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10 Deeply Romantic Hotels for Honeymoon Holidays in Uganda

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Looking to taking a holiday in Uganda? Would you like to enjoy your honeymoon holiday in Uganda? Here are 10 deeply romantic hotels for honeymoon holidays in Uganda.

Brovad Sands Lodge

Experience Ugandan honeymoon vacation at Brovad sands lodge located on Bugala part of the 84 Sesse islands in Lake Victoria. Access is by a 45 minute boat ride or ferry from Entebbe. Brovad is a relaxing white sand beach front lodge with diplomatic suits, cottage rooms and family villa each in a private setting. Honeymoon highlights at Brovad sands lodge include private beach picnic, having your diner in your room, bonfire, sauna, steam bath and massage.

Swim in the pool or in the warm waters of Lake Victoria. You can also spend the day doing activities like Kalangala island boat cruise tours, cycling, quad biking, hiking, nature walks in the forest. You admire the open waters of Lake Victoria; use free Wi-Fi in the restaurant and bar lounge.

Clouds Mountain gorilla lodge

If you ever dream of spending your honeymoon on a gorilla safari within the jungle, try sleeping at clouds mountain gorilla lodge. This award winning lodge is located at 2,000 meters above sea level in Nkuringo southern part of Bwindi rainforest one of the most biodiversity areas on earth and home to half of world’s mountain gorillas and 90% of birds endemic to Albertine rift valley.

Verdant landscape of Bwindi rainforest, virunga massifs and Albertine rift valley surrounds the luxury 8 bedrooms. Guests sleep in their own private cottage each designed with nature friendly stones and features large sitting area, fireplace, hand-woven carpets, and Ugandan unique art pieces. The main activity is trekking the mountain gorillas, but you can spend your days on cultural village walk to learn how local banana beer is made, Batwa ancient lifestyles and ant the end of the day, indulge in a jungle massage treatment.

Wild waters lodge

Wild water lodge is located on a small island along River Nile about 30 minutes drive from Jinja town. Surrounded by riverine tropical trees, visitors can really feel comfortable to sleep on river island atmosphere with views and sounds of rapids. A total of 9 deluxe suits and 1 family suit are connected to the restaurant and bar by elevated wooden walkways. Each room boasts comfortable beds, private balcony, free standing bath tabs, en suit bathrooms with rain showers, mosquito nets. A private dinner for visitors on honeymoon can be arranged by the side of the modern swimming pool. Other guests can also enjoy meals by the pool too, swimming in the natural water, birds in the trees.

Activities include game drives in Murchison falls, nature walks, canoeing, boat rides, and birding.

Why honeymooners should love wild water lodge

The lodge offers spa treatment. Room services include pre-breakfast tea/coffee. A variety of dishes such as vegetarian, gluten free among others can be prepared.

Mihingo lodge

Mihingo lodge is a luxury but affordable lodge where you’ll have honeymoon holiday in wilderness Safari Lake Mburo national park. The 12 luxury tented rooms; some are nestled on rocks, on grassland plains near waterholes and between trees. You wake up to see animals licking mineral salts or drinking water before you even embark on a game drive. If you like any of the above, reserve rooms at Mihingo lodge where you can swim and relax on the infinity pool, view wildlife on a horseback ride, walking or mountain bike safari, make a cultural visit to the Ankole long horn cattle communities/schools. Day and night game drives and a boat cruise on Lake Mburo are the main activities that reward you with encounters of buffalo, leopard, giraffe, impala, crocodiles and a variety of birds.

Kyaninga lodge

Located on the edge of Lake Kyaningaone one of the Fort Portal crater lakes, Kyaninga lodge offers breathtaking views of the mountains of the moon. Built with hand-carved logs, Kyaninga is without doubt one of the spectacular luxury lodges in East Africa just a few kilometers to the famed primate capital of the world, Kibale forest national.

The Nine cottages, each has double beds, en suit bathroom featuring glass walled showers, claw footed free standing bath. The visitor sitting area has a viewing deck; you can have tea/coffee. In the main lodge, is the dinning and lounge with a fire place, wireless internet.

Expect to get close to wildlife on the nature walks down Lake Kyaninga and forests are many primates and bird species to see. After your chimpanzee tracking in Kibale forest or nature walk and community visit in Bigodi wetland, you can swim in the pool, relax, view sunset and end the day with a 3 course classical European cuisine and a glass of wine. Those who like to play games, there’s a tennis court in the lodge’s gardens.

