Top Family Places to Visit On A Road Trip In Uganda

Top Family Places to Visit On A Road Trip In Uganda. Planning a family Road trip Uganda holiday? There are many places to visit with your family but below are the 6 best family-spotted destinations one shouldn’t miss on a self-drive tour in Uganda.

Kampala city.

Kampala, the capital city of Uganda is one of the destinations that have gained momentum as an independent site in Uganda in the act of providing urban safaris to visitors. This is one destination that is reliable for family vacations no one can regret taking a safari within this city.

For a family vacation in Kampala be ready to encounter with the culture of the Baganda people and other cultures that are within the city. There are many activities within Kampala that as a family you can experience during your vacation. These include; visiting Ndere cultural center for cultural performances, visiting the Bahai house of worship, touring Buganda cultural trail to learn about the history of the Buganda culture.

The city is one of Uganda’s famous hubs for shopping opportunities, as well as man-made features such as the Uganda museum, parliament of Uganda, and the Gaddafi national mosque which offers a position for sight viewing of the entire Kampala city, and different monuments dotted around the city.

Kampala city is an incredible city to experience family getaways because it has different accommodations ranging from one-star hotels to luxurious five-star hotels and numerous restaurants.

Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

Ziwa Rhino sanctuary is the home of wild Rhinos in Uganda. The sanctuary is located about 176km north of Kampala the capital of Uganda along Kampala- Gulu highway just before Murchison falls national park.

Ziwa is a great adventure place for children, families, and groups. Imagine walking on foot while tracking with the children is so adventurous with an armed escort. One can get as close as 30 feet to Rhinos. In Ziwa sanctuary, visitors can also have fun on the boat ride and sighting the ancient Shoebill stork which is one of the rare bird species in the entire Africa.

Ziwa offers overnight lodging at Amuka lodge, an up-market permanent tented lodge with a swimming pool and it is the place to break your long trip to Murchison falls national park. Ziwa sanctuary has become one of the best destinations for family safaris with an amazing experience of tracking Rhinos in the sanctuary, plus great meals and accommodation from Amuka Safari lodge.

Murchison falls national park

Murchison falls National Park is the largest national park in Uganda, located in the northern part of the country. This park is situated in a position where the Nile busts into a small gorge but the banks are lined with hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and buffaloes.

It is a park that is suitable for family holidays. Featuring the savannah, Riverine forest, and woodland vegetation, the park harbors numerous species of fauna and flora. The park also presents endless opportunities of offering experience of game drives and launch trips along Victoria Nile giving a great view of wildlife in the park.


The wildlife are in this park includes; lions, elephants, giraffes, Oribis, Uganda Kobs, chimpanzees, hartebeests, and a variety of bird species. This park is also best for families because there is no limitation of age to participate in any activity in the park, therefore it should be Murchison falls national park when it comes to a family vacation.

Kibale forest national park

Kibale forest national park, the “capital of primates” is home to the mighty Chimpanzees. The park gives a remarkable experience of chimp tracking and also seeing other primates like the Baboon, black and white monkey, and red-tailed monkey, among others, hence the name, “capital of primates”.

Apart from chimp tracking, Kibale national park is good for sighting birds, like the large blue Turaco, and mammals such as the elusive antelope with its webbed toes. The jungle swamp of Bigodi near Kibale forest national park offers a guided nature walk for families and children since in this wetland there is a lot to see, including different vegetation and meeting the famous Bigodi community.

Fort portal.

Fort portal is a paradise on earth with beautiful scenery and rich cultural history. This town in western Uganda offers the experience of a city tour and the best of a cultural encounter.

Fort Portal is a remarkable town for a family vacation where visitors can learn more about the Batooro culture right from the past to the present. In fort portal, the family can have a tour of the Toro kingdom palace, Amabere Ga’nyinamwiru caves with its spectacular views, take a community walk in fort portal town to mix freely with the Batoro people and cycling within the sweeping tea plantations.

Queen Elizabeth National park

One of the premier bio-diverse ecosystems in Uganda is Queen Elizabeth national park which is making up of sprawling savannahs, forests, sparkling lakes and fertile wetlands making it a home for the big game, primates and over 500 bird species.

The park has a magnificent appearance including numerous crater lakes that are carved in the green lands with a panoramic view of the mighty Kazinga channel. While on the launch cruise, enjoy great views of its rich banks having with water-thirsty animals like hippopotami, buffaloes, monitor lizards, crocodiles and over 300 bird species.

The park is home to some members of the big five families such as Elephants, buffaloes and the elusive tree-climbing lions at the Ishasha sector lying flat on the branches of fig trees.

Game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park are done in open savannah grassland with a clear view of all wildlife and the vegetation cover of the park. The activities here are for every family member giving no room for age discrimination meaning parents have the same shear as the young ones.

Top Family Places to Visit On A Road Trip In Uganda:

Queen Elizabeth national park

Murchison Falls National Park

Kibale National Park

Lake Mburo National Park


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