Uganda has a lot to offer to newlyweds. With exquisite resorts and exclusive lodges hidden deep inside the county’s National Parks, the days/weeks following your nuptials are sorted. Uganda offers a variety of resorts and lodges to choose from including: Aramaga Rift Lodge in Fort Portal, Elephant Plains Lodge in Queen Elizabeth NP, Brovad Sands Lodge in Ssese Islands, Arcadia Lodge in Bunyonyi, Ihamba residence in Bwindi, Wildwaters Lodge on River Nile, Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison falls NP and many more.
Fort Portal has since been designated the name, “The Tourism City of Uganda” and is the largest city in the Western part of the country, where it sits 297 kilometers from Kampala. It is known to be the cleanest Ugandan city and is the most well-positioned city, forming a gateway to various National Parks including Queen Elizabeth, Kibale, Rwenzori, Bwindi Impenetrable and Semuliki National Parks and Toro-Semuliki Wildlife reserves.
The City prides itself with a stable climate and a conducive environment making it one of the most rewarding destinations to explore anytime of the year.
Culturally, Fort Portal is the center of Tooro Kingdom, and the Karuzika Palace, which is home to King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV, standing tall on Kabarole hill in the center of town.
Kibale Forest National Park
Kibale ranges from woodlands and savannah on the rift valley floor to a wet tropical rain forest with 351 species of trees, some towering above 55m and boasting over 200 years in age. Famously known for chimpanzee tracking with over 13 primate species, and bird watching with over 375 bird species, Kibale adjoins Queen Elizabeth National Park to the south.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
Located 389 km from the Capital Kampala, this still remains the most popular savanna park in Uganda and the best place to see lions including the Tree Climbing lions. The park comprises several wide-ranging ecosystems and diverse habitats including; savannah grasslands, forests, lakes and wetlands that serve as home to the biggest variety of mammals (95 species) including big game in the country. It is home to 618 bird species which is the 6th highest diversity in the world, the highest in Africa and 10 primate species like chimpanzees.
Other key destinations to check out while visiting Fort Portal include; Semliki National Park and its hot springs originating from the Semuliki river, over 52 crater lakes in Kabarole and Bunyangabu district and the Rwenzori Mountains NP.
It is one thing to have the source of the longest river in the world at the heart of your city and it is another to know what to do with it. Jinja City manages to do both – and so well, it is dubbed “The Adventure City”. Jinja isn’t just an incredible tourist destination though, it is Uganda’s economic heartbeat, anchoring some of Africa’s most humongous dams and housing large industrial parks with close to 100 industries. Uganda isn’t without Jinja.
This 43-meter high endorphin-gushing experience will have you screaming all your fears out. Travelers have attested that while hanging upside down mid-air, plunging down in this daring free-fall, they lived through the highlight of their entire experience. And in that moment, while the tips of their hairs brushed the surface of the great Nile, they knew they would return.
The Source of the Nile
Not many places in Uganda hold as much sentimental value as the source of the world’s longest river before it meanders its way through valleys and gorges to the Mediterranean Sea.
Jinja sunset cruises
There’s a saying; “when the sun is setting, leave whatever you are doing and watch it.” The evenings in Jinja embody exactly that. A typical trip in Jinja will include a boat cruise offering travelers great views for birdwatching and magnificent sceneries. Be sure to catch the golden sunset and its reflection at the water surface when you explore Uganda.
Explore the source of the Nile
A multicultural country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria – the principal source of the great River Nile. With abundant wildlife such as Chimpanzees, Gorillas, famous Big 5 at our 10 Savannah parks, and 1000+ rare bird species. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary, while Kidepo Valley National contends for best destination in Africa for wild game drives.