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Uganda Family Adventure Vacation

Inspirational safari family vacation to Uganda

Adventure, culture, gorillas and big game, it's all packed into this 10-day trip.   Start with 3 nights in Jinga on the banks of the River Nile you will stay at WildWaters Lodge.  The adrenaline sports capital of East Africa with a huge number of activities available from white water rafting and bungee jumping to quad biking and horse riding.  

Then enjoy a scenic flight over to the Queen Elizabeth National Park where you will stay in 2 different regions of the park.  At Mweya Lodge you will have the opportunity to view a wide variety of animals from game drive vehicles as well as a unique boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel. Wildlife in the park include lion, elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, hyena, Ugandan Kob, hippo and prolific bird life.  Whilst staying at Ishasha Wilderness Camp in the Ishasha sector of the park, look out for the tree-climbing lions which are unique to this region. 

A highlight for the family, next is your gorilla tracking experience staying at Buhoma Lodge in Bwindi National Park.  During your Gorilla Tracking (minimum age 15 years), experienced wildlife guides, along with trackers and porters, will accompany you through the evergreen forest. After finding the gorillas, you will have an opportunity to be within meters of these magnificent apes, sharing in their daily lives and experiencing their day-to-day activities.  

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International
  • 3 nights - Wildwaters Lodge, Jinja, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Mweya Safari Lodge, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Ishasha Wilderness Camp, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda
  • 2 nights - Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi, Uganda
  • Ends - Transfer to Entebbe International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Uganda
  • Nights Icon 9 Nights
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Entebbe International

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Lemala Wildwaters pool
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Day 1 - 4

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

  • 3 nights

Wildwaters Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Suite

Lemala Wildwaters Lodge bedroom
Mweya safari lodge swimming pool and deck 1280
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Day 4 - 6

Return to Entebbe Airport to fly via light aircraft to the Mweya sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Your private driver/ guide who will then drive you to your lodge.

  • 2 nights

Mweya Safari Lodge
Full Board | Deluxe Room

Mweya safari lodge luxury tented bedrooms 1280
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Ishasha wilderness camp bush breakfast 1280
Ishasha wilderness camp dining by the river 1280
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Day 6 - 8

Today, you will head out with your guide to the Ishasha sector of the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

  • 2 nights

Ishasha Wilderness Camp
All Inclusive | Safari Tent

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Day 8 - 10

Today the family will be driven to your lodge in Bwindi Forest National Park.

  • 2 nights

Buhoma Lodge
Full Board | Cottage Room

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Day 10

Today you will be driven to the Kihihi airstrip for your via light aircraft flight to Entebbe Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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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 basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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  • Meals and accommodation as per itinerary
  • All road transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Game drives while on safari
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Light aircraft transfers as per itinerary
  • Private professional English speaking safari guide
  • One boat cruise on the Kazinga Channel, Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • One gorilla tracking permit in Bwindi National Park [age restriction: 15 years minimum]
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Visa fees
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
  • Premium brands whilst all inclusive
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers 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.

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  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • 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 Watersports
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walk
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


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.

  • Lion
  • Hippo
  • Gorilla
  • Flamingo
  • Elephant
  • Crocodile
  • Chimp
  • Colobus Monkey
    Colobus Monkey
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • African Fish Eagle
    African Fish Eagle
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