Best Romantic Places to stay at in Uganda the Pearl of Africa

Posted by on March 30, 2019

Uganda’s Top Celebratory -Romantic Lodges

Best Romantic Places to stay at in Uganda- Honeymoons, Anniversary


Here is what we consider are the Best Romantic Places to stay at in Uganda in the Pearl of Africa – Celebrate your romantic relationship at one or more of Uganda’s finest  Luxury and Exclusive Lodges.  Lodges that we have chosen based on feedback from clients for whom we created a Romantic Safari in the Pearl of Africa.  Lodges that in many cases are beyond your expectations, ranging from a tropical island retreat to sleeping above the clouds on a mountain in Nkuringo overlooking  Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and the Virunga Volcanoes, from an island in the middle of the Nile to a luxurious Tent along the Nile.  Celebrate your Honeymoon, Anniversary, a rededication of your love, or another Romantic occasion such as Valentine’s Day in the Pearl of Africa at one of the Amorous Lodges to stay at in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa. 

Uganda may not be known as a Romantic Destination, however, even Lonely Planet recognized that it is and named Bwindi Impenetrable Forest as one of its best unusual Honeymoon Destinations.   

Unbeknownst to many, Uganda provides the perfect backdrop to a romantic and celebratory Safari with the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, sandy beaches on hidden tropical islands on Lake Victoria, the Mufumbiro Mountains that cook, the Virunga Volcanoes, Kidepo Valley National, which is a lost Eden, The romantic River Nile to name just a few.


Here are the Best Romantic Celebratory Places to stay at in Uganda 


 Pineapple Bay Resort on Bulago Island:

Just a 45-minute boat ride from Entebbe and you reach Bulago Island and the fabulous Pineapple Bay Resort.  Spend a couple of days on this Romantic, Tropical Island in the Sun.  Sandy Beaches, Palm Trees abound, Swim and Fish, take a ride across the private island on horseback, all the while enjoying the incredible hospitality, food and romantic cottage at Pineapple Bay Resort.  If you were not here you would never know such island paradise could exist in landlocked Uganda, but it does and you are experiencing, watching the sun rise and set over Lake Victoria, Nature’s Pyrotechnic Display of Lighting at Night illuminating the night’s sky and revealing the fishermen toiling away in the lake below.  Pineapple Bay Resort should be on your “must stay list”  if you’re coming to Uganda for a Romantic Holiday.

Pineapple Bay Resort is a great place to stay as you enter Uganda for your Romantic Safari in the Pearl of Africa or at the end of your time in Uganda.  Enjoy Bulago Island – the tropical Island in the sun on Lake Victoria;


 Wildwaters Lodge – an incredible Experience on the Nile -Jinja:

Wildwaters Lodge is a romantic Island Experience on the River Nile at Jinja.  A private Island on the River Nile where you are surrounded by the soothing sounds of the rushing River Nile, one of the 7 Natural Wonders in Africa.  Wildwaters Lodge is simply an incomparable experience expressed in an appealing, luxurious manner.  From the Permanent Tented Cottages to the natural Stone Swimming Pool right next to the River Nile, from the superb culinary delights, you are served to a private bathtub on the deck of your tented cottage furnished in a most exquisite manner with a delightful African accent to them.

Wildwaters Lodge is experiencing the River Nile up close – not only can you just relax and be but you can take a romantic sunset cruise, white water raft, kayak, jet-boat up the rapids of the Nile, take an idyllic horseback safari, a nature walk on the island, visit a village, or just take in the sounds of the river and the equatorial sun at Wildwaters Lodge in Jinja on the Nile.

Now Sail by boat, on the MV Vanessa from Entebbe to Jinja where we meet you to take you to Wildwater Lodge – Mondays- Fridays – Sunday.


 Kyaninga Lodge Ultimate Luxury Comfort overlooking an ancient Crater Lake – Kibale Forest:

Just the other day we had a couple arrive early in the morning from Thailand on their honeymoon and their first Lodge to stay in Uganda was Kyaninga Lodge – they simply loved it – it was not just a bedroom by a luxurious and romantic experience for them overlooking the ancient crater lake below, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon in the distance.  From food served to the pool enjoyed to them – Kyaninga Lodge was the place to be and to stay at for the first few days in the Pearl of Africa on their romantic honeymoon at one of the best romantic places to stay in Uganda – Kyaninga Lodge.

