The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Uganda
Uganda has got spectacular honeymoon destinations and packages. The atmosphere in these places is full of tranquility with the striking beauty of nature and its natural melodious sounds of birds. The package is specifically made for the newlyweds as they celebrate their successful marriage and harmony, this trip brings the two lovebirds closer as they spend uninterrupted quality time together during different activities you wish to do while on your vacation. Enjoy safaris Africa has got you covered when it comes to providing the best honeymoon packages whether it’s a budget or luxurious trip. The honeymoon package is combined with an adventurous wildlife safari which creates your first awesome memorable moments as an official couple which will always keep the spark alive in your relationship as you reminisce.
Honeymoon packages typically include Activities, Attractions, Accommodations, Meals, Drinks, Entertainment as well as transportation per person.
Top Destinations For Honeymooners in Uganda
Jinja is a town in southern Uganda on the shores of Lake Victoria which is the source of the famous River Nile, Africa’s longest river spanning Uganda and Sudan before reaching Egypt. From Entebbe going to Jinja, it’s 123.0km2 taking approximately 2 hours and 41 minutes while from Kampala, it’s 98.5km2 taking approximately 2 hours and 2 minutes. Jinja is a highly recognized town of amusement adventure because of its physical features especially the source of the longest river Nile, it’s the only city where you can see the monument honoring the British explorer John Hanning Speke.
Attractions in Jinja
Jinja has got a variety of attractions such as the source of the River Nile, Speke’s Monument, Bujagali falls, Owen falls which both span the Nile, Griffin falls, Itanda falls best known for its white-water rapids, Nile Reptile Park, and Samuka Island which is home to birdlife, source of the Nile museum, Cuupa Arts Gallery.
Activities in Jinja:
In order to boost tourism in Uganda, there are many adventurous and fun activities in Jinja which are carried out as a couple, namely; boat excursion to the source of River Nile, boat cruise on the magnificent 50 ft luxury wooden Mvule boat, 2 hours sunset cruise on a double deck boat, giant water slide in the Nile, stand-up paddle boarding which is the fastest growing water sport, white water rafting and kayaking on Itanda falls, adrenaline drifting on a tube which is commonly known as tubing, quad biking along the Nile and in the remote scenic parts of jinja, Nalubale rafting, Bungee jumping which is rare and done in a few African countries, Horse riding along the shores of River Nile.
Accommodations in Jinja:
Pacific Cottages and Guest House, Kingfisher Safari Resort Hotel, Jinja Nile Resort, The Haven, Hotel Paradise on the Nile, Samuka Island Retreat, The Mansion Hotel, The Rainforest Geo Lodge, Nile Village Hotel, Source of the Nile Suites, Pearl on the Nile Hotel, Jinja Safari Hotel, Lemala Wildwaters, Forever Resort, Jinja city Hotel, and 2 Friends Guest House. The choice is yours as we gladly help in booking the accommodation before arrival.
Murchison Falls National Park
Murchison falls national park is the biggest park in Uganda and it is widely known for having the most powerful waterfalls in the world, where the longest river in the world known as River Nile squeezes through a 7-meter gap and then drops 44 meters down. Murchison falls national park is located in Northwestern Uganda in a district called Masindi covering an area of 3893km2. Traveling to Murchison falls national park can be done by road or air transport whereby using the road from Kampala takes approximately 4-6 hours using the most direct scenic route through the southern gates of Kichumbanyobo and Masindi south gate whereas by air, after landing in Entebbe International Airport, you can use a daily domestic flight to Pakuba, Chobe or Bugundu which takes approximately 1 hour.
Murchison falls National Park has got endless attractions hence there are several activities that can be enjoyed as a couple. Murchison falls national park doesn’t only have the greatest powerful falls that make thunderous sounds, but it’s also a residence to the abundant wildlife animals and recognizable beautiful birds. Murchison falls national park is a protected area and this was done to protect both tourists and Wildlife animals.
Attractions in Murchison Falls National Park:
There are a few attractions even before reaching Murchison falls national park like Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary, River Kafu, and Karuma waterfalls which are part of the River Nile as well as Murchison Falls comprise a sequence of natural good-looking rock formations. As you proceed to the park, you will be dazzled by the Part of the River Nile which passes through the Park, Murchison falls, The top of Murchison falls provides an aerial magnificent view of the River Nile, Buligi game area, Wildlife as well as primate species, Iconic birds, Paraa sector of Murchison falls, Budongo forest, Kaniyo Pabidi forest, Rabango forest, Boomu village which offers the cultural experience of the African lifestyle.
