Family Safaris in Uganda

Family safaris in Uganda: Ever wondered where take on a safari with your family members? Uganda is one of those top destinations to take into considerations as it favors both age groups starting from the youngest to the oldest member of your family. Uganda the pearl of Africa offers both adventurous safaris that usually excite the young as well as relaxed safaris for the adults though some adults as well prefer adventurous safaris. Amongst the safaris to look up to while planning a family safari in Uganda include;

Gorilla trekking safari: This is one of the top activity enjoyed by several travelers to Uganda the Pearl of Africa. Taking your family on such a trip is one of the breath taking and everlasting memory for your family as it will thrill in the minds of trekkers for a long period of time. Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda are conducted in 2 destinations including Bwindi impenetrable national park which harbors a largest population of endangered mountain gorillas still surviving in the world. With a family of 8 persons, you will be able to trek a particular gorilla family since 8 people is considered the maximum number of people allowed to trek a gorilla family per day. However, you may as well choose to split yourself and trek different gorilla families then compare the experience afterwards. A gorilla trekking permit in Uganda as per 2021 rates costs $700 for Foreign Nonresidents, $600 for Foreign Residents and Ugx.250, 000 for Ugandans and other East African member states. These permits are always booked in advance at least 6 months plier to travel date to avoid missing out as in most cases permits tend to be sold out especially during high season when Uganda welcomes the highest population of trekkers . Apart from trekking gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park, one can as well trek gorillas in Mgahinga gorilla national park which harbors only 1 gorilla family (Nyakagezi Gorilla family) that allows a maximum number of 8 trekkers per day implying the Uganda Wildlife Authority offers only 8 permits on a daily basis. Never worry about the age as you plan a family safari to trek Gorillas as there are gorilla families that reside near accommodations and also there are special chair well designated to assist the aged and people with disabilities to as well enjoy the adventure in the jungle with gorillas. Gorilla trekking in Uganda takes about 2-8 hours with only 1 hour to view gorillas. However, for adventurous travelers who intend to spend more than 1 hour in presence of Gorillas, opt for Gorilla habituation experience at a cost of $1500 that allows 4 hours with gorillas. Since Gorilla trekking allows only people of 15 years and above, children below 15 years of age have gotten children activities such as Forest walk to enjoy as their parents and other adults trek Gorillas. Al we require is knowing the number of people interested in gorilla trekking and age per person for proper organization of a family gorilla trekking safari.

Game drive safaris in Uganda: this is yet a fascinating activity enjoyed while on a family safari in Uganda as you will be able to explore savanna parks in Uganda while viewing several fauna and flora species. Game drive safaris in Uganda are conducted mainly in Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Lake Mburo national park, Kidepo valley national park, Semliki national park and many other game reserves like Pian Upe. The vehicles allowed to conducted game drives in Ugandan parks are 4×4 safari vehicles to avoid getting stuck and ruining your safari. Amongst wildlife to spot during game drive safari in Uganda include Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Antelopes, Uganda Kob, Zebras, Hippos, Rhinos, tree climbing lions, plenty of bird life, primates, butterflies and many more depending on which park one chooses to visit. Game drive safaris in Uganda have no age limit thus suitable for a family safari.

Boat cruise safaris in Uganda: as a family, taking on a boat cruise safari as a family is such a fascinating experience that will take you closer to nature while enjoying the cool breath from Uganda’s water. We as Achieve Global Safaris, offer family boat cruise safaris to several places in Uganda including parks such as Queen Elizabeth national park where boat cruise is conducted along the Kazinga channel to watch a school of Hippos, Murchison falls national park along Nile River to view the world’s most powerful waterfall, Lake Mburo national park, Lake Bunyonyi, Lake Mutanda, Jinja and many more. Just choose any destination you intend to explore with your family we shall thoroughly organize you that memorable family safari in Uganda.

Other safaris

Apart from the above mentioned safaris, Uganda the pearl of Africa offers a lot of safaris including family safaris, group safaris as well as safaris for solo travelers. Uganda safaris are always determined by the budget of the travelers depending on the activities, accommodation type and the number of days. Other safaris to enjoy while on a Uganda safari include; Chimpanzee trekking safaris, Birding safaris, walking safaris, white water rafting, city tours, nature walks, beach relaxation, Mountain hiking, Horseback ride, cycling, community tours and many more.


Since we offer safaris to all over East African region, you may as well plan your family safari to Rwanda the land of a thousand hills, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya and Tanzania or even combine 2 or more countries with in East African region. Check out our special packages and plan your adventurous family safari with us today.