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Uganda Honeymoon Safaris

4.3/5  –  274 Uganda Reviews

Looking for a honeymoon with a difference? Uganda might be the perfect choice for you. As a great all-round safari destination, Uganda brims with opportunities to share special moments with the person you love. Travel highlights include looking into the eyes of an endangered mountain gorilla, tracking chimpanzees through dense rainforest, boating on the Nile River and searching for the Big Five. Whether you just wish to track gorillas or to indulge in all Uganda has to offer to newlyweds, there are plenty of honeymoon packages to match your dreams. Read on for some answers to frequently asked questions.

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5 Questions About Uganda Honeymoon Safaris

 
 

5 Questions About Uganda Honeymoon Safaris

Answered by Ariadne van Zandbergen

Why is Uganda a good choice for a honeymoon holiday?

“Uganda is a great choice for a honeymoon safari, because there is beauty wherever you go. Enjoying unique experiences in such a wondrous country is perfect for adventurous honeymooners. Imagine setting out to tackle gorilla trekking, one of Africa’s biggest bucket-list adventures, with your loved one. Share a sundowner drink together on the iconic boat trip on the Victoria Nile in Murchison Falls National Park. Look for the famous tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, or head north for an off-the-beaten-track adventure in the traditional lands of the Karamojong people. Uganda is a top destination in Africa, and sharing time here with someone close to your heart is a true privilege.”

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Are there recommended activities for a Uganda honeymoon safari?

“There are plenty of activities recommended for honeymooning couples in Uganda. Although the country is less well known than Kenya and Tanzania, Uganda is, in fact, a more rounded safari destination. The ultimate highlight for newlyweds is a gorilla trek. It will be a memory to treasure together for the rest of your lives. Tracking chimps is equally rewarding. When spending some precious time with them, you’ll be in no doubt of who our closest relatives are. These great apes and many other primates live in dense forest, and being in this pristine habitat is a special experience in itself. But there is plenty of savannah in Uganda too. On game drives, you’ll see lions, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, large herds of elephants and much more. Boat tours are equally recommended for honeymooners; a sunset cruise is perhaps the most magical option. Don’t miss out on a night drive in Lake Mburo National Park. You might see some nocturnal animals, such as bush babies, genets or maybe even a leopard on the prowl. Whatever you spot, holding hands and looking up into the night sky away from any light pollution with the sounds of the bush all around is truly wonderful.”

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What are the most romantic places for a Uganda honeymoon trip?

“There is no shortage of romantic places to be included in a Uganda honeymoon trip. Visit scenic Queen Elizabeth NP for a variety of activities, such as chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura Gorge and a boat trip on Kazinga Channel. The wildlife is diverse and you might be able to witness the very unusual sight of a large pride of lions lazing in a tree in the Ishasha sector of the park. Murchison Falls NP is equally recommended for a honeymoon. The park offers excellent wildlife viewing, as well as incredible scenic beauty. The spectacular Murchison Falls are best seen from a boat trip along the Nile to the base of the waterfall. A short hike at the top of the falls gives you a different perspective. Although these places are hardly crowded, you can get even more remote on your honeymoon when heading to Kidepo Valley National Park. This park offers a true wilderness experience and is home to many species that don’t occur elsewhere in the country, including the graceful cheetah. You’ll have to go to Bwindi Impenetrable or Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks for gorilla trekking. The most reliable place to see chimpanzees is Kibale National Park. The place can get a bit busy. So, as a honeymoon treat, you could consider booking the more exclusive special habituation program where you get to spend a full day with chimps instead of the standard hour-long experience.”

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Can we extend our Uganda honeymoon safari with a beach holiday?

“It is easy to extend your Uganda honeymoon safari with a beach getaway. Uganda is totally landlocked, but if you’re looking for some chill time on the water’s edge, you can end your safari with a stay on one of the Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria. You won’t find any typical beach resorts here, but small-scale ecofriendly lodges blend into the rural village scene. Little touched by tourism, the islands are a captivating choice for a honeymoon. You’ll need to travel a bit further to find a more conventional beach destination. Luckily Nairobi, Africa’s main transport hub, is only a short flight away. From here your options are endless, but why not head to Zanzibar? This mystical spice island has everything you could wish for on a honeymoon.”

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What kind of accommodation can I expect on honeymoon packages in Uganda?

“There is a good variety of accommodation available in Uganda. There are hotels offering all mod cons in the rooms, such as wifi, air-conditioning, blow-dryer and TV. These might have carpeted rooms and they generally feel like a safe haven from the bush with all its creepy-crawlies. Other lodges deliberately offer more of a bush experience. The small, exclusive rustic accommodation in this category is a very romantic choice for a honeymoon. They might only have six to 10 units. There are a lot of different styles, but there is a trend towards using canvas and thatch, either in the form of a traditional standing safari tent under a thatched roof, or something between a room and a tent with canvas walls on a wooden frame. These lodges aim to fit into the environment with minimal carbon footprint. They might work on solar power and only have electricity at certain times of the day. Wifi might only be available in the communal lounge and hot ‘bush’ showers might have to be prepared on request. Although very rustic, these luxury establishments usually offer outstanding food and service. You might even be assigned a private housekeeper who will take care of all your needs, including early morning wake-up calls with coffee and cleaning your shoes after gorilla trekking.”

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Uganda Reviews

4.3/5 274 Reviews
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Mark Eveleigh  –  
United Kingdom UK

Mark is a travel writer who grew up in Africa and has written over 700 titles for CNN Traveller, Travel Africa, BBC Wildlife and others.

Fantastic wildlife and some of the friendliest people in Africa make Uganda unbeatable
5/5

I spent a month travelling around Uganda with a self-drive, expedition-prepared Landcruiser and visited almost every national park in the country. Uganda was a revelation! I had not expected such a richness of wildlife or such great...

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Sue Watt  –  
United Kingdom UK

Sue is an award-winning writer who specializes in African travel and conservation. She writes for national newspapers, magazines, Rough Guides and Lonely Planet.

Great apes, great landscapes, great adventures
4/5

Most people understandably come to Uganda for its mountain gorillas – half of the world’s population of around 730 lives in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, and spending that precious hour with them has become a “must-do” for...

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Jiri Machacek  –  
Czech Republic CZ
Reviewed: Sep 26, 2022
Uganda is an interesting safari destination but its wildlife is obviously under a great pressure
4/5

I think Uganda is not for someone who suppose to have just one East Africa safari tour in his/her life. For such people Kenya/Tanzania are better options. Uganda is about some special animal (shoebill, chimps, gorillas, other primates,...

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PI  –  
Germany DE
Reviewed: Sep 19, 2022
Enlightening, surprisingly safe, amazing nature and kind people.
5/5

Travelling in dry August was a great decision, no mosquitos!, still green savanna and animals everywhere to see. The accommodations, although partly on budget, were clean, safe and offered delicious food. Every person we met was kind and...

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Padraig  –  
Ireland IE
Reviewed: Sep 18, 2022
Uganda is without doubt an experience you will never forget and never want too.
5/5

An overall wonderful experience filled with friendly helpful people, never forget wildlife and scenery which will leave you breathless. Whether it is the falls at Muchison NP, do the hike it is so worth it or the Chimps of Kibale or the...

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Panagiota Marouli  –  
Greece GR
Reviewed: Sep 2, 2022
Unspoiled and true Africa!
5/5

We went on a tour with Home to Africa that was custom made for us and loved everything about it. Very professional agency from start to end. It is funny how pick season in Uganda means hardly any tourist vehicles around you! We only got to...

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