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10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Uganda

10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Uganda

Looking on how and where to spend your honeymoon in Uganda, we got you. There are the 10 best  honeymoon destinations in Uganda and they include; Ssese Islands, Lake Bunyonyi, Jinja town, Fort Portal among others.

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The following are the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Uganda.

1. Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria 

Found in Kalangala district, Ssese islands compromises of eighty four islands located in the northwest part of Lake Victoria. The islands include; Bugala island, Ngamba island, Koome island and others where you can indulge in activities such as swimming, lounging on the beach or taking a nature walk, visit the Chimpanzee orphanage and so much more.

The most convenient option to reach Ssese Islands is through the Nakiwogo Dock in Entebbe, taking the daily ferry departing at 2 pm and returning at 8 am. The ferry accommodates both vehicles and passengers, with fares of 10,000 ugx for ordinary and 15,000 ugx.

Alternatively, you can take a matatu from Old Kampala Boulevard to Kabassese, then Nyendo. From Nyendo, board a communal pickup or another matatu to the dock.

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 2. Jinja 

Best known as the adventure town in both locally and at international scene. The city jinja is found in Jinja District, south eastern part of Uganda, east  of Kampala the capital city and at the shores of Lake Victoria.

Jinja, once a fishing village, is now a vibrant destination with diverse activities. It’s home to the source of the Nile, captivating waterfalls like Bujagali, Griffin, and Itanda Falls, and fisheries along the Nile. The Nalubale dam, formerly Owens Falls Dam, generates electricity for Uganda and neighboring countries like Kenya. Mabira forest the largest natural forest in Uganda is also found here, not forgetting all the wonders of nature accompanying it like the wildlife etc. sugarcane plantations that enroute the city are also a beauty to behold while exploring the amazing adventure city.

Some activities to indulge into during honeymoon safari in Jinja. include boat cruise on river Nile, white water rafting, ziplining, quad biking, nature walks, swimming and diving, visit sugar processing plants, tea and sugarcane plantations.

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3. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

If you are a primate lover, look no further than Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for your honeymoon in Uganda. this is one of the only places in Africa where you can find most of the ape families in their most natural state/habitats.

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Apes such as mountain gorillas, monkeys etc., and so many other wildlife such as elephants, different bird species and so much more. It should be of interest that you get to experience a lot when travelling to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, for example, one can pass through the equator at Kayabwe on your way. you can as well go through the Ankole kingdom and hike the Nyakashura hill, when visiting western Uganda, there is a lot to see, learn and enjoy.

Another stop over could be at the Kitagata hot springs and sempaya hot springs if you consider visiting western Uganda as a region at large. You will enjoy activities such as gorilla trekking with your loved one, nature walks, bird watching, you also get to explore the local people as they guide you through the nature walks into the forest.

In Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park you will find luxury accommodation such as Bwindi lodge, Sanctuary gorilla forest camp, Buhoma lodge, Clouds mountain gorilla lodge and so many others located right in the heart of the national park.

4. Lake Bunyonyi

Everyone who has visited this beautiful has testimonies about the magnificence of this place located in the South-Western part of of Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale and also conveniently close to the border with Rwanda. Lake Bunyonyi is blessed with over 200 species of birds migrating in during different seasons combining with the beautiful waters and a quick dive into the Nyombi swamps. If you are a bird enthusiastic, Lake Bunyonyi is your perfect honeymoon destination.

Lake Bunyonyi is blessed with a number of islands (29) in total so when considering the 10 best honeymoon destinations in uganda, it shouldn’t miss on that list. The five most visited islands include on lake bunyonyi are:

  • Akampene Island(punishment island) ), also known as Punishment Island, gained its notorious reputation as a place where the Bakiga people used to abandon girls who became pregnant before marriage. The girls were left to either swim back to the mainland (with rare swimming skills) or face the probability of death. This practice aimed to deter other girls from similar behavior. Men without cows for dowry could claim these girls as free wives if they rescued them. This tradition ceased in the early 20th century
  • Bacuranuka Island is known as an upside-down island, believed to be cursed by an old woman. Legend has it that the woman, denied a local drink called “obushera” by islanders, cursed the island. The men who brewed the drink were said to be burnt and never left the island.
  • Kyahuge Island is renowned for its wildlife, offering opportunities to view animals such as antelopes, impala, and waterbucks. Visitors can enjoy guided game drives to explore the diverse fauna on the island.

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  • Bwana island. This island on lake Bunyonyi is where a leprosy hospital was built by a scottish missionary with the aim of treating leprosy patients away from the stigma of those who didn’t suffer from the disease and that’s why it was called a sanctuary, people visit this place to visit and see the remains of the hospital. The hospital no longer exists but the facilities are very much present today and are being used as a school.
  • Bushura island. This island is famous for bird viewing on the lake Bunyonyi, so if you are a bird lover, this is definite your honeymoon spot.

