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12 Days Uganda Honeymoon Safari

Tour Overview

A 12-day honeymoon safari in Uganda promises an unforgettable blend of adventure, romance, and wildlife encounters. This itinerary captures the essence of Uganda’s natural beauty, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage, offering a perfect blend of adventure, romance, and relaxation for an unforgettable honeymoon experience. Here’s a detailed itinerary to give you a glimpse of what your journey might entail:

Tour Highlights

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe and transfer to accommodation
  • Day 2: Transfer Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park
  • Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drive and Boat Safari
  • Day 4: Transfer Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park
  • Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking and Nature Walk
  • Day 6: Transfer Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Day 7: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel
  • Day 8: Transfer Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Expedition
  • Day 10: Transfer Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 11: Leisure Day at Lake Bunyonyi
  • Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi – Departure

12 Days Uganda Honeymoon Safari: Detailed Itinerary

 Day 1: Arrival in Entebbe and transfer to accommodation

Your romantic adventure begins with your arrival at Entebbe International Airport. You’ll be greeted by the warmth of Uganda, its friendly people, and the lush surroundings. After a long flight, our tour guide will transfer you to your accommodation either in Entebbe or Kampala, where you can relax and unwind, soaking in the excitement of the journey ahead. You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Forest Cottages (budget)
  • Cassia Lodge (mid-range)
  • Sheraton Hotel, Serena Hotel (luxury)

Destination:  Entebbe

Day 2: Transfer Entebbe – Murchison Falls National Park

Early in the morning after your breakfast, you’ll embark on a scenic drive to Murchison Falls National Park, one of Uganda’s largest and most diverse protected areas. En route the 6-hour drive, you’ll enjoy picturesque landscapes and perhaps even spot some wildlife along the way.
Upon arrival, settle into your lodge and have your lunch overlooking the mighty Nile River as you prepare for an enchanting sunset cruise on the river, savoring champagne as you toast to your love amidst the natural beauty.
In the evening you will be taken back to your lodge for a candlelit dinner and overnight stay.

Accommodation options:

  • Red chili rest camp or Heritage Safari lodge (budget)
  • Pakuba Safari lodge (mid-range)
  • Paraa Safari Lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Murchison Falls National Park

Day 3: Murchison Falls National Park – Game Drive and Boat Safari

On day 3, you’ll explore the vast savannah plains of Murchison Falls National Park on a thrilling morning game drive which lasts for about 4 hours. Keep your eyes peeled for iconic African wildlife such as elephants, lions, giraffes, and buffalo roaming freely in their natural habitat.
In the afternoon after your lunch, embark on a boat cruise along the Nile, where you’ll get up close to the thundering Murchison Falls, witnessing the sheer power of nature as the river squeezes through a narrow gorge to create the most powerful waterfall on earth.
After your boat cruise you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4: Transfer Murchison Falls National Park – Kibale Forest National Park

In the morning after your breakfast, you will bid farewell to Murchison Falls as you journey about 4 and a half hours southwards to Kibale Forest National Park, which is renowned for its diverse primate population, including the famous chimpanzees.
Upon arrival, settle into your intimate lodge nestled within the lush forest, have your lunch and spend the afternoon at your leisure.
In the evening you may do stargazing as you enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner at your accommodation.

Accommodation options:

  • Chimpanzee Forest guest house (budget / mid-range)
  • Primates lodge, Papaya Lodge, Crater lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Kibale Forest National Park

Day 5: Chimpanzee Trekking and Nature Walk

Wake up to the enchanting sounds of the forest, have your breakfast and embark on an exhilarating chimpanzee trekking adventure. Accompanied by experienced guides, venture deep into the forest in search of our closest relatives (chimpanzees). The trek may take from 2 to 5 hours and as you observe these intelligent creatures in their natural habitat, you’ll feel a profound connection to the natural world. Along the way you may also encounter other wildlife including birds of different species, monkeys as well as baboons.
In the afternoon after having lunch back at your lodge, you may unwind with a leisurely nature walk, exploring the rich biodiversity of the forest and encountering various bird species and smaller primates. You will then return to your lodge for dinner and rest.

