Uganda is an ideal destination for family safaris including travel with children. Several family-friendly safari activities in Uganda can be undertaken by families that are traveling with children. When planning to have a Uganda safari, these packages help you have your travel sorted with activities that are good for both adults and children. Some activities like chimpanzee trekking, and gorilla tracking in Uganda have a set age limit and therefore children cannot undertake them. Some activities also are very vigorous or risky for minors to undertake. Therefore in case you are planning to have a family safari in Uganda, here are the best 10 family Uganda safari activities suitable to undertake;
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 wonderful way to go through the park. Choose to take a cycling tour through the park and see lots of wildlife close to nature. It is a much more remarkable experience than the game drive and can only be found here. There is a need to book early for the preparation of kid bikes.
Quad biking is such an epic and thrilling experience that families can undertake. The quad biking experience does not need prior experience and it gives a less strenuous experience compared to cycling making it suitable for those who can’t go through rough trails. Places to have a quad biking experience include Lake Mburo National Park and Jinja at the source of the Nile.
Boat cruises can be undertaken with family. The best place for a family boat trip is Jinja at the source of the Nile and Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is one spot where most of the wildlife comes to quench its thirst and therefore can be seen here. Taking a boat cruise can help you have a great experience and also a spot to see lots of wildlife at once. Schedule a boat cruise trip before planning to visit the park to ensure that it will be available.
Horse riding will give excitement to youngsters. Horse riding can be done during a wildlife viewing experience at Lake Mburo National Park or a visit to the Nile River at Jinja.
A tour 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.
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 activity is guided by well-trained ranger guides who take individuals through the home of the rhinos.
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.
There are several types of culture in Uganda and cultural differences offer the diverse Uganda cultural tour 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.
On Uganda safaris, any cultures can be visited but in most cases, the marginalized groups are the most visited. The most visited cultures include Buganda where different traditional sites are visited including the Kasubi tombs, Ssezibwa Falls, palace, and many more.
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.
A game drive is the very best way of seeing wildlife in the jungle. It is very safe as the activity is done in a safari vehicle and no one is allowed to move out of the safari vehicle. Enjoy a game drive during Uganda wildlife tours on a visit to the savannah parks.