Family – Kid Friendly – Lodges in Uganda – Rwanda

Posted by on August 20, 2016

Family – Kid Friendly – Lodges in Uganda while on Safari

Lodges that our Clients have found best for their Family SafariHeritage Safari Lodge on the Nile - Murchison Falls Park


There are lodges, anLodges-choosed then there are lodges where the family with the children are welcomed and given “VIP” treatment.  Below we have chosen lodges that our past clients on a family safari in Uganda have simply loved. 

In some cases, they wished they had stayed longer. Most of these lodges have activities for children,swimming pools, child-friendly menus and do their all to make the family on safari feel “welcomed.”


Here is our list of Family – Kid Friendly – Lodges in Uganda – Rwanda

Incoming Hotels for your Family Safaris either in Entebbe or Kampala will always be arranged for your Family on Safari as you arrive in Uganda.


Chobe SafaFamily - Kid Friendly - Lodges in Uganda - Chobe Safari Lodgeri Lodge-Murchison Falls Park-Family Friendly

Chobe Safari Lodge is one of Uganda’s Premier “Kid Friendly Lodges” – a lodge that caters to the needs of families and yet it gives that “African Wild” Feel with all the comfort one can imagine.  In regards to choice, there are many choices for families as what kind of room or rooms to choose.  This includes rooms, suites, tented cottages along the Nile, and  the Presidential cottage with two rooms, 2 baths, a living and spacious deck with your own private lagoon on the River Nile.  There is also the Florence Baker house with its two bedrooms, sitting and spacious gardens for you to enjoy.

Transport to and from the main-lodge is by golf-carts if you so chose and at Chobe Lodge you are always near the river Nile and the banks near Chobe Safari Lodge are a perfect spot to teach the kids about fishing.  There are guided nature walks with kid friendly rangers where children learn about the African Wild, game drives with a Uganda Wildlife Ranger that knows what children like.  You can also schedule a breakfast in the bush experience here.

The Lodge has a large pool area including pool for younger children and even from the pool area children can observe wildlife and birds.  The staff is super-friendly and the menu takes children to mind.  Chobe Safari Lodge has won our past family clients heart. Chobe Safari Lodge is one of the Family – Kid Friendly – Lodges in Uganda.


Paraa-Lodge-Kid-FriendlyParaa Safari Lodge – Best Lodging Location in Murchison Falls Park 

Paraa Lodge is one of the best options while visiting Murchison Falls National park – the main reason is its location for game drives, boat safaris up and down the river Nile, the game drives are nearby and for children old enough there is the hike up the trail of the most powerful waterfall in the world.

The lodge provides the perfect setting for a family on safari with connected rooms, suites, tented cottages and the fabulous Queen’s Cottage down along the River Nile. Breakfast is a real treat here and a real hit with most children.  The menu choices take kids into account.

There is a swimming pool for the children and families alike, something important for families.  Children love swimming pool and Paraa Lodge has just the right one for you and your family.  Here too a Bush breakfast can be scheduled for you and your family.

Here you can take the Boat Safari up the River Nile to the waterfall and down to the Delta area where the Nile meets Lake Albert.  The game drives are a short distance from the lodge – the game drives are 2 1/2 to 3 hours in length and can be shortened depending on the age of the children.  Paraa Lodge is another lodge considered family friendly by our past family clients.

Things to do and see in Murchison Falls Park


Mweya-Safari-Lodge-kid-friendlyMweya Safari Lodge – A Sheraton Hotel in the Bush

Mweya Safari lodge is one of the best choices for a family visiting Queen Elizabeth Park and wanting a lodge that is “kid friendly” and where families are welcomed.  It is a large lodge and yet you can have privacy by taking one of their cottages or tented cottages along the famed Kazinga Channel with its wildlife and birds.  There is a great swimming pool here for the family to enjoy after game drives or a boat safari.

Loads of family – child friendly activities can be done from here including Nature Walks, Boat Safaris, Game Drives, cultural visits and be sure to pick up the Queen Elizabeth Park board game at the nearby visitors center.

Food is great here and includes menus that will just be right for children, here once again you can arrange for breakfast in the bush which is an experience to delight children of all ages, nothing like breakfast on a camping trip at a state park in the west – an experience to be had.

There are some activities for children found here and most everywhere at the lodge they will know that they are in the African Wild by the wildlife around them.


Mihingo-Safari-Lodge-Kid-FriendlyMihingo Safari Lodge – perfect Family Lodge Lake Mburo Park

Mihingo Safari Lodge is one of those places that is always in a class by itself and our family safari clients have loved their time here at this super-family friendly safari lodge and it is a place that children simply love.  The tented cottage are set overlooking the park – you often see wildlife as you sit on the deck.  The cottages are exquisitely furnished and everyone feels at home at Mihingo Safari lodge.

There are lots to do for the family such as the swimming pool, horseback-riding safaris, boat-rides on Lake Mburo, nature walk with kid-friendly Uganda Wildlife Authority guides and that is just the beginning.

The food served here includes tasty dishes for the children – another lodge where a bush-breakfast can be arranged for your family to enjoy – nothing like toast over an open campfire.

This is also one of the closest wildlife lodges to Kampala and one can come here if your family has only a few days in Uganda and would like to experience the African Wild – Mihingo Safari Lodge then is the perfect setting for you.

Wildlife and Bush Craft Courses for Kids-Mihingo Safari Lodge 


Wildwaters-Lodge-kid-friendly-JinjaWildwaters Lodge – an incredible Experience on the Nile – Jinja 

Jinja is the adventure capital of East Africa and Wildwaters Lodge is the place to stay for a family on this private Islands amid the rushing River Nile – there is nothing like it anywhere else.  You are as a family on an Island on the River Nile, one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Africa.  The kids can explore the islands with its monkeys and birds, surrounded by the ancient River Nile.