Lake Bunyonyi is also known as the main stop over through gorilla trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park, also activities such as bird watching, boat riding, mountain biking, canoeing and also cultural tours and so much more.

Luxurious accommodation found here include Bunyonyi safaris resort, Birdnest resort, Lake chahafi resort, Fravan eco resort and so many others, all the mention accommodations have modern facilities and will surely deliver the utmost comfort for you during your honeymoon.

5. Fort Portal

Fort Portal is among the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Uganda. Fort Portal is a gorgeous town in the western part of Uganda blesses by nature with beautiful landscapes such as the Rwenzori Ranges where activities such as hiking and nature walks, these activities are of tremendous value when it comes to building long lasting memories of couples.

  • There are also several beautiful attractions in fort portal such as Kibale National Park, Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary, Semuliki National Park, Toro Botanical Gardens, Amabere Caves and Caverns, Roots Art and Cultural Space Kihingami westlands and so much more.
  • All these attractions come with lots of activities to do like bird watching especially in Semuliki National Park where 441 species of birds can be found, within the same national park, you can find the sempaya hot springs both the female and male and also the Toro kingdom palace offers tours into the beautiful and culturally rich kingdom, what a way to learn and enjoy at the same time. This is like killing 2 birds with one stone.

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Beautiful lakes such as Kake Albert are found here as well, situated between D.R. Congo and uganda lake Albert is one of the remarkable landscapes of fort portal. The lake sources its waters from both Victoria Nile and Semuliki. So a visit to fort portal for your honeymoon won’t leave you the same.

6. Murchison Falls National Park

When looking for the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Uganda, Murchison Falls National Park is among the tops. Also known as the Kabalega National Park, Murchison Falls National Park is famously known for having the world’s most powerful waterfall that emits 300 cubic meters per second. the waterfall is so strong that it causes its surroundings to tremble.

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  • Established in 1927, Murchison Falls National Park stands as Uganda’s largest and most visited park, renowned for its rich wildlife diversity. With over 144 mammals, 556 bird species, and numerous reptiles and amphibians, it sprawls strategically in northern Uganda, northwest of Kampala, encompassing districts like Mwoya, Masindi, Kiryandongo, and Buyisa.
  • Access to the park involves a 3 to 4-hour drive through Budongo forests, housing various wildlife. Helicopter flights from Entebbe airport to Pakuba, Bugungu, or Chobe airstrips provide alternative access.
  • Famous figures like Winston Churchill and Theodore Roosevelt visited, and the movie “The African Queen” was filmed here on Lake Albert and The Nile.
  • For a remarkable honeymoon, indulge in game drives, morning or evening, and nature walks, exploring the habitat of the big five—leopards, lions, elephants, and buffaloes. Boat cruises offer encounters with crocodiles, hippos, and diverse bird species.
  • Pakwach town provides nightlife options, allowing couples to enjoy dinner or visit local nightclubs. Comfortable lodges like Paraa Safari Lodge and Nile Safari Lodge offer a luxurious yet affordable stay, ensuring an unforgettable honeymoon experience.

 7. Queen Elizabeth National Park

Formerly known as Kazinga National Park and later named after the Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II. This is the most famous park in Uganda and its one of the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Uganda.

Approximately 400 km from the capital city, Queen Elizabeth National Park is located in Kasese district and is among the 10 best honeymoon destinations in Uganda. Queen Elizabeth national park is the most visited park in the country with unique wildlife such as tree climbing lions,600 species of birds and a beautiful landscape of acacia woodland, savannah, and swamps, blessed with crater lakes of Lake Edward, Lake George and Lake Albert not forgetting other beautiful volcanic features found into this national park.

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  • The enclosed area encloses and protects a number of wildlife so game drives are the order of the day at Queen Elizabeth National Park. The famous park is endorsed with the beautiful Kazinga Channel whose shores provide a beautiful scenery of hippopotamuses, elephants and buffalos. You will also get to see the savanna plains of Ishasha with fig trees where the famous climbing lions enjoy sitting as they observe the surroundings for the famous uganda kob which they enjoy as meals, there is a chance to catch the thrill of climbing lions hunting here, so don’t miss Queen Elizabeth national park on your bucket list.
  • There are local communities around Queen Elizabeth National Park so during your honeymoon, you have the chance of engaging with the locals in activities such as traditional dances, storytelling moments, listening to traditional music, enjoy local cuisine and so much more. You can as well choose to engage in community projects and leave footprints behind.
  • Other activities such as boat cruising on lake Edward, nature walks and also the volcanic terrain of Queen Elizabeth national park is a photographers dream place as you can take the best nature and human shots from here, amazing memories for a couple on honeymoon.

The park can be reached by road from Kampala or by flight to Kasese airport or the park’s Airstrip.

