Family Safari Holiday in Uganda

Family Safari Holiday in Uganda Safaris & Tour Packages

Family Safari Holiday in Uganda Safaris & Tour Packages. Uganda is an ideal destination for Family Safari holidays including travel with children. There are a variety of activities that can be done by families that are traveling with children. You shouldn’t wait until your kids are old enough for them to experience Africa’s Wilderness. A family safari holiday in Uganda can open a child’s mind and heart to different cultures and the natural world. It is about making unforgettable memories together, bonding family ties, and taking quality time on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with the whole family. The following are some of the activities suitable to undertake while on a Family safari.

Horse riding

Horse riding will give excitement to youngsters. This activity can be done while you visit the Nile River at Jinja.

Quad biking

Quad biking is such an epic and thrilling experience that families can undertake. This activity does not need prior experience therefore children can easily get involved and have a great time. You can have this experience at the source of the Nile in Jinja.


One of the easy and fun activities to undertake is cycling, especially in a wildlife habitat. Lake Mburo National Park is the top place for such an experience.  Since the park is not infested with carnivores, cycling is one way to go through the park. Choose to take a cycling tour through the park and see lots of wildlife close to nature.

Boat cruise

Boat safaris are a highlight in Uganda and are perfect for a Family Safari Holiday to Uganda. The best boat safaris take place at the bottom of Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park and the Kazinga channel boat safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Families will watch animals come to the water banks to drink water, and so many birds come here too. You will watch countless hippos, elephants, buffalos, Nile crocodiles, a variety of birds like the African fish eagle, different types of kingfishers, etc

Rhino tracking

This activity takes place at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, on your way to Murchison Falls National Park. Uganda has got white rhinos, one of the big five animals in Africa. Rhino tracking in Uganda is such a relaxing and family-friendly activity where individuals enter the home of the southern white rhinos on foot. Tracking can be done along with children above 6 years of age. The Family Safari Holiday activity is guided by well-trained ranger guides who take individuals through the home of the rhinos.

White Rhino Tracking in Ziwa
White Rhino Tracking in Ziwa

Visit the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre

A Family Safari Holiday to UWEC is beyond just seeing animals but learning and participating in conservation efforts. UWEC helps rescue animals and veterinary staff and animal keepers are always on standby to attend to injured, sick, or stressed animals.

Visit Sipi falls

Sipi Falls is a series of three waterfalls located in Uganda’s eastern district of Kapchorwa at the edge of Mount Elgon National Park.  Of the three waterfalls at Sipi, the longest drop is 100m. The falls are formed by the Sipi River as it cascades downhill from the upper slopes of Mount Elgon into the Kyoga Basin. With a cooler climate, this is a very nice place to unwind, relax, and chill out away from the very busy towns and cities. The Family Safari can also take you on a guided community and coffee tour to learn about how coffee is planted, harvested, and made.

Nature walks

Walking in the wilderness is indeed such a great experience. Have a nature walking experience alongside an experienced guide and let the youngsters enjoy the jungle and discover a lot of things to see in the bush. Nature walks are available in the savannah parks of Uganda.

In Lake Mburo National Park, a local Family Safari guide leads the family off the beaten path through enchanting wilderness till they find themselves among a herd of calm ungulates. Kids will love the immersive walking or biking experience with the small animals and giraffes.

Bird watching.

Uganda is home to about 1000 bird species making it a great bird-watching destination. Families that love bird-watching together can include a bird-watching safari to their itinerary. All the national parks are home to different bird species and these include the African fish eagle, the highly sought-after shoebill stork, pied kingfishers, African spoonbills, saddle billed stork, superb sterling, fox weaver, mountain orioles, Great blue Turaco, among others.

Community or cultural tours

There are several types of culture in Uganda and cultural differences offer the diverse Uganda cultural Family Safari experiences. Uganda is comprised of a variety of ethnic groups with over 50 different cultures. These have different traditions, beliefs, norms, and more. Of the tribes in Uganda, the Bantu tribe has the highest population found in central, eastern, and southern regions, the Nilotics are mainly in the northern and northeastern regions.

Game drives

Safari game drives are great for Family Safari holidays in Uganda. These take place in different national parks of the country like Kidepo Valley National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, and Queen Elizabeth National Park. You will see big and small games like elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and warthog, among others.

Whiter water rafting

White water rafting is an interesting activity that you should not miss while you visit Uganda as a family. It takes place on the River Nile, the world’s longest river. There are different white water rafting packages for different family groups and ages.

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White Water Rafting in Uganda

Best time for a Family Safari Holiday in Uganda

Families interested in the Family Safari Holiday in Uganda can travel to the country any time of the year since the country has a tropical climate. The dry months are June-September and December to February and the wet months are March-May, October, and November.


What to Pack for a Family Safari Holiday in Uganda

  • Light safari clothing like shorts/sleeveless for the day
  • Warm clothing/sweater for the evening chill
  • Anti-malarial and Yellow fever vaccination

Valuable planning tips for a family safari in Uganda

  • With proper planning, you can make the dream of taking your younger kids, teenagers, and older children on a family safari in Uganda’s wilderness.
  • Following these tips, you can be assured of a memorable family safari.
  • Gradually introduce the idea to the children.
  • Use direct flights to eliminate family travel stress. Also, opt for domestic flights where necessary to avoid long driving hours.
  • Check for age restrictions before involving in any activities and also with lodges.
  • Include family-friendly activities
  • Consider an all-inclusive private family safari holiday
  • Bring binoculars and lots of snacks
  • Allow everyone to capture the moments
  • Child supervision and safety precautions
  • Spend more time in fewer destinations to allow the children to get the whole experience than packing all highlights on a single trip.
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From our experience with Family Safari Holiday in Uganda, children who are seven years and above can fully enjoy and engage in most of the activities a safari in Uganda has to offer. Book your family safari with us at Primate World Safaris and be assured to have a memorable time.

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