Are you looking for an African honeymoon holiday with a difference? A Uganda honeymoon might be the perfect choice for you. As a great all-round safari destination, this East African country offers many opportunities to share special moments with somebody close to your heart.
Wildlife viewing is outstanding, but most importantly, Uganda safaris offer exclusivity. The top safari highlights include looking into the eyes of the giant mountain gorilla, tracking wild chimpanzees on foot through dense rainforest jungles, leisurely boat cruises on the Nile River and searching for the Big Five animals of Africa. Whether you just wish to do gorilla trekking or to indulge in all Uganda has to offer to newlyweds, there are plenty of Uganda honeymoon packages to make your dream come true.
Honeymoon Package Ideas
These packages ideas give you a starting point for what your Uganda honeymoon could entail. Consider them just as inspiration, since each our safari tours in Uganda is designed uniquely for you.
FAQs About Uganda Honeymoon Safari holiday
1. Is Uganda good for honeymoon?
Yes, Uganda is good for an African honeymoon safari holiday.
This because of the natural beauty wherever you go. You’ll also enjoy unique safari experiences in such a wonderful country that is ideal for adventurous honeymooners.
Imagine setting out to trek the rare and endangered mountain gorillas, one of Africa’s biggest bucket-list adventures, with your loved one. You can also share a sundowner drink together on the iconic boat cruise on the Nile River in Murchison Falls National Park.
You can look for the famed tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha Sector, or head north for an off-the-beaten-track adventure in Kidepo Valley and explore the traditional lands of the legendary tribal Karamojong people. Uganda is one of Africa’s top safari destinations, and spending time here with someone you love is a true privilege.
2. Are There Recommended Activities For Uganda Honeymoon?
In Uganda, there are a variety of safari activities honeymooning couples can enjoy. The country is not as popular as Tanzania and Kenya, but Uganda is, in fact, a more rounded destination. The greatest highlight for newlyweds is gorilla trekking. It will be a memory which you will together treasure for the rest of your lives.
Chimp trekking is also rewarding. When spending some precious time with chimps, you will be in no doubt of whom our closest relatives are. These great apes and several other primates live in dense rainforests jungles of Uganda, and being in their pristine natural habitat is a special experience in itself.
But there are plenty of savannah game parks in Uganda too. On wildlife game drives, you will see lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, large herds of elephants, antelopes, hippos, crocodiles, birds, and much more. Equally recommended for honeymooners on Uganda tours are wildlife safari boat cruises where you see plenty of hippos and crocodile in water as well other African wildlife on the banks.
Boat cruises are best done in afternoon but for a special moment, a sunset boat trip is perhaps the most magical option. Do not miss the opportunity for a night drive in Lake Mburo National Park.
You may see nocturnal creatures, such as bush baby, genet or even the highly elusive African leopard. 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 a genuinely wonderful African safari experience.
3. Where do we go for honeymoon?
There are several romantic locations in Uganda that may be included into a safari honeymoon holiday. You can visit the scenic Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Ssese Islands, Lake Bunyonyi, Sipi Falls, Kibale Forest National Park and much more.
4. Can We Extend Our Honeymoon In Uganda With A Beach Holiday?
It is easy to extend your safari honeymoon in Uganda with a beach holiday or gateway. Uganda is completely landlocked, but if you are looking for some chillout time on the water’s edge, you can end your safari with a stay on one of the Ssese Islands in the middle of Lake Victoria – Africa’s largest lake in Uganda.
You will not find any typical beach resorts at Ssese, but small-scale ecofriendly lodges/hotel/resorts blend into the rural village scene. Little touched by tourism, the Ssese Islands are a captivating choice for a safari honeymoon in Uganda. You will need to travel a bit further to find a more conventional beach holiday destination. You can head to Tanzania’s Zanzibar; a mystical spice island which has everything you could wish for on a honeymoon holiday in Africa.
5. What Kind Of Accommodation Can I Expect On A Uganda Honeymoon?
Uganda offers a good range of accommodation options for a honeymoon holiday. There are hotels providing all services and amenities in the rooms, such as Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, blow-dryer and Television. The hotel may have carpeted rooms and they generally feel like a safe haven from the bush.
Other Uganda safari lodges deliberately offer more of a bush experience. The small, exclusive rustic accommodation in this category is a very romantic choice for a safari honeymoon in Uganda. They may only have 6 to 10 units available.