Chobe safari lodge

Chobe safari lodge is a brand of Marasa Africa. This five star lodge is located on the banks of world’s longest River, Nile in Murchison Falls National park. Be sure, you’ll love a room you choose to book with a variety of 36 room accommodation which include standard, suites, deluxe and super deluxe tents and a presidential cottage. Honeymooners are treated in a special way; you can enjoy a nature walk and a romantic animal hide. Guests who love outdoor romance, there activities for you can enjoy sport fishing, canoe ride in the delta wetland to search for shoebill stork and boat cruise to bottom of Murchison falls to see hippos, Nile crocodiles, water birds. In addition, take a game drive along the Buligi tracks and see abundance of wildlife such as lions, hyenas, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, hartebeest, Uganda kob and much more.

If the walking/hiking or sitting in a game drive vehicle makes you tired out the lodge has 3 tier swimming pool and more importantly a health club and spa providing massages, therapies to soothe your body. Meals are served in the karuma restaurant overlooking river Nile and after, traditional dancers can entertain your before you sleep.

Pineapple Bay Resort

Located on Bulago, the tropical islands found in Lake Victoria, Pineapple bay resort is accessible by a 45 minute boat ride from Entebbe and widely considered as one of the best places for honeymoon. White sand beaches, water, tropical forests, palm trees, cliffs provide a steadfast environment. The lodge boasts honeymoon cottage, spacious sitting area, comfortable beds, swimming pool and organic fresh fruit (pineapple, avocado and vegetable garden. Visitors have amazing stay. Just steps from the water of Lake Victoria. You can enjoy cocktail in the sun, island dinning. Use the white sand beach a base for swimming, sunbathing and several complimentary beach and water activities like volleyball, boat riding, fishing the Nile perch, sunrise and sets. There are also daily adventures like nature walks to the hilltop for sundowner with 360 views of the island, horseback rides, birding. Honeymoon days could not get any sweeter than at pineapple bay resort.

Ishasha wilderness camp

Ishasha camp is a wilderness lodge in Ishasha, the southern sector of Queen Elizabeth national park famous for tree climbing lions. Surrounded by forests in the savannah, and on the banks of River Ntungwe, each of the camp’s 10 safari style canvas tented rooms each has a private verandah and overlooking the river.  Here you enjoy sightings of tree climbing lions, African elephant, warthog, waterbucks, buffaloes, eagles, squirrels. You can have meals by the side of the river, getting you closer to nature in addition to your morning game drive and afternoon boat cruise on Kazinga channel. Sitting by the fireplace you share the memories seeing big four mammals while having dinner on local or international cuisine. The location of this camp gives visitors a chance to connect to Bwindi rainforest for gorilla tracking because Ishasha is about 2-4 hours drive.

Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort

When it comes to honeymooning in Uganda, Lake Bunyonyi is the place you need to know. There are many lodges on the lake’s shores but if you have to choose only one, book a room at Lake Bunyonyi Rock Resort. Set right on the shores, the lodge has 4 cottages, 2 have extra king and queen size beds while the rest have twins. Your major adventure is gorilla trekking, for only one day you make an early morning 30 minutes drive to Bwindi rainforest. The rest of the days, you gladly wake up on refreshing views, walk to the dinning for breakfast with fruits sourced from the nearby local farms, and take a boat trip to explore some of the 29 islands, make a cultural visit to BaTwa pygmies, and explore the local villages. And when you return on an afternoon hot sun, get your swimming costume jump off the tree to plunge into crocodile free waters or stay put on the wooden platforms right on water.

Chameleon hill lodge

Chameleon hill lodge is nestled on hill overlooking Lake Mutanda, about 15 km from Bwindi rainforest and 1 hour drive to Mgahinga gorilla national park.  Know that you’ll wake up early to drive on rough roads to gorilla center at Rushaga where gorilla trekking begins. It can be tiresome but after returning back to your lodge, you’ve alternative to do a boat cruise, canoe and relax. The lodge has 20 rooms including 5 twins and 5 doubles with en suit bathrooms, hot and cold water showers. Rooms have views of the lake and virunga volcanoes. Tea/coffee or breakfast can be served right in your room. But you can walk to the main dining area for lunch and dinner. Then enjoy a drink in the lounge with a fireplace and a mini library.