Best Places to relax and chill out in Uganda

Posted by on March 9, 2014

Uganda – more than Adventure – Places to relax and Chill Out

Pristine Lakes –Forests – Rushing River Nile – Sandy Beaches

Uganda- Best places to relax and chill out


Uganda is known for Mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking, Volcano or Rwenzori Mountain Climbing, for adrenaline rush producing White Water Rafting – but places to relax at – places to chill out after gorilla tracking, after hiking and climbing?  Yes, Uganda has those places – they are just waiting to be discovered by you – the list of places are endless – below are just a few that will give you an idea where you can relax and chill out in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda.


Lake-Bunyonyi-Relax-Chill-OutLake Bunyonyi: 

This magical, mystical Lake in South Western Uganda – exudes relaxation.  Lake Bunyonyi – a place that Lonely Planet says is like a scene from “Lord of the Rings” is simply the perfect place to chill out after a long gorilla trek – the place to find a bit of relaxation after a long safari.

Here at Lake Bunyonyi – you can simply be  – Lake Bunyonyi – the place of little birds is one of Uganda’s perfect chill out and relaxation places.

There are many accommodation facilities to choose from – from the rustic – budget Camps to the more up-market Birdnest with its quality Belgian Cuisine including crayfish in every imaginable way.

You can stay on one of the islands and definitely get away from it all – swim in the Lake – ( no crocodiles, no hippos, no bilharzia), take a gentle boat ride and drink in the stunning scenery, eat some of the local, freshly caught crayfish prepared with the freshest local ingredients – Lake Bunyonyi – the second deepest lake in Africa – this scenic wonder with its terraced hillsides is the perfect place to chill out in Uganda.

Things to do and See – Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda 

Birdnest Resort at Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda 


Lake-Mutanda-Relax-Chill-OutLake Mutanda in the Shadow of the Virunga Volcanoes:

Lake Mutanda is the twin to Lake Bunyonyi when it comes to Uganda’s most beautiful lakes. Lake Mutanda where you can swim, boat in dugout canoes to the islands in the lake.  Here you can also fish and most of all the enjoy the stunning scenery of Lake Mutanda.

Lake Mutanda is located near the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – in the shadows of the Virunga Volcanoes.  If you hike down to the lake from Nkuringo in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest you will be overwhelmed by the stunning scenery simply breathtaking as your eyes take in what is before you.

Lake Mutanda is the perfect place to spend a few days – read a good African Novel, take some inspiring walks, bike rides, boat rides, or relax at a lodge overlooking the lake.

Lake Mutanda is the lesser known lake compared to Lake Bunyonyi but that is changing as more and more people are finding out about the incredible beauty of Lake Mutanda the perfect place to relax and chill out in Uganda.

Things to do and see – Lake Mutanda – Uganda

Lake Mutanda – Kisoro Lodging Choices


Mabira-Relax-Chill-OutMabira Forest – a Rainforest at Kampala’s Doorstep

This beautiful, lush rainforest is just a short distance from either Kampala or Jinja – the perfect place to chill out and relax at the up-market Mabira Rainforest Lodge.  Though it is a short distance from the main road between Kampala and Kenya – here in the Mabira Rainforest – serenity – stillness – only interrupted by the sound of exotic birds around you.

You set your own schedule for the day – simply relax on your balcony, enjoy  a book, take a swim in the pristine pool, a walk in the forest its unique scents, sights and sounds.  Take delightfully and thoughtfully  prepared meals starting with coffee or tea when you rise to greet a new day in Mabira Rainforest.

One does not have to drive for hours to find a place to chill out and relax  – a very short drive from Kampala the Mabira Rainforest awaits you – enjoy a few days here as part of your time in Uganda – once again here the emphasis is on being instead of doing – relax and chill out at Mabira Rainforest Lodge in the only rainforest in central Uganda.

Mabira Forest at Mabira Rainforest Lodge is a perfect place to relax and chill out at the end of your safari in Uganda and a relative short distance to Entebbe Airport.

Mabira Rainforest Lodge – Tranquility and Renewal in an ancient Rainforest


Jinja-Nile-Relax-Chill-OutThe River Nile at Jinja:

The River Nile at Jinja does not just mean adrenaline producing activities such as White Water rafting , All Terrain Vehicle rides, kayaking and more but it is also the place where one can chill out on the banks or on an Island on the River Nile staying in budget to up-market comfort and from Jinja to downriver at more secluded accommodations.   -

If you have some spare change – the ultimate of which is Wildwaters Lodge located on its own private and secluded Island where you can walk through the rainforest there, enjoy the rushing sounds of the waters – take a bath on your veranda, most of all – take in the sights and sounds of the historic River Nile all around you  – the food prepared by a renown chef from Australia, and each meal is a feast of enjoyment to your palate.

Delight in cool dip into the pool, have a refreshing tropical drink – chill out and relax on your private Island on the River Nile.  There is a budget version of this island one could say at Hairy Lemon’s – don’t let the name throw you off – another place of delight in the middle of he River Nile – a place to chill out and relax in Jinja.

Things do to and see in Jinja – Uganda 


Ssese-Islands-Relax-Chill-OutSsese Islands – Uganda’s Hidden Islands:

This delightful island chain in Lake Victoria with its sandy beaches and lodging at moderate prices  is one of Uganda’s best places to chill out and relax.

Uganda may not have an ocean – but it has Lake Victoria – this sea like lake that stretches between Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – it is the second largest lake in the world and provides plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy – eat some delightfully prepared fresh fish such as Tilapia and or Nile Perch.

The choices of lodgings – all one can say that the list of places to stay is endless all depending on your budget and preferences – what is for sure – no matter where you are staying – there will be ample opportunities to relax and chill out on this beautiful island chain on Lake Victoria – a perfect way to end your time in Uganda – or a place to start your safari in Uganda.

The Ssese Islands – the perfect Tropical Islands in the sun to relax and chill out.

Things to do and see on the Ssese Islands

Pineapple Bay Resort – Island Paradise on Bulago Island 


Uganda is more than adventure country – there are actually quite  a few places for you to relax and chill out in Africa – from Kampala in the Pearl of Africa…jon


“The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa….what message I bring back….concentrate upon Uganda – The Pearl of Africa.”  Winston Churchill (My African Journey – 1908)


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