Best Places to relax and chill out at in Uganda

Posted by on September 10, 2019

At the End of your Safari–The Best Places to Relax and Chill Out at in Uganda

Enjoy tranquil Lakes – sandy Beaches – the River Nile – The Best places where you can Relax and Chill Out in Uganda


 Uganda is known for Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzee Tracking, Volcano or Rwenzori Mountain Climbing, for adrenaline rush producing White Water Rafting – but places to relax and chill out at the end of a Safari, a Gorilla Trek?

Yes, Uganda has those places where you can unwind. They are just waiting to be discovered by you. The list of places is endless. Below are just a few that will give you an idea where the best places to relax and chill out are in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.

There are our hidden tropical Islands on Africa’s largest lake, the second largest lake in the World, Lake Victoria. Sandy Beaches on a Lake as vast as a small Ocean. Here you can relax and enjoy since it is off the beaten Tourist Path. You will enjoy our places of relaxation where you can chill out and unwind at the end of your Safari.


At the End of Your Safari – The Best Places Relax and Chill out in Uganda


Lake 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 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 Resort 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 and 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.


 Lake 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 they 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 an excellent 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.


The 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 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 a 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 stay at Hairy Lemon’s – don’t let the name throw you off – another place of delight in the middle of the River Nile – a place to chill out and relax in Jinja.


Ssese 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 visiting – 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. Uganda is more than an adventure country – you can relax and chill out here.


 The Scenic Crater Lakes of Western Uganda

The Explosion Crater Lakes around Kibale Forest and the town of Fort Portal provide the perfect relax and chill out spot toward the end of your Safari.  Lodges, from moderate to exclusive are located right one of the scenic Explosion Crater Lakes that are found here providing the perfect backdrop to a few days of relaxation in the Pearl of Africa,

We know the Lodges best suited for you such as the luxury Crater Safari Lodge, Papaya Lake Lodge, Ndali Lodge, and Kyaninga Lodge.  The best midrange choice and a hidden pearl is Lodge Bella Vista.

Many of the Lakes is Bilharzia Free, and the Lodges have a swimming pool for you to enjoy. The Crater Lakes are a great place to Relax and Chill Out.


 Entebbe – Before you fly out:

Most Visitors to Uganda do not realize what a tropical paradise the Pearl of Africa is. Uganda is a landlocked nation. However, it is home to the largest Lake in Africa, Lake Victoria. Entebbe, along Lake Victoria, provides you with some great places and beaches where you can relax and chill out before flying out.

Some Hotels, such as the 2-Friends Beach Hotel are located right on the lake, have their own private and sandy beach.  A great place to unwind after a safari in Uganda.

Entebbe is a place where many Ugandans flock to take time out to relax and chill out.  It is also an excellent place for visitors to the Pearl of Africa to do the same. Hotels come in most price ranges from budget to luxury. The choice is yours.


Pineapple Bay Resort on Bulago Island:

Some prefer privacy and exclusivity when it comes to a time of relaxation, unwinding, and chilling out. You do not have to fly to the Indian Coastline in Kenya or Tanzania. Welcome to Bulago Island, a private Island where Pineapple Bay Resort will welcome you.

Private Beach Cottages, sandy Beaches, Fishing for Africa’s largest Freshwater Fish, the fighting Nile Perch. Enjoy a romantic dinner on the Beach and celebrate your African Safari in Uganda. This is one of Uganda’s best and most luxurious resorts.

Horseback Riding, nature trails, delightful meals that will tantalize your senses and quietness just south of the Equator. It does not get any better.


 Our Take – on Places to Relax and Chill Out:

Best Places to relax and chill out. At the end of a safari after you have gone on a Gorilla Trek, Chimpanzee Trekking, climbed a Volcano, hiked through Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, or explored the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, there come a time to relax and chill out for a day or two in Uganda before flying back home.

More and more clients are adding a few days to relax and chill out at the end of their safari in the Pearl of Africa, just let us know.

There is only one thing we do -“Create memorable Hakuna Matata worry-free Safaris.  Enjoy the great places where to relax and chill out in Uganda. Let us know that you want to add a few days of relaxation to your itinerary in the Pearl of Africa.


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