Adventurous African Family Safari with Teens in Uganda
Get re-connected as a family by creating lasting Safari Memories in Uganda.
An African Family Safari with Teens falls into a class of its own. Teenagers are not young children, and neither are they, adults.
They can do most activities on wildlife – primate safari in Uganda, especially if they are over 15 years old.
(Chimpanzee Trekking can be done when children are as young as 12 years old – ).
Unlike other Safari countries in Africa, there is no minimum age for game drives, even moderate hikes if a Parent accompanies children.
Teens can do most other activities in the parks and other tourist places with their families. That includes hikes, nature walks, horseback safaris, game drives, boat launch safaris, biking, fishing, and ATV Quad-Biking, which can be done in Jinja and on the Ssese Islands.
White Water Rafting on the Nile also has minimum age restrictions of 16 years old; however, more gentle water activities allow teens to participate, including a family float. Bungee jumping has a similar minimum age restriction for the welfare of young teens and children.
Teens can participate in dugout canoe boat outings with life-vests, our recommendation since Lake Bunyonyi is the second deepest lake in Africa. We recommend that at Lake Bunyonyi, you use a lodge such as Birdnest Resort since they have a pool that is safer than swimming in the Lake.
An Adventurous Family Safari with Teens is the trip of a lifetime for most. It is not just any trip, but a journey into the heart of Africa, to its Pearl, Uganda.
The Safari will be a time of bonding, Creating long-lasting memories as a family on an African Safari Adventure Safari with Teens.
A Family Adventure with Teens on a Hakuna Matata-No-Worry Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris. We have over a decade of experience with Family Safaris that include Teens.
African Family Safari with Teens – Information – Tips:
Helpful Information – Tips and Advice to make your Family Safari with Teens more enjoyable
Plan the Safari together with your Teens:
Involving your Teenagers in planning your Family Safari in Uganda heightens their anticipation and excitement.
Go over the various activities such as Gorilla Tracking, Chimpanzee Tracking, White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding Safaris, ATV Quad Biking in the Wild, Hot Air Balloon Safaris, Hiking, Biking, dugout canoeing, but also relaxing on a sandy beach on the remote, tropical Ssese Islands, or even fishing.
Some activities come with a minimum age requirement. We will assist you in planning your safari to come off hassle-free or like a Safari, Hakuna Matata style, or Worry-Free.
Involving the family in the Safari Planning process is part of the trip journey. The safari that you are about to take in the Pearl of Africa.
Enjoy the Planning Stage.
Things to do and see in Uganda:
There are many things to do and see in Uganda that include activities teens would love to partake in. Activities such as Wild Water rafting come from mild to wild on the River Nile at Jinja. Ziplining through the treetops of Mabira Rainforest.
Uganda is a bio-diverse country, a country filled with scenic beauty. 26% of the country is made up of lakes and rivers and the activities that go along with them.
Uganda is the most ethnically diverse country globally and the youngest nation, with over 60% of the population below 16 years old.
From dancing and drumming lessons to learning how the ancient hunting and gathering ways of the first people of the forest – the Batwa Pygmies.
How many teens will have experienced gorilla or chimpanzee trekking in the wild? It will be a most exhilarating and memorable encounter that none of their friends will have done.
Your Teens will not get bored while on Safari in the Pearl of Africa.
Gorilla – Chimpanzee Trekking:
Gorilla Tracking and Chimpanzee Rules in Rwanda and Uganda require a tracking participant who is 15 years old. That is the minimum age when one can track Gorillas and Chimpanzees.
There is Kalinzu Forest near Queen Elizabeth Park, which is not part of the Uganda Wildlife Authority Administration, where Pre-Teens aged 12 and up can track Chimpanzees.
Alternative activities for teens at Bwindi Impenetrable are an a5-hours Batwa Experience in the forest where they see how the Batwa Pygmies lived. There is a guided bike ride through the woods, a Village Walk of about three hours, and more.
Other comparable alternative activities for children in other Regions of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. If parents are Chimpanzee Trekking – Teens can visit Bigodi Wetlands Sanctuary – a jungle swamp where they might see Chimpanzees, other primates, birds, and mammals while walking through this jungle swamp onboard walks with a guide and driver-guide.
Hiking and Climbing Safaris:
Uganda and Rwanda are two high countries where you can hike and climb.
You can hike through ancient rainforests, hike the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, or the 3000 meters plus the Rwenzori Mountains Min-Hike.
Climb 4 Volcanoes in Uganda, 3 of them being one-day round-trip hikes and climbs.
The Hike through Bwindi Forest paddles across scenic Lake Mutanda in a dugout canoe. Hikers will love Uganda.
There are countless opportunities for you to hit the trails, and for the more fit, you can also climb the peaks of the volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park. They are all one-day Climbs.
You can even trek Rhinos on foot with your teens, which is another one-of-a-kind activity that you can do here on a safari with teens.
A Family Safari with teens means enriching cultural encounters that your teens and you will never forget.
An African Family Safari with teens is more than a Primate, Wildlife, Adventure, or Excitement – it can be a time of cultural interaction that will enhance your time in Uganda. When one thinks of an African Safari – images of wildlife, exotic settings, and scenery, there are those unique cultural encounters with meaning for all, especially the children.