Day 6: Transfer Kibale Forest National Park – Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its stunning landscapes and diverse wildlife. The drive takes about 2 and a half hours, and on the way, stop at the equator for a unique photo opportunity before continuing your journey to the park.
Upon arrival, settle into your lodge overlooking the vast plains, have lunch and enjoy a romantic evening under the African sky. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Simba safari camp (budget)
  • Park view safari lodge, Marafiki safari lodge or Twin lakes lodge (mid-range)
  • Mweya Safari lodge (luxury)

Destination:  Queen Elizabeth National Park

Day 7: Game Drive and Boat Cruise on the Kazinga Channel

Rise early, have your breakfast and set off for a captivating game drive through the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Marvel at the sight of lions basking in the morning sun, herds of elephants grazing peacefully, and elusive leopards prowling through the bush. The game drive may take about 4 to 5 hours to complete after which you will return to your accommodation.
In the afternoon after your lunch, embark on a boat cruise along the Kazinga Channel, where you’ll encounter an innumerable of wildlife, including hippos, crocodiles, and a dazzling array of bird species. Return to your lodge in the evening, have dinner and rest.

Day 8: Transfer Queen Elizabeth National Park – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

On day 8, you will get up early and have your breakfast then journey onwards to the misty mountains of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorilla population. The drive usually takes about 4 hours to get from Queen Elizabeth National Park to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Upon arrival, settle into your secluded lodge nestled amidst the dense forest, have lunch and prepare for an awe-inspiring encounter with these gentle giants. Have the afternoon at your leisure and in the evening have your dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Broad bill camp, Buhoma community rest camp (budget)
  • Ichumbi Gorilla lodge, Gorilla mist camp, Nkuringo Gorilla Safari lodge (mid-range)
  • Chameleon Hill Lodge, Mahogany springs (luxury)

Destination:  Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Day 9: Gorilla Trekking Expedition

The highlight of your honeymoon safari awaits as you embark on a once-in-a-lifetime gorilla trekking expedition. After your breakfast, you will be given packed lunch and accompanied by experienced trackers and guides, venture deep into the heart of the forest in search of a habituated gorilla family. It may take 2 to 6 hours to find the gorillas and as you come face to face with these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, you’ll be overcome with a sense of wonder and awe. Spend an unforgettable hour observing their behavior, capturing cherished memories, and forging a deep connection with nature.
After your trek return to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 10: Transfer Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Lake Bunyonyi

After the exhilaration of gorilla trekking, embark on a scenic 3-hour journey to Lake Bunyonyi, known as the “Lake of a Thousand Islands.” Nestled amidst rolling hills and terraced landscapes, this tranquil oasis offers the perfect setting for relaxation and romance.
Upon arrival, settle into your romantic lakeside cottage, have your lunch and spend the afternoon kayaking, swimming, or simply unwinding on the shores of the lake. In the evening have your dinner and rest at your lodge.

Accommodation options:

  • Crater Bay Cottages (budget)
  • Bunyonyi Rock Resort, Bunyonyi Eco Resort (Mid-range)
  • Aracadia Cottages Bunyonyi, Bird Nest Resort Bunyonyi (luxury)

Destination:  Lake Bunyonyi

Day 11: Leisure Day at Lake Bunyonyi

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure, indulging in the serenity and beauty of Lake Bunyonyi. Take a romantic boat cruise around the lake, exploring its myriad islands and hidden coves. Alternatively, embark on a cultural excursion to visit the local communities and immerse yourselves in the rich traditions and customs of the region.
In the evening, savor a romantic candlelit dinner overlooking the shimmering waters of the lake, reminiscing about the unforgettable experiences of your honeymoon safari.

Day 12: Lake Bunyonyi – Departure

As your honeymoon safari comes to an end, savor a leisurely breakfast overlooking the tranquil waters of Lake Bunyonyi, soaking in the last moments of romance and adventure. Bid farewell to the enchanting landscapes of Uganda as you embark on your journey back home, cherishing the memories of your unforgettable honeymoon safari for years to come. You will be transported back to the airport or dropped off at your preferred location.

End of Tour

Includes & Excludes

Tour includes

Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking permits
All activities on itinerary & park entry fees
Accommodation and meals
Transport in Standard Safari vehicle
Professional Tour Guide

Package Excludes

International Flights
Items of Personal Nature
Tips and Gratuity

Getting There

The trip will start from Kampala or Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and you will be dropped off at your hotel in Kampala or Entebbe international airport after the trip.

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    Tour can depart on any day of the week.
    Tour can be customized
    Transportation in Landcruiser or minivan with pop up for game viewing
    Suitable for solo travelers
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