5 Fun Things to Do in Uganda With Family

Uganda is a country of incredible beauty and one of the most ethnically diverse countries in the world. It is also one of the best countries to visit in Africa and ranks on our list of best places to visit in Africa. In case you are wondering about Ugandan language, the official languages is English. There are other languages spoken in Uganda but after its independence from Britain, English language was declared the official language.

Uganda also known as the Pearl of Africa is not only home to the best Primates, wildlife and scenic wonders, but also home to the most welcoming and friendliest people in all of Africa. Uganda is considered safe and secure for family trips.

If you do go to Uganda, be prepared for amazing wildlife, awe-inspiring waterfalls, grand lakes, vibrant culture, and heart-racing adventures!

What Are The Fun Things to do in Uganda With Family

Uganda has many fun activities suitable for the whole family. From wild whitewater rafting exploration, fun family voyage, gentle scenic float trips, Gorilla trekking, hiking, golfing, and many more, you will find exactly what suits your needs.
Here are 5 fun things to do in Uganda when you travel with your family:

1) Join a Gorilla Trekking Tour

You can’t miss this as it is the Number 1 Attraction in Uganda -The Mountain Gorillas, the largest primates in the world which are not found in any zoo.

Gorilla Trekking Tour - Fun Things to Do in Uganda With Family

Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to the largest number of mountain gorilla families and you can trek with in Uganda as a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

2) Go on a Safari Trip

Going on a safari trip to see African wildlife ranks near the top of things to do in Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Botswana, Tanzania, and a few other African countries when you travel with family.

Queen Elizabeth National Park - Fun Things to Do in Uganda With Family

You will discover many expert tour guides that know exactly where to take you to observe animals such as Cape buffalos, elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, chimpanzees and more. Some of the best places in Uganda to take a safari trip include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

3) Adrenaline Pumping Adventurous Experiences on River Nile

River Nile is the largest river in the world, but did you know that it begins in Uganda? When you are in the area of the Murchison Falls National Park, you will be near the town of Jinja where the mighty Nile starts. The town of Jinja and the surrounding area is known as the “adrenaline capital of East Africa. 

Quad-biking - Fun Things to Do in Uganda With Family

You can enjoy the exhilarating thrill of extreme adventures such as bungee jumping, mountain biking, kayaking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and quad-biking. Floating Safari along the Victoria Nile is a relaxed and mellow ride for family. It is an ideal trip for younger children to get a chance to float and swim down a peaceful stretch of the river.

4) Enjoy Outdoor Recreation at Lake Victoria

It wouldn’t seem right to travel to Uganda and not take time out to visit the largest lake in Africa. Not only does Lake Victoria offer picturesque views and stunning photo opportunities but a wide range of outdoor activities as well.

Water sports at Lake Victoria - Fun Things to Do in Uganda With Family

You can enjoy fishing, water sports, boat cruises, picnics, birdwatching, cultural walks through local villages, and hiking trails that lead to ancient rock art sites. You may also get the opportunity to see amazing wildlife species such as crocodiles, hippopotamuses, turtles, and a few other wildlife that live in this part of the world. 

5) Experience Traditional Culture of Ugandan Tribes

One of the best places to experience the country’s traditional dance and music is the Nedere Centre in Kampala. Open every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evening, the Ndere Centre features a 700-seat venue where you will

Ndere Cultural Centre - Fun Things to Do in Uganda With Family
Credits: Ndere Cultural Centre

be mesmerized by the high-energy shows displaying the vibrant costumes, dances, and music that represent the culture of local Ugandan tribes. You may even get to try some local foods at the barbecues hosted by the Ndere Centre.

Uganda may be a very small African country, but it packs so many great attractions and unique adventures that you may need to make a couple of trips to the country to scratch the surface. While in Uganda, you do other exciting things like visiting historic sites, palaces and temples in the capital city, and, touring tea and coffee plantations. If you are looking for one of the best and safest African countries to visit, Uganda should be on your bucketlist. 

What did you love most about visiting Uganda or is visiting Uganda on your travel bucket list? Let’s talk in the comment section.

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