3 Day Family Adventure Family Wildlife Safari with Kids in Lake Mburo Park
Enjoy a fun-filled 3 Day Upmarket Family-Kid Friendly-Wildlife Safari – Lake Mburo Park
3 Day Upmarket Family-Kid Friendly-Wildlife Safari – Lake Mburo Park – staying in the “Kid-Friendly” Mihingo Lodge seeing the abundant Wildlife on game drives, horseback riding Safaris if old enough, boat launch Safari, night Game Drive, Bush-Craft Classes for Children accompanied by a Kid-Friendly Driver Guide on a short road-trip to Lake Mburo Park.
Children love this safari designed for families and for children, they love Mihingo Lodge, the food, the activities offered to them and they love the food and friendly staff.
Day – 1 – Lake Mburo National Park:
Your 3 Day Upmarket Family-Kid Friendly-Wildlife Safari – Lake Mburo Park begins. Depart your hotel at 8 am in the morning either in Kampala or Entebbe. From Kampala to Lake Mburo it is a 3 1/2 hour drive. We have snacks, juice and water, along if child-seats if needed in the vehicle for your comfort.
You will get into Ankole Cattle Country and your family will see the immense large-horned Ankole Cattle, which is a side to behold, Villages, Towns, Farms and the tropical African countryside.
Note: Wearing the right clothing on a Family Safari is important – it protects your children from insects, nettles, thorns and the Sun..
We reach Lake Mburo Park and Mihingo Lodge prior to lunch. Mihingo Lodge is an upmarket lodge that is the perfect destination for a family with children. The main lodge with its swimming pool is a most welcoming sight while your tented cottage is out of the ordinary. The rooms are private tented cottages overlooking Mburo National Park. Even the bathroom comes with a view. The tented cottage is covered with a thatched roof, sits on a wooden platform with a deck and can accommodate a small family in one room.
Lunch at Mihingo Lodge – they create children friendly food here that the little ones will enjoy – the view of the park is a nice addition to the meal. Often while eating you will be see wildlife below the lodge.
Afternoon Boat Launch Safari on Lake Mburo – the boat is a 16 passenger one and life-vests are available for everyone.
You can see pods of hippos, crocodiles, 3 kinds of otters, water birds including Fish Eagles. On the shore of the lake you will see wildlife coming to water and bathe such as Zebras, Buffaloes, Antelopes large and small. Children who might have only seen wildlife in a Zoo will be mesmerized by what they see.
Night Game Drive where you and your family will see the predators such as Leopards, Hyenas on the prowl for game. You might hear the roar of a lion in a distance, they are there but rarely seen by visitors to the park.
Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner
Day 2- Lake Mburo National Park:
Breakfast – a great meal it is in the African Bush
Depending on the Age of the children – the parents can go on a two-hour Horseback Riding Safari through the park – children can be assisted to do the same.
Alternate Activity for Children: Wilderness and Bush Craft Classes for children are a fun time where they learn about plants, animals, habits of animals, all in an interactive way. The instructor is certified in Bush Craft Activities. Children receive a certificate at the end of the class.
Afternoon Game Drive with a Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger in 4 wheel drive vehicle with pop-up roof for best game viewing. On the game drive your family will see Giraffes, Zebras, Buffaloes, Antelopes including the large Elands and handsome Topi. There are Hyenas, Warthogs, Bush Pigs, Monkeys, Birds. The Game Drive is about 3 hours long.
Meal Plan: Lunch – Dinner
Day 3 – Return to Kampala:
Nature Walk with UWA Rangers to the Salt-Lick where lots of wildlife can be seen. This is a 1 1/2 hour Hike. There is a Hide at the Salt – Lick. Your family will enjoy the variety of wildlife that you will see along the Nature Walk.
Your 3 Day Upmarket Family-Kid Friendly-Wildlife Safari – Lake Mburo Park comes to an end. After the Nature Walk we return to Kampala stopping for lunch at the Igongo Cultural Center and Country Hotel for lunch. You can see the Cultures and Traditions of some Tribal groups in Western Uganda. The Museum Visit is optional and not included in the price.
After lunch we stop at the Equator where you can take pictures of your family at the equator. The Royal Drum Makers are our next stop where drums have been made in the traditional way for over 300 years.
Arrive at your hotel (that we can arrange) in Kampala or Entebbe in the late afternoon.
Included in your Family Safari: 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vehicle with pop-up roof, Kid-Friendly Driver Guide, Bottled Water, Juice, Snacks in your vehicle, Child Seats for Vehicle, all activities except if it says optional, all food – except sodas, alcohol, tips at lodges.
If this 3 Day Upmarket Family-Kid Friendly-Wildlife Safari – Lake Mburo Park is of interest to you – Please contact us.