15 Days Family Tour on Uganda's Wildlife and Culture

DURATION
15 DAYS | 14 NIGHTS
Safari Overview

Imagine seeing your little ones amazed as they see an African lion in the wild or an elephant for the first time. Imagine them learning skills in a natural habitat like conservation, animal tracking, and survival in the African savannah….

Imagine seeing your little ones amazed as they see an African lion in the wild or an elephant for the first time. Imagine them learning skills in a natural habitat like conservation, animal tracking, and survival in the African savannah. Imagine hearing them re-tell the tale of some of the African cultures, dances, the different pictures of African traditions around a campfire under the starlit sky and surrounded by nature!

This family safari to Uganda takes you to well-selected destinations, friendly for families, using carefully thought lodges and hotels. You explore some of Uganda’s fabulous national parks and sites in the western part of the country is a combination of nature walks including rhino tracking, game drives, boat trips, and bush experiences (age dependant). The children’s program involves learning bush skills from identifying animal tracks and identification to bush lore, conservation and so much more. This safari doesn’t stop at wildlife; there are also opportunities to meet the friendly local people and gain an insight into their culture. Share this kind of excitement with your children on a family holiday to Africa!


Highlights;

An intimate African bush experience for the children

Amazing game viewing in some of Uganda’s savannah parks

Visit Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, the only place in Uganda where you can track rhinos

Meet the warm and welcoming local hosts

OVERVIEW

Day 1: Evening arrival at Entebbe International Airport

Day 2: Easy morning in Entebbe. Behind the scenes with animals

Day 3: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Day 4: Transfer to Murchison Falls national park. Game drive

Day 5: Morning game drive. Boat cruise on River Nile

Day 6: Transfer to Fort Portal/ Kibale National Park

Day 7: Community Walk/ Chimpanzee Tracking.

Day 8: Queen Elizabeth national park. Salt Lake visit

Day 9: Lion Tracking. Boat cruise on Kazinga channel

Day 10: Relax day in Queen Elizabeth

Day 11: Transfer To Bwindi Via Ishasha 

Day 12: Gorilla Tracking 

Day 13: Transfer to Lake Mburo

Day 14: Experience in Lake Mburo

Day 15: Transfer to Entebbe


Safari/Trip details
  • 1 - Evening arrival at Entebbe International Airport

    Upon arrival at Entebbe International Airport, you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel in Entebbe, a short drive from the airport. Its location gives you a beautiful feel of a leafy quiet environment. S/He will be your guide throughout this safari.


  • 2 - Behind the scenes at the wildlife education center

    Enjoy a relaxed morning in Entebbe, get to see the busy side of town. After your lunch, you head to the Uganda Wildlife Education center (former zoo) which is only a short drive from your hotel for an educative tour. This is a beautiful tour that takes you behind the scenes with animal caretakers to see and learn how the animals are taken care of and participate.


  • 3 - Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. Nature walk and rhino tracking

    Today you make your way northwards to Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary (approx. 3 hours) a successful conservation project in Uganda that has seen southern white rhinos return to the wild. After your lunch, in the late afternoon hours, you will be accompanied by a knowledgeable guide for a nature walk including rhino tracking with chances to see the rhino at very close range. There is so much to learn about nature and the successes as your visit contribute a lot to the conservation of rhinos at the ranch.



  • 4 - Murchison Falls national park. Game drive

    Day 4: Murchison Falls national park. Game drive

    This morning you continue your safari to Murchison falls, Uganda’s largest national park with prolific wildlife. Its vast savannah grassland is home to four of the big five of the African Animal Kingdom. The park is beautifully bisected by the legendary River Nile and home to the world’s powerful Murchison falls. You arrive at your lodge with a spectacular view of the Nile and a friendly and cool natural environment. Later in the evening, you head out on a game drive as you get introduced to the wonders of this park.



  • 5 - Dawn game drive and boat cruise on the River Nile

    Your day starts with a game drive on the northern sector of the park while animals are most active. While on a game drive in this savannah park, expect to see; elephants, buffalos, hartebeest, hyena, antelopes, and tropical birds, and keeping your eyes peeled for lions and leopards. After lunch at your lodge, get on board for a relaxing boat cruise on River Nile to see ‘the most powerful falls in the world’. Spotted along the river and shoreline, are hippos and crocodiles, some animals quenching thirst, and birds. The view of the falls at the base is incredible and most visitors never miss this boat trip.


