10 Engaging Honeymoon Activities to do in Uganda

10 Engaging Honeymoon Activities to do in Uganda

Are you planning to spend your honeymoon in Uganda, the pearl of Africa? If yes, then you are in for a treat. Naturally gifted with diverse landscapes, wildlife, culture, and activities, whether you are looking for adventure, romance, relaxation, or a combination of all, you will find something to suit your taste and budget. Here are 10 honeymoon activities to take part in when you are in Uganda.

1. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable/Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: Among the most thrilling and rewarding experiences you can have in Uganda, prepare to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Look forward to observing their behavior and interactions together with the scenic views of the forest, hills, and valleys. Gorilla trekking permits are limited and expensive, book yours in good time. 

A young mountain gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Credit: Polarsteps.com @ChrisRiener

2. Island hopping on Lake Victoria: If you are looking for a tropical paradise, look no further than the Islands on this large lake. About 84 islands exist in Lake Victoria, each with its own charm and attractions. Plan to relax on the sandy beaches, swim in the clear waters, witness sunsets and starry nights, and feast on freshly harvested fish from the fresh waters of Lake Victoria. You can also plan to explore the islands by boat, bike, or foot to see the wildlife, culture, and history. Tour operators or your accommodation facilities on the islands can help you arrange this.

Bulago Island, east of Entebbe Airport is among many scenic islands on Lake Victoria, Credit: Airbnb.com

3. Rafting on the Nile River: If you are the adrenaline junkie type, you should try rafting on the Nile River, the longest river in the world. Experience the rapids, waves, and drops of the river, as well as the stunning scenery and wildlife along the way. You can choose from different levels of difficulty, from mild to wild, depending on your ability. You will also have a chance to swim, kayak, or bungee jump. 

Bungee jumping on over River Nile Credit: jinjatours.com

 4. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park: Another amazing wildlife encounter you should prepare for in Uganda is chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest National Park. The park is home to the largest population of chimpanzees in Uganda, as well as other primates, birds, and mammals. Plan to follow the chimps’ trails, and watch them feed, play, groom, and communicate. You will learn about their behavior, ecology, and conservation efforts. 

Chimps relaxing among trees in Kibale Forest National Park. Credit: Polarsteps.com @ChrisRiener

5. Cultural immersion at Ndere Cultural Centre: To learn more about the rich and diverse culture of Uganda, you should visit the Ndere Cultural Centre in Kampala. You will not only enjoy the music, dance, drama, and storytelling of Uganda’s different ethnic groups, but also participate in workshops, classes, interactive sessions, and taste the local cuisines. You will be entertained, educated, and inspired by the cultural heritage of Uganda. 

The signage at the entrance speaks for itself. Credit: ugandabudgetsafaris.com

6. Crater lake exploration in Fort Portal: Fort Portal is a scenic town in western Uganda officially designated as the tourism city, surrounded by over 50 crater lakes, various hills, and forests. You can explore the crater lakes by boat, canoe, or hike, and marvel at the beauty and tranquility of nature. You can also visit the nearby attractions, such as the Amabere Caves, the Rwenzori Mountains, and the top-of-the-world viewpoint. You will find some of the best lodges and resorts in this area, where you can relax and enjoy the views. 

One of the many beautiful crater lakes in Fort Portal. Credit: greatadventuresafaris.com

7. Wildlife safari in Murchison Falls National Park: Murchison Falls National Park is the largest and oldest national park in Uganda, and one of the most scenic for wildlife in Africa. A simple game drive will treat your eyes to lions, elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and more. A boat cruise on the Nile that is visible in the park will treat you to a sight of hippos, crocodiles, and several bird species. The highlight of the park is the Murchison Falls, where the Nile River plunges through a narrow gorge, creating a spectacular sight and sound.

The Murchison falls are a phenomenal sight. Credit: pianupewildlifereserveuganda.com

8. Shoebill stork watching at Mabamba Bay Swamp: Are you into birding? Do not miss an opportunity to see the shoebill stork, among the rarest and most elusive birds in the world. Visit Mabamba Bay Swamp, a renown tourism wetland, to see this bird in its natural habit.  A boat ride through the swamp allows you to see the shoebill and other birds like kingfishers, herons, egrets, and more. You will be amazed by the diversity and beauty of the Ugandan avian landscape. 

The shoebill stork among many bird species is fond of swamps. Credit: ugandatravelsafaris.com

9. Shopping and sightseeing in Kampala: Uganda’s capital Kampala is a vibrant and lively place to visit. Plan to shop for souvenirs, crafts, and fabrics at the local markets, like Owino Market, Nakasero Market, and the Craft Village on Buganda Road. You can also see various landmarks and monuments in the city like the Kasubi Tombs, the Uganda Museum, Bahai Temple, and the Gaddafi Mosque. Don’t miss out on the nightlife, delicious cuisines, and entertainment.

The beautifully designed Bahai Temple at Kyebando Hill in Kampala, Uganda Credit: bahai.org

10. Hot air balloon ride in Queen Elizabeth /Murchison Falls National Park: For the hopeless romantics, Uganda hasn’t forgotten about you. Plan on a playful, scenic adventure in a hot air balloon ride over any of Uganda’s National Parks. Soar above the savannah forests, rivers and lakes of the park viewing the wildlife from a different vantage point. And yes, there is a champagne breakfast after the flight. 

Hot air balloon safari ride in Queen Elizabeth National Park Credit: gorillatripsuganda.com

That’s your list of some remarkable honeymoon activities you can have in Uganda but it’s not exhaustive. If you want a memorable and romantic time with your partner and are open-minded, Uganda will treat you to some of the wildest wonders and charms you can experience in your lifetime. Choose it as a honeymoon destination, you won’t regret it!

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