Best Family safari with Children: Family safari in Uganda with children; Uganda is one of best tourist destinations that a family can visit with kids as it has great attractions and activities that you can engage in with your kids including game drives, boat cruise, guided nature walks, rhino tracking, horseback riding, quad biking, chimpanzee trekking, gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking among others.
When planning a family safari in Uganda with kids, there are a number of factors that you should consider for example the national parks to visit and safari activities to engage in because if the kids are 15 years and below, there are some activities that they do not engage in for example gorilla trekking, golden monkey trekking and chimpanzee trekking. You can also consider the type of accommodation where you will be staying so that if it’s a large family, we book lodges with family rooms, the type of vehicle to use during the safari as super custom safari vehicles are recommended for family safaris because they are comfortable and carry many people and also consider the best time to go on your family safari. There are different national parks in Uganda that offer interesting safari activities that you can engage in during your family safari with kids including,
Destinations to visit during your family safari in Uganda with kids
Murchison falls national park
Murchison falls National Park is the largest national park located in northern part of Uganda. Murchison falls national park is one of the national parks that you can visit as a family due to the fact that it offers activities that kids can engage in for example game drives where you will be able to view different animals like buffaloes, elephants, lions, leopards, Uganda kobs, Jackson’s hartebeest, Oribi, giraffes, boat cruise to the bottom of the falls and Nile delta boat cruise where you will be able to view hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, top of the falls drive where you will enjoy views of the waterfall, guided nature walk, rhino tracking at Ziwa rhino sanctuary among others. Murchison falls national park also offers chimpanzee trekking in Budongo forest where you will be able to spend time with the chimpanzees in their natural habitat.
Queen Elizabeth national park
Queen Elizabeth national park is another national park that you can visit during your family safari in Uganda with kids. The national park is the second largest protected area in Uganda located in western region in Kasese, Kamwenge, Rubirizi and Rukungiri districts. Queen Elizabeth national park offers different activities that you can engage in during the family safari with kids including lion tracking experience, game drive where you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, Uganda kobs, elephants, waterbucks, bushbucks, hyenas, boat cruise on Kazinga channel where you will be able to view large concentrations of hippos and Nile crocodiles in water, guided nature walks, cultural tour where you will interact with the local people, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge where you will be able to spend time with the chimpanzees.
Lake Mburo national park
Lake Mburo national park is the smallest savannah national park located in western part of Uganda in Kiruhura district. Lake Mburo national park is another national park to visit with your family as it offers activities like horseback riding, guided nature walks, game drives where you will be able to view animals like zebras, elands, impalas, Oribi, Topi, giraffes, waterbucks, buffaloes, boat cruise where you will see hippos and crocodiles, bicycle tours among others.
Kidepo valley national park
Kidepo valley national park is the most beautiful national park located in northwestern part of Uganda in Karamoja region. Kidepo valley national park offers different safari activities that tourists on a family safari with kids can engage in including game drives where you will be able to view animals like buffaloes, elephants, Uganda kobs, giraffes, zebras, waterbucks, bushbucks, Jackson’s hartebeest, lions, leopards, elands, impalas among others, guided nature walks and Karamojong cultural tour.
Kibale forest national park
Kibale forest national park is another national park that you can visit during your family safari with kids. Kibale forest national park also known as the primate capital is located in western part of Uganda in Kabarole district. Kibale forest national park offers activities like Chimpanzee trekking and chimpanzee habituation experience where children above the age of 12 years can engage in during the safari. Younger children below the age of 12 years can engage in cultural tour, guided nature walk and children activities as the parents are dong chimpanzee trekking.
Bwindi impenetrable national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park
Mgahinga gorilla national park is another gorilla destination in Uganda located in southwestern region in Kisoro district bordering with Virunga national park in Congo and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Mgahinga gorilla national park offers different activities that older children of 15 years can engage in during the safari including gorilla trekking where you will be able to spend time with the mountain gorillas, golden monkey trekking, Batwa cultural experience, mountain climbing where you will be to climb Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga or Mount Sabinyo.
Best time to go on a family safari in Uganda with kids
Uganda can be visited all year round though the best time is during the dry season which is also known as the peak season in the months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. During the dry season, there is less rainfall in the national parks therefore vegetation will be short which helps you to view different wildlife species clearly, access roads, chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking trails will be dry and passable which makes trekking easy.
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