Best Places to relax and chill out at in Uganda

Posted by on May 5, 2018

Uganda – after Trekking – The Best Places to relax and Chill Out at in the Pearl of Africa

Enjoy tranquil Lakes – sandy Beaches – the River Nile – all places where you can Relax and Chill out in Uganda


 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 and chill out at the end of a Safari, a Gorilla Trek?

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 the best Places to relax and chill out are in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa, one of them are out Tropical Islands  – the 84 Ssese Islands on Africa’s largest lake, the second largest lake in the World, Lake Victoria. Sandy Beaches in Lake as large as a small Ocean, where you can relax and enjoy since it is off the beaten Tourist Path. You will enjoy our places where you can relax and chill out for a few days.

Places to relax and Chill out at the end of your safari can be added on to your safari itinerary in Uganda.  Discover some of the places in the Pearl of Africa that Lonely Planet as some of the Best Places in Uganda to relax for a day or two. We’ve added a few places of our own such as along Uganda’s Crater Trail and the Foothills of the Mountains of the Moon.


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 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 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 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.


 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 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


 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 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.


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 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. Uganda is more than 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 are 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.


 Relax-Chill Out-Read a Good Book about Africa

A Good Read is a way many of us relax, We have put together that are relevant to your time in Africa.  Good Reads after Gorilla Trekking, long drives, hikes, and treks.

We call them Gorilla Reads, novels, Historic accounts, cultural insights that will delight you.

We use an Amazon Books Associate Sales program.  Any income from book Sales eill go into Children books that we will distribute in Uganda, where reading is primarily done for exams but not for pleasure and relaxation.

Take Advantage of our Gorilla Reass Recommendations..it is a for a good cause and your enjoyment.


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.


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