The name Uganda creates imaginations of lovey-dovey images marked by unspoiled wilderness as well as incredible wildlife. Nowhere in the Continent will visitors create more unforgettable memories than in the Pearl of Africa, especially for those that wish to blend the romance with riveting safari activities such as game drives, gorilla trekking, walking safaris and village or community tours.
Uganda is one of the safari destinations where African bush elephants and the majestic giraffes still wander. Where your night is decorated with countless sparkling stars, where the black manned lions can be sighted stealthily hunting within tall grass at dawn and most interestingly, luxury honeymoon destinations offer unforgettable memories. For nature and wildlife enthusiasts, a honey moon safari in Uganda involves relishing wildlife encounters, unforgettable wilderness experiences as well as touring the stunning landscapes without huge crowds as it is within popular destinations such a South Africa, Kenya and Tanzania.
Distributed across the most picturesque wilderness areas of Uganda in different national parks, game reserves, verdant rainforests that are sitted on private Islands as well as on the pristine shores of beautiful Lakes. Most of the luxurious safari lodges in the country offer travellers with secluded tented cottages as well as executive suites that feature world-class facilities such as private plunge pools with special touch of romance like candle-lit meals, bush meals for two and many others.
Although self-drive holidays are interesting in this country, most roads don’t have signs and challenging to maneuver through thus even distances that are obviously short end up taking long time. Therefore, the best thing to do is to hire a private local driver to connect you between different safari destinations or better still joining a secluded guided tour.
Private honeymoon destinations are everywhere, but there are places that are just irresistible and worth exploring during your trips and these include;
One of the popular venues for honeymoon safaris in Uganda is Murchison falls National Park, the premier safari destination in the country, which lies about 6-7 hours’ drive from Kampala City and is considered malaria-free thus perfect to creating your perfect honeymoon story. Honeymoon Visitors can stay at Paraa Safari Lodge, Nile Safari Lodge and Chobe Safari lodge where intimate suites and awe-inspiring views are relished by travellers.
If you are looking for an authentic wilderness experience for your honeymoon safari in Uganda, then look no further than the secluded Kidepo Valley National Park in the north-eastern side of Uganda. There are few honeymoon places of lodging but Adere Safari Lodge and Apoka Safari Lodge are irresistible.
Pair up your honeymoon safari in Uganda with a number of days at the tranquil and secluded Ssese Islands, secluded Lakes such as Bunyonyi, Victoria and Mutanda for unwinding after adventurous safaris. The alluring Islands of Ssese provide the perfect escape with exquisite Lodges such as Brovad Sands Lodge and Victoria Forest Resort among others.
Surprisingly, a self-respecting foodie can miss-out the numerous restaurants/eateries in Kampala City for different culinary experiences.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park offers the physically fit couples the chance to walk through the jungles in search for habituated mountain gorillas and later spend one hour for photography as well as observation as they enjoy their day-to-day activities like finding food, foraging, resting, playing and taking care of their infants. This Park has fantastic luxurious lodges for honeymooners and these include Buhoma Lodge, Rushaga Gorilla Safari Lodge, Mahogany Springs Camp, Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge, Sanctuary Forest Camp and many others.
Honeymoon safaris in Uganda can be enjoyed throughout the year because season doesn’t dictate when you get married but if you must choose, the dry season is considered more favorable for enjoying different activities such as gorilla trekking, game viewing, walking safaris and hiking through dry grounds.