Where To Honeymoon In East Africa

By Joburg Post

East Africa has an array of places to offer for "newly-weds",  it is surrounded by scenic views and romantic sunsets suitable for a honeymoon to not forget. Here are few picks you should consider for your honeymoon.

Musanze in Rwanda

Home to the country’s famous endangered mountain gorillas, Rwanda’s Musanze district is full of lush bamboo forests, luxury lodges, and volcanic views. Visitors to the region sign up for gorilla trekking months in advance, as permits are expensive and often hard to come by, but it is so worth it for the chance to watch gorillas in their natural habitat. For accommodation, book a stay at the ultra-exclusive and eco friendly Bisate Lodge, enjoying their romantic villas and panoramic views. For a more budget-friendly destination, check out Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda for gorilla trekking.

Jinja in Uganda

For adventurous types, look no further than Jinja, Uganda’s premier Nile River destination. Couples can go white-water rafting, kayaking, hiking, and bungee jumping, in addition to enjoying a lively party scene. Though Jinja possesses a bit of a backpacker vibe, honeymooners will find solace on the scenic river, taking in some of the region’s most spectacular sunsets over the Nile.

Bujumbura in Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi’s capital city, has the best of both worlds: it sits on the shore of the gorgeous Lake Tanganyika, and offers up some of the country’s best restaurants and bars, as well as a vibrant arts and music scene. Although Burundi’s political situation hasn’t been the most stable over the past few years, it’s slowly on the up and up and will soon enough be a must-visit travel destination once more.

Maasai Mara in Kenya

Much like the Serengeti in Tanzania and cut from the same swath of land, Maasai Mara is known for its unbelievable vistas and animal encounters. Some of Kenya’s best luxury lodges are located within the park itself, offering stunning views, privacy, and a whole lot of room for romance.

Lake Bunyoni in Uganda

Located in Uganda, right near the border of Rwanda, Lake Bunyoni is best characterized by its layered hills, misty mornings, and colorful sunsets. Several islands on the lake have campsites and lodges, where you can spend your time on dug-out canoe trips, hikes, and casual Scrabble games on the porch. Spend some time exploring the area, perhaps visiting Queen Elizabeth National Park for a safari, or Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for some gorilla trekking.

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