10 things to enjoy for your unforgettable honeymoon in Uganda
10 things to enjoy for your unforgettable honeymoon in Uganda. Uganda is one of the incredible destinations to visit for a memorable experience while on your honeymoon. This is the destination where you can have ample time to relax in quiet places with your loved one as you listen to birds and fauna voices than the muddled noise in the city.
Most Popular Safaris
- 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Trekking
- 5 Day Gorilla and Chimp
- 8 Day Gorilla Tracking
- 2 Day Bwindi Gorilla Via Kigali
- 3 Day Uganda Gorilla Via Kigali
- 5 Day Chimp and Gorilla Habituation
- 3 Day Fly in Gorilla Habituation
- 3 Day Fly in Safari to Murchison Falls National Park
- 3 Day Bwindi Double trek via Kigali
- 5 Day Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
A variety of activities can be done which include Game drives, boat cruises, gorilla trekking, birding, Chimpanzee trekking, and mountain hiking among others. And most of the honeymoon destinations are in the countryside especially national parks that include Bwindi impenetrable national park, Lake Mburo national park, Mgahinga, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison falls, Kibale National Park, and Kidepo valley national park among others.
The 10 unforgettable activities to participate in while on the honeymoon in Uganda
- Gorilla trekking
- Chimpanzee trekking
- Game drives
- Boat cruises
- Ssese island visit
- Lake Bunyonyi visit
- White water rafting
- Visit the source of the Nile
- Mountain Hiking
Gorilla trekking on honeymoon in Uganda
The endangered species in Uganda is one of the most visited in Africa, honeymooners cannot miss visiting and have a memorable experience. Uganda is blessed with having mountain Gorillas in 2 national parks which is Mgahinga national park and Bwindi impenetrable national park well known as “The ultimate gorilla experience” Bwindi has 4 sectors which include Buhoma sector in the northern part, Nkuringo in the south, Ruhija in the east and Rushaga sector in the south which has both gorilla trekking and gorilla Habituation. You can reserve your gorilla permit in advance so that you can both trek with the same family in the same area. A Gorilla trek permit in Uganda is USD700 Per person per trek and these permits are sold on a criterion of first come first served so it is a prerequisite to check availability prior to confirmation.
There is a need to book accommodation close to the sector where you will trek gorilla so that you don’t rush to drive to the headquarters to catch up for a briefing for your trek
Uganda is well known for a variety of free-range animal species which can be spotted in different national parks which include Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison falls, and Kidepo valley national park while participating in game drives, game drives have different time schedules, evening game drive, night game drive and morning game drive where you can be able to see early raisers like Buffaloes, water-bucks, warthogs, Uganda Kobs, cats like Leopards, Hyenas and lions among other animals, evening game drive and night game drive that gives a chance to nocturnal animals in their natural ecosystem.
A Boat cruise on honeymoon can be enjoyed on Lake Victoria which is the largest waterbody in Uganda, in the evening you can enjoy the cruise as you view the sunset and also enjoy the beaches along the banks for an early morning sunrise.
The cruises can be done also in countryside destinations like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison falls national park, and also Lake Mburo national park
In Queen Elizabeth, you can enjoy the cruise along the Kazinga channel which connects Lake Edward to Lake George as you are able to view different animal species like a school of Hippopotamus, a float of Nile crocodiles, a herd of Buffaloes along the banks, and various bird species
Murchison falls “the most powerful waterfall” you can be able to sail on the Nile as you spot a school of hippos, buffaloes, and Nile crocodiles not forgetting to experience the exciting sound of the falls as water squeezes through the 6 meters wide gorge and burst out dynamically.
Chimpanzee trekking activity on honeymoon
Chimpanzees are the closest relatives to human beings with a DNA of 98% which have relatively similar behaviors as humans, this attracts many honeymooners to visit these primates. These chimpanzees are found in Kibale national park which is well known as “the Primate capital of the world” and to trek chimpanzees, you need a permit that costs USD200 per person per trek, they are also found in Kyambura Gorge which the permit costs USD50, in Ngamba island we have Ngamba chimpanzee sanctuary that has chimps which have been rescued from poachers and those that were homeless that couldn’t return to their communities.
White water rafting and source of the Nile
The memorable moment for a honeymoon is to be on the river Nile as you listen to the unending voices of the river flow and you enjoy activities like white water rafting at Itanda falls, Bungee Jumping, water sliding, tubbing, water massaging, these are the great activities to enjoy on honeymoon.
