Family Safaris in Uganda

Family Safaris in Uganda

Most people going for safaris in Africa exclude children but you can plan your safari very well to visit any part of Uganda with your family, in cases where kids under 15 are excluded from activities like gorilla trekking, there are some lodges that can engage children in children activities while parents are trekking gorillas.

When planning to do a family safari, you must hand pick Kid friendly lodges, children friendly activities, children friendly guides and inform the tour company you intend to use about the number of kids, age of the kids so that they can organize for you things like strollers, car seats, snacks and many other things you might need.

Lake Mburo national park

Lake Mburo National Park is situated just 3-4 hours drive from Kampala meaning it’s the perfect safari destination for a family as children will not get so tired travelling. The park is the country’s smallest savannah national park comprising of 13 lakes within and around the park.

You can engage in game drives, birding, nature guided walks, boat cruise and horse riding while in Lake Mburo national park, give your kids a chance to intermingle with nature through horse riding or nature walks.


Jinja also known as adventure capital of East Africa is also close to Kampala and can be one of the best destinations for family safaris. As parents enjoys activities like white water rafting, bungee jumping, boat cruise there are a lot of other activities children can enjoy like quad biking, horse riding, nature walks and so much more. There are also lodges that can help you take care of your kids while you’re on another activity.

Queen Elizabeth national park

Queen Elizabeth national park is Uganda’s most visited national park boasting with rich bio diversity, there are a lot of activities you can engage in while n Queen Elizabeth like game drives, balloon safaris, and nature guided walks, chimpanzee trekking, crater walks, cultural encounters and birding among the rest. Lodges like Mweya safari lodge can help you take care of your child or pick children’s activities for them to enjoy while you trekking chimpanzees or doing something else.

Bwindi impenetrable forest national park

Though gorilla trekking cannot be done by children under the age of 15 years old, there are some lodges in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park which allow you to go for gorilla trekking while they take your children to engage in child friendly activities like fishing, nature walks and if kids are way too young then they provide nannies or maids to take care of your young one until you come back.

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