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6 Unforgettable Romantic Places for Couples in Jinja

Romantic places for couples in Jinja
Written by Abraham Odhiambo

Let’s be honest, Jinja is not one of those towns that oozes romance at every corner. However, there are several stunning romantic places for couples in Jinja that make a wonderful date idea or a special trip like an anniversary or honeymoon unforgettable.

So if you’re planning to give your partner a treat they’ll never forget, we got you covered with a list of places that are about romance and glamour. With that said, let’s get started with our list of the most romantic places for couples in Jinja.

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1. Jinja Nile Resort

Jinja Nile Resort

Jinja Nile Resort. Photo/

Jinja Nile Resort is not only one of the romantic places for couples in Jinja but also among the top-rated properties in Uganda. This out-of-town retreat is located in one of Uganda’s key tourist destinations, the Nile, hence offering spectacular views of the famous river.

The best that Jinja has to offer is just at your fingertips while staying at Jinja Nile Resort. Facilities to enjoy within the property include a mini-bar in the rooms, a flat-screen TV and a refrigerator.

2. Wildwaters Lodge

Wildwaters Lodge is located on roughly six hectares on Kalagala Island, around 25 kilometres downstream from Jinja. This unique private island is in a lavish rainforest and can only be reached by boat, making it an intimate location for couples looking for some quiet place to stay.

Open all year round, Wildwaters Lodge is also an amazing destination for those who want to participate in various adventurous activities such as horse riding, white-water rafting, bungee jumping, fishing and bird watching. There are over 1000 bird species nearby, from hawks and eagles to cuckoos and turacos. If you’re lucky you can also spot monitor lizards and otters in the waters.

4. The Mvule Boat 

If you want to explore the famous Lake Victoria in style the Mvule Boat got you covered. The Mvule Boat is a beautiful classically designed 50 ft luxury wooden boat that offers cruises on Lake Victoria and takes you to some of the untouched parts of the lake, huge islands, fishing villages, secluded bays and stunning rain forest. Foods and drinks are included in your trip.

The Mvule Boat

The Mvule Boat. Photo/ Tripadvisor.

The Mvule Boat, which has been operating since 2018, was made in Jinja with all the materials used in the construction sourced locally. It is owned and operated by Megan Flowers.

4. The Haven

A peaceful, relaxed and well-maintained eco river lodge, The Haven is one of ideal romantic places for couples in Jinja. It offers accommodation and has a restaurant and bar overlooking the mighty River Nile and the waterfall.

Some of the activities to engage in at The Haven as a couple include fishing, swimming, enjoying a sunset cruise or birding boat cruise, watching otters, monkeys as well as different species of birds and enjoying a delicious meal together.

The Haven

The Haven. Photo/

5. Jinja Golf Club 

If golf is your thing then you’ll definitely love Jinja city. Jinja has two famous golf courses to play golf, the Jinja Source of the Nile Golf Course and the Big Game Mini Golf Course. We recommend the former because it is one of the leading golf courses in East Africa and also has other facilities such as a tennis court, a swimming pool, a snooker table, a bar and a restaurant, making it an ideal destination for those who want to enjoy multiple activities at the same place.

However, if you and your partner want somewhere smaller to test your golfing skills then the Big Game Mini Golf Course should be your ideal destination. It is designed for families and the holes are decorated with animal sculptures such as lion, buffalo, leopard and elephant.

6. 2 Friends Guest House

2 Friends Guest House

Inside 2 Friends Guest House. Photo/

Wrapping up our list of unforgettable romantic places for couples in Jinja is 2 Friends Guest House. Nestled just 10 minutes walk from the famous River Nile, this charming hotel has been a go-to holiday destination offering the perfect relaxation and unforgettable experiences for many.

2 Friends Guest House has a serene atmosphere and is adorned with beautiful local art and crafts. The romantic property boasts a secure compound, a private balcony, a guest-only swimming pool, 24-hour security, beautiful dining area and friendly staff.

About the author

Abraham Odhiambo

Abraham Odhiambo is a writer with interests in nature, travel, African safari and sports. I'm pursuing a bachelor's degree in Media and Communication at Egerton University.

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