southern part of Bwindi Forest and is surrounded by only breathtaking views.
There are 10 stone cottages which are comfortable and exquisite, each with warm duvets, soft armchairs, fireplaces and at the main lodge the exceptional meals are served right there. Other facilities include, cozy library, the beautiful botanical garden to spice up your romance and sheltered verandas for you to relax from.
Activities that can be done include Forest walks, Community and village visits, Gorilla tracking and Mountain biking along the spectacular ridge.