Have no excuse for a boring Xmas with your partner

Never too late for Kalangala

Close your eyes and imagine that breeze swaying past, all that surrounds you is water and the sounds of birds and the waves. Stop imagining, and give yourself and lover a treat this holiday at Mirembe Resort Beach in Kalangala, located along the shorelines of Lake Victoria. You can go spend some time out of town at the resort which has classified accommodation facilities.

There are self-contained en-suite rooms at Shs200, 000 for a couple and Shs160, 000 for singles, full board. There are tents top, at Shs100, 000 full board per couple. If not, you can stay in the deluxe cottages which go for Shs350,000 which are bigger than the rest of the accommodation facilities. They have bathtubs and are self-contained. Beers go for Shs4,000, sodas Shs2,000 and Shs1,000 for water.

Magical Christmas @ the Zoo
The zoo is not only for school children. If you last went there during your school trip, maybe this is the perfect time to go back there and appreciate nature. If indeed you are a couple and looking for something different then the zoo or Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (Uwec) has organised ‘The Magical 2014 Christmas Festive Season @ UWEC’. There is a variety of animals to see monkeys, lions, giraffes, zebras, chimps, rhinos, you name it.

The special package will be today and tomorrow, during which you can get an up close experience with the animals, enjoy treasure hunts, performances by the Sitya loss children, Rema Namakula, Angela Kalule, Ziza Bafana, Dax Cartel, Geosteady and Gravity Omutujju. You will also get to enjoy a boat cruise, donkey rides and a number of children’s activities. Entrance is Shs10,000 for adults and Shs5,000 for children. So, looking for after lunch plot? There you have it.

Sumptuous Italian food @ Mediterraneo Restaurant
Everyone deserves to eat a good meal today. So, if you are lazy for the kitchen or are just looking to spoil yourselves as a couple, think of Mediterraneo Restaurant on Acacia Avenue. It is a cosy place, and you get to enjoy lunch or a romantic dinner tasty and sumptuous Italian cooking, food that will leave your tongue wanting more. The setting of the restaurant is quiet and comfortable. Carry between Shs100, 000 and Shs200,000 to cater for your meal or slightly more if you are planning on sipping on some wine or more drinks. Mediterraneo Restaurant boasts of a fine menu.

You never go wrong with a day out
All roads may be leading to Entebbe by now, because everyone is looking for some fish, a lake view and some mischief. However, if you are looking to just relax and enjoy time with your better half, Entebbe Botanical Gardens is the place for you. It has a well-maintained lawn and trees under which you can sit, talk and enjoy a picnic experience. You will part with a small amount to access the gardens, and you can also take a nature tour with guides.

Live music @ Gatto Matto
This Christmas has been christened the ‘Love and Christmas’. So if you are looking to feed your ears to soothing and relaxing live tunes, as you enjoy dinner or coffee, then Gatto Matto is the place to be. Gatto Matto is located on Bandali rise, in Bugolobi and Janzi Band normally plays at the restaurant, lounge and bar hangout every Friday. You will be served a sumptuous meal at Shs15,000. They also serve tasty pizza.

Greek food @ Mythos
Here is a chance to try out something different taking some culinary aenture in the serene Mythos Tavern and Lounge on plot 18, Impala Road in Upper Kololo where you will enjoy some Greek cooking with a touch of international cuisines. There is a fully-fledged cocktail bar for your indulgence. Carry about Shs150,000 if you are to spend a few hours enjoying the ambience, drinks and meals as you reflect on 2014 and set some goals as lovers in this upscale hangout.

Xmas Spa experience @ Spur City
Everyone loves a moment of pampering, and what better way than a spa treat this season. For only Shs40,000, you can get a massage, enjoy a steam bath and sauna and take time off to swim at Spur City on the second floor of Garden City, just before the former Cineplex Cinema. This is a good deal if you want to surprise your partner. The spa is open from as early as 10am and is open until about 10pm.

The Ebonies @ Theatre La Bonita
If you love plays then The Ebonies are inviting this Christmas with a bonanza. They will be staging their new play titled ‘Gimpe-London Eye’. The group’s plays are heavily romantic with performance of songs and love stories. They are at their home- Theatre La Bonita, on Colville Street, above Christ the King Church. What’s more is that when you buy a ticket for the show tomorrow, you stand a chance to win Shs2m. They will be performing this play today with one show at 7pm and tomorrow there will be two shows, at 2pm and 7pm. Entrance is Shs25,000. So grab your partner and go enjoy an evening of laughter, reflection and bonding.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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