20 Romantic Resorts and Hotels that are perfect escapes for Valentine’s Day in Uganda

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Looking for the perfect place to stay over Valentine’s Day – Weekend that offers luxury, affordability and romance all rolled into one? Check into one of these hotels/ resorts and take advantage of special offers just for couples.

No matter which of the hotels, resorts or lodges that you choose, you and your special loved one are guaranteed to have a wonderful romantic vacation in Uganda. With so much to do and see, Uganda is rapidly becoming the most popular Valentine’s Day getaway vacation in Africa – thanks to its lush natural beauty, delightfully temperatures, and the many exciting safari options available for visitors.

Not necessarily presented in any ranked order, here are our recommended 20 places for staycation this valentine’s day. This doesnt in any way mean that Uganda is limited on choice, as there are many more luxurious facilities not listed herein but liked by many since they all have their unique selling points.

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Speke Resort Munyonyo

Nyanja Terrace, Speke Resort Munyonyo

Speke Resort, conveniently located only 12 km from the centre of Kampala, offers you the ultimate in luxury accommodation and leisure facilities; all situated in an idyllic setting in Munyonyo on the shores of Lake Victoria. The resort offers you a choice of luxury accommodation to suit couples on long or short stays.

The Deal: 

Accommodation Special Offer Price: Rooms from $149 per couple (per night) – the offer is valid from 13th – 17th Feb 2020

Discounted 4-course set menu dinner on February 14, 2019 at only Shs169,000 per couple & includes a glass of sparkling wine, red or white wine, fresh juice with solo singer/ guitarist performing from 7pm onwards

Leisure facilities at this top notch resort include, an Olympic size swimming pool, an equestrian centre and a choice of fine bars and restaurants, all with different international menus.

The Resort’s spectacular setting are the ideal ingredients for a magical storybook or special event.

It also offers a choice of elegant rooms and beautiful outdoor locations that will provide the perfect setting for your vacation getaway.

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Kampala Serena Hotel

Kampala Serena Hotel. (Photo/Courtesy)

Located on Kintu Road, Nakasero Hill, in the centre of Kampala, Kampala Serena Hotel is nestled among 17 acres (6.9 ha) of lawns and gardens.

Run and managed by the Serena Hotels Group, Kampala Serena Hotel has 188 guest rooms, including suites that are elegantly furnished boasting an impressive collection by local artisans.

The Deal: 

Accommodation Special Offer Price: $240 per room per night – the offer includes: accommodation in a deluxe room, a bottle of sparkling wine on the date of arrival, buffet breakfast, use of the Maisha Health club & spa, swimming pool plus all statutory taxes. The accommodation offer is valid from 13th – 16th Feb 2020

Valentine’s Day Dinner options: 

The Pearl Restaurant & Champagne Bar: 7 course dinner menu at UGX. 230,000 per person

The Lakes Restaurant Buffet Menu @UGX. 190,000 per person

The Explorer Restaurant @UGX. 160,000 per person

Dinner starts at 7:30pm – Validity – 14th Feb 2020 (Terms & Conditions apply)

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Latitude 0 Degrees Hotel, Kampala

Latitude 0

With views stretching out over Lake Victoria, and the city of Kampala, Latitude 0° sits among indigenous orchid-filled trees atop of Makindye Hill, approximately 6 kms from the Capital City’s central business district, and 45 minutes from Entebbe International Airport.

Latitude 0 is more than just a hotel, with 47 guest rooms and suites, a 24-hour front desk, and fast airport transfers. The hotel has two restaurants and three bars with culinary delights and a wide variety of drinks from all corners of the world. Its indeed a haven for relaxation and fitness through the hotel’s spa, gym and swimming pools.

The deal

Enjoy a snappable welcome photo for you and your date, welcome drink, five (5) course meal, cosy live musical entertainment, movie screening, and a parting gift from the chef all for just $68 (250,000 UGX).

Amazing valentine’s offer at Latitude 0: Standard double room at $150 only. Offer valid for all guests checking in between Thursday, 13th February 2020 and checking out Saturday, 15th February 2020.

For reservations; call 0312418300 or email [email protected]

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Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge

Located on roughly six hectares on Kalagala Island, Wildwaters Lodge lies on a unique private island mid-stream within the mighty River Nile in Uganda: around 25km downstream from Jinja in eastern Uganda.

