Are you planning a safari for your whole family? This is great time to bond with your children and spouse and we know it may be challenging for you to find a destination that is friendly, safe and accessible for your whole family. One that provides enough diversions for the minors. Planning this trip should be handled with sensitivity or else the children may get bored.
With our expertise, we can tailor for you special family trips that will help children get exposure to nature and wild life without you worrying about the regular safari boredom. We identify for your children friendly activities, comfortable safari vehicles, and friendly drivers to give your loved ones everlasting memories
Uganda is really the best country that should come into your mind when you think of a family safari. It is entirely secure, blessed with friendly people and beautiful destinations for your children. Below we take you through Uganda’s best family friendly safari destinations.
- Murchison Falls National Park
This is Uganda’s best and largest National park making it perfect for you and your family. The activities here include a launch cruise to the great falls. Here you can view hippos, crocodiles, buffalos and variety of bird species.
A game drive can be so rewarding. Here get a chance of spotting four of the big five and other park’s resident species.
Most tourists who visit this place also experience the hot water balloon. This is an interesting activity for you and your family because you view Uganda in an extremely special way.
- Queen Elizabeth National Park
This national park is in south western Uganda. It is famed for the tree climbing lions in Ishasha sector and Uganda’s most popular tourist destination. It covers 1978sq km, inhabited by over 600 bird species, the classic big five, 10 primate species including chimpanzees. Your family should not miss the magnificent boat trips at Kasinga channel also.
You can spend 3 to 4 days here and explore much more engaging in activities like game drives, nature walks, chimpanzee tracking, cave walks among others. You will get an opportunity to meet local in this new culture that is this very different from yours altogether.
Jinja; Africa’s adventure capital is located in South Eastern Uganda at the northern end of Lake Victoria. It lies north of the Equator but at an altitude of 3750 feet above sea level. It enjoys a very pleasant climate with temperatures ranging from 63 to 82 degrees F
This city is popular for being the source of the Nile River. A visit to the source of the Nile can be an extremely and surprisingly good adventure for your little ones and the whole family. This has for a long time stood as one of the great geographic mysteries of the Victorian age. Top family activities to look out to here at the Nile include bird watching, quad biking, mountain biking bungee jumping to mention but a few.
With all that, you a sure Jinja has an activity for all your family members regardless of the age
- Lake Bunyonyi
This home for little birds (as its home suggests in local language) is in south western Uganda between Kisoro and Kabale district. Its 29 islands include Punishment Island and Bushala Island. This lake that is dotted by islands and encircled by terraces is believed to be the deepest and most beautiful in the whole of Africa.
We recommend this place to be on a “must visit place” for every family. Because it is one of the world’s natural beauties. It is a magical spot and has been a popular day trip for decades. In its favor also is a high altitude location which ensures a moderate climate and relatively low incidences of malaria.
- Lake Mburo
This is the closest wildlife park to Kampala. It is a very special place with mélange of habitants, lakes, hills, forests, swamps, birds and many more. You can even go for a boat cruise here so that your little ones may get a chance of sighting crocodiles, water birds and hippos. You also get to see giraffes, bush pigs, antelopes, warthogs and many more.
On the way to Lake Mburo, you can have a stopover at the equator. Taking a family photo at this fantastic spot can be a very thrilling experience for you all. With all this, the young adventurers will be filled with pleasure without over tiring since it is a moderately short distance drive from Kampala
Uganda is a very safe and friendly place for your family to vist. Use this guide to plan your trip and give your family and little ones memories that will last forever.