Family Tours in Uganda

Family Tours in Uganda are interesting tour packages that travelers can engage in with the whole family as they enjoy their holidays in the wild. A feeling of spending time with your entire family with in a beautiful country like Uganda is one of the most people’s dreams. A family is a group of people made of the father, mother, and children.  Why not plan for a holiday family tour now and have ample time away from home together with your loved ones now to grab such unbeatable and unforgettable moments exploring the beautiful nature of Ugandan National Parks, cruising on freshwaters, and having a touch of the African culture and tradition? 

Requirements in preparation for a family tour in Uganda

In case you are planning to have a family holiday tour in the pearl of Africa, there are some things you need to put into consideration and some of the things to consider as elaborated in this article.

First and foremost, try as much as possible to get in contact with a trusted and registered tour operator like Achieve Global Safaris to advise you on which activities are suitable for family tours especially taking in consideration that children are delicate and need fun filled activities thus don’t forget to ask about kids games, and of course without forgetting the tours that bring a smile on everybody’s face while on a family holiday. 

In most cases children below 15 years but above 5 years of age pay 50% of the adults’ entrance fees in order to access the parks in Uganda and children below 5 years are allowed to enter the park without any pay. 

Also consider that some of the activities in Uganda have a particular age limit such as gorilla trekking which requires at least a trekker to be aged 15 years and above to get involved into it, also some activities such as chimpanzee trekking requires a minimum of 12 years for children to trek them. However, there is no worry as such children below the trekking ages also have their well-designated activities that they can engage in while the adults trek the primates. Some of these activities include visiting the crater lakes, visiting caves, visiting falls, guided walks, and many more and then reunite with their parents after trekking 

Also, take into consideration the kind of accommodation facilities that are fit for families where most hotels and lodges provide well-designated family roams with amenities that favor both young and old. For example, accommodations should be well managed in good and proper sanitation, swimming pool, having enough space for children games and many more to accommodate families

As usual, visitors planning a family holiday tour need to consider the kind of vehicle that they need to use for the tour. There are 4×4 safari vehicle that sits a family of 8 people with well-designated seats that enhance everyone to have a clear view through the window 

Here  are some of the family tours that are worth a visit, including children games, camping, and picnic, nature walks, game drives, rafting, visiting the wildlife in the sanctuaries and zoos  and many more as elaborated below;

 Family game drive tours: Uganda is the best way to grab an experience of sighting out the Big 5 Game while on a family tour. There is no age limit required for game drive so the entire family with mum, dad, and all the children have an opportunity of enjoying viewing several wildlife species as they drive in any of the top ten national parks in Uganda including Murchison falls National park a place of big 4 which is topped with a visit to Ziwa rhino sanctuary for rhino trekking to make a dream of encountering big five complete. Also, queen Elizabeth national park is sweet to drive  in for several wildlife species viewing including visiting Ishasha sector for tree-climbing lions, Lake Mburo a home of Zebras and Elands, drive-in Lake Mburo national park to view several zebras as they feat on savanna grassland together with the cows, and many more

Family boat cruise tours: Well, take time cruising on top of the fresh waters in Uganda with the entire family as you sip on a cold drink sighting several wildlife species along the shores. Most of the family boat cruise tours in Uganda are carried out on the Kazinga channel in Queen Elizabeth National park, Lake Mburo, Murchison Falls, Nile River where adults also enjoy other activities such as kayaking, white water rafting, and bungee jumping. Some of the wildlife seen during boat cruise include Hippos, crocodiles, and other mammals that are always seen along the shores quenching the thirst such as elephants, leopards, zebras, buffalos, among others without forgetting canoeing on the fresh waters of Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale district 

Family Cultural experience and encounters: This is one of the activities that people on a family holiday tour should engage in as it’s always filled with entertainments of music and dance that allow even kids to take part in the fun as they learn new things, meet new friends from different cultures, have a taste of local meals prepared from fresh and local foods   and many more 

Family Birding tours: Since Uganda is blessed with over 1060 bird species, taking a family tour in Uganda’s best birding destinations such as Kidepo valley national park, Kyambura gorge, Maramagambo forest, Murchison falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Bigodi wet land, Mabamba swamp, Mabira forest and many more that leads to several sightings of different bird species including the rare species such as Black Weaverbirds, the Rare shoebill stork, Red-billed Dwarf Hornbill, Yellow-throated Cuckoo, White-crested Hornbill, Yellow-throated Nectar, Spot-breasted Ibis, Orange-cheeked Waxbill, Ross’s Turaco, Red-rumped Tinkerbird, Xavier’s Greenbul, ostrich, Fire-crested Alethe, and many more.

Family Tours in Uganda
Family Tours in Uganda – Birding to find the Shoebill Stork

Other activities engaged in by people on a family tour include hot air ballooning, nature walks, cycling, among others 


spending some time with the entire family away from home to a beautiful landlocked country “Uganda” is such an everlasting experience filled with unforgettable memories and happiness that is irreplaceable in ones heart as you take those photographs while on a tour with your loved ones while cruising on the water surface, driving in several parks, swimming, camping, and many more that making a family tour in Uganda more enticing.