African Safari With Children, Family Safari Vacations, Uganda Family Friendly Safaris
Family friendly safaris is a great way to expose your kids to nature and wildlife without having to worry about the boredom they may experience on a regular safari tour. Family safaris are tailored to keep the excitement of being on a wildlife and birdlife-spotting safari alive and interactive for everyone.
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Does Uganda Have Family Friendly Safaris?
Uganda, also known as the pearl of Africa is perhaps one of the most beautiful places on the African continent, and has the friendliest people too and without doubt has most family friendly safaris . The wilderness in this small country is very uncorrupted, so if you are looking to experience authentic African wilderness with your family, this is the country to visit. It has beautiful natural scenery, plenty of wildlife such as lions, gorillas, chimpanzees, leopards, buffaloes, exotic birds, giraffes and so much more.
There are also plenty of exciting tourist activities such as bungee jumping, gorilla trekking, white water rafting and so many more. There is something for every member of your family. And it is a whole new world for you and your children to experience. What your children usually only get to see on television, they will get to live and in real time. The scenic wonders in Uganda are another reason to come for Family Friendly Safaris in Uganda.
Uganda has some very amazingly beautiful sights that you will enjoy visiting with your family, and taking some very awesome pictures to capture the memories. There is the historic river Nile which is the longest river in Africa, the magnificent Murchison falls which is the most powerful waterfall in the world, the Rwenzori mountain ranges, which are taller than the alps, these are the tallest mountain ranges in Africa, the beautifully scenic Lake Bunyonyi which looks like a still from a movie scene, the Virunga volcanoes, the explosion craters that you will probably seen on national geographic and so much more.
Family friendly safaris in Uganda gives you the amazing opportunity to experience some new and interesting cultures. You and your family will learn how these very friendly people live and maybe adopt a new way for two of doing things. You could pick a new recipe, or a new food, or fruit. It makes for good exposure for your children.
And will the children be safe on Family Friendly Safaris?
Uganda is actually one of the safest places on the African continent. The hotels, lodges and tented camps you will be staying at will have very good security. And there are guides for your game drives, gorilla trekking, nature walks, bird watching, and any other activity you might want to enjoy. Dangerous is definitely not the word that should come to mind when you think of a safari in Uganda. You should be thinking fun, and exciting. When planning for Family Friendly Safaris whether it is family safari or a one man private safari especially where there are children involved.
Your children’s safety is important and we do our best to ensure it. There are well experienced and qualified guides and rangers for every activity be it a nature walk or a game drive. So the answer to whether your children will be safe is a definite yes. Another myth is the idea that a Uganda Safari means roughing it and that some strange bugs will make you very uncomfortable. There is no roughing it on a safari in Uganda, the country is way past the stone ages so your children will not be sleeping in bushes or eating strange things. There is very good accommodation, good food, laundry services, and good washrooms.
You and your children will be very comfortable in Uganda. Uganda is an exciting place for people of all ages. There is something new for you and your children to enjoy at every turn. And if you let the safari company you hire know, they will take your children’s hobbies and interests into consideration while designing an itinerary for you. Your children will not be bored at all the reason we say Family Friendly Safaris . Depending on their ages there are various activities they can enjoy such as: guided nature walks, game drives, horseback riding safaris, cultural visits, hands on lessons in craft making, dancing, drumming, white water rafting and even gorilla trekking if they are above 15 years.
Safari for kids younger than 5 years old
We don’t recommend taking infants or children younger than 5 years old on a safari. Most establishments aren’t infant or toddler-friendly, and the heat and the dusty game drives may make your baby feel very uncomfortable.
What about the Food and Water?
Many people who have never been to Africa think their families will have to survive on strange food and drink. Well that is not the case, there is drinking water available, and normal decent food. There are various international dishes, and the local food is also amazing. There is soda, water and fresh juice, and beers and wines. So your children will be fine, there is plenty of good food, and soft drinks for them in Uganda
How could my very young children possibly benefit from Uganda Family Friendly Safaris?
Children are always looking to learn new things even when they are very young. Children are perhaps the most excited guests we receive, they are excited by everything they see and hear. They learn quite a lot during the time they spend watching television, and more and more children dream of seeing faraway places from the programs they watch,. You could be surprised by how many children’s programs take your children on safaris to Africa. It would be a very exciting experience if they got to visit Africa for real. A Uganda safari will be learning and exploring experience for them.
What will my children do if the adults go gorilla trekking?
There are a number of things your children can do and enjoy while you and the other adults are off trekking gorillas or chimpanzees. They could go on forest walks with friendly well trained tour guides, who will show them a variety of interesting things in the forest from monkeys in the trees, to exotic birds, and exotic butterflies. They could also go on nature walks, or village walks, still with guides. On the village walks they will get to see cultural activities like dance performances or learn a few new things like drumming on local drums. Game drives are often best experienced as a whole family. Your children will not be bored and idle when you off tracking gorillas.
Safari clothes for kids…
Are there special clothes for children on Family Friendly Safaris?
Safari clothes for children are usually just miniature replicas of adult safari clothes. Just remember to keep the colours neutral and avoid shorts and short sleeved shirts on hikes. A wide brimmed hat for each child is also recommended and a good pair of light boots.
Are there any vaccinations I should take note of, or some anti-malaria medication?
We recommend that you schedule a visit with your family doctor or a tropical clinic or travel clinic. These will give you advice on what vaccinations you need to have, and anti malaria regiments.
What about Passports and Visas?
You do need passports and visas for everyone in your travelling party. You ca get a tourism visa to Uganda at a low cost of 50 USD per person. We hope we have answered most if not all of your burning questions about bringing your children on Family Friendly Safaris in Uganda.