The source of Nile River which is the longest river in the world leaves people wondering about its source as it flows through five African countries starting from Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia, and its delta in Egypt.
The area has accommodation one can book for a honeymoon in Jinja which includes Whitewater’s lodge and Kingfisher lodge.
Birding on the Honeymoon
Uganda has over 1000 bird species and some species are on the IUCN red list, the 24 species of the Albertine endemics exist in southwestern Uganda. Bird species one can wish to see include Shoebill stork, short-tailed warbler, and Rwenzori Turaco among others
The best spot for different bird species for your honeymoon includes Semuliki valley national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison falls national park, Bwindi impenetrable national park, and also the Mabamba swamp which is well known for the Shoebill stock.
Mountain hiking during honeymoon in Uganda
Hiking is an activity that is tremendous, especially for couples that are physically fit and would wish to take several days hiking but those that wish to challenge their fitness can try out for one day on mountains like mountain Gahinga, mountain Mhavura, mountain Sabinyo in southwestern Uganda.
Mountain Rwenzori the “mountain of the moon” can be preferred by the couple on a honeymoon that may wish to spend more than a week hiking which is a memorable experience.
Honeymoon on lake Bunyonyi
The memorable experience is to have a honeymoon at Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale which this lake is ranked the 2nd deepest lake in Africa formed as a result of faulting and located in the rift valley. This lake is known for 29 islands the well-known for punishments called Akampene Island, Njuyeera island, and Bushara island among others, these can be accessed through canoeing as you enjoy the scenery and view different bird species
Ssese island honeymoon
The island deceits on the fresh waters of Lake Victoria which can be accessed by couples on honeymoon by ferry or charter flight as they enjoy the cool breeze from the lake and the surrounding forest cover swimming can be done because it is bilharzia free and a forest walk which you may encounter various monkey species like black and white colobus monkey, red tailed monkey, vervet monkey, grey checked monkey among others. Spot fishing can be carried out as you prepare your equipment as you travel to this island.
Accommodations to book on the honeymoon include Ssese island, Brovad sand lodge, Ssese island beach hotel, and Lake Victoria Forest resort.
What Is the Best Time to Go on your Honeymoon?
Any time you can set off for your remarkable experience with your loved one to any destination in Uganda for your honeymoon where a wide range of activities can be available for you at any time for a memorable experience and reawaken your love.
The drier months that is June to September and December to January are preferable for honeymoon and these months are also open for active primates and birds of the forest.
The Wet months that is March to May and November are less preferred but all the activities are available in these months.
What to pack for your honeymoon
As you plan to travel for an extraordinary honeymoon for the general climate of which is unpredictable. You need to have packed the right gear to have fun. Being indoors all the days of your honeymoon creates no memories.
- Hiking boots are safe for going through the jungle since your feet need to be protected from rough conditions for honeymooners who are interested in hiking.
- A light waterproof bag to get all your belonging together and they do not scatter in the forest.
- A pair of binoculars gets the image of the primates like Gorillas, chimpanzees, wildlife in their natural habitat, birds, and treetops, since some wildlife may be spotted at a distance
- Insect repellants as your skin are venerable to stinging insects that buzz in the forest most especially those participating in activities like hiking, chimpanzee trekking in Kibale national park, and Gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park since they are tropical forests.
- Long-sleeved shirts and trousers in wilderness-friendly colors like Khaki will be comfortable for you to wear and you are not afraid of getting dirty.
- Garden gloves because your hands are fragile to tough and rough creepers in the wilderness but you may strip and fall unknowingly.
- Poncho or Raincoat to where in case it rains while you are in the wilderness, especially in the rainy seasons.
- A camera to use for taking photos and protecting memories of your honeymoon experience in a destination.
- Water bottle in which to keep water for quenching thirst while in the wilderness most especially for those who participate in hikes, and treks.
Visa requirements for Uganda
The tourist Visa for Uganda is available for travelers of almost every nationality in the world, the visa requirements for Uganda state that all visitors, visa-free or visa-required, must travel with a passport with a minimum validity of 6 months upon entry.
All other foreign passport holders are required to obtain a Ugandan tourist visa to visit the country for leisure purposes and the simplest way to do this is to get an electronic visa through an online application. See Link https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help/visa
By completing a simple application form using a computer or device with an internet connection you receive an approved tourist visa issued as a single-entry visa sent by email, you can then print a copy to present upon arrival at Ugandan border control.
You are can also obtain a tourist visa on arrival for Uganda.
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