Best Destinations for Family Safaris in East Africa

Family Safaris in Uganda

Family travels should be life changing, Interesting, exciting and engaging for all ages as they are designed to spark a passion, inspire a sense of wonder. When these experiences are shared with loved ones, they bring you closer together. Many book family safaris in Africa to different destinations year round during summer and winter but whoever visits Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania get memories that last forever. It’s very rare to find people with the same interest on a family trip yet it’s the order of the day in East Africa.

However, family tours are fun in places with multiple activities such as wildlife parks, beaches, theme parks, zoos, etc since there is something for everyone. If you traveling with children it’s good to visit destinations with wildlife, sand, natural environment setting, though some destination activities are limited to some age of children for example a child below 15year of age isn’t allowed to trek mountain gorillas in both Uganda or Rwanda since the activity requires hiking in the jungle forest and in the Virunga Bamboo forest. But all family trips to either Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or volcanoes national park are always wonderful since even children are entertained by different forest walks ,community tours as they wait for their parents to return back from the Gorilla trek.

Also family holidays are nice if you plan it with balanced room for leisure and adventure since they need to be full of complete fun and relaxation. Most accommodation facilities in different tourist destinations are built with room for family gate ways to cater for groups or guests who feel like sleeping close to each other or in opposite lodge rooms. Facilities are the same like that of the other lodge guests though family arrangements are made on request like special dining table for meals & drinks and even surprises if one of the family members is celebrating a birth day or any achieve. Take a quick look at some of the recommended travel destinations with awesome family adventures that will make everybody happy and relaxed in East Africa.

Murchison falls Wildlife Park in Uganda
This is a great place in Uganda full of nice family adventures for all ages and wildlife watching on land is every trip highlight to the park. Tourists view the park wildlife starting at 6.30am local time and the morning session always end at 10:30 am a time when they retire for breakfast at their respective lodges. You can also enjoy the evening session which start from 5.00pm – 7.30pm which is always done just after the afternoon 3hrs Boat cruise an activity which take you to the play ground of hippos, crocodiles and buffaloes, thousands of birds, including elephants along and others.

Taking a five-hour Nile Delta boat trip downstream to the papyrus-filled delta where the Nile empties into Lake Albert is another family adventure which take you to the main birding point for shoebill, some wildlife can be spotted . You need to book early since different tour companies book it often. Other activities include Spot fishing, Chimpanzee tracking, Forest walks, Bird watching walks, Nile Navigation and nature walks. Plan a trip here and discover what makes the might falls unique in Africa.

Serengeti National Park the wildlife Haven in Tanzania

The land of endless plains is a home to several wildlife animals and fauna ready to entertain your family through your stay giving you a fantastic lifetime experience full of real leisure and fun. Every day will get a different and magnificent experience in Serengeti seeing the highest wildlife concentration large wildlife on earth. The big five are the park flowers and grass and watching the lions hunt and eat their prey is a very nice experience which I feel everyone should witness. Animals you must view include leopards, cheetah, lions, zebras, buffaloes, etc plus the sweet lovely sunset view. A Balloon ride is another way of making your wildlife viewing exceptional so take it on if you can. The accommodations are excellent with different cuisines for every taste.

Masai Mara Game reserve
Kenya a place full of freedom for the old and the young with many foreign investors who created a calm environment for children fun back then as they relocated to the country permanently with their families. Having been on a family trip safari trip in Kenya with two children I just advise you to use right travel experts who will design your trip in lavish way full of relaxation and fun no rush from one place to another. By the way there are adults who are delicate like children so family trips are the best and Kenya is a place to be.

The country has all you need in the fun massive wildlife experience, birding, exceptional beach holidays etc. With accommodation there are several Masai Mara camps & lodges which are well stocked for families without forgetting the Ranches in Laikipia where parents who travel with children are given time to enjoy a moment together as the ranch guides entertain children with lots of activities like camel riding, swimming, fishing, game drives, among others.

Queen Elizabeth National park in Uganda
A family trip in Queen Elizabeth is unforgettable leaving your family with nice photo captions & stories to tell. A morning game drives starts your day at Queen Elizabeth an activity where you will catch up with all the early risers in Kasenyi area, the elephants, lions, kobs, buffaloes among others. The moment to remember is when you all sail on the Kazinga channel waters on a boat ride to the school of hippos, wildlife birds among others. Chimpanzee tracking at Kyambura gorge is something you don’t have to miss during your stay. Spend a full day adventure in the Ishasha sector of the park and view tree climbing lion up in trees as they play and rest in their lovely homes.

While here you can just proceed to Bwindi forest in Buhoma and track the Mountain Gorillas a main highlight activity for many guests to Uganda. Enjoy a true African wild setting as you explore the pearl of Africa.


Before choosing a family destination flexibility and comfort is an important factor. Request for the best family arrangements from your expert making your trip inspiring and loving as you discover the destination treasures of a destination of your choice.

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