Activities in Murchison Falls National Park:
Murchison falls national park was ranked among the most frequently visited park in Uganda due to the exciting activities that can be done in the park such as; Waterfall cruises in the southern Paraa sector, the Nile Delta Cruise downstream from Paraa jetty which is home to the waterbird species, Hiking to the top of the falls, Hot air balloon wildlife viewing, Chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest, Birding by nature walking or using safari vehicle in the savannah grasslands, forests and the Nile, Evening boat cruise at the bottom of the falls, Game drive where you get to see animals like Buffaloes, Crocodiles, Elephants, Giraffes, Hippos. There is an opportunity to go fishing by boat or stand at the top of the falls, Forest and nature walks, camping, and cultural visit to Boomu village.
Accommodations in Murchison Falls National Park;
Nile Safari Lodge, Kabalega wilderness Lodge, Twiga Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls Bamboo Village, Budongo Eco Lodge, Paraa Safari Lodge, Red Chilli Rest Camp, Sambiya River Lodge, Pakuba Safari Lodge, Murchison River Lodge and Masindi Hotel, New Court View Hotel and Saltek Forest Cottages.
Lake Bunyonyi is a water body found in south-western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale. Lake Bunyonyi became popular because of its green lush terraced hills that are pointed with a surfeit of over 200 bird species as well as the fact that it is a young lake that was formed due to the flow of Lava that emerged from one of the Virunga mountains occupying Ndego River which was later blocked hence forming the second deepest crater lake known as Lake Bunyonyi, It covers an area of 60km2 with over 29 islands hence making it a perfect spot for honeymooners whereby each island has its story worth exploring. Traveling to Lake Bunyonyi takes approximately 8 hours and 48 minutes while on road via Mbarara-Masaka road and Mbarara- Kabale while you can as well drive to jinja and then fly to Kihihi. Lake Bunyonyi is one of the safest lakes in Uganda where people can swim because it’s free from Bilharzia, crocodiles, and hippos. Lake Bunyonyi features on the Ugandan 2000 shillings note which signified how naturally Uganda is blessed.
Attractions around Lake Bunyonyi:
Lake Bunyonyi itself is a beautiful extraordinary lake worth visiting, the 29 verdant green islands with terraced hillsides, beautiful bird species, Bakora cave, the Batwa, and the Abaheesi who are well-known traditional blacksmiths communities, Echuya forest, Nyombi swamp. The following are a must visit islands with different interesting stories around lake Bunyonyi; Akampene which is known as the punishment island, Kyahugye island where most of the animals can be viewed from, Bushara island, Bwama island, and Bacuranuka island.
Activities around Lake Bunyonyi:
Despite the few attractions around lake Bunyonyi, there are very many exciting activities that can be done on the 29 Island of lake Bunyonyi namely; Bird watching on this lake is undoubtedly memorable since it’s ranked among the best birding destination in Uganda, swimming either in the swimming pools or the lake since it perfectly safe with clean clear water which is a way of chilling with your loved ones, canoeing and this also helps in moving to different islands, nature walks and hiking, mountain biking, cultural visits, fishing, crayfish eating, zip lining, local market exploring.
Accommodations around Lake Bunyonyi:
Villa Bunyonyi, OM Hostel Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi Safaris Lodge, Supreme Adventure Park Bunyonyi, Hawk’s Eye Lodge Bunyonyi, Amasiko Homestay Lake Bunyonyi, Bunyonyi Overland Resort, Byoona Amagara at Lake Bunyonyi, Crater Bay Cottages, Jowillis Hotel, Kings Hotel Kabale, Golden Monkey Guest House, Kisoro Tourist Hotel, Air Land Hotel.
Entebbe town is at the end of the peninsula that juts into Lake Victoria in the central part of Uganda in Wakiso district and it’s one of the busiest towns because that’s where Entebbe International Airport of Uganda is located, various beaches, and its where the Presidential state House was built. Entebbe covers a 56.2 km2 area and it’s one of the most beautiful, clean, and elegant cities in Uganda It was the first capital city of Uganda before Kampala, Kampala heading to Entebbe is approximately 43.9km takes 44minutes via the Kampala-Entebbe express. Entebbe became famous to the world in 1976 when over 100 Jewish hostages were held on a hijacked Air France plane.
