Sometimes the hardest part of organizing a safari is when you intend to involve your family. The whole setting suddenly changes and planning gets a bit more complicated, more so when you have children under the age of 16. This is partly why some couples travel at separate intervals - so that one of them stays home with the kids. So how do you share the fun equally with your family? What you should know is, not every safari package out there is customized to match a family travel style. Your tours and travel operator has to make a couple of adjustments in terms of accommodation, transportation, meals and safety. We have arranged several of Uganda family safaris before hence, guarantee you the experience you need regarding your expedition. All the packages below are designed to engage each and every member of your family when you travel. Much as activities like gorilla tracking require a minimum age of 15, it doesn't really hurt letting the adults carry out such activities while the kids carry out their own. Regarding accommodation, family cottages are highly recommended. They enable you to sleep under one roof with easy access for each other. We are ready to plan for you a comfortable tour whatever your budget is. See some of our tours below.
Family Tours and Travel Packages
Travelling with kids can surely turn into a nightmare if your Uganda family safari is planned wrongly. From our own experience, not so many tourists travel with their families. What they do not know is, sometimes kids can add so much spice to your safari and make you even enjoy it more. Before you think close to having them travel with you, a few tips will definitely help.
Choose the right safari activities
Much as we strongly recommend the inclusion of gorilla trekking in your Uganda family safaris package, the activity is limited to persons of age 15 and above. Any kids under that age will not be authorized to track gorillas in any of the destinations. Activities like wildlife viewing accommodate all age groups and can be the best choice. If you insist about tracking then you can organize a simple guided walk for the kids or leave them at the poolside under the watch of the lodge staff.
Get proper insurance
Kids tend to fall sick so easily and more often. Travel insurance might seem to be more of an unnecessary expense to you but it helps a lot. Kids might need to visit doctors often hence, you gotta play safe and have them insured.
Best places for family safaris in Uganda
Destinations like Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Mburo National Park are strongly recommended. The main activities in each of these parks is wildlife viewing. The safari parks also have a bunch of accommodation places that are suitable for Uganda family tours.