If there’s one vacation where you want to feel like you’re in the literal lap of luxury, it’s undoubtedly on your honeymoon. As they say, you only get married once—you might as well enjoy it to the fullest. But, let’s be honest, following the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us don’t have an unlimited budget that allows such lavish vacations. The good news is there are still plenty of honeymoon hotels in Uganda beaming with glamorous luxury that won’t break the bank.
Whether you’re looking for a tropical escape or the opportunity to roam jungle tracks, we have just the spot for you. Here are three luxury honeymoon hotels and safari lodges fit for your budget.
Built upon a rocky outcrop with jaw dropping views across Lake Mburo National Park, Mihingo is run with only a small number of guests at any one time. As such, it is one of the few lodges in the park that offers a real home away from home. Its rooms are spacious – partly made of canvas and partly Eco-friendly materials. One of the things that make this lodge truly special is its attention to small details.
The lodge is famed for having a stable with horses that one can use for exploring the park—in case they want an alternative to game drives.
Here, you will also find a lovely gift shop where you can purchase authentic handmade crafts and souvenirs.
This eco-friendly lodge is famed for its location upon the slope of a gently sloping hill that overlooks the lush canopy of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
All its honeymoon cottages and superior suites are cozy and kept remarkably clean. Each is surrounded by a well maintained garden of tropical fruits and flowers. Together, this combination attracts lots of bird species, most of which have very serenading calls and tweets. A perfect music for the soul!
By the same token, the main restaurant looks out to the park. It is wonderful to sit out there with a coffee or beer, looking at pictures after a day of gorilla trekking or bird watching.
Apoka Safari Lodge
The majority of guests to Kidepo National Park use Apoka Lodge as a base for game drives but you could easily be there for three days just to take in its fantastic views. This is thanks to its magnificent disposition sitting on a rise overlooking the plains and its jagged mountains. In its foreground is a water hole where animals gather at different times of the day to drink water.
The main living and dining area of the lodge is perched on the top of a rocky outcrop at the heart of the park. The different seating areas in and outside are a great touch and delightful to stay at thanks to their African inspired décor. They feature some fascinating art that captures prehistoric way of life. On the other hand, the rooms are set at the edge of the property. As such, you will hear and see warthogs, elephants, giraffes and waterbucks wandering on their way to a feeding area within sight of the lodge. Each cottage has an outside bath where you can take a revitalizing shower and luxurious soak as you take in the beauty of the surrounding wilderness.
If you love dining under stars, you will love every minute of your stay here. It is such a fascinating phenomenon.
Words by Solomon Oleny