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7 Of The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Uganda

Murchison River Lodge (Courtesy Photo)

Uganda has such a wide range of honeymoon destination choices.

If there is one holiday you need to get right, it should be your honeymoon. Here are our top 7 Honeymoon Destination recommendations as a couple. Either we have visited some of these places, or are planning to.  Honestly if our honeymoon was tomorrow, we would choose one of the following destinations;

1. Jinja & Source of the Nile

Enock and Jaqi at the Source of the Nile.

Located 80 km east of Kampala city, Jinja is an adventure capital with lots of fun activities like rafting, bungee jumping, horseback riding, quad biking, sunset cruises etc. The new City is also filled with amazing hotels, restaurants and lodges, and is home to The Source of the Nile – a major attraction. Couples willing to have a romantic time here, could choose to go for a Cruise down the Nile River as they enjoy the sunset. Plus there’s lots of fish to enjoy here too.

Where to stay:

Wildwaters Lodge (Courtesy Photo)

Hotels in Jinja:

Hotel NamePrice
Wildwaters Lodge$$Check Prices Here
Jinja Nile Resort$Check Prices Here
2 Friends Guest House – Jinja$Check Prices Here
Nile Village Hotel$Check Prices Here
Rainforest Lodge$Check Prices Here

2. Murchison Falls National Park

Murchison Falls (Courtesy Photo)

It is called a honeymoon because it’s one of the best holidays with amazing experiences. Most holidays in Africa are out of this world, amazing, exciting or whatever experience it maybe but without the honeymoon aspect, it won’t be ‘that honeymoon holiday’ you can always remember. Possibly a morning hot-air balloon safari in the Murchison Falls National Park and followed by a bush breakfast, boat cruise on the Victoria Nile with Cocktails and later, dinner on your private deck with bottle of sparkling wine. We must admit; this is among the best wild honeymoon destinations in Uganda hosted in one of the biggest and oldest parks in the region. After your Big-do (Wedding), you would love to create new memories with a splendid wildlife adventure.

Where to stay:

Paraa Safari Lodge (Courtesy Photo)

Hotels in Murchison:

Hotel NamePrice
Paraa Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here
Murchison River Lodge$Check Prices Here
Nile Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here
Chobe Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here
Chobe Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here

3. Queen Elizabeth national park (QENP)

Queen Elizabeth National Park (Courtesy Photo)

Certainly one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Uganda with a series of fascinating activities and attractions like; Hot-air balloon Safaris, launch trips, Game drives, Primate Walks. An exclusive tour with an experienced tour operator will give you the best time to enjoy the wilderness in QENP with your partner. The tour operator will guide and advise you on the best places to stay, depending on your budget. Many accommodation facilities in QENP have extra services for most honeymooners, including; Flowers, complimentary cake & bottle of wine, dinner for the couple and much more.

Where to stay:

Ishasha Wilderness Camp (Courtesy Photo)

Hotels in QENP:

Hotel NamePrice
Mweya Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here
Ishasha Wilderness Camp$Check Prices Here
Bush Lodge$Check Prices Here

4.  Lake Bunyonyi and the many Islands

Enock and Jaqi at Bunyonyi Safari Resort – Lake Bunyonyi

If you have been to Lake Bunyonyi, you will agree that it is a great place with an incredible landscape and such a vacation destination. The Lake, believed to be the second deepest in Africa is such a peaceful and calm swimming destination, where you can take a boat ride across to explore one of the 32 islands surrounding it. Staying here is quite affordable too, since camping is available. You will also find many luxury lodging facilities too. Popular for its green and lush terraced hills, Lake Bunyonyi is dotted with an overabundance of over 200 bird species. Your day will be punctuated with beautiful sounds coming from many of these birds. For couples looking for honeymoon destinations in Uganda, this has truly been the best place with invaluable recollections. There are many things to do here, including; hiking, quad-biking, zip-lining, canoeing, village walks and much more.

Where to stay:

Lake Bunyonyi (Courtesy Photo)

Hotels around Lake Bunyonyi include:

Hotel NamePrice
Arcadia Cottages$Check Prices Here
Bunyonyi Overland Resort$Check Prices Here
Bird’s Nest Resort$Check Prices Here
Edirisa$Check Prices Here
Crater Bay Cottages$Check Prices Here
Bunyonyi Safari Resort$Check Prices Here

5. Fort Portal

One of the Crater Lakes in Fort Portal (Courtesy Photo)

Fort Portal is a beautiful, “Tourism City of Uganda”, located in the western part of the Pearl of Africa – Uganda, with astonishing scenery. It is one of those very few honeymoon destinations that you will love to come back to every year. With some of the lodges in this place located near the crater lakes, you will surely wake up to a tranquil and calm environment with nice views. There is a number of romantic things to do in Fort Portal, including; an adventure – tracking Chimps in the nearby Kibale forest, hiking to the ‘Amabere Caves’ and the Crater Lakes.

Where to stay:

Enock and Jaqi at Crater Safari Lodge

Hotels in Fort portal:

Hotel NamePrice
Kyaninga Lodge$Check Prices Here
Ndali Lodge$Check Prices Here
Crater Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here
Primate Lodge$Check Prices Here
Papaya Lake Lodge$Check Prices Here

6. Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley Park (Courtesy Photo)

Kidepo Valley Park is a true African Wilderness, located in north western Uganda. Staying in this very hot place will give any couple a chance to feel adventurous and not ‘reserved’. It will grant you an opportunity to see amazing wildlife including; Lions, buffalo herds, Elephants, Giraffes, Ostriches and more animals during the game drives. You also get to enjoy a perfect sun-downer while watching the sunset with your spouse at one of the prestigious lodges. Kidepo’s remote location makes it the perfect honeymoon destination for any couple that doesn’t need human distraction.

Where to stay:

Adere Safari Lodge (Courtesy Photo)

Hotels in Kidepo National Park:

Hotel NamePrice
Kidepo Savannah$Check Prices Here
Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp$Check Prices Here
Apoka Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here
Adere Safari Lodge$Check Prices Here

7. Bwindi Forest National Park

Bwindi Forest National Park (Courtesy Photo)

Bwindi, is a deep jungle forest and prime destination for any traveler looking for an African Safari. The famous and endanger Mountain Gorillas live here, quite an exciting experience. When it comes to Honeymoons, Bwindi is one of the best destinations Uganda has to offer. Imagine waking up to beautiful bird sounds and fresh air every morning, with friendly staff at the lodges! Things to do in Bwindi as a Couple include; Romantic Dinners that can be arranged on order by the lodges and onsite massage services.

Where to stay:

Silverback Lodge (Courtesy Photo)

Lodges in Bwindi:

Hotel NamePrice
Mahogany Springs LodgeCheck Prices Here
Silverback LodgeCheck Prices Here
Bwindi BackpackersCheck Prices Here
Nkuringo Bwindi LodgeCheck Prices Here
Gorilla Safari LodgeCheck Prices Here
Rushaga Gorilla CampCheck Prices Here
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest CampCheck Prices Here

Now that you know where to go, here is where to stay. Simply search by name where you would wish to stay and book.

There you have it; our top 7 recommended honeymoon destinations in Uganda. Tell us…did we miss out a destination that you would recommend? Share with us in the comments section. You can also Whatsapp TEXT us on 0772987442 or email us.

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