It’s in a sublime location, and only reached by boat which makes it a very adventurous place to stay. The lodge perched on granite rocks with exciting foamy rapids roaring all around. The ten stand-alone elevated timber-floor and super-spacious luxury suites nestle in rainforest with amazing river views. Each are linked by raised wooden walkways to the restaurant, bar and library, and feature glass-fronted windows, locally handmade furniture, stylish bathrooms with rain showers, and secluded wooden decks with daybeds and romantic free-standing open-air bathtubs.

Wildwaters offers a relaxing and intimate stay for honeymooners and couples looking for some quiet time – if of course the roar of the racing white-water rapids does not interfere. But, really these sounds on the mighty Nile are quite hypnotic and calming so Wildwaters offers an experience in all the senses.

Ready to book your stay or get a valentines day deal, you can call +256772237400 or email: [email protected]

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Chobe Safari Lodge

Chobe Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls National Park

Located in the Murchison Falls National Park, this Five Star lodge is undoubtedly the gem in Uganda’s crown of tourism destinations. The breathtaking panoramic views, coupled with the sounds of the River Nile’s magnificent rapids, sets the scene for an adventure that will impress even the most discerning of visitors.

Chobe Safari Lodge offers a unique opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds, flora and fauna; all in an area of the park that has yet to be discovered.

The deal

Offer of US$460 includes 2 nights accommodation per couple plus all meals

Optional extras: Bush dining, couple’s massage, romantic turndown

Excludes: daily park entrance fee into Murchison Falls National park

For reservations; call +256312260260 or email [email protected]

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Protea Hotel Marriott – Kampala Skyz

Located on plot 1 Water Lane Naguru, Skyz’s Hotel is a gem perched on Naguru Hill. The hotel offers world class accommodation and conferencing facilities, an onsite fine dining restaurant with a swimming pool and well-stocked bars with some offering panoramic views of Kampala.

The hotels has 2 conference halls on site both with a capacity of 120 people, the famous Skyz Deck which can seat 300 people and 13 ultra-modern boardrooms fully equipped with the latest equipment.

With 141 rooms ranging from standard rooms to the presidential suite, guests on club floors get to enjoy the Club Lounge which is perfect for private meetings and small discussions.

The deal

CHAPTER TWO DINNER
Kampala view – UGX 300,000 per couple
Restaurant view – UGX 250,000 per couple

ECLIPSE
Kampala view – UGX 200,000 per couple
Skyview – UGX 150,000

NINETY9
Singles Day Party with DJ Ciza & DJ Kasbaby hosted by Lynda Ddane

SKYZ DECK OUTDOOR DINNER
Kampala View – UGX 300,000 per couple
Sky View – UGX 250,000 per couple

TROPICANA POOL DECK
BBQ Buffet – UGX 200,000 per couple (includes Valentines Cocktail)

APHRODISIAC EXPERIENCE
Specially crafted menu, sure to stimulate all your senses  @UGX 50,000 per couple
Complete the romantic experience at the Valentines Day photo center

PACKAGES INCLUDE A GLASS OF WINE FOR THE LADY

For bookings; call +256312554555 or email; [email protected]

07 of 20

Brovad Sands Lodge

Swimming pool area at Brovad Sands Lodge

Tucked away in the charming island of Bugala, Ssese Islands on Lake Victoria is the tropical hideaway of Uganda, a blissful holiday beach resort that is inviting, cozy, relaxing with direct water access. A beautiful property embraced by a private natural white sand beach and shaded by soaring natural vegetation and trees – Brovad Sands Lodge is truly a fascinating treasure immersed in history and tradition.

The lodge features opulent and rondavel cottages fitted with modern furniture. All the 46 cottages enjoy en suite facilities: Each room has a TV screen fully connected to satellite channels, wardrobe, work-table and wake-up service on request. The rooms typify your very own home away from home.

The deal

Valentines Day offer 900,000/= for 2nights, 3 days:

Includes, accommodation for two, breakfast in bed, buffet lunch, candle light dinner at the beach, soft drink at each meal (soda/water), bottle of wine, guided nature walk, romantic canoe ride, steam & sauna, couple massage, swimming pool and free pick up on arrival at the Island.

