7 nights of Romance along the River Nile in Uganda

Posted by on November 23, 2016

A Romantic Week on the Nile River in Uganda

Spend 7 nights of Romance along the River Nile – Perfect Honeymoon Safari


Spend 7 nights  of Romance along the River Nile in Jinja and in Murchison Falls Park.  This 7 night luxury, romantic Holiday combine romantic, upmarket, luxury Lodges, stunning scenery, wildlife and exotic birds along the River Nile.  This is a perfect honeymoon, romantic renewal, anniversary and more.  It is like Valentine’s Day all week long in the romantic Pearl of Africa – Uganda.


Day 1 River Nile in Jinja – Wildwaters Lodge: 

Depart your lodging in Kampala at 7:30 am in the morning and head east for Jinja, the adventure capital of East Africa and home to the source of the Nile.   Our first stop is Mabira Forest where we take a guided nature walk through this ancient forest that is the only rainforest in Central Uganda.  If you are a birder, this is a birders paradise, but also home to monkeys such as Uganda Mangabey Monkey, butterflies and the various trees, plants and flowers that you encounter along your guided nature

We continue to Wildwaters Lodge which is located on the private Munyanja Island in the Wild Waters Reserve of the Nile at Jinja. We cross over to the  island for the next two days by boat and you are welcomed in grand Ugandan style by the staff of the luxury Wildwaters Lodge.

Your room, a fabulous Tented Cottage with bath is superbly and tastefully decorated, your deck overlooks the rushing River Nile, it even comes with a bathtub where you can relax and take in what is around you, you like others before you will be simply amazed and delighted.

Take a midday dip in the natural swimming pool that is along the River Nile and cool off from the equatorial sun 7 nights of Romance along the River Nileas you have the day of a lifetime experiencing the River Nile one of Africa’s Natural Wonders up close.

Walk off the lunch by taking a nature walk around the islands and enjoying the Trees, plants, flowers, birds and monkeys and notice the quiet only broken by the sound of the River Nile.

Sunset Ride Boat Ride on the gentle part of the river Nile with snacks and drinks, taking in the scenery on this Romantic Boat Ride on the Nile.

Dinner back at Wildwaters Lodge on Munyanja Island to the gurgling sound of the waters of the Nile while you enjoy one culinary delight after  another.

Wildwaters Lodge is the perfect place for the first night of your 7-night romantic safari along the River Nile – people who come here are simply amazed by the place, the natural setting and the majestic River Nile.

Lodging:  Wildwaters Lodge – luxury

Meal Plan:  Lunch – Dinner

Day 2 Wildwaters Lodge on the River Nile: 

Awaken to the sounds of the ancient Nile and songbirds all around you – it is breakfast time and some superb Ugandan coffee to get you going for the day.

Today you can choose to simply relax and be a human being instead of a human doing, you can go half day or full day white water rafting up to grade five.  You can kayak, go horseback riding along the Nile, you can drive through the countryside and villages on an ATV Quad Vehicle, or do something really extreme “Bungee Diving” into the Nile – along the lines of adrenaline pumping experiences is the jet boat ride up the Nile across the rapids which is a most exhilarating experience for most.

Lunch if you are at the Lodge – in some cases take a packed one

Dinner on Munyanja Island Wildwaters Lodge another great meal with fabulous surroundings for you to delight in.

Lodging:  Wildwaters Lodge – luxury

Meal Plan:  Breakfast Lunch – Dinner

Day 3 – Amuka Lodge – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary: 

Breakfast at Wildwaters Lodge and this is not simply a matters of eggs and toast but a full meal for you to enjoy as you experience one of the 7 Wonders of Africa – The River Nile around you.

We continue on our romantic 7 night and 8 day safari and head north in the direction of Murchison Falls National Park to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where we check into Amuka Lodge which besides being a most wonderful luxury tented cottage lodge is a place for the excellent food served at mealtimes.

Get settled, relax, take a swim in the pool and get ready for a most adventurous day at the exclusive Amuka Lodge and Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

Lunch here which is much more than a meal but simply a culinary delight

During the afternoon at your pleasure after you take a swim at the pool – get  ready for your up-close encounter with the Rhinos – you have guides with and you get as close as thirty feed of the Rhinos which is a thrilling Adventure for you.  There are some great opportunities to photo during the Rhino Trek and of course personal enjoyment.

Enjoy a quiet evening in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary along with another delightful meal for dinner.

Lodging:  Amuka Lodge– luxury

Meal Plan:  Breakfast Lunch – Dinner

Day 4 – Chobe Safari Lodge: 

Breakfast and a morning boat ride safari where you just might see Africa’s most sought after bird – the elusive and ancient looking Shoebill storks found in the swamps in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary along with many other water birds.

At around 10 am we continue our journey to Murchison Falls Park with a short drive to Chobe Safari Lodge, a 5 Star resort in the African Wild where there are various choices for you to enjoy such as rooms and suites in the lodge, Tents along the Nile, and even the presidential cottage with your own private lagoon – simply an amazing place to enjoy.

Settle into your room or tent and take in the sights and sounds before – the River Nile is rushing by below you, you can sit on your balcony or tent deck and simply take it all in along the River Nile.

Lunch at  Chobe Safari lodge is another culinary experience and is expertly prepared for your enjoyment.

