Uganda is an interesting an forgettable destination for a safari in Uganda with children, it has adventures, experiences and histories, plus accommodations and activities based only on children which will leave them with wonders and they will have some knowledge about cultural activities as well as seeing some attractions in tourism, you should not wait until children discover things on their own its better for them to see the African beauty and wildness magic. The children’s safari in Uganda helps to free up children’s minds and desire to love different cultures and the natural world.
Transformative travels like these are about inspiring passion for nature and wildness; they are about making unforgettable memories together, bonding relationship ties and taking quality time on a once-a-lifetime adventure with fellow children.
The best side good for children in western Uganda has the most attractions for children’s holidays, it has an outstanding landscape, Varied children’s safari experiences, and stunning wilderness reserves protecting some of Africa’s most cherished animal and bird species.
Top highlights experience for teenagers above fifteen includes trekking chimpanzees, Rwenzori Mountains, tracking Mountain
Gorillas in the extreme southwest and other primates and birds near the spectacular.
Though children are of different ages they all have to enjoy wildlife viewing adventures on the massive plains of Lake Mburo National park, Kibale national park, Queen Elizabeth national park and Murchison Falls National Park, these parks have outstanding walking adventures game drive, and about safaris perfect for the whole team of children.
Children above six years can track the endangered white rhinos on the foot of the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. The Sanctuary offers short bush walks which help the children identify animal spoor and droppings and collect pods, feathers, insects, and leaves; in fact, the whole children should come along and join the Rhino and shoebill tracking experience in Ziwa in Murchison Falls National Park.
Central Uganda also has captivating attractions concentrated around Lake Victoria for younger children. Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary offers a good experience for children under fifteen, Kalangala Island also makes for some laidback holiday relaxation and beach fun for the children.
The renowned source of Nile Eastern Uganda is the perfect place for memorable experiences in Uganda with crowds from all over the world for its high-octane activities including grade-five whitewater rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, and horseback riding and mountain biking.
Adrenaline-pumped children above eight can join the health throbbing whitewater rafting experience in the Nile rapids. The other children can do a boat cruise down the River Nile to the source, check out john Hannington’s Speke’s Mountain, and eat fish at the floating restaurants, you can also visit the load markets and walk through Jinja’s colonial streets sightseeing.
Walking with gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda and standing with ten-meter African great apes is a showstopper primate parade on the forested mountain slopes of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will leave the children breathless with excitement and exertion. It’s a perfect summer activity for the older adventurous children and grown-ups.
Driving through southwestern Uganda’s emerald rolling hills and exquisitely cultivated slopes is another endearing experience for the children, driving by stunning landscape views in the countryside to the great apes will teach children to appreciate untamed natural landscapes.
The National Park’s savanna plains and rivers showcase Uganda’s abundant wildlife, perfect for children’s safari game drives, boat rides, and bird spotting, surprisingly, children will find elephants, buffalo, and lions very easy to spot in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The park has many antelope species, including Uganda Kob, Topi and bushbuck thrilling boat rides on the Kazinga channel are some of Uganda’s most reverse children safari experiences. Were children will get closest to the hippos, crocodiles and elephants herds here.
Guided nature walks are significant highlights of visiting Lake Mburo national park and a great addition to your boat cruise. A walking safari in Lake Mburo National Park, allows you to surprisingly get very close to wild animals like the impala and Zebra herds, on foot.
In Lake Mburo National Park, a local guide leads the children off the beaten path through enchanting wilderness till they find themselves among a herd of calm ungulates.
Children will love the immersive walking or biking experience with small animals and giraffes. The quiet urban and vibrant down streets of Kampala and Entebbe will introduce the children to Uganda’s medley of local food testing to language, lifestyle and sightseeing, the cities offer a bucket load of cultural experiences for the children.
The native Karamojong cultures of the semi-arid region in the northeast, the Busoga aboriginal tribes will entertain the children in the evenings with sky-jumping dances, half-naked dress styles unbelievable body piercings and community cultural practices hidden from the familiar world.
Although Uganda boasts of varied African Safari activities, Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking are the main reasons most travellers visit Uganda, however trekking the great apes may not be suitable for a children’s safari. The minimum age restriction for both experiences is 15 years, even though some safari lodges have facilities for only boys or girls and babysitting services when grown-ups join the early morning excursion.
Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary and UWEC zoo in Entebbe provide a promising alternative for viewing Chimpanzees behind a protected fence, for an immersive jungle adventure, you can also book nature walking experiences for children in Kibale, Kyambura, and Budongo Forests.
Mountain gorillas live at high elevations of 8,000 to 13,000 feet and nights can get pretty cold, please allow the children to acclimatize to the altitude before engaging in active adventures in southwestern Uganda. Book more nights and stay longer at the safari lodge near the visitor centre and allow the children to get familiar with the environment.
The international airport at Entebbe is at least an 8 to 9-hour drive from all western Uganda attractions, children may find it long-hour drives tedious.
Alternatively, take domestic flights between remote destinations to reduce travel time. Uganda has small airstrips between national parks and the international airport at Entebbe.
The most famous driving stops for children safari in Uganda include Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary en route to Murchison Falls, The Equator crossing, Igongo Cultural Center, Mbarara Town and Lake Mburo National Park in western.
If you have enough time on your children’s safari holiday it makes sense
To limit your itinerary to fewer places to visit and get the most rewarding experiences for the children with fewer transfers, Spend more time in a few destinations to allow the children the experience than packing all highlights on a single trip. For example tonight in Kampala/Entebbe/3 lake Mburo and Kibale forest National Park, as well as they, can add 3rd night in Bwindi.
Malaria is a considerable risk for children travelling in Uganda, Even grown-ups are particularly susceptible to catching severe and fatal malaria, before travelling, you must consult your doctor about taking antimalarial medication for your children while travelling and try to prevent them from getting bitten by wearing suitable clothing, insect repellent and sleeping under mosquito nets.
Before booking children’s safari lodging, check the minimum age policies of lodges and camps with your trip planner, Most camps’ child policy accepts infants of less than five years to share a room with their parents for free, while 5-12 years old have the child rate.
Uganda Safaris involve travelling long distances for long hours during the day and staying in very remote places with limited facilities, you may spend a long in the bush looking for animals, which will require a significant amount of patience, and observing necessary but intrusive, demanding safety precautions.
Cut game drive time and hours in the bush into shorter buffs, which will require careful planning that should be more than six months before the trip.
Designing children’s safari in Uganda involves some elders and considering the amount which will be charged as well as considering which parts of Uganda are you going to go in and the how far are the distance and the journey.
Nonetheless, with proper planning, you can make the dream of taking your younger children teenagers and elders on safari in Uganda’s wildness.
The best month for children’s holidays in Uganda are July, August, October, December, and January, the weather is always favourable with no guaranteed downpours, a dry walking season and plenty of animals on the plains.
Where children will be able to see and experience all types of animals and all kinds of adventure.
These months will help children get the best or most comfortable accommodation and services with the best prices ever for their holidays. You’re most welcome to book your safari for children in Uganda.
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