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5 Things Couples Can Experience in Uganda

A Ugandan Couple
Written by See Africa Today

There is a lot of exciting experiences, especially for lovebirds in Yoweri Museveni-led Country. Besides the amazing Ugandan women known for their submission and welcoming nature; Uganda offers lovers/couples a lot more.

Therefore, these are the best activities in Uganda for couples to cultivate a deeper relationship.

Couples experience in Uganda

Nyege Nyege Festival

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Uganda’s Nyege Nyege festival has sent tongues wagging due to the explicit nature of the festival. The four-day festival was first held in 2015.

It is an emblem of peace, respect and entertainment for East Africans and the larger African content. It is held every year in September and it has earned itself a place in the seat of internationally renowned music festivals in Africa.

The festival gives a chance for musicians through the record label to exhibit their creativity in the production of music.

Launched in 2015, the Nyege Nyege festival has become a buzzword in East Africa. For four days and three nights, the lakeside town of 75,000 people is lit throughout.  In 2018 Uganda’s Ethics minister flopped in his attempt to ban the festival on allegations it promoted immorality and promiscuity.

Behind the barriers, the festival area is a myriad of vivid outfits, flashy sunglasses, bunny ears, neon glasses and other festival gear.

Head Out for a Safari

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Exploring a Ugandan Jungle. [Photo travel 256]

The best way to escape the city and see nature is to head out on a safari. You can always rent a car if you don’t have one.

On a long trip through Uganda’s breathtaking landscapes and wildlife, a couple is sure to have an unforgettable experience. With a car, you’re free to stop whenever and wherever you want, and you don’t have to worry about keeping anyone else back.

Ugandan jungle is fascinating and it is an incredible place to spent time admiring together with your better half.

Tour Kampala on a Motorcycle

No need to stay cooped up in your hotel room and miss out on the excitement of the city. You should get some fresh air after all of your travels.

Rent a bike or reserve a “boda boda” (motorbike taxi) trip and take a romantic ride across the city with your significant other. Take a look around at the lovely turmoil that is Kampala city.

Boda bodas account for a huge percentage of transport in Uganda. They dot every corner of the city.

Enjoy Culinary Cuisine

It’s also possible for you and your loved one to experience Uganda through its cuisine.

The rolex, luwombo, and malewa are just few of the memorable Ugandan dishes to try. Rolex is a street food prepared from chapati and fried eggs with tomatoes, onions and coriander.

Find out why Uganda is quickly becoming a cuisine destination and the story behind these foods.

Moreover, freshly cooked grasshoppers are hawked across the streets of Kampala in baskets going for $0.27 for a tablespoonful. The business thrives during rush hour.

They are salty and crunchy with Uganda’s capital, being the largest market for grasshoppers.

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Cooked grasshoppers. [Photo courtesy]

Enjoy Sumptuous Dinner and Down With a Glass of Wine

What would an evening look like at a fancy restaurant? A nicely prepared meal – authentically Ugandan – and a glass of wine would do the trick.

Enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the city’s numerous posh and romantic restaurants to set the mood for the evening.

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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