Attractions in Entebbe
Entebbe is a wonderful city with outstanding attractions such as; Lake Victoria, Uganda Wildlife Education Centre, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary found in the south-east of Entebbe, Uganda Reptile Village, Mabamba Bay Swamp, The State House, National Botanical Gardens, Mpanga Central Forest Reserve, Entebbe International Airport’s old Terminal, Uganda Virus Research Institute, Victoria Shopping Mall, Entebbe Golf Club where you can play Golf in case you are interested, Art Galleries of Bafrika creations, Kigungu best know because of its Religious history as well as Bugonga church and the Uganda Buddhist Centre. Entebbe is not only a developed city but it has got spectacular beaches with a setup of Lake Victoria just for leisure and relaxing namely; White Sands Beach, Pearl Beach Entebbe, Aero Beach, Imperial Resort Beaches, Banga Beach, Spennah, Beach, Sienna, Ssese Gate Way Beach and many others.
Activities in Entebbe:
visiting the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre which is also known as Entebbe zoo basically to see and gain knowledge about certain wild animals found there, chimpanzee trekking in Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary afterward proceed to the Equator sign to take pictures, bird watching as well as primate viewing at Botanical gardens, visit at the home of the rescued reptiles and learn more about their traits, guided forest walk in Mpanga forest, mindful meditation at Uganda Buddhist Centre, chilling and relaxing on any beach of your choice in Entebbe, Biking, Walking tour as you get a chance to interact with people, Shoebill Stork watching at Mabamba Bay Swamp and shopping.
Accommodations in Entebbe:
2 Friends Beach Hotel, Gorilla African Guest House, Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Best Western Premium Garden Hotel, Secrets Guest House, Anderita Beach Hotel, Alison and Dave’s Guest House, Imperial Heights Hotel, Sky Way Hotel Entebbe, Entebbe Palm Hotel, Imperial Golf View Hotel, Airport View Hotel, Lake Victoria Hotel, Innophine Hotel 790, Dianwill Hotel, Viavia Entebbe, Protea Hotel by Marriott Entebbe, K Hotels, J&J Hotel Apartments, Rosemary Courts Hotel.
Queen Elizabeth National Park;
Queen Elizabeth National Park is the most desired savannah park in Uganda, it is an outstanding place to see the tree climbing lions in the Ishasha sector since it’s a lion conservation unit making the lions a key attraction. Queen Elizabeth National Park is situated in south-western Uganda occupying an area of 1,978km2 in the rolling plains east of Lake Edward and south of the Rwenzori Mountains, shared by the following districts namely; Kasese, Bundibugyo, and Bushenyi. This park was initially known as Kazinga National Park but was later renamed after the visit of Queen Elizabeth II and it became famous because of its abundant Wildlife including Africa’s Big 5. Queen Elizabeth National Park can be easily accessed by either Road or Air whether, whether from Kampala, Entebbe, or any National Park found in Southwestern Uganda. By road from Kampala via Mbarara takes approximately 5-6 hours of 420km while by Air, there are scheduled domestic flights from Entebbe and Kajjansi Airstrip flying to various Airstrips around Queen Elizabeth National Park. Queen Elizabeth National Park is ranked as the 2nd best birding destination in Africa and 6th in the world.
Attractions in Queen Elizabeth National Park:
Queen Elizabeth NP is a scenic beautiful place with a lot of attractions namely; Kazinga Channel in the Mweya peninsula, Kyambura game Reserve also known as Kyambura Gorge, Katwe tourism information center, Maramagambo Forest, Queen’s Pavillion, The tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector, Katwe salt works, the crater lakes such as Katwe crater lake where salt is excavated, the Bunyaruguru crater field and Ndali-Kasende crater field near Kibale, Lake George and Lake Edward which are linked by Kazinga channel, The Equator, The beautiful landscape and the backdrop of Mountain Rwenzori, Wildlife, Local communities known as Busonga fishing village on the further shore of Lake George and Coffee plantation.
Activities in Queen Elizabeth National Park:
While in Queen Elizabeth National Park, the following are the activities enjoyed by many tourists which include a Game drive in the Kasenyi plains, a Night game drive in the Mweya peninsula, a Boat cruise at the Kazinga channel, Bird watching, Hiking, and Nature walks, Chimpanzee trekking, Lion tracking excursion and watching in the Ishasha sector, Ballooning, Cultural encounters, Mongoose tracking.
Accommodations in Queen Elizabeth National Park:
Mweya Safari Lodge, Kazinga Wilderness Safari Camp, Park View Safari Lodge, Elephant Hab Lodge, Queen Elizabeth Bush Lodge, Marafiki Safari Lodge, Irungu Forest Safari Lodge, Enganzi Game Lodge, Simba Safari Camp, Sandton Hotel Kasese, Uhuru 50 Hotel, Rwenzori International Hotel, Kasenyi Safari Camp, Buffalo Safari Lodge, Western Meridian Hotel, Crane Resort Hotel.