Someone out there is wondering if it’s worthy to give up his/her desire to travel around the world or wanderlust style because of the kids. Traveling with children is fun and it comes with many benefits. If you are planning to visit Africa, consider a family vacation to Uganda, a country of great ethnic, nature diversity and adventures. There is so much to do and see, learn and explore for both adults and children of every age.
In 2018 National Geographic Traveler lists Uganda among the cool destinations one must – see. In 2017 UK Business Insider named Uganda as the “World’s most welcoming country to raise a family”. An African safari is unique and helps introduce the children to the world in many ways that can’t be taught.
Uganda is undoubtedly one of the best destinations to visit as a family which is really passionate about adventure travel.
- See Wildlife up close.
Uganda has a rich abundance of flora and fauna throughout it’s 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves. On an African safari throughout Uganda, you and the children get a chance to see wildlife up close and have personal encounter with wild animals in their natural environment. Your family will be treated to an authentic and breathtaking experience like no other.
Sighting the majestic and beauty of animals in the African wilderness instills the passion and values of conservation and preserving our natural heritage for generations to come.
- Learn about the people and cultures in different communities.
Apart from the rich wildlife, nature and stunning landscape, Uganda is ethnically diverse with different people and culture spread out in different communities but many of these communities are impoverished.
Through the “Tell a story Foundation”, we run community initiative programs to highlight the lives of local people and help improve the basic needs of the communities.
A cultural visit to these communities is a rewarding and inspiring way to spend a day on safari. Children learning about different people and cultures from their own is an invaluable experience.
- Safety and Security
If you are planning to stay a little longer after an African safari, be rest assured that Uganda is the most peaceful, secure and safest tourist destination in East Africa. Ugandans are very welcoming, hospitable and will willingly lend a helping hand wherever they can although in big cities there is still petty crimes, like theft, pick pocketing among others but rarely involve acts of violence.
- Mountain gorillas.
There is no doubt Uganda shelters 50% of the mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park having the highest habituated mountain gorilla groups in four different regions, while Mgahinga gorilla park having one gorilla group.
Tracking gorillas is limited to children below 15yrs but our luxurious mobile tented safaris have dedicated children on safari clubs. Our specialist child guides are able to keep your young explorers busy with games and different activities while you trek with the gorillas in their natural habitat.
Encounter the gorillas which is the most exciting and poignant wildlife encounter in the whole of Africa while your children are taken care of with an educational experience that’s better than any nature program.
It’s hands on and interactive learning that’s disguised as fun while you get back from the amazing gorilla trekking experience.
- Create everlasting memories with your family.
There is nothing outstanding like embarking on adventure that brings people together and create beautiful everlasting memories that will last a lifetime. Imagine the impact that a day on an African safari will have on your children. The breathtaking moments of spotting a pride of lions, a herd of elephants or seeing a tower of giraffes gently walking across an open savannah, maybe even a night spent under a blanket of stars in the middle of African wilderness. Those memories are priceless and will be cherished forever and ever.
Munyirwa Osman Ganja