Whether you are looking for a romantic honeymoon location or combining some relaxation with a safari holiday, Uganda, the ‘Land of Smiles’ is ideal. Ssese Islands are an archipelago of eighty-four islands in the northwestern part of Lake Victoria in Uganda, the second-largest freshwater lake in the world. The largest island in the archipelago is called Bugala Island and its major town is called Kalangala. The 84-forested island of the Ssese Group, float like green jewels on the waters of Lake Victoria, located 55km from Entebbe, this is one of Uganda’s greatest natural gifts waiting for you to be discovered.
Just a couple of hours flying time from Kampala, the capital city of Uganda is the gateway to the Ssese islands Archipelago offering stunning Uganda beach holidays. These clusters of islands are some of the most stunningly romantic in Africa, with luxurious beachfront lodges, ideal for a relaxing beach holiday or after a safari holiday in the same country. Experience some fantastic cruise in Uganda, the vibrant colors and the wide array of fish species is superb. There are many resorts that offer swimming and boat rides in Kampala.
Here are some of our ideas for a Uganda beach holiday:
Ssese Archipelago –islands, the best known being Bulago where you can relax on pristine sandy beaches, experience big game fishing, or watch the water.
■ Superb swimming and boat riding off the Islands or the migratory path of the majestic water birds
■ The freshest Tilapia fish served with spicy chips at a beachfront table
■ Experience a luxury resort hotel on the shores of Ssese Islands with powdery white beaches, and freshwater lakes.
■ Enjoy an exhilarating wildlife safari in the Queen Elizabeth National Park before flying to Entebbe for a luxury beach break on the shores of Ssese Island.
■ Visit the vast Ngamba island chimpanzee sanctuary, with stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife.
Visit any time of the year, except during rainy seasons especially April – May and September – November, and while you are in and around Ssese islands, sport fishing, bird watching, monkey and marine life viewing, are all activities and discoveries, one can make.
Additionally, Uganda is home to half of the world’s last remaining population of mountain gorillas and these are found in Bwindi impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park located in southwestern Uganda. This is the most popular attraction in Uganda and many tourists fly into the country for mountain gorilla trekking, thus making Uganda, one of Africa’s unique tourist destinations for honeymooners.
Another factor that makes Uganda a perfect honeymoon destination in Africa is white water rafting on the mighty river Nile in Jinja. Other activities recommended for honeymooners around here include Bungee Jumping, Horse Riding, and Quad Biking among others. The place offers a lifetime adventure experience.
Furthermore, Uganda is home to 13 primate species, regarded to be one of the highest concentration in Africa. Therefore, if you choose to take your honeymoon holiday to Uganda, you will enjoy chimpanzee tracking and/or habituation experience in Kibale National Park, Kanio Pabidi Forest reserve in Kibale National Park, Karinzu forest reserve, and Kyambura gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Among other primates to see while on your honeymoon safari in Uganda include Golden Monkeys, Black and White Colobus Monkeys, Blue Monkeys, Red Tailed Monkeys, Grey-Checked Mangabeys, and Olive Baboons among others. Spice up your honeymoon package in Uganda (Africa) with chimps trekking and habituation Experience.
Still further, Uganda is gifted by Nature, with over 1000 bird species, some of which are endemic to this area and can NOT be found anywhere in Africa. We have both residents and migrant bird species. Therefore, Uganda is a birders’ paradise.
Among other attractions that can make your honeymoon memorable are the Unique cultures, friendly people, big game drivers in search for the Big 5 animals like Buffaloes, Elephants, Lions, Rhino and Leopard, as well as fantastic boat cruise among others.
Contact us any time you plan a honeymoon holiday in Uganda. We can create a Ugandan holiday or honeymoon just for you. We have many years of experience in designing holidays in Uganda. Let us help you plan your next trip to Uganda, tailor-made to suit your interests and your budget.