For activities, there are nature and village walks, chimpanzee tracking, a nature walk at Bidongo Wetlands Sanctuary, a visit to Tea Estates or just a bit of lawn tennis.  Kyaninga Lodge, one of the romantic places to stay and celebrate your relationship while in the Pearl of Africa.


 Papaya Lake Lodge – simply a fabulous romantic place Kibale Forest:

This Romantic Lodge opened in 2014 and already has created quite a stir with it Afro-European Fusion which ranges from the decor, the art items, to the food and meals, as the American Chef Emeril would say, “the took it up a notch” and set a new standard.

The Lodge is located near Fort Portal and Kibale Forest, it overlooks two crater lakes from the Main Lodge and every elegant cottage has a direct view of one.

There is fabulous swimming with a 360-degree view of the Rwenzori Mountains and the crater lakes.

Activities can be boating on the lake, village visits, crater lake hikes, tea, and vanilla plantation visits.

The Lodge is located on a ridge, a perfect location and is a family operation run by a European Family that has fallen in love with the Pearl of Africa…enjoy.


 Mihingo Safari Lodge – Ultimate Luxury in the African Bush of Lake Mburo Park:

Mihingo Safari Lodge is simply luxury in the African Bush of Lake Mburo Park it is in an intimate lodge and each permanently tented cottage is private from the others – simply a fabulous setting where even from the bathroom you have a fabulous view of the area before you including Lake Mburo.

Mihingo Lodge is simply ultimate luxury comfort in the Bush, the tented cottage is simply a fantastic place to be for a one or two days.  The view from the swimming pool is lovely and makes a morning sunrise dip even more special.  You can take a guided horseback riding safari here that is guided through the rolling savannah and see zebras, eland antelopes, buffaloes, and much other wildlife along with the multitude of birds found at Lake Mburo Park.

Food is carefully and tastefully prepared and nicely presented and a bush breakfast can be arranged for you – simply an all-around luxury lodge not to be missed in Uganda among its romantic lodges.


 Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge-Luxury at Nkuringo-Bwindi Forest:

Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is among the premier lodges at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – it is off the beaten track from the many other lodges located primarily in the Buhoma area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest which is the stunningly scenic portion of the ancient forest and the rooms, or one should stay suites quality Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge among the romantic lodges in Uganda.  You luxurious quarters come with a sitting room with a fireplace to take the Bwindi forest chill away one finds at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in the evenings.

Service – if service you want – a butler is at your disposal at all times to make your stay at the lodge even more enjoyable.  Clouds Mountain Gorilla Lodge is the perfect place to stay while tracking one of the gorilla families in the southern area of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, village visits are also possible and forest walk with the original people of the forest – the Batwa Pygmy People at Buniga Forest which is nearby.

The views are breathtaking here of both Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and of the mountains that cook, the Virunga Volcanoes.  Definitely one of the romantic lodges in Uganda.


 Bwindi Lodge – Buhoma area – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest:

Bwindi Lodge is one of the Best Romantic Gorilla Trekking Lodges in the Buhoma Area.  It goes beyond where other luxury lodges leave off.  It is one of the lodges that comes with what we call “the Wow Factor.”  The cottages follow the style of houses that are common to the area.  You have that right in the forest feel especially as you have your morning cup of coffee surrounded by what is known as the Gorilla Mist.  It is no wonder that Lonely Planet picked Bindi Impenetrable Forest as one of the world’s most unusual Honeymoon Destination.

Bwindi Lodge in Buhoma is simply world-class service, world-class comfort, yet there is nothing garish, it is a quiet elegance that you simply sense.

Those on a Romantic Safari will love their Stay at the exclusive Bwindi Lodge. After gorilla trekking, you can take a stroll down the main street of Buhoma to the Bwindi Bar, a training project for youth in the area to learn about Lodge hospitality. there you can have a fudge brownie and a great locally produced coffee.


 Mount Gahinga Lodge – Mgahinga Gorilla Park:

Mount Gahinga Lodge is under the radar for many, but this exclusive, romantic Lodge in the shadows of the brooding Virunga Volcanoes is a rare jewel among romantic lodges in Uganda.  Combine your romantic occasion with Gorilla Trekking, Volcano Climbing, Hikes, and Batwa Cultural Encounters.

It is one of our favorite lodges, the reason is simple, our clients, especially those that visit on a honeymoon or other romantic occasion simply love the lodge, the location, the view, the quietness, the class, style and grace shown here by some of the best services orientated staff at a lodge in Uganda.

Your Banda – Cottage is nicely furnished, comes with a fireplace, a verandah for that morning coffee or sundowner drink.  There is even a deluxe cottage for that most special occasion.


 Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp in the Unvisited Ishasha Region of Queen Elizabeth Park:

This remote and isolated camp in the unvisited portion of Queen Elizabeth Park is one of the romantic lodges with a wild twist.  You are literally in the African Bush, in the African Wild in Uganda and staying here is an experience and yet it comes with style and up-market comfort.

Enjoy Lunch along the Ntungwe River and view the wildlife such as elephants before your eyes – it is simply a wilderness experience at Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp – and this area is home of the famous Ishasha Tree Climbing lions which is the best place in East Africa to see them.

Your tent is not some little pup-tent but a large wide room with windows to see out of, you can sit outside and enjoy with a fresh cup of coffee the early morning as the sun rises before you go on a game drive.

Ishasha Wilderness Tented Camp is a most romantic place in the wild and one of the romantic lodges in Uganda.


 Kyambura Gorge Lodge – the very Best in Queen Elizabeth Park:

Kyambura Gorge Lodge is in a class by itself.  This high-end luxury lodge restored a fallen down Coffee plantation and breathed fresh life into it.  Each cottage, named after one of the Kyambura Gorge Chimpanzees has its own name.  Each lodge is a thoughtfully piecing together of the now with what once was here.  The words subdued elegance describe the lodge best.

The lodge overlooks that gash in the Savannah that is called the Kyambura Gorge, a place that BBC called “the lost Valley” with its underground forest, primates, birds and small mammals.

The lodge has purchased a large tract of land adjacent to the Gorge for Conservation purpose an allow other Chimpanzees which will help sustain the otherwise endangered chimpanzees.

Enjoy a fresh. lodge produced Coffee by a women’s self-help group, swim in a salt water pool, enjoy a massage, guided walks.  The lodge is one of Uganda’s very Best.


Mweya Safari Lodge – A Sheraton Hotel in the Bush:

Mweya Safari Lodge is according to Bradt Guide a Sheraton Hotel in the Bush and one would not think that it be listed with the romantic lodges in Uganda.  There is however a secret – within the Mweya Lodge Property are just a few permanent tent cottages that provide the perfect setting for that romantic extra.

You have the utmost privacy, you overlook the scenic Kazinga Channel where wildlife and birds abound – your tent cottage provides you with that luxurious feel and all the comforts that you can and cannot imagine, simply a superb setting for the honeymooners in the Pearl of Africa who want to stay in the wild of Uganda in luxurious style.

Mweya Safari Lodge is located near game drives and of course, you can take a channel boat safari here that you will find amazing.  The food is high quality and you will be delighted by the meals you partake in, the fabulous swimming pool and the privacy of your tent cottage at Mweya Safari Lodge – one of the romantic lodges in Uganda.


 Chobe Safari Lodge-Murchison Falls Park-5 Star Luxury in the African Bush:

Chobe Safari Lodge along the historic River Nile at Murchison Falls Park is a safari resort but much more – it has some attractive permanent tent cottages along the River Nile that deserve to be among to be part of the romantic lodges in Uganda.  Simply superb luxurious comfort, privacy and a fabulous view of the river combined make this one of the lodges to put on your romantic safari in Uganda.

Each tent is exquisitely furnished – the furniture tastefully arranged, the pool is a short distance and so is the restaurant all with the same view of one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.  You can swim, fish, hike, go on game drives here, or simply sit on your deck and enjoy the African night – food, service are astounding and Chobe Lodge is one of the romantic lodges in Uganda.


 Equator Snow Lodge – Rwenzori Mountains Foothills: 

Equator Snow Lodge, one of the hidden pearls in the Pearl of Africa, off the beaten tourist track in the shadows of Africa’s tallest Mountain Range, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.  You do not have to be a mountain climber to stay here if you are looking for a quiet oasis for a romantic celebration.

The cottages are the kind that one imagines would be ideal for a Christmas away from home but lend themselves for a quiet romantic evening after dinner sitting by a crackling fireplace, enjoying each other with a glass of wine along with some cheese and crackers.

The lodge staff will assist in creating the just right setting for you, the meals are superbly prepared, the surrounding area only compliments your romantic stay Equator Snow Lodge. Walk along the river, learn how to fish with your hands, take a hike through the Mountain Forest or climb one of the surrounding mountain tops.


These are just a few of the best Romantic Places to stay at in Uganda where you can stay on your celebratory, romantic safari in the Pearl of Africa.  Most of all enjoy Uganda – the Pearl of Africa.


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