Uganda is one of the best destinations for family safari vacations with kids in Africa. The country is charming, adventurous, and safe for family vacations with kids. Uganda’s diversity is complimented by the wide range of lodges where you can be active, curious kids are adored and enriched, not merely tolerated. Family Friendly Safaris in Uganda can open a child’s mind and heart to different cultures and the natural world.
Best Uganda Family Tours are transformative; these aren’t just about inspiring passion for nature and the wilderness but they’re about making unforgettable memories together, bonding family ties, and taking quality time with the whole family for a lifetime adventure.
Hiking to see gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda is the top safari experience that any traveler should have while on their vacation here. Uganda’s top primates dwell on the mountain slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, sightseeing them will leave the whole family breathless with excitement.
The southwestern Uganda’s emerald rolling hills and exquisitely cultivated slopes offer excellent scenic views that you and your family will enjoy for a lifetime.
The country’s National Park offers excellent game viewing opportunities across the savanna plains and rivers. All of Uganda’s abundant wildlife can be witnessed during these game-viewing safaris. Your kids will see elephants, buffalo, and lions very easily, especially at Queen Elizabeth National Park. There are also numerous antelope species, including Uganda kob, topi, and bushbuck. A boat cruise tour along the Kazinga channel offers Uganda’s most revered family safari experiences. The family will be able to view various species up close, for example, the hippos, crocodiles, and elephant herds.
The entire family will be introduced to Uganda’s fusion of local and foreign cultures through the peaceful urban and lively downtown streets of Kampala and Entebbe. The cities provide a wealth of cultural experiences for the entire family, from food tasting to language, music, dance, lifestyle, and sightseeing.
With sky-jumping dances, half-naked dress styles, unbelievable body piercings, and community cultural practices hidden from the familiar world, the native Karamojong cultures of the semi-arid region in the northeast, the Busoga festivals of the east, and the southwestern aboriginal communities will entertain the family evenings.
Despite the fact that Uganda boasts varied African safari activities, gorilla trekking, and chimpanzee tracking are the main draws for tourists to Uganda. It is important to note that this activity is however not suitable for a family traveling with kids younger than 15 years.
The minimum age for trekking Chimps and mountain gorillas in Uganda is 15 years. This is not something to worry especially for the adults since we can arrange your gorilla trekking tour in Uganda. Some of our partner safari lodges offer babysitting services when grown-ups join the early morning trekking excursion.
If your kids would want to miss out on the primate viewing, the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and UWEC Zoo in Entebbe provide promising alternatives for viewing chimpanzees behind a protected fence.
Mountain gorillas live at high altitudes of 8,000 to 13,000 feet, and nights can get pretty cold. We recommend that when traveling with family, you should allow the kids to acclimatize to the altitude before engaging in active adventures. Book more nights and stay longer at the safari lodge near the visitor center and allow the whole family to get familiar with the environment before engaging in active adventures especially primate trekking.
Entebbe International Airport is at least a 7-to-8-hour drive from all western Uganda safari parks. Children could find the lengthy drives boring. The best way to keep them excited is by scheduling breaks along the routes with fun activities like visiting museums, cultural centers, photography moments, and maybe a night in one of the towns.
If you have adequate time, it makes sense to stick to a limited itinerary for your family safari trip so you can provide the kids with the most enriching experiences while making fewer transfers. Spend more time in fewer places to give the kids the whole experience rather than squeezing all the highlights into one single day.
Children visiting Uganda face a significant risk of contracting malaria. Even adults are more prone to contracting severe and deadly malaria. You must speak with your doctor about giving your kids antimalarial medication before you travel. Try to keep kids from getting bitten when traveling by dressing appropriately, using insect repellent, and sleeping under mosquito nets.
Verify with your tour operator the lodges’ and camps’ minimum age requirements before making reservations for family safari accommodation. Most camps allow infants under five years old to share a room with their parents for free, while children aged five to twelve pay a special child charge. Others include family rooms where the whole family is welcome to live together and provide kid-friendly services like kid-friendly cuisine and kid-friendly nature hikes. Before your Uganda trip, it is worthwhile to do some research on the best resorts for families.
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