The tented cottages are a delight, each has their own private deck, the food is fantastic and there is lots to do – a swimming made from river rock, you can take a family float on the river or if the children are older do a half or full day of rafting on the Nile, at times you will be in it.  There is horseback riding, Quad ATV rides, bicycling, nature and village walks, a visit to the source of the Nile, sunset cruises just to name a few of the activities for your family and it is the perfect and memorable place for you and your family.

The ride here from Kampala or Entebbe is quite short and most children will entertained by what they find along the journey looking out of the window…we will bring you here at lunch or dinner and you have never had a meal in a setting such as this…a family friendly lodge on an island in the middle of the historic River Nile.

Things to do and see in Jinja on the Nile:

Things to do and see in Lake Mburo Park


Pineapple-Bay-kid-friendlyPineapple Bay Resort – Island Paradise on Bulago Island 

Pineapple Bay Resort on Tropical, sandy beached Bulago island just south of the equator is the perfect place to end or begin your Family Safari in Uganda.  Landlocked Uganda does have sandy beaches on its tropical islands in the sun and Bulago Island is one of the best and family friendly places in Uganda.  The cottages are superb with family units, the food is a delight.  The scenic setting is stunning.  The nighttime lightening over Lake Victoria and the endless African sky above you simply amazing.

Here on this private island the children can go on a pony ride, walk on sandy beaches, swim in a pool surrounded by palm trees, try your hand at fishing as a family, ride Somali ponies down the various trails, enjoy the pool – the list of activities for children here is endless.

Pineapple Bay is the perfect for a family to get away from it all and enjoy a tropical island in Uganda on their family safari holiday.


amuka-safari-lodge-ziwaAmuka Lodge – Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary:

Amuka Lodge and its upmarket Tented Cottages are the perfect setting for a family with children who are visiting Murchison Falls Park.

3 Hours from Kampala Amuka Lodge provides Tented Cottages including Deluxe Tented Cottages for guest including for families with children.

There is a small swimming pool available that all can enjoy, you can trek the Rhinos on foot and there is boat safari in Lugogo Swamp teeming with birds including the Shoebill Stork.

Kid Friendly Meals are served while at Amuka Lodge that delight the young ones – Amuka Lodge the perfect stop-off for a family on the way to Murchison Falls Park.

Things to do and see around Amuka Lodge:


Papaya-Lake-Lodge-smallPapaya Lake Lodge:

This is  great Lodge for families where you have your own private cottage overlooking a Crater Lake.

The European Lodge Owner’s son lives at the lodge, so you know that they are family orientated.

There is a fabulous swimming pool with a 360 degree view of the scenery all-around including the Rwenzori Mountains.

Food is great here and award winning as far as our clients are concerned – kids are catered to with special meals of things that they would like.

Things to do and see Kibale Forest:


lake-albert-lodgeLake Albert Lodge – Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve:

Lake Albert Lodge is located in one of the best Wildlife Reserves with things for family to do in safe reserve.  The Reserve is half-way between Kibale Forest and Murchison Falls Park along the massive Lake Albert

They have nice cottages for families, the food is good here and there is a swimming pool for the family to enjoy.

Children old enough can dig for arrowheads here, horseback riding, bike riding safaris, visit a fishing village. A great lodge offf of the beaten path.

Things to do and see Kabwoya Wildlife Reserve


Equator-snow-lodge-Ruboni-RwenzoriEquator Snow Lodge:

This is an out of the ordinary, off of the beaten track family friendly lodge in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon.

This is a great lodge, your cottage is built with river rock and wood.  You have a fireplace to take the chill off the mountain nights and can relax as a family after dinner.

Food is restaurant quality or better served in the attractive lodge restaurant that is there.

There are not many mosquitoes around due to  the elevation and cooler temperature.

For family activities this is a fantastic place for children over 5 and onward.  You can meet the Bakonzo People on a village visit, including the blacksmith and traditional healer, a story teller, a home where food is being prepared, the garden where food is harvested.

You can watch traditional dances being performed and take dancing and drumming classes at a reasonable Cost.

Hikes of various levels are available with expert guides to even teach you how to fish with your hands and you will definitely see a 3 horned Chameleon here.

Things to do and see Rwenzori Mountains


Birdnest Resort – Lake Bunyonyi:

Birdnest Resort is one of those perfect lodges for families with children.

This is a lodge where you can relax and chill out along one of the most beautiful lakes in Africa.  There are 29 Islands on the lake and Lonely Planet calls it “a scene from Lord of the Rings.”

They have family rooms that overlook the Lake, enjoy great food with a Belgian touch, the best fries around, plenty of fruit for children to enjoy.

Your family can take boat rides, even paddle on the lake in an ancient looking dugout canoe, swim in the pool, visit a Batwa Pygmy Community and more.

Things to do and see Lake Bunyonyi


Family – Kid-Friendly Lodges in Rwanda:

Take a look of great lodges that are Kid-Friendly Family 0rientated lodges in the Land of a Thousand Hills.

Lake Kivu with its sandy beaches, Akagera Savannah Park, and Nyungwe Forest the capital of Rwanda all have great places where you can stay as a family.

Many of them have pools, kid-friendly meals, wifi and other things kids enjoy.

Rwanda is a small country, however it is some great lodges that are perfect for a family on Safari.


The above are just a few examples Family – Kid Friendly – Lodges in Uganda  for you to enjoy.  Lodges that are “Kid Friendly and offer your family the best while in the Pearl of Africa and in Rwanda – the Land of a Thousand Hills.  They are mostly upmarket lodge since they are the most Family Friendly Lodges around.

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