Take your honeymoon holidays away from the groping eyes of the public into the jungle of Uganda.
Uganda is a country of many surprises with rolling hills, sparkling crater lakes, abundant wildlife, and adrenaline activities and, of course, the endangered Mountain Gorillas. Uganda is still authentically African, lush green and home to the friendliest people on the continent. Safaris in Uganda can be such an experience from the many options you have to explore. Gorilla tracking exploration is a must go to once you arrive here. The beautiful vegetation and scenery will just leave you in owe.
Uganda is the home to half of the World’s remaining Mountain gorillas and the Source of the Nile, this makes it one of the best Honeymoon safari destinations in Africa. Visiting the Mountain gorillas in Bwindi in what is termed as the gorilla trekking experience, climb the ice capped Rwenzori mountains, take on a chimpanzee tracking tour, enjoy white water rafting on the Nile, see the Murchison falls and so much more as you observe Uganda’s scenic wonders- savannahs, wildlife, beach which gives you an ultimate adventure as you celebrate Love.
All our honeymoon packages are custom-made, share with us your dream honeymoon and we will be happy to work with you to make that dream a reality
- An ‘off the beaten track’, truly unique honeymoon
- Incredible equatorial forests, snow-peaked mountains, glassy lakes and sprawling savannahs
- The chance to track the very rare mountain gorilla
- Combining a ‘primate’ safari (chimps and gorillas) with a conventional big game safari
- Warm-hearted and helpful locals
- A host of adventure activities including exciting river cruises
- Some of the best birding in Africa
- Beach combinations in Kenya or Zanzibar
With its seemingly endless savannah plains, rugged mountainous interior, ancient rainforests and beautiful coastline in Uganda is an increasingly popular wedding destination. Where better to celebrate your wedding than in a romantic and tranquil setting, within stunning scenery and surrounded by the sounds of the bush.
Couples are choosing to combine their special day with a holiday of a lifetime including the thrills of a luxury safari and time to relax in the wilderness of Uganda with the guaranteed sunshine of the African climate.
Uganda offers a variety of wedding options, where you can have a religious ceremony in a church or a civil ceremony in the Registrar’s Office. Under Ugandan law, Christian, Islamic, Traditional African and Hindu ceremonies are all recognized and possible. The Ugandan Registrar holds records of Christian ceremonies and issues marriage certificates for Christians, Hindu and Islamic ceremonies as well as Affidavits issued for traditional African ceremonies.
Wedding ceremonies can be arranged at private, scenic viewpoints with stunning vistas across the game-filled landscape and to ensure a personal experience head for a private conservation area as they are Africa’s best kept secret since they have exclusive game reserves away from the crowds with an unsurpassed game-viewing with the opportunity to see all of Africa’s “Big Five” as well as many other important species.
Gorilla Trekking on Honeymoon
What can be a more memorable experience than seeing the endangered mountain gorilla in the wild? Trekking through equatorial forest of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a real thrill and the interaction with the gorillas is extremely emotional and exciting – certainly a moment in time to share with the one you love.
If you and your partner are after the ultimate ‘off the beaten track’ trip, then a safari honeymoon in Uganda is guaranteed to bring out the adventurer in you.
Ensure that you pack comfortable hiking shoes for this active honeymoon as you may be in for walking long distances through thick vegetation and up steep, wet and muddy terrain. Set on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is an equatorial forest of outstanding beauty. You will track the habituated gorilla families living in the park. Looking deep into the expressive brown eyes of these gentle giants is surely the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter that Africa as to offer.
There is more to this honeymoon safari, there are wild chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park, the Amazon of Africa and opportunities to learn about how Uganda has reinvented itself after the horrific 70’s & 80’s.
Most couple’s dream of an exotic wedding on an idyllic white beach and Bugala island of Ssese in the North West of Lake Victoria lies one of the most beautiful white sand beaches which is beautiful and perfect. A broad range of luxury and boutique hotels on the shores of Lake Victoria lies, Brovad Sands Lodge with luxury thatched roof cottages on the island designed for romance and relaxation. Every cottage features a king size bed, living area, luxurious bath, beautifully private balcony. Our Cottages have a panoramic lake view and is steps from the silky white-sand beach offer civil ceremonies or blessings / renewal of vows surrounded by colorful tropical gardens or overlooking the azure waters of Lake Victoria.
Ceremonies on the lake can also be arranged – in a traditional dhow boat for the extra-special feel. Brovad Sands Lodge is the perfect destination for a vacation and honeymoon of your dreams.
A couple would normally need to notify their church and the office of the Registrar General at least 30 days before the wedding date. However a Special License can be issued from the Registrar of Marriages if this requirement cannot be met. Before travel you will need to send certain documents to the Registrar of Marriages in order to apply for the Special License. You will then need to arrive in Uganda at least 4 days in advance of your wedding in order to finalize all the paperwork.
The following documentation is required (and if not in English an official translation should be attached to the originals):
- Valid passports / identity cards and visas
- Birth Certificate
- An affidavit from a solicitor or notary declaring that you are both single and eligible to marry
- If under 21 years, written permission from parents / guardians (in the form of an affidavit)
- If divorced, a Decree Absolute
- If widowed, previous Marriage Certificate and spouse’s Death Certificate
- If adopted, all adoption papers
- If you have changed your name, all relevant paperwork
- If you plan to marry in a church it is helpful to supply a supporting letter from your home priest / pastor
Whether you are planning a quiet, low-key ceremony with just the two of you or whether you have big plans for a large family celebration we are in position to support you with the planning to help you devise your dream wedding.
Best Time to Visit Uganda
Uganda’s raised topography means a cooler climate than its equatorial setting suggests but if you’re planning a gorilla trek on your honeymoon, it’s important to know when to go to Uganda for the easiest trekking conditions. Although it’s regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country’s two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September.
Game viewing in Uganda’s savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons – February and March and September/early October – when wildlife is concentrated around water sources. Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present. April and May, even when considered the rainy season, its great time to visit Uganda and the Gorillas. The views are stunning and it rains mostly in the afternoon for 1 hr and not tempering with activities.