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Best of Uganda Family Holiday

Inspirational safari family holiday to Uganda

This family adventure is a 2-week comprehensive exploration of Uganda. Together with your private guide, you will explore rainforests, savannas and mountains and encounter a host of wildlife, including of course the famous gorillas and chimps. This adventure vacation is as much about the scenic journey as it is about the destinations. Visit Jinja, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest staying in a luxury lodges, well located for your activities.  Highlights include tracking gorillas and chimpanzees, game drives and boat cruises in search of big game, adrenalin activities in Jinja and interactions with the wonderful Ugandan people. Note that the minimum age for gorilla tracking is 15 years, so this itinerary is best suited for families with teens.

Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International
  • 3 nights - Wildwaters Lodge, Jinja, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Paraa Safari Lodge, Murchison Falls, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Kyaninga Lodge, Kibale, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 3 nights - Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, Bwindi, Uganda
  • Ends - Transfer to Entebbe International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Uganda
  • Nights Icon 14 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details

Day-by-day

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International

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Day 1 - 4

Arrive at at Entebbe Airport where the family will be met and driven to your lodge at Jinja.

  • 3 nights

Wildwaters Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Suite
Uganda

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Day 4 - 6

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to the Murchison Falls.

  • 2 nights

Paraa Safari Lodge
Full Board | 2 x Classic Rooms
Uganda

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Kyaninga lodge breakfast on the terrace 1280
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Day 6 - 8

Today your private driver will drive you all to your lodge near Kibale National Park.

  • 2 nights

Kyaninga Lodge
Full Board | 2 x Cottages
Uganda

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Day 8 - 10

The drive today will take you to your lodge in the Mweya sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 2 nights

Mweya Safari Lodge
Full Board | 2 x Standard Rooms
Uganda

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Day 10 - 12

Journey onwards today to your camp in the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 2 nights

Ishasha Wilderness Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Uganda

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Day 12 - 15

Today the driver will take the family to your lodge in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

  • 3 nights

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent
Uganda

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Day 15

Today will be driven to a nearby airstrip for a light aircraft flight to Entebbe Airport where you will catch your international flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person or per family sharing basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Private safari vehicle and guide
  • 1 x Gorilla Tracking Permit and 1 x Chimp Tracking Permit per person
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Excludes

  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

Our trips offer countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Primate Trekking Icon Primate Trekking
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Watersports Icon Water Sports
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Uganda Cob
    Uganda Kob
  • Shoebill Stork
    Shoebill Stork
  • Pels Fishing Owl
    Pels Fishing Owl
  • Nubian Giraffe
    Nubian Giraffe
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Hippo
    Hippo
  • Gorilla
    Gorilla
  • Flamingo
    Flamingo
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Crocodile
    Crocodile
  • Chimpanzee
    Chimpanzee
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
    Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
Sample Itineraries

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