The Valentines Getaway Collective 2016

By Pearl Guide

January 28, 2016

So Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, so what? The weekend still exists, from 12th February. Which means Valentine’s can be a two days of great romance with a culmination on Sunday. So, you don’t want to be caught in the velvet velocity of the city looking like a hapless lover. We have just the right places and deals for you. Couple or not, we’re sure the deals below will get your juices flowing.

1.Papaya Lake Lodge

Papaya Valentine

Papaya Lake Lodge is situated about 350 km away from Uganda’s capital, Kampala, in one of the country’s most scenic regions. Imagine a warm, welcoming atmosphere. The common area lit by kerosene lamps, their orange glow warming the comfy sofas next to the bar. Excellent Ugandan coffee along with our selection of finest spirits from all over the world will help you slip into complete relaxation. (

This and more for 290$ for a couple per night full board. For more info on their offer, call +256 (0) 793 388 277 or email

2.Lake Victoria Serena Resort & Spa

Lake Victoria Serena Valentine

Love Flows at Lake Victoria Serena this February. Accommodation on Friday, Saturday and Monday is at $175 a couple on Bed and Breakfast basis. n Valentine’s Day, accommodation is $230 a couple and this includes 30 Min massage, Lake breeze breakfast served at the room balcony.

Valentine’s Day Dinner and accommodation  includes:
Dinner at CITADEL – UGX 220,000/- per couple
Dinner at SEA Fusion Restaurant – UGX 250,000/- per couple
Dinner at Marina – UGX 320,000/- per couple

Dinner includes 2 glasses of wine and Private Candlelit Dinner.

To book, call 0751 705 558 or email

3.Kampala Serena Hotel

serena valentine

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Kampala Serena Hotel.

Accommodation Valentines Night: US$460 per night

Package includes:

Accommodation on bed & breakfast, all taxes in a Deluxe double room
Aromatic massage for 2
Dinner for 2 at your preferred Kampala Serena Hotel restaurant
*Supplementary nights – 12th or 13th February 2016: US$240 per night on bed & breakfast, inclusive of taxes

The Dinner options available are

Pearl of Africa Restaurant – 7 Course Dinner Menu – UGX 250,000 per person
Lakes Restaurant Buffet Menu – UGX 180,000 per person
Explorer Restaurant – UGX 150,000 per person

To book, please call 041 4309000 or email

4.Marafiki Safari Lodge

Marafiki Valentine

Overlooking Lake George in the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Marafiki Safari Lodge offers private luxury safari tents on raised wooden floors and canvas walls that can be rolled up to allow you to sit comfortably watching the Savannah Plains with breathtaking views across the Park and the Rwenzori Mountains. (

This February, enjoy a romantic valentines special safari tent, with a complimentary bottle of wine, personal butler and romantic 5-course dinner under the stars – $150 a couple per night ($75 per person). And for those who would like to see some solitude over the election time away from town – Double room $135 / single room $95 resident only.

To get these offers please call 256 (0) 784 056 831/ +256 (0) 775 941 189 or email

5.Marasa Africa: Mweya, Paraa and Chobe Safari Lodges

Mweya Valentine

Marasa Africa invites you to a romantic and unforgettable experience at any of her three five-star lodges this Valentine’s weekend. Spend your weekend at Mweya, Paraa or Chobe lodge.

Book two nights between 13th and 15th Feb ($200 per couple per night) and get the following on complimentary basis:

Mweya Safari Lodge: A bottle of sparkling wine at breakfast or dinner on Valentine’s Day. A small heart-shaped chocolate cake in each room on Sunday and Saturday evening. (

Paraa Safari Lodge: A special Valentine’s cake in your room. A romantic sundowner on the pool deck overlooking the River Nile and an additional love-bite cocktail. And, a 5-course romantic “lovebirds” dinner. (

Chobe Safari Lodge: A special Valentine’s cake in your room. A romantic sundowner on the pool deck overlooking the River Nile and an additional love-bite cocktail. And, a 5-course romantic “lovebirds” dinner. (

You can book at or call 0312 260260/1

6.Kyambura Gorge Lodge

Kyambura-Gorge-Lodge Valentine

This Valentine’s Day weekend, treat your loved one to two nights at Kyambura Gorge Lodge for just US$100 per person per night.
Enjoy the seclusion of this wild corner of Uganda. Take in the panoramic views of Queen Elizabeth National Park and let our staff pamper you and your partner over the long Valentine’s weekend.

Let your imagination fly away with you at this stunning contemporary lodge, with its wide vistas across the Rift Valley.Relax in this spacious but intimate lodge. Unwind to the soothing sounds of the river that runs below the lodge’s private bandas.  More info here.

Book by sending an email to or call +256 (0) 414 346 464 / +256 (0) 772 741 720.

7.Katara Lodge

Katara Valentine -

Situated on the Great Rift Valley escarpment with uninterrupted views of the savannah, Lake Edward and the Virunga and Rwenzori mountain ranges beyond, Katara Lodge is a 20 minute drive away from the main entrance of the Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda’s premier safari destination and one of the most biodiverse reserves in the world. (

Enjoy your Valentine weekend of the 12th and 13th Feb (excluding 14th) for $240 for a double room on a full board basis or $190 for a double room for bed and breakfast.

To book, email or call +256 (0) 773011648, +256 (0) 712812560, +256 (0) 757812560, +256 (0) 794812560.


8.Ngamba Island

How about an opportunity to get away and enjoy a forest habitat for the chimpanzees and other wildlife species including fruit bats, spiders, fish eagles, otters, and monitor lizards.  (

The island has special Valentine rates for Ugandans and expatriates (only those with working permits of Uganda) running from 13th- 21st February 2016.