During the afternoon relax, swim, or fish from the shore of the river for some Nile Perch or read a book.

Late afternoon choice of  guided nature walk or game drive –either with a Uganda Wildlife Ranger along for better enjoyment of the experience in the African Wild.  On both the nature walk or game drive you will encounter wildlife, birds, stunning scenery and more.

Dinner time in the African Bush in style and comfort.

Enjoy the African night sounds as you sit outside on your deck or balcony and take in the sounds of the African night at Chobe Safari Lodge as the Nile gurgles by you underneath the moonlit sky in the African Wild of Uganda.

Lodging:  Chobe Safari Lodge– luxury

Meal Plan:  Breakfast Lunch – Dinner

Day 5 = Murchison Falls National Park:

Breakfast at Chobe Safari Lodge and a breakfast it is.  Sit down by the river along the pool and enjoy the tropical sunshine while enjoying a celebratory meal in style.

Enjoy a game drive through the nearby savanna and enjoy the Rothschild Giraffes, elephant herds, antelopes of various kind, buffaloes, leopards at times, lions and much more as you move along in your comfortable land-cruiser with pop-up roof so that you can take some great pictures of the wildlife before you.

Lunch at Chobe Safari Lodge and relax for the afternoon.

Late afternoon Game Drive – each game drive is about 2 1/2 to three hours in length and most enjoyable.  A Uganda Wildlife Ranger is on board the vehicle to point out various wildlife, birds and reptiles that  otherwise you just might miss.

Another romantic Dinner along the Nile at the 5-Star Chobe Safari lodge.

Lodging:  Chobe Safari Lodge- luxury

Meal Plan:  Breakfast Lunch – Dinner

Day 6 – Paraa Safari Lodge – Murchison Falls Park:

Breakfast at Chobe Safari Lodge and we off for the short drive to Paraa Lodge o the drive being our morning game drive with lots of Rothschild Giraffes, Elephants, Buffaloes, antelopes of various kinds, savanna birds and much more.  The safari vehicle has a pop – Par-up roof so you can stand and have an excellent unobstructed view of the wildlife.

Bottled water is available in the vehicle for your consumption and enjoyment.

Murchison Falls Park is an excellent park for a variety of wildlife, scenery such as the Borassus palm tree studded savannah, the River Nile and of course Murchison Falls itself – the most powerful waterfall in the world.

We check into Paraa Lodge where once again it is a matter of choices of standard room, suite, room with AC, or the Queen’s cottage.

Get settled into your room and later enjoy dinner at your leisure.

There is a swimming pool for you at the lodge and even from the pool you have a view of the River Nile.

Lunch is a treat as you sit on the veranda enjoying your meal, in the distance the vastness of the African Wild, up close the Nile below you – it simply can’t get any better than this.

Enjoy  the afternoon – toward the late afternoon we will be taking  game drive cross the savannah with its palm trees which is totally different than the rest of the savannahs of East Africa.  Hopefully we will get to see some lions, a leopard here or there, large herds of Rothschild Giraffes, Buffaloes, antelopes, Savannah Birds – there is lots to see for you and to make sure that there is not much that you might miss we have a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger on board the vehicle – your driver guide will slow down, stop – turn off the engine so that you do not miss a thing while on the game drive.

Have a delightful dinner and enjoy the sunset over the Nile

Lodging:  Paraa Safari Lodge– luxury

Meal Plan:  Breakfast Lunch – Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast – you can have it before or after the morning game drive – there is nothing like a sunrise game drive over the savannah – at times as the sun rises it burns off the morning mist and things become clear once again.

Lunch at Paraa Lodge

Afternoon Boat Safari up the River Nile, moving closely to the bank of the river in order to get some up-close shots of elephant herds,buffaloes, antelopes, the huge Nile Crocodiles found here, pods, of hippos, water birds, monitor lizards and much more.

At the bottom of the falls disembark and enjoy the guided walk along the most powerful waterfall in the world – Murchison Falls – you will be cooled off by the spray that comes across the path at times.

At the top of the falls be greeted by your driver guide and after a walk around it is back to Paraa Lodge for the evening and dinner after an enjoyable day in the savannah and on the River Nile.

Dinner and a nocturnal game drives where hopefully we will spot some predators on the prowl

Day 8 – Return to Kampala:  A morning game drive before or after breakfast and then  we cross the Nile by ferry at and head back to Kampala – but first we stop for lunch at the Masindi Hotel, the oldest hotel in Uganda.  A hotel where the cast of the African Queen stayed including Katherine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and John Huston.  It is also the hotel where Ernest Hemingway stayed, Michael Palin and Lauren Bacall.

Enjoy your lunch

Reach Kampala or Entebbe – late afternoon

7 nights of Romance along the River Nile– stunning scenery, wildlife, romantic lodges – great food – a a celebratory time in the African Wild of Uganda…


Safari includes all activities listed except where it says optional, it includes gorilla and chimpanzee permits, Toyota Land-Cruiser adapted for safari use, English-speaking driver, bottled water in vehicle,  all lodging and food, it does not include drinks such as alcohol, sodas, at lodges, nor laundry.


7 nights of Romance along the River Nile – Please contact us is you are interested in this safari



 

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