 8. Entebbe

Entebbe shouldn’t be overlooked when searching for the 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Uganda. When flying into the country, you will definitely encounter Entebbe as it is where the main International Airport dwells.

  • Entebbe is also conveniently along Lake Victoria so activities such as visiting the beaches around, boat cruising and enjoying the delicious fresh fish right from the waters of Lake Victoria can be a beautiful note to begin your honeymoon. Alternatively, a couple can decide to visit the famous and enchanting Entebbe botanical gardens relax and connect with nature.
Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre – Page 3 – entebbe zooOther attractions in entebbe include; The Entebbe Zoo, Entebbe Botanical Gardens harboring a good number of plants, birds and monkeys, Aero Beach, The Shoebill Mabamba Swamp and so many others. Entebbe is also close to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee sanctuary where orphaned chimps are being taken care of and protected.

There are quite a number of luxurious hotels around Entebbe such as the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Executive Airport Hotel, Pelican Lodge And Marina, Hotel Protea By Marriott etc., where you can stay to refresh and rewind after the flight.

9. Kidepo Valley National Park

Among the 10 Best Honeymoon Destinations In Uganda is Kidepo Valley National Park. Kidepo Valley National Park is located in the Northeastern part of Uganda in Karamoja region, bordering Kenya and Sudan. this is the most spectacular National Park in Uganda and a honeymoon in this beautiful park will remain memorable for a couple.


  • Kidepo Valley National Park offers an exciting honeymoon experience with activities like game drives, ensuring sightings of lions, zebras, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and more. Enjoy nature walks, hikes, and cultural tours for a diverse and memorable adventure.
  • Kidepo Valley National Park accommodations offers include Apoka Safari Lodge, Kidepo Savannah Lodge, Adere Lodge, Nga’moru Wilderness Camp, and Apoka Rest Camp. These facilities offer modern amenities and on-site restaurants serving both local and international cuisine for a delightful stay.

Kidepo Valley National Park can be accessed via road and also through a scheduled chartered flight.

10. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Shared by three East African countries that is Uganda, DR Congo and Rwanda. Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest National Park whose size is (33.7km 2) but it shouldn’t be undermined because of its size.

  • It is of utmost cultural value especially when it comes to the Batwa people (pygmies) who are forest hunters and gatherers who were the first inhabitants of this forest and they posses so many secrets of the forest and National Park at large, reason for them leading nature walk activities in the park.
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Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
  • Mgahinga Gorilla National Park hosts hosts over 76 mammals which include Elephants, Giant Forest Hog, Bushpigs, Bush Backs, Buffaloes, Leopards, a bird checklist of over 180 species and so much more, not forgetting Mountain Gorillas.
  • If you decide to go on a honeymoon safari in Mgahinga gorilla national park, you will enjoy activities such as game drives, nature walks, gorilla trekking, get to indulge in cultural activities such as dances, taste the batwa peoples local cuisines and learn their way of life.
  • Luxury Safari Lodges here are Mount Gahinga lodge, Mucha Hotel Kisoro, Lake Resort Mgahinga, Amajambere Iwachu, Tourists Hotel Mutanda to mention but a few. So if you are a cultural enthusiast, this is your honeymoon destination.

Additional Information About Uganda

How to get to Uganda

  • Uganda is a landlocked country whose main entrance is Entebbe International Airport, she borders with Kenya to the east, South Sudan to the north, the D.R. Congo to the west, Rwanda to the southwest, and Tanzania to the south. Entebbe International Airport serves as the main entrance. The open land borders facilitate free movement and trade within East African countries. All Ugandan National Parks have airstrips and road access, allowing diverse transportation options for visitors.

Accommodation in Ugandan National Parks

  • Ugandan national parks offer accommodation with modern amenities including swimming pools, contemporary toilets, internet access, and upscale restaurants. Paraa Lodges in Murchison Falls National Park provide a home-like experience, featuring private cottages and apartments for personalized stays.

What to Pack for A safari to Uganda

  • Pack a warm sweater for unexpected rain, swimsuits for swimming, and humid-friendly clothing. Bring a scarf for cultural activities. Don’t forget your camera for photos, but turn off the flash to avoid spooking animals

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When is the best time to take a honeymoon safari to Uganda?

  • You can visit Uganda anytime of the year, the airport and land borders are also open 24/7. Plus the warm climate of Uganda makes a honeymoon possible throughout the year.

What is the best honeymoon destination in Uganda?.

  • There are numerous spots in the country you and your loved one can share intimate moments, form beaches, adventure towns, national parks and so much more. Your choice and preference is the key here.

Are there luxurious honeymoon hotels in Uganda?

  • Yes, several of them, from Entebbe road, Hotel Protea by Marriott, Paraa Safari Lodges, the Serena Hotel Kampala for the urban lovers, you get value for your money by the luxury offered depending on your choice of location.