Family Safari Holidays in Uganda – Uganda Family Tours
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What better way is it to bond with your family members, who are apparently the most significant people in your life than undertaking a Family safari Holiday in Uganda?
Nothing beats the excitement of seeing your children’s faces light up after getting a surprise touch from the infant mountain gorillas in their natural habitat or catching a glimpse of the mysterious tree-climbing lions lazing on fig tree branches, in real life and not movies or documentaries.
While planning a family safari Holiday in Uganda is not an easy process, we bring you information on the best destinations for family safari Holidays in Uganda, a country that is often referred as the Pearl of Africa, the activities you can enjoy, the packing list for these trips and the best time to undertake family Holidays in Uganda.
Why you should choose Uganda as your destination for Family Safari Holidays
Uganda has lots of children-friendly activities to keep them always occupied during the family Safari Holidays. Majority of these activities are split into various age groups so that while the teens enjoy their activities, the young ones aren’t left out.
Children aged 12 an above can take part in chimpanzee trekking while those of 15 years and above are allowed to trek the mountain gorillas. Cycling, historical yours, cultural and community visits, guided nature walks, game viewing safaris and boat cruises are also provided to children of different age groups.
Majority of the Safari Lodges provide children-friendly Menus, considering the fact that these youngsters are always picky when it comes to food. Similarly, these Safari Lodges also provide children-friendly amenities like swimming pools (adult and kids’ pools), playrooms and so much more.
Uganda is home to several malaria-free National Parks and other safari destinations hence making it safe to undertake safaris with children and older persons.
Top family-friendly safari destinations in Uganda
There a number of family holiday destinations in Uganda but our top picks include;
Lake Mburo National Park
Lake Mburo National Park is one of the unmatched family-friendly safari destinations in Uganda, and undeniably a wilderness Protected Area. A family trip to Uganda’s smallest Savannah National Park is something you will never forget in the longest time and always reminisce about.
With adventures like horseback rides, cycling, game drives, boat rides, Quad bike rides and nature walks, your children will wish to spend longer time. Expect to see impalas, Rothschild giraffes, buffaloes, Defassa waterbucks, Topis, warthogs and Olive baboons among others during your trip.
Additionally, spectacular accommodation facilities like Mihingo Lodge, Kigambira Safari Lodge, Rwakobo Rock, Eagle’s Nest, Arcadia Cottages and Kimbla Mantana welcome children of all ages and provide discounted rates.
Queen Elizabeth National Park
A family safari Holiday in Queen Elizabeth National Park is about discovery and enjoying once in a lifetime experiences like experiential tours (in form of lion tracking, hippo counts and mongoose tracking) which many children always enjoy doing.
Also, hot air balloon tours, boat rides and game drives are simply unmissable. This Park is known for sheltering over 95 mammal species that include buffaloes, lions (including the tree-climbing ones), elephants, hippos, waterbucks, lions, Uganda Kobs, leopards, bushbucks and many others.
Murchison falls National Park
Murchison fall National Park is another safari destination for family Holidays in Uganda, for its beautiful family-friendly Safari Lodges, wide array of tourist activities.
Here children and adults alike can enjoy sights of lions, leopards, Rothschild giraffes, Hippos, Uganda Kobs, Oribis, Defassa waterbucks, Olive baboons, buffaloes, elephants, chimpanzees and spotted hyenas during the exclusive hot air balloon tours, guided nature walks, game drives, boat rides, cultural tours and many others.
Other phenomenal family-friendly safari destinations in Uganda are Kibale Forest National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Lakes Bunyonyi and Mutanda, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Ssese Islands, to mention but a few.
When is the best time to undertake family safari Holidays in Uganda?
Family Safari Holidays in Uganda are possible all year round, and will depend on your preference as well as Holiday schedule.
However, most travelers prefer the drier months-June to September and December to February because with reduced rains, grasses are shorter and animals tend to gather around watering points thus offering the most phenomenal sights you ever desired.
For the primate lovers, these months also favor gorilla and chimp treks as the trails also become drier, less muddy and slippery.
What to pack for your Family safari Holidays in Uganda
Because a family safari Holiday is more than creating experiences, right packing is so paramount. For this reason, it is always recommended to pack according to the nature of activities you plan on undertaking.
Don’t miss a rain jacket, warm sweater, hiking boots, safari hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, safari pants in khaki or any neutral color, shorts, long and short-sleeved shits, a good camera, binoculars, backpack, toiletries (especially toothbrush, lotion, deodorant, toothpaste, hair comb/brush), wildlife and bird guidebook, entertainment and games, to mention but a few.
Our Top 5 Best Family Safari Holidays in Uganda:
4 Days Murchison Falls Wildlife Safari
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3 Days Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
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1 Day Entebbe City Tour
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7 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari
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