We can incorporate Village Visits, where your children will learn traditional ways and culture, visit a local school or orphanage, listen to a storyteller, see how things are made, etc. They can spend a day with the Batwa Pygmies and learn the ancient ways of hunting and gathering from the First People of the Forest – there are many cultural options in Uganda for your Family, and in some cases, it depends on your children’s age.
Through Cross-Cultural Encounters, family Safaris can be life-changing…a more meaningful family safari with teens in Uganda.
Family with Teens Friendly Lodges:
We use Family Friendly lodges – children qualify for discounts at many lodges up to about 11 to 12 years old depending on the individual lodges. Some have family cottages, where a family of four quickly has their cottage with even a sitting room.
Many of the lodges that we use have a swimming pool. Some lodges are located on lakes such as Lake Mutanda, Lake Bunyonyi in Uganda, and Lake Kivu in the Rwanda area Bilharzia Free, with no Crocodiles or Hippos.
Some have health clubs and spas that Teens may enjoy – Food – most of our family Lodges will cater to the younger crowd when they can – Dietary needs will also be met if the lodge is notified at the time of booking by us.
Staying in Touch with Home and Friends:
Yes, your teens can go on Facebook while in the African Bush – upload a picture and announce to their friends, “I am in Africa on Safari.”
Some of the Family Friendly Lodges have Wi-Fi – the other solution is to buy a data Sim card at a Phone – Internet Provider like MTN. If you have a tablet or smartphone, you can use an inexpensive USB router, and everyone can be online. You can also use Skype this way.
Phones – you need an unlocked phone – a local sim card people can call you here in Uganda at no charge to you. There may not be covered in some very remote places, but it is getting better. Most Internet providers will give 3G, a few 4G – however, the speeds may be less.
Here is the reality – the internet may not work in all lodges or parks because they are away from transmission towers. MTN has about the best Internet Coverage.
We suggest that no one advertises on social media that you are away from home for your security. Besides friends and family, others with ill intent may see your time in Africa as an opportunity to break into your home.
Vehicle For your Family Safari with Teens:
We use two types of safari vehicles for Family Safaris – 4 Wheel Drive Safari Vans with a pop-up roof, a lot of space, including luggage and seats, and no benches.
The other vehicle we use is Toyota Land-Cruisers, with a pop-up roof. Both vehicles will have proper seat belts (most Ugandans do not wear seat belts) and a cooler for drinks such as bottled water and fruit as we drive between different parks.
Both vehicles will give your family the comfort you need, considering our road conditions in particular places improve yearly.
We do our best to limit drive times between parks for your family’s comfort and well-being. We will also have snacks, bottled water, and juice on board to drive to and in between parks.
We do our best to limit drive times between parks, and typically there are no drive times over four to five hours.
Family Safari – Driver-Guide:
We use driver-guides for a Family Safari with Teens, one of our experiences with family safaris. They are more than a driver – they are also a Teen-Friendly Tour Guide, speaks excellent English can introduce your Family to wondrous Africa.
Our Driver Guide will introduce you to African Culture and ways. He knows the roads, does not need a map, and has a sense of humor.
Our Driver-Guide is assisted on game drives by an Uganda Wildlife Authority Ranger, and between driver-guide and ranger, there is not much wildlife or birds that you will miss.
He will also help at lodges if things are not the way you need them to be – he is one of the essential ingredients to a successful safari, and we have the correct driver guide for you and your family.
Creating Family Memories on Safari:
A Family Safari into the wild African bonds a family together creates long-lasting shared Family Memories, and your children encounter diverse cultures and ways.
A Family Safari is a Gift to your children creating lasting Memories and you.
Your family is entering the world’s classroom, different traditions and cultures, and learning new and diverse ways that are mutually enriching to you and the Africans that you meet along the journey.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris does only one thing – create memorable Safaris, including Family Safaris with teens.
Family Safaris with teens is a bonding time for you. Experiencing Africa, its Pearl. Uganda together will create lasting memories for all.
Over a Decade of Experience
Take a look at our 14 Day Family Safari with Teens: It is an ultimate Family with Teens Safari in Uganda, white water rafting, Quad Biking, Hiking, Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking, Nocturnal Game Drives, and Hikes, Hot Air Balloon Safari, and that is just the beginning.
Each Safari will be adjusted to your family, their needs, the activities you want to participate in, and the parks you want to include for your time in Uganda.
If your teenagers are over fifteen years old, there are no restrictions. They can even bungee jump into the Nile. That is, of course, with your permission.
Family Safaris are one of our specialties with you in mind. We create Hakuna-Matata Worry-Free Safaris to have lasting memories of your time in Africa.
Family Safaris with Teens is our specialty, and we have done it for over a decade since 2008. Start your Planning your African Family Safari with Teens with us.
Plan your African Family Safari with Teens in Uganda with us
Contact us and tell us what you would like to include in you Gorilla-Chimpanzee-Wildlife Safari. Let us know whether you would like a midrange or luxury Safari
Planning your Safari
With your input we create the private, luxury or midrange Safari Itinerary that fits you. Permits are bought, Lodges are booked.
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