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How To Plan The Best 2021-2022 Family Safari For Uganda?

Bringing your children to Africa on a family vacation is, undoubtedly, the most valuable gift you can give them during their formative years. A visit to Uganda will introduce them to a whole new world of experiences, where they will immerse themselves in the magic of nature, beautiful wildlife, and colorful birds. They’ll also enjoy a glimpse into the living styles of other children, completely distinct from their own experiences back home. Uganda can provide all these insights – and much more.

Key Takeaways

  • Introducing the wonders of nature to young kids to impress the importance of conservation
  • Organizing child-friendly tours with the assistance of the expert consultant at AfricanMecca
  • Viewing unusual and fascinating aspects of nature like tree-climbing lions, flightless ostriches, and lumbering elephants, among others
  • Teaching kids how to survive in the bush by learning to make medicines out of plants and track animals and insects
  • Customized tours for kids according to their stamina levels, comfort, and need for special meals

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1. What Children Activities To Expect From A Uganda Family Safari In 2021-2022?
2. What Are The General Health Concerns For Kids On A Uganda Family Safari?
3. What Are The Best Times For Parents & Children To Visit Uganda On A Family Safari?
4. What Are The Rooming Allocations & Family Discounted Tour Costs For A Uganda Safari?
5. What Are The Benefits Of A Custom Or Tailor-Made Family Safari Vacation In Uganda?
How To Plan The Best 2021-2022 Family Safari For Uganda

1. What Children Activities To Expect From A Uganda Family Safari In 2021-2022?

Key Takeaways

  • Nature walks, forest hikes, and cultural tours in destinations where gorilla viewing is not permitted for kids aged 12 to 15 years and below
  • Participating in the traditional lifestyle of the village like drawing milk from a goat, making bead jewelry, weaving fabrics, and fashioning bows and arrows
  • Specialist game driving safaris for kids, horseback riding, mountain biking, and playing in the sands on the beaches of Lake Victoria
If you are planning a safari to Uganda, your trip consultant at AfricanMecca Safaris will make recommendations for family-friendly activities that children are likely to enjoy the most. Spending time on the banks of the legendary Lake Victoria will allow them to play in the sand and go boating on the lake while soaking up the sun under your watchful eyes. Game drives for young kids are possible in parks like Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls, Kidepo, and Semliki. Mihingo Lodge in Lake Mburo is the best safari accommodation for families with younger children as they offer specialist child-friendly activities e.g. horse riding, wildlife hides, mountain biking and many more. Each of these destinations has a unique array of wildlife that kids will love. Imagine their awe as they spot a lioness perched on the branches of a fig tree in Ishasha, or ostriches running in the Kidepo with the inability to fly.

Keep in mind that kids under the age of 15 and 12 years are not permitted on gorilla trekking and chimpanzee viewing safaris respectively. But if you do choose to visit parks such as Bwindi Impenetrable, Mgahinga Gorilla, or Kibale, we suggest that you plan nature walks, forest hikes, or cultural tours. Going on a nature walking excursion with the safety of a walking bush guide and an armed ranger can be an educational and eye-opening experience for older children, as they learn about the healing properties of the plants they see and how to identify insects and animals by their tracks and droppings.

A cultural tour visit to the local village might treat your kids to memorable vacation lessons on how to shape and use a bow and arrow, make a fire or how to weave a basket, or even draw milk from goats. The resident kids and other community members love teaching young people their dances and music, and sometimes even pass on a few words in the local dialect. Enjoy watching your kids’ excitement as they try on the colorful beaded jewelry and gaily woven kitenge, and join in the pure delight of their laughter as they engage and interact outside their comfort zone.
What Children Activities To Expect From A Uganda Family Safari