-Overnight stay at Ngamba for 2 nights is 1,744,000/= for a group of 4 people which is inclusive of speedboat transport, entrance, meals, accommodation and guiding fees.

-Full day excursions to Ngamba is 130,000/= per person for a minimum number of 10 people which is inclusive of speedboat transport, entrance, lunch and guiding fees.

To book, email  or call +256 414 320 662 / +256 758 221 883.

9.@ The River Ishasha

At the River Valentine

The Southern sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park is one of the unique areas in the park given to it’s tree climbing lions, leopards, numerous bird species and proximity of forest like the Maramagambo. A trip down there this February will give you the needed date with the wild as you enjoy the sounds of not only the river Ntungwe in the lodge but the different species of monkey in the riverine forest.

This Valentine  enjoy the 2nd night half price in the ensuite rooms at the lodge. Which is $300 for a couple for 2 nights full board. To book, call 0772 722 688 or email

10.Ntoroko Game Lodge

ruhija valentine

Located in Semuliki Wildlife reserve right at the shores of Lake Albert. Ntoroko Game Lodge is a luxury Tented Camp nestled in the unspoiled beauty and breathtaking midst of wildlife. The only safari lodge with a natural sand beach for that sun tan you’ve been missing or just take long beach walks into the sunset… just as safari is meant to be! A typical OUT OF AFRICA movie scene! …(

This Valentine’s, get 20% off all accommodation charges, pay for two nights and stay the third night for free (only pay for food and drinks), enjoy free Wi-Fi and a perfect view of the western volcanoes. Offer runs until March.

Stay for $160 pp per night Full Board.

To book, call 0393 503 065, 0756 000 598 or email .

11.Ruhija Gorilla Lodge

Ruhija Valentine

Ruhija Gorilla Safari Lodge invites you to surround yourself with the splendor of beautiful calm natural environment and forest-fresh air, while experiencing the luxury and serenity of our lodge. It welcomes you with a breathtaking scenery of the forest, peace and tranquility – a home away from home! Come enjoy the melodies of insects and birds, butterflies, enjoy the surprise visits of monkeys or even gorillas. (

This Valentine’s, get 20% off all accommodation charges, pay for two nights and stay the third night for free (only pay for food and drinks), enjoy free Wi-Fi and a perfect view of the western volcanoes. Offer runs until March.

Stay for $160 pp per night full board.

Book by email : or call 0393 503 065, 0756 000 598 or 0754 586 119.

12.Chameleon Hill Valentine’s Fly in Special

Chameleon Hill Valentine-

Spoil your valentine with Chameleon Hill and Air Service offer for 2 nights (12-15th Feb) for only $422 per night. Your nights will include : A Lake-view chalet, a welcome drink, meals / candle-lit dinner in the chalet, return flights (Entebbe-Kisoro-Entebbe) and airstrip transfers. The other options available are gorilla tracking, a boat cruise, massage and much more.

Book by email : or call 0772 72 18 18

13.Kimbla Mantana Tented Luxury Camp

Kimbla Valentine

Kimbla Mantana Tented Camp is the only camp in Lake Mburo National Park and is operated by Kimbla Mantana African Safaris. This valentine, it’s perfect for a soothing date in the quiet country. The wildlife, the Lake, the tents and the great meals make for a beautiful experience.

Get the Valentine’s offer at $250 per couple or $125 per person per night.

For more info, please email  or call +256 (0)414 321552.

14.Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge

Ihamba Valentine

Ihamba Lakeside Safari Lodge is situated on the shores of Lake George on the borders of Queen Elizabeth National Park, Muhokya sub-county, near Kahendero Fishing Village. (

Born out of love for nature and animal preservation, our lodge is a perfect location for those who want to experience the tranquility of unspoiled Africa, untouched by mass tourism.
Stay with us this valentine’s and enjoy the perfect getaway. From 12th to 14th February 2016 we are offering each night per couple on Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) at $95 per person per night

To book email: or call +256 393 513 675, +256 789 727 574, +256 705 555 056, +256 752 652 443

15. Rainforest Lodge Mabira

Rainforest Lodge Valentine

Experience a memorable Valentines Day with your loved one, for a night at the RainForest Lodge Mabira. At the RainForest Lodge, your Valentines Day comes with a full package, seasoned with their renown 3Rs; Retreat, Romance, Respect.

Activities include: Candle lit dinner, Sauna, Complementary Swimming etc, all for $200 a couple a night ($100pp)

Call now for booking: 0312 260 758,  0701 563 437,  0782 574 271 (

16. Exclusive Camps: Baker’s Lodge, Buhoma Lodge and Ishasha Wilderness Camp.

Buhoma Lodge Valentine

Take a safari journey to any of Exclusive Camps and Lodges Uganda for 2 nights, for an extra special Valentine with a private candlelight dinner under the stars for just the two of you! Toast one another with complementary champagne and chocolates too.

From: $300 per person sharing for two nights’ accommodation on full board basis.


17. Wildwaters Lodge

Wild Waters Valentine

It’s called “Powerful. Pulsating. Poetic”. Wildwater Lodge in Jinja is one of those places which waste no time romancing you. Enjoy a special Valentine weekend at the lodge for $280pp sharing which includes : 2 nights luxury accommodation, boat transfer, entry to Wildwaters Reserve, sundowner cocktails, candlelight dinner and more all on full board.

For reservations and more info, call 0789 631 805 or email T&Cs apply.

Have a great Valentine’s!

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