Well, it’s that time of the year again, and the stakes once more, are all over, as folks try to find something special; something memorable to give to their loved ones on Valentine’s Day.
For the Valentine’s Day skeptics, and those trying to go grand for the first time, preparing for this day can be stressful, which is why in this piece, I thought I should help out.
Turns out, all around the country there’s plenty of easily accessible places; dream lodges, hotels and resorts to grant you that much needed gateway with your significant other.
You can actually organize a lovely trip to any corner of the Pearl of Africa and be rewarded with the best memories for a lifetime.
Below are the places that I would recommend for your Val’s getaway;
Wildwaters Lodge on River Nile
The breathtaking lodge is settled in a luxury rainforest at the heart of the newly formed Wildwaters Reserve, which is a group of mid-stream islands in the Nile. It is widely recognized as the home for legendary whitewater rafting on the Nile.
The lodge has a great sense of privacy with 10 timber floor rooms nestled amidst the forest, which give you and your better half private views over the River Nile and its rapids.
All the rooms are thatched beautifully with a private deck, elegant free-standing baths and wash basins carved from the local pink granite.
You and your better half can relax in the comfort of the island paradise listening to the thunder of the Nile rapids, and the calls of the many species of birds, who call the island home.
They also have a great restaurant and bar area, which offer an unforgettable walk through the heart of the forest.
It is an amazing place to relax and feel the constant breezes from the Nile with a swimming pool too.
At the lodge you can see river otters, giant monitor lizards and if you’re a bird watcher, a species of birds that call it home.
Kyaninga Lodge in Fort Portal
Kyaninga Lodge offers a relaxed, unwinding environment that is surrounded by untouched African beauty.
Settled on the edge of an extinct crater lake with views of the Mountain Rwenzori, you and your lover can experience the beauty and romance of the region.
They have nice exclusive cottages from hand carved logs, superb dinning and a wealth of adventures waiting.
Some of them are swimming in the pool, crater rim walks, watch the sundowner, bird watching and play games like tennis, badminton and many others.
Chobe Safari Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park
Chobe Safari Lodge located along the Nile River in Murchison falls National Park is also a unique one because it offers an opportunity to sample the wildlife, birds and fauna all in one place.
The five-star lodge is known for its classic touch coupled with the sounds of the River Niles magnificent rapids.
Once in a while guests can make site of the elephants, Giraffes and many other animals as they feed and play near the lodge.
With your loved one, you can arrange for a game drive in the park and also swim at the lodge or even have the lodge organize for you a romantic dinner.
Some other activities you can do are fishing and nature walks.
Pineapple Bay – Lake Victoria
Pineapple Bay presents the perfect set up for you and your better half to unwind with best environment at hand.
It’s the one place where you can lounge in a room with a bed looking out to the sparkling waters of Lake Victoria.
Also, you can choose to put off your shoes play with the sand and walk barefoot until you return to the main land rejuvenated.
You also get to enjoy the best fresh juice and cocktails made with the fruits grown on the island and watch the sunset and sunrise like no other.
Chameleon Hill Lodge
Chameleon Hill Lodge, built on the ridge with amazing views of Lake Mutanda and the seven Virunga Mountains that stretch into Congo, is a base for Gorilla tracking for the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National park
At the lodge, each chalet flaunts its own identity and color scheme along with high quality, handmade furnishings that boast a unique Euro-African style.
Being lovers, this lodge is the best for you since it offers a special blend of comfort and relaxation, where attention to detail and personalized service are paramount.
If you’re not interested in visiting the mountain gorillas, you can enjoy a trip on the hand-built boat available for excursions.
If in need of a little pampering, a masseur is also on hand to spoil you.
The kitchen is famous for its mouth-watering food with specialties like bread, slowly baked in our wood fired oven, homemade muesli with handpicked ingredients and the freshest fruits and vegetables from our very own organic garden.
The lodge also has plenty of comfy spots and peaceful places where you and your better half can relax, from the wooden deck overlooking the lake to the verandah in your private little garden.