Safari holidays for couples in Uganda – Uganda as a safari destination has got lots to offer in terms of adventurous, wildlife activities to loving couples who are looking for memorable experiences, whether it is tracking primates in the rainforests, seeing rare wildlife and bird species on safari in the National Parks, climbing to the Africa’s third highest peak on the Rwenzori Mountain or white-water rafting on the continent’s longest the River Nile.
If you want to get off the beaten track and away from the crowds, there are plenty of wilderness areas in Uganda that offer a true escape. The country also has excellent high-end lodges and camps tucked away in its most beautiful places on mountain foothills, in forests and on islands and lakeside beaches where you can experience romantic luxury in intimate rooms and suites with extras such as private decks and plunge pools.
With the biggest concentration of National parks and wildlife as well as some incredible landscapes, Western Uganda is the top region for couples travelling in the country. Mountain Gorilla adventure comes up at the top of most travellers’ lists for Uganda, closely followed by Chimpanzee tracking, and both of these activities are on offer in Western Uganda.
Murchison Falls National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park are the two most popular parks for big game safaris by car and boat, while the crater lakes area offers idyllic walking trails. Hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains is a highlight for active couples, and truly physically fit can take on the challenge of climbing to the top of Mount Stanley, Uganda’s highest peak.
For adventure-seeking couples, Eastern Uganda is another place to go. Here you will find Uganda’s adrenaline centre the laidback town of Jinja, on the shores of Lake Victoria. Just about every outdoors activity under the sun is on offer here, but the biggest draw is the thrilling white-water rafting on the huge rapids of the Nile River.
Coming face-to-face with wild Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat, tracking our closest ape cousins the Chimpanzees in dense rain forest, going in search of tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park, exploring the landscapes and wildlife of Murchison Falls National Park, trekking in the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains, getting the adrenaline going on a white-water rafting adventure on the Nile River, staying in romantic rooms and tented suites in luxury lodges placed in Uganda’s most beautiful corners and indulging in special treats such as bush picnics for two organised by your lodge and Great Adevtnture Safaris you premier ground handler.
Travelling by car in Uganda does feel like an adventure but it is a slow way of getting around, as some roads are rough and distances can take much longer than you would expect. If you are short on time and want to maximize your days in Uganda, consider flying on small planes between the national parks. In general, it is best to spend a few days in each place rather than rushing from one destination to the next. Part of the magic of spending time in the wilderness is having time to soak up the serenity of the natural world.
Public displays of affection are not the norm in Uganda. To be respectful, try to be more reserved when in public
In Uganda, same-sex relationships are illegal. LGBTQ couples should be discreet about their sexuality and not show any signs of affection in public.
Mountain Gorilla tracking is one of the most memorable wildlife experiences you can have in Africa, and so there’s a good reason why it tops the list when it comes to Uganda. The excitement of hiking through a lush tropical forest in search of a Gorilla family and then coming face-to-face with them as they play, eat and groom one another just a few metres away from you is hard to beat. For people who want more time with Gorillas than just one hour, you can pay extra to do a four hour Gorilla habituation experience where you spend time with a semi habituated Gorilla family that is getting used to human presence.
Chimpanzee tracking is another top wildlife experience in Uganda. While it is less challenging than the Gorilla tracking it is a thrill to search for them, and a very rewarding experience to spend time with one of our closest living relatives. While not nearly as well-known as Gorillas and Chimpanzee tracking, you can do also track southern white rhinos on foot in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary in the north-western Uganda which is another rewarding animal encounter.
For safari goers in search of more traditional wildlife experiences, Uganda’s National parks in the west and north of the country offer open savannah dotted with big game and predators. You can do self-driving safaris or stay at a lodge and go on guided game safaris, but there is also boat safari wildlife viewing on the cruises in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.
If getting out of the car and into the bush is your kind of safari, there are plenty of places where you can do guided walks in Uganda’s forests and reserves to spot hundreds of bird species and butterflies and 13 different primates, as well as smaller mammals.
Outdoor adventures are a big part of many travellers Uganda holidays, whether it is hiking around the beautiful crater lakes, trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains or climbing Mount Stanley or Mount Elgon, horse-back riding, quad biking or tackling the thrilling rapids in the Nile River.
Wildlife and adventure activities aside, Uganda also offers many cultural experiences, such as an overnight stay in a village of the Karamojong, a tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists in the northern Karamoja region of the country, during which you will experience a taste of traditional life when you help them to herd cattle and gather wild food.
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