2. What Are The General Health Concerns For Kids On A Uganda Family Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Information about the health resources for vaccinations to be given to the kids, including malaria
  • Provisions for protecting kids like mosquito netting and insect repellent sprays
  • Appropriate clothing and electric repellent in the rooms recommended
We understand that your children’s well being is the highest priority when traveling as a family in Africa. Our consultants will provide health resources for vaccinations you may want to consider giving your kids before arriving in Uganda, and with the widespread availability of malaria prophylactics, it provides protection to kids to remain healthy throughout their visit. Many accommodations provide mosquito netting and insect repellent sprays. We also recommend guests bring in an electric repellent for the rooms for enhanced protection. Once you’ve decided on your parks to visit in Uganda, we will advise you about the climatic conditions and the kind of clothing you might want to bring for your travel dates.
What Are The General Health Concerns For Kids On A Uganda Family Safari

3. What Are The Best Times For Parents & Children To Visit Uganda On A Family Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Best season for kids to visit is in the dry season from June, July, and August
  • Best holiday time during the December break when schools close for the festivities
  • Option of combining a trip to Uganda with safaris in neighboring countries
The two dry seasons in Uganda are the best times for families to go on their safari holiday in Uganda. The first dry season lasts from June, July, and August, overlapping with summer vacation in North America and Europe. The December holidays are also an ideal time to visit, as the weather is again dry in the later parts of the month – and you’ll get a break from the harsh winters in the northern hemisphere.

If you’re considering combining your trip with visits to neighboring countries like Kenya and Tanzania, we can make that happen for you. The Great Africa Migration of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles in Masai Mara and Serengeti are an incredible sight and will ingrain the need for conservation in the future custodians of the Earth.
What Are The Best Times For Parents & Children To Visit Uganda On A Family Safari

4. What Are The Rooming Allocations & Family Discounted Tour Costs For A Uganda Safari?

Key Takeaways

  • Facilities like interconnected rooms or cottages with multiple rooms for the convenience of families
  • Most accommodations permit kids aged 2 years and below to stay free of cost
  • Discounted rates available for kids aged 3 to 12 when sharing a room with 2 adults
At AfricanMecca Safaris, it’s up to us to ensure that you secure the proper accommodations for traveling with kids, including interconnecting rooms or cottages with multiple rooms so families can stay together. We will also attempt to find lodges and camps in Uganda that have spacious rooms to allow for extra beds for the kids. You can expect that if a hotel, camp, or lodge offers child-friendly rooming options, they will also provide special menus for kids at times that are most suitable for young guests.

Our goal is to make your vacation both comfortable and cost-effective within your travel budget. Note that accommodations typically allow kids 2 years and under to stay for free, while those between the ages of 3 and 12 years stay at a discounted rate when sharing a room with 2 adults. The same applies to park fees, flight and road logistical costs.
What Are The Rooming Allocations & Family Discounted Tour Costs For Your Uganda Safari

5. What Are The Benefits Of A Custom Or Tailor-Made Family Safari Vacation In Uganda?

Key Takeaways

  • Organizing private logistics and activities according to timings suitable for kids
  • Learning to identify birds, animals, and other creatures that have only been seen in books, images, and videos
  • Learning eco-friendly practices like how to dispose off waste responsibly and make fire safely
Traveling with young kids can be challenging, and at AfricanMecca Safaris we understand that you may need the flexibility to time your transfers and excursions around your kids’ convenience and moods. Accordingly, we will help you choose private transportation and activities wherever possible so that you can make the most of your vacation. Adults can become children again as they participate in discovering the treasures of the natural world of Uganda. Use this invaluable opportunity to build lasting bonds and memories with your kids that they will cherish as grown-ups.

Seeing the animals, birds, and natural landscapes step out of picture books and videos and into reality is like a dream come true for kids. Revel in their enchantment and wonder as they discover birds’ nests or young animals. Our specialist family safari guides in Uganda enjoy spending time with kids and will go out of their way to answer questions and reveal the hidden secrets of the bush. Your kids may even learn valuable lessons about camping in the wild, including how to make a fire and cook on it and how to dispose of waste responsibly to minimize the carbon footprint. This is just one aspect of the invaluable gift you will give your children with a custom safari holiday in Eden on Earth.
What Are The Benefits Of A Custom Or Tailor-Made Family Safari Vacation In Uganda

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