For bookings; call +256774285418

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Kyaninga Lodge

Aerial view of Kyaninga Lodge

Nestled on the edge of an extinct volcanic crater lake at the foot of the Rwenzori Mountains.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Lake Kyaninga and the Rwenzori Mountains beyond, Kyaninga Lodge is the spectacular result of one man’s vision and six years of unwavering commitment to creating an experience of Africa’s beauty unlike anything else.

You can experience the beauty and romance of this unexplored region, while staying in the height of luxury and elegance. Nine exclusive cottages made from hand carved logs, superb dining, and a wealth of adventures await.

Set apart and raised on platforms, the cottages at Kyaninga offer you privacy and tranquility. Each spacious cottage comes with a choice of twin or double beds made up with the softest bed linen and feather pillows. An indoor seating area leads out to a private deck where you can enjoy morning tea or coffee with views over the lake and the Rwenzori Mountains. The en-suite bathrooms’ boast marble countertop basins set atop crafted Elgon olive pedestals, claw footed freestanding baths, and glass-walled showers. With modern solar power, you will always have hot water and electrical charging points.

The menu is based on classical European cuisine and tweaked to make use of local ingredients, many of which are handpicked from Kyaninga Lodge’s own kitchen garden or the neighbouring markets

The terrace leads down to the swimming pool looking over the lake. Lined with pavers cut from the local volcanic rock and featuring two wooden decks, the swimming pool provides the perfect space for you to relax and unwind. Here you can soak up the peace and tranquility of Lake Kyaninga and the mountains beyond.

In this equatorial paradise, you will feel a thousand miles away from the bustle of daily life, and you are; with wireless internet access in the Main Lodge, you can still share your adventures with your loved ones.

The deal

Kyaninga is offering a 2 course meal at UGX 65,000 / or a 3 course meal at UGX 75,000.

For bookings, call +256772999750 or email: [email protected]

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Kampala Sheraton Hotel

Sheraton Kampala Hotel

The Sheraton Kampala Hotel is ideally located in the heart of Kampala city and welcomes travelers with a relaxed ambience and a dazzling array of upscale amenities. Take in a magnificent view of the city from the hotel’s guest rooms and suites, homely decorated with comfort in mind.

The deal

It’s those intimate moments that are truly precious and timeless. Enjoy a four-course meal that comes with a complimentary glass of wine at Seven Seas Restaurant or Laterals Restaurant for only 280,000shs per couple or better yet a Buffet service that comes with a complimentary glass of wine at Paradise Restaurant at only 100,000shs per person. (Friday February 14, 2020 – 7pm to 11pm)

Accommodation offer

What could be better than ending that amazing dinner with the ultimate lover’s nest experience. Suite Package $299 while an Executive room package goes for $249

For bookings; call +256414420000

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Mweya Safari Lodge

Mweya Safari Lodge

Located on a peninsula within the heart of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mweya Safari Lodge is surrounded by the magical Rwenzori Mountains aptly described as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’.

For those guests seeking the ultimate in privacy and exclusivity, Mweya Safari Lodge offers numerous configurations of cottages to suit your needs and requirements.

The “Queens Cottage” and “The Presidential Cottage” will be sure to meet your demands.

The deal

Offer of US$460 includes 2 nights accommodation per couple plus all meals

Optional extras: Bush dining, couple’s massage, romantic turndown

Excludes: daily park entrance fee into Queen Elizabeth National park

For reservations; call +256312260260 or email [email protected]

Other facilities at Mweya Safari Lodge include a swimming pool with a panoramic view of Kazinga Channel, which separates Lake George and Lake Edward. You can peer across the channel and identify the different wild animals cooling off in the waters below.

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Mahogany Springs Luxury Resort Bwindi

Mahogany Springs Luxury Resort Bwindi

Set back on the pristine waters of the Munyanga river and facing the Bwindi Impenetrable forest is Mahogany Springs Luxury Resort.

The lodge offers privacy and serenity blended with optimal comfort in a spectacular setting. With some of the most luxurious accommodation in East Africa the feeling that you will experience when staying here is beyond compare.

Mahogany Springs is one of the perfect bases from which to begin your Gorilla Tracking or Bird watching adventures.

