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Plan the perfect day: things to do on Valentine’s Day in Kampala

January 18 / Uganda

February is almost here, which means so too is the most romantic day of the year, Valentine’s Day. If you’ve got someone special in mind to spend the day with, then you’re halfway to having a perfect day – all that’s left is to decide what to do! Kampala is a great place to spend Valentine’s Day, and the only real worry you’ll have is deciding just what to do with so much on offer.

Of course, if you’re one of those people who didn’t realise the 14th is just around the corner then you might be a little bit worried. Well, worry no more, as we’ve put together a selection of some of the most romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day in Kampala. There’s a little something for everyone, whether you fancy spending the day in the city, exploring one of the local parks, or going on a stroll enjoying a sunset. In Kampala, there’s something for just about any couple.

A romantic walk

Sometimes the most romantic thing to do isn’t really an activity as such, it’s just taking a stroll with your loved one and drinking in the scenery. There’s really nothing quite like a slow, romantic walk on St. Valentine’s day and just enjoying that special someone’s company. And, there are few better backdrops for a stroll than Kampala’s scenic parks: Jubilee Park is the perfect place for a nice, long walk. A bit further, Centenary Park offers a more tranquil experience.

A fun activity

After your walk, why not go horseback-riding? Speke Resort’s equestrian centre is a great choice for Valentine’s Day. When it’s time, request a ride to the resort– or schedule one in advance to surprise your partner. This fun activity is sure to win you some points for a creative date!

Wining and dining

No Valentine’s Day is complete without a candle-lit dinner. Fortunately, spending Valentine’s Day in Kampala means that there is no shortage of opportunities for a romantic evening meal. The Piato allows you to take full advantage of their lovely terrace. The modern International menu will not disappoint, with a range of delicious culinary options for you and your partner to try.

Watch the sunset

If you can get there before the sun sets, the Panorama Coffee Shop is one of the most romantic places for couples to spend their evening. Climb to the top and admire the sunset against the skyline of the city. And, don’t forget to take that obligatory panoramic selfie!

And for the single people…

Not found that special someone yet? Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten you. This is often a time of year that single people try to forget exists, but it doesn’t have to be that way – Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to celebrate the other relationships in your life. Why not gather your friends, grab an uberX, and hit the town? Go shopping or dance the night away at some of Kampala’s best clubs. And who knows, you might even meet your future Valentine’s Day partner along the way.

Whether you’re looking for the most romantic places or fun things to do with your closest friends, make sure to plan ahead to enjoy Valentine’s Day Kampala.