There are a lot of various 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 that has canvas walls on a wooden frame.
These safari lodges are designed to fit into the environment with minimal carbon footprint. They may use solar energy and only have access to electricity during specific times of the day.
Wi-Fi may only be accessible in the communal area, and hot “bush” showers may be offered only upon request. Despite their rustic appearance, these luxurious establishments usually offer exceptional food and service. You may even be assigned a private housekeeper who will attend to your every need, such as early morning wake-up calls with coffee and cleaning your shoes after gorilla or chimpanzee trekking.
6. Are There Special Honeymoon Packages In Uganda?
There are many special Uganda honeymoon packages. Tulambule Uganda Safaris Experts will put these tours together using their knowledge of the lodges and parks to specifically cater to honeymoon couples.
Each lodge is carefully selected. It may feature an amazing view, a special honeymoon suite, an infinity pool, or a private plunge pool. The setting should be romantic and the service personable.
You will get a lot of private time; maybe a breakfast on your deck, a private bush breakfast in some romantic location, or a candlelit dinner in a secluded area away from other guests.
7. How Many Days Are Ideal For Uganda Honeymoon Safari?
At least 8 to 21 days are perfect for Uganda honeymoon safaris. A honeymoon should allow you to unwind and spend time together. The Uganda safari destinations are perfect for this.
Nature has a relaxing influence on people. However, a safari itinerary can be jam-packed. Never try to cram too much into any given day. Make sure you have some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful lodges and surroundings, as well as the game drives.
For this reason, it makes sense to ensure you have a few extra days. You will be able to have some free time on an 8- to 10-day Uganda safari tours, and longer is even better.
8. When Is The Best Time For Uganda Honeymoon?
The dry seasons – between June to September and December to February is the best time to visit Uganda for a honeymoon holiday. December, January, and February are mostly dry months in Uganda’s spectacular national parks, with little rainfall.
Drier ground makes gorilla and chimpanzee trekking easier, as the forest floor is more solid, and visibility is better. A perfect honeymoon for primates lovers. June, July, August, and September are the perfect time to explore all Uganda has to offer. From gorilla treks in Bwindi Forest to lion tracking in Queen Elizabeth NP.
9. What We Should Carry For A Uganda Honeymoon?
What to bring for Uganda honeymoon safaris is basically whatever you think it is require for your romantic safari holiday. But, you need to travel light to avoid dispensing energy meant for happiness on luggage.
Each one of you should take a bag for clothing. And both of you should share another one for accessories and toiletries. You’ll not need fancy dinner clothing but each other on your safari honeymoon holiday in Uganda. Essential things to take include a jacket or sweater for the cold evenings.
You’ll need a light pair of hiking shoes/boots for trekking, long-sleeved shirt and a pair of trousers. Lightweight sandals or canvas shoes for lazy evening walks are also required.
Carry bug spray to keep the naughty ones away, as well as a backpack to carry your gear or snacks. A refillable water flask will be great to keep you hydrated during your Uganda safari adventures.
Do not forget to carry your important documents like your passport, visa, and yellow fever vaccine card. Visit your pharmacist and refill your first-aid box and ensure that your health is taken care of during your honeymoon safari in Uganda. Further Reading: What To Pack For A Uganda Safari?
10. Why is it called honeymoon?
The honeymoon was originally the period following marriage, “characterized by love and happiness”, as attested since 1546. The word may allude to “the idea that the first month of marriage is the sweetest”. Today, honeymoon has a positive meaning, but originally it may have referred to the inevitable waning of love like a phase of the moon.
Final Thoughts On Uganda Honeymoon Safaris
Honeymoon safari holidays should be unforgettable and full of special moments that stay with you for a lifetime. They should also be customized to exactly what you want.
A safari honeymoon ticks all those boxes and more. For wildlife and nature lovers, it is the ultimate holiday. Imagine the sound of lion roaring in the night, or a herd of elephant wandering past you in the wilderness, or how about a mountain gorilla just paces away from you in the rainforest.
All incredibly special moments, which for best effect should be shared with the person you love? It’s not just what you do, but where you stay too that makes for the perfect honeymoon. At Tulambule, we offer a whole range of safari packages and tailor-made trips to suit everyone, whatever the budget or interests.