For some good deals for stay at Mahogany Springs, email Barrie Gotch – [email protected]

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Mihingo Lodge

Mihingo Lodge in the evening looking up from the pool

Mihingo is a luxurious, family owned lodge in a magical setting adjacent to Lake Mburo National Park. Perched high on a rocky kopje, whose pre-Cambrian granite boulders were formed over 500 million years ago, it has spectacular views over a vast savannah landscape. Designed to blend in with its fragile surroundings, this environmentally friendly lodge offers comfort, relaxation and the experience of being at one with nature.

An infinity pool overlooks the valley below where buffalo, eland, impala, warthogs, bush buck and zebra can be seen at the waterhole.  On the rocks you may have the rare chance of seeing the resident family of Klipspringers.

The only regret that many of Mihingo Lodge’s guests have is that many a time, they wish they had booked to stay longer than only a night or two.

Ready to book your stay or get a valentines day deal, you can call +256752410509 or email: [email protected]

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Nile Safari Lodge

In the remote beautiful, savannah, Nile Safari Lodge is a luxurious escape and the ultimate private tour experience.

Nile Safari Lodge is nestled on the southern bank of the River Nile and offers exclusive accommodation adjacent to one of the most romantic locations in Africa, Murchison Falls National Park.

Imagine yourself elevated on your private deck on the river bank, one can view the Murchison Falls National Park and watch animals in their natural habitat.

Nile Safari Lodge has six luxurious bandas that provide a high level of luxury and service inclusive of a traditional freestanding bathtub; perfect for relaxing and enjoying the evening views.

There is also an Exclusive honeymoon banda named MWEZI (Swahili word for Moon) which is the ultimate romantic getaway, accommodating couples in the elite banda suite. Its exclusivity is in its private plunge pool, king size star bed with a complementary view of the flowing River Nile.

The lodge has an onsite restaurant with its own greenhouse for fresh produce, a lounge and bar, a beautiful infinity pool, and will soon have a spa with a full range of treatments.

For some good deals, visit their head office located at Quality Shopping Mall Lubowa, Room Q.26. You can also call +256757363362 /+256772363362 to make a reservation.

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Paraa Safari Lodge

Paraa Safari Lodge

Established in 1954, Paraa Safari Lodge is located in the north west of Uganda overlooking one of nature’s best kept secrets, the River Nile.

Paraa Safari Lodge offers a unique blend of comfort, relaxation and adventure. Set in an area of landscaped gardens, the lodge recreates a mood that has come to be associated with the famous explorers of East Africa.

Each of the 54 rooms at Paraa Safari Lodge are complete with balcony and en-suite private bathroom. The choice of accommodation at the lodge varies – a cottage, suites, double, twin and single.

It also offers a choice of fine dining throughout one’s stay, and the Explorer’s bar is the ideal watering hole after a day of wildlife discovery in Murchison Falls National Park.

The swimming pool at the lodge even has a pool bar – where you can sip a cocktail in the water while overlooking the River Nile below at sunset. Priceless!

The deal

Offer of US$460 includes 2 nights accommodation per couple plus all meals

Optional extras: Bush dining, couple’s massage, romantic turndown

Excludes: daily park entrance fee into Murchison Falls National park

Reservations can be made directly from Marasa Central Reservations Office at Plot 96-98, 5th Street Industrial Area, Kampala or alternatively call +256 312 260260 /or email [email protected]

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Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Kyambura Gorge Lodge, is not only a place of luxurious comfort but also one of those rare, eclectic, contemporary safari lodges that has joined the Past with the Present immersed in tasteful subdued elegance.

“Kyambura Gorge Lodge is more than a room, more than a banda or cottage, it is an experience, the location alone is reason enough to stay here,” said Robert Begumisa of Abacus Vacations.

This eclectic safari lodge, which fully upgraded around 2018 and 2019 with entirely remodelled public areas and gardens, has been converted from an old coffee store to create breathtakingly beautiful space.

Located on the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park with sweeping views of the rolling savannah, the distant Rwenzori mountains, and the sunken Kyambura Gorge, Kyambura Gorge Lodge has eight unique luxury bandas, reflecting the local building style (4 of them deluxe bandas).

The stylish bandas also have a contemporary theme with the accent on local artifacts re-imagined in a new context. The swimming pool has been redesigned and upgraded.

