Uganda is one of the best countries to visit in Africa for your honeymoon, are you planning to spend your honeymoon holiday in Africa and you have chosen Uganda, are you trying to search for the best places to spend your honeymoon in Uganda. In this article, we have chosen the best places and destinations where to spend your honeymoon holiday in Uganda.
Best destinations and places to spend your honeymoon in Uganda
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the only 4 national parks home to the endangered mountain gorillas in the world perfect for honeymooners who want to see the gorillas, other national parks include Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Virunga National Park in DR Congo. Bwindi Forest National Park is one of Africa’s oldest forests with diverse biodiversity with various species which include 350 birds, 310 butterflies, 200 trees, 51 reptiles, 88 moths and 120 mammals, the park is also home to several primates including chimpanzees, L’Hoest’s monkey and the major one the Mountain Gorillas. The global population of mountain gorillas is 1064 individuals and half of these can be found in Bwindi forest, the park has over 15 habituated gorilla family groups open for gorilla tracking with 8 gorilla permits allocated to each group per day.
Lake Bunyonyi has 29 recorded Islands, each with unique history and heritage attached to it. Of these Islands, the main Islands are more focused on than others, which include Bushara Island, Akampene Island, commonly known as the Punishment Island, Kyahugye Island, Bwama, and Njuyeera (Sharp’s Island) and Bucuranuka Island. These islands have great history for example, the Punishment Island where in the past unmarried and young girls who got pregnant used to be seen as bringing shame to their families in parts surrounding the Lake and neighboring communities, so they were taken to a tiny island that is the Punishment Island and left to die. The lucky ones were rescued, and the unlucky died there mysteriously. Lake Bunyonyi is such a chilling and relaxation place, with cool breeze from the lake and worth your honey moon vacation/trip
Semuliki National Park
Semuliki National Park is best for honeymooners who love watching birds, the park has 53 species of mammal recorded from the park, many of which are shy, rare and nocturnal. Conspicuous species include Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Vervet, Red-tailed and Mona, Gentle (Blue) Monkeys, Olive Baboon and Guereza Colobus, De Brazza’s Monkeys are rare and Chimpanzees may seldom be heard than seen. While nocturnal primates include Pottos and Galagos. You are also lucky if you glimpse Elephant, Bush pig, Water Chevrotain, Buffalo, Sitatunga, White-bellied Duiker or Dwarf Antelope, Beecroft’s Anomalure or Zenker’s Flying Mouse. You are far more likely to spot the lively and agile squirrels such as Fire-footed Rope or Red-legged Sun Squirrel. Little collard fruit Bat and Target Rat. 30 species of butterflies have been identified, including 46 species of forest Swallowtails and Charaxes (75% of Uganda’s total) and at least 235 species of moths have been classified as restricted. Best places to spend your honeymoon in Uganda
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the savannah Parks found in Kasese district in Western Uganda, it spreads to the western arm of the Great Rift Valley and is home to a wide variety of wildlife including elephants, lions, hippos, buffalo, Uganda kob, baboon, and many species of birds. With both a riverine and savannah habitat, the park includes the southern Ishasha area with its tree climbing lions and Maramagambo, one of the largest surviving natural forests in Uganda. The northern Mweya area, traversed by the equator and dominated by the scenery of crater lakes, is often occupied by large flocks of flamingos. This Park is such a beauty and has attracted many visitors throughout the years. The two sectors of Queen Elizabeth National Park;
The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park
The Ishasha Sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is very famously because of its population of the tree-climbing lions that are a very exceptional attraction, the Lions are normally seen lazily lying up within the branches of the huge fig trees staring down at the numerous Uganda Kobs that are graze in the open Ishasha plains and these are actually the main prey to these lions. Sometimes even leopards can be seen lying in the tress. Depending on Luck, you will be able to see them while on game drive. The Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National is the mostly used for game drives for visitors to spot various animals. There is a lot to see in Queen Elizabeth National Park besides wildlife, Namely; Lake Katwe salt mines, crater lakes, Kyambura gorge, Chimpanzees, Mangoose project, Maramagambo forest, the beautiful scenery and the view of the Mountain Rwenzori. Best places to spend your honeymoon in Uganda
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale Forest National Park is one of the best honeymoon safari destinations in Africa where you will have natural experiences. The Park is located in western Uganda covering the districts of Kabarole, Kyenjonjo, Kamwenge and Kyegegwa. Kibale forest national park is a tropical forest and is a habitat of number of forest wildlife, about 1500 chimpanzees, bird species, Tree species, reptiles, Monkeys, butterflies, Mammals and other wildlife. The road trip from Kampala/Entebbe is about 4-5hours drive. Visiting Kibale forest national Park is the biggest advantage to enjoy thrilling experiences such as chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation as the most sought activities. Chimpanzees are among the endangered species in the world, Kibale National park is referred to as the Primate capital having about 20 primate species which is the highest density in all of Africa. Chimpanzees are the second famous primates after the Mountain Gorillas, and they also have 95% human DNA.