  • 6 - Transfer to Fort Portal/ Kibale National Park

    After your breakfast, you will drive southwards to Fort Portal through Hoima – a town fast developing due to the discovery of oil. Enjoy amazing scenery, interesting villages, and plenty of birdlife. Arrive at your beautiful lodge with stunning views over the crater lakes and across to the Rwenzori mountains. Relax at the lodge or feel free to take a stroll around the lodge to the lake.


  • 7 - Community&Chimpanzee Tracking.

    We Wake up at our time and take a small walk around the Crater lakes of Kasende, Nyamwirima, Nyabikere and so many others around Kibale National Park. Come back for leisure at the hotel and prepare for the afternoon Chimpanzee tracking the Pan Troglodytes.


  • 8 - Queen Elizabeth national park. Visit Katwe Salt Lake

    Drive (approx. 2-3 hours) through the crater lakes region to Queen Elizabeth National Park, stopping en route at places of interest like the founders making bronze sculptures or at scenic spots along the way. Relax at the lodge as you have your lunch and, later, visit Katwe Salt Lake and learn how local people are using ancient salt mining techniques to make a living. You will also have the chance to visit a nearby fishing village. 



  • 9 - Lion tracking and launch cruise on the Kazinga Channel.

    Today provides another outstanding wildlife experience as we move out early to spend 2-3 hours with the lion researchers. Participate in their activities on the day which may include monitoring species, climate, and habitat, learning about tracking and how tracking devices are used, and learning about the animals. Relax and enjoy your lunch then take an afternoon boat cruise along Kazinga Channel, known for its high concentration of hippos. Expect to see buffalo, crocodiles, elephants,s and a range of beautiful birds along the banks. 



  • 10 - Relax day in Queen Elizabeth national park.

    The location of Mweya safari lodge provides a relaxing environment for visitors. This day will be open and very relaxed. Enjoy your stay at your private cottage, read a book, swimming as you enjoy the rare mongoose visiting you and the water hogs 



  • 11 - Game drive. Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

    We pass via Ishasha for the tree-climbing lions game viewing. Later, continue to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park home of the endangered mountain gorillas and also a UNESCO world heritage site approx. 7 hours away. 



  • 12 - Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

    The big day for Gorilla Tracking. We join the group for a briefing at 07:30. Thereafter, enjoy the jungle walk to locate your gorilla family (taking, on average, 3 to 8 hours in total). Once with them, you are allowed to watch the gorillas for one hour as they eat, play, groom, swing, and sleep. Afterward, have a relaxed community walk if time allows. 



  • 13 - Travel to Lake Mburo national park and evening game drive.

    Start our journey to Lake Mburo, one of Uganda’s smallest yet amazing national parks. The park offers the only chance of seeing the zebra, eland, and impala on this trip. We make a stop at Igongo Cultural Centre for a local lunch. Then, continue into the park (about 1.5 hours). Enjoy an evening game drive exploring the park corners in search of the resident wildlife, such as impala, zebra, buffalos. Keep a look-out for the Rothschild’s giraffe.  



  • 14 - Cultural walks

    This will be one of the special days for the little ones, as you will go out with your guide for a safari walk and experience. The bushwalk will provide children the chance to immerse themselves in the African savannah experience as this will cover a host of topics, learning lots of things and skills, from wild animals to domestic, animal tracks, bush survival skills, and the diverse flora and fauna. We can also plan to have a bush meal, weather permitting. In the afternoon hours, we’ll have a community visit. You will meet the local people and learn about the treasured long-cows and the traditional practices. Then wind your day at the lookout, a beautiful location with stunning views across the park, watching the sunset


  • 15 - Transfer To Entebbe

    We Travel to Kampala this morning with a stop at the Equator to stretch your legs, enjoy photo moments and cross from the southern to the northern hemisphere. After driving to Entebbe for our last night in the beautiful city of Uganda 




Safari Inclusions  

full board meal plan


Private safari vehicle with driver and fuel for this itinerary


All entrance and other fees for the activities included in the itinerary


Mineral water in transit


All government taxes


Safari Exclusions  

International flights


Visas


Travel insurance


Personal expenses: alcohol, laundry services, and souvenirs


Tips (normally 5–10% and around $10 per day for your guide).


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