Ready to book your stay or get a valentines day deal, you can call +256 772 741 720 or send an email to [email protected]

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Apoka Safari Lodge

Apoka Safari Lodge

Located right in the middle of Kidepo Valley National Park, Apoka Safari Lodge rooms have been built with comfort in mind. The lodge has 10 expansive rooms with natural canvas walls surrounding a rocky kopje with endless views across the savannah.

With inside sitting rooms and private verandas there are plenty of places to relax, read and sprawl. Big hand-hewn beds with soft duvets are draped with mosquito nets, hand-woven woolen carpets, extra large plush towels, over-sized dressing gowns…you may be as far away from the city as you’ll ever be, but you won’t miss a thing.

Step outside to a sheltered terrace and slip into your own outdoor stone bathtub, big enough to fit the whole family.

The swimming pool at Apoka Lodge – deep and cool – has been carved out of the big rock. This is the kind of pool that makes you want to jump in, splashing and yelling, feeling like a kid again.

Ready to book your stay or get a valentines day deal, you can call +256772489497 or email: [email protected]

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Elephant Plains Lodge

Elephant Plains Lodge

Perched 941 metres above sea level, high upon the western escarpment of the Albertine rift in the north east of Queen Elizabeth National park, Elephant Plains Lodge offers panoramic views stretching for miles over the huge open grasslands to lake George.

Guest accommodation is in 6 spacious double/twin en-suite cottages with large private verandas and huge glass windows to take advantage of the incredible views. An additional 2 family cottages offer accommodation in 2 separate en-suite bedrooms with plenty of space for up to 5 people. All the cottages have large bath tubs as well as showers and are spaced out along the hill top offering privacy and tranquility. All the rooms overlook lake Kikorongo from where you can see elephants and buffaloes come to drink.

The main area provides an extensive lounge with comfortable couches and intimate seating areas for you to enjoy a Ugandan gin and tonic and take in the wonderful views under the cooling breeze rolling in off lake George. The Bar is well stocked, with a wine cellar and has bistro style seating for a more informal experience. The spacious restaurant has an outside dining deck with 270 degree views serving an international menu inspired by local flavours, all presented with the warmest hospitality from our professional team.

The lodge also has a large eco-friendly swimming pool for guests to cool off at the end of the day and continue to take in the amazing views offered from everywhere around the lodge.

Ready to book your stay or get a valentines day deal, you can call call +256776411316 or email: [email protected]

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Ndali Lodge

Ndali Lodge. Photo Brian Mugume

Ndali lodge lies on the rim of an inactive volcano that formed the magnificent lake Nyinambuga. The main lodge is thatched with a dining area, sitting room and a reception. It has 8 cottages offering lavish accommodation for 16 guests.

Ready to book your stay or get a valentines day deal, you can call +256772221309 / or email [email protected]

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Igongo Cultural Centre & Hotel

Igongo Cultural Centre & Country Hotel, located exactly 12km along the scenic Mbarara Masaka highway is one of the ultimate destination for lovers of history, art, culture and comfort. A staple of ultimate African luxury, Igongo merges comfort, relaxation and recreation in an environment offering gorgeous scenery and beautiful gardens that capture the imaginations of both the young and the old. The complex is an attraction to a diversity of people and cultures both local and international.

Ready to book your stay or get a valentines day deal, you can call +256392722828 / or email: [email protected]

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Mbale Resort Hotel

Mbale Resort Hotel

Mbale Resort Hotel is set against the backdrop of the slopes of Mount Elgon in the heart of Mbale Town. All rooms and suites at the resort reflect a contemporary and sophisticated style featuring breathtaking Mbale skyline views, spectacular panoramic views of the Wanale Hill, Swimming Pool and garden views.

The hotel has 94 rooms on 2 Wings. The Victoria/Executive Wing with 74 Executive Rooms and the Eden/Original Wing with 20 Budget rooms. All rooms will soothe your mind and set your soul free!

The deal

Valentine’s dinner at UGX 100,000 per couple with complimentary welcome juice.

Accommodation offer:

Deluxe double UGX 240,000 (Bed & Breakfast); 340,000 (Half Board) 440,000 (Full Board)
Executive double UGX 420,000 (Bed & Breakfast); 520,000 (Half Board) 620,000 (Full Board)

For Reservations, call +256758210121 or email [email protected]

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