River Nile has many honeymoon Ideas and activities to do around, you will have a luxurious experience on River Nile, Honeymoon ideas on River Nile. River Nile is well known to be the longest river in the world. Its source starts right from Jinja Uganda; some people may be wondering how the name Nile comes about. It’s a famous Greek word merely meaning valley. It flows from the surrounding areas close to the equator to the outrageous Safari desert and up to the eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Lake Mutanda is an ideal honeymoon destination that combines the relative remoteness from the overcrowded normal life in the city. Lake Mutanda is located in Kisoro District in southwestern Uganda, approximately 20 kilometers north of the town of Kisoro, where the district headquarters are located. Lake Mutanda is nestled in the foothills of the Virunga Mountain Range, at an altitude of 1,800 meters (5,900 ft). The three volcanoes within the range, that are partly located in Uganda, namely: Mountain Muhabura, Mountain Sabinyo and Mountain Gahinga, can be viewed from Lake Mutanda.
There are many exciting and vibrant locales for a most memorable honeymoon trip with an urban flair in Kampala City. Kampala is Uganda’s national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban center of contemporary skyscrapers. In this downtown area, the Uganda Museum explores the country’s tribal heritage through an extensive collection of artefacts. On nearby Mengo Hill is Lubiri Palace, the former seat of the Buganda Kingdom. Kampala city is a beautiful local city to visit in Uganda for you to experience new cultures, histories and natural beauty.
Entebbe town is found on Lake Victoria peninsula, approximately 37 kilometers southwest of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Entebbe town is where the location of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda’s largest commercial and military airport. Entebbe is a tourism town for both locals and internationals as it has a lot to do and see, it is a beautiful destination worth your honeymoon holiday
Jinja City is one of the major honeymoon destinations in Uganda and is known as the adventure town in Uganda for both local and international travelers. Jinja was once a fishing village and has evolved over the years, and now it has a city status. Jinja Town is found in South Eastern Uganda, East of Capital Kampala, and on the shores of Lake Victoria. It is the administrative city of Jinja District and the Busoga Kingdom. There is much to do and see in Jinja Uganda ranging from its River Nile source point, various waterfalls, and Fisheries, Electricity Dams, Mabira Forest, and Sugarcane Plantations en-route to the city. Adventure and explore Jinja city with Eco Adventure Safaris on your honeymoon
Kidepo Valley National Park
Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the far northeastern corner sharing borders Kenya and South Sudan, the park is located in the sparsely populated Karamoja region representing one of the Africa’s most significant and beautiful wildernesses. Kidepo National Park is one of the great places to see wildlife in Uganda giving you an opportunity to see all the Big 4 animals’ wildlife species to see here include elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, Zebras, elands, lions, cheetahs and the Ostriches. Kidepo National Park is as well great for cultural encounters given the fact it is located in an area of rich cultural interest for living around the park. Kidepo National Park is one of the only three areas in Uganda where you can see the cheetahs with the other being Pian Upe Game reserve and northern parts of Murchison Falls National Park.
Murchison falls National Park
Murchison falls National Park is one of the adventurous and best honeymoon destinations in Uganda, the Park is located in the Northern region of the Albertine Rift Valley and North of Kampala and Entebbe. It is endowed with several attractions including over 76 mammal species with four members of the big five, the lion, the leopards, the elephants, and the Buffaloes. Other species include bushbucks, Uganda Kob, waterbucks and warthogs, giraffes, Jackson’s hartebeest, hyenas etc. Along the shores of the Nile and within the waters you will see lots of hippos and crocodiles among other resident creatures.
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