Family Tour Uganda

9 Days Family Tour Uganda                      $1550/PP


Uganda is the most family-friendly country in East Africa, due to its diversity and friendly people. Travelling in Uganda guarantees lots of fun and adventure, without giving up on the comfort.  We make sure you stay in comfortable lodges with family rooms, often with a swimming pool and always with stunning views. You will never be travelling for more than 6 hours and we organise lots of stop-overs on interesting places.


You will be picked up from Entebbe airport by a representative of your accommodation for tonight. You will meet your driver/ guide tomorrow morning when he picks you up from your hotel. 

Depending on the time of your arrival, you might be able to do some optional activities in Entebbe; for example a visit to the Botanical gardens or the Ugandan Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). Please note that all activities today are at your own cost.

Journey Time15 minutes
AccommodationVia Via Entebbe
Meal PlanNo meals included

Today you will go on an exciting adventure with the entire family.


For lots of people a childrens dream to come true; be a zoo-keeper for a day! Wake up early and join the UWEC keepers in the kitchen to prepare the food, then jump on the tractor moving from one exhibit to another and help feed an amazing array of exotic and endangered animals from giraffes to lions and elephants to rare birds. You might even get a giant Python around your neck. Are you tough enough? 


Get a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes as you attend keeper briefings, participate in recording of animal behaviour, or maybe even get the chance to perform health checks or help feed and rehabilitate a rescued animal. This could be your most rewarding and fulfilling day of work ever!


After this amazing experience you will make your way to the second largest town and the colonial manufacturing hub, Jinja. In Jinja the Nile River begins its journey from Lake Victoria all the way up to the Mediterranean Sea. Many activities are available around town (see options in Day 3) though please note that all activities today are at your own expense.


In Jinja, you will stay at the Nile Porch which is overlooking the river Nile. There is a swimming pool too! 

Journey Time2½ hours
AccommodationThe Nile Porch - Family bungalow
Meal PlanBreakfast


If you like adventure this is the place to be! Jinja is the fun place in Uganda and you can do all kinds of crazy things, like Quad biking, wildwater canoeing, Mountain biking, family rafting, horse back riding and so much more. If you prefer to relax instead it's as well a very good place to hang out.

Optional activities in Jinja

Today you can relax at the lodge or choose optional activities:

  1. White water rafting  (full day USD 145 / half day USD 125)
  2. A horseback safari  (USD 50 for 2 hours / USD 70 for 3 hours)
  3. Quad-biking  (USD 70 for 2 hours / USD 90 for 3 hours)
  4. A day of whitewater kayaking on the river (USD 120)
  5. A sundowner cruise on the Nile (USD 35)
  6. A visit to the source of the Nile
  7. A visit to Jinja market
Journey Timedepending on activity
AccommodationThe Nile Porch - Family bungalow
Meal PlanBreakfast


After lunch, a drive through the eastern part of Uganda takes you to beautiful Sipi Falls, on a plateau 1800m above sea level.

The Sipi River flows over the foothills of Mount Elgon, forming a spectacular series of waterfalls (some nearly 100m high), surrounded by village walking trails and lush green coffee-producing hills. You will stay in a wonderful lodge, which is overlooking a 60 meter high waterfall. From your lodge you can play in the small river too. 

Journey Time4 Hours
AccommodationSipi River Lodge - Family cottage
Meal PlanBreakfast and dinner

Prepare yourself for a beautiful day in paradise. After breakfast, choose to go on a 3-hour or - for the real adventurers - a 7-hour hike through the region. A local guide accompanies you on your hike to explain flora, fauna and culture.

Whichever option you choose, you can be certain that you pass many picturesque waterfalls, plantations and caves. Local villagers will be sure to greet you with ‘Jambo!’ and beaming smiles.

AccommodationSipi River Lodge - Family cottage
Meal PlanBreakfast and dinner

Today you continue your journey by crossing to the west of the country to Murchison Falls National Park. 

Covering an area of over 3,840 km², Murchison Falls National Park is the largest conservation area in Uganda. The park’s name derives from its famous waterfall: the mighty Murchison Falls, which are formed where the Victoria Nile powerfully forces its way through a narrow cleft before plunging 43m down with a thunderous roar. There is lion, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, leopard and more. 




You will be staying at a great mid-range lodge, overlooking the River Nile. See bathing elephants and hippo from the verandah of the restaurant. There is a swimming pool as well. 

Journey Time8 Hours
AccommodationMurchison River Lodge - Family cottage
Meal PlanBreakfast and dinner

Get ready for an early wake up today! In the early morning hours animals are the most active, the sun is not yet so bright and temperatures are cooler. It offers the best time to spot wild animals. After an early breakfast you will go out on a game drive to explore the northern part of the park.


Come eye-to-eye with the African animal kingdom: elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, lions, leopards, different species of antelope and many tropical birds may all be spotted during the game drive. So keep your eyes open, they are all there in Murchison Falls National Park!



In the afternoon you will take a boat safari up the Nile River to Murchison Falls. Carefully watched by crocodiles, hundreds of hippos, buffaloes, water birds, monkeys and all the other thirsty wildlife that the Nile attracts, you will reach the base of the 43-meter high Falls which approach with a thunderous sound. 


After the boat safari you will hike to the top of the falls. From here you have a wonderful view and fantastic photo opportunities!


return back to your comfortable lodge, to enjoy a good meal and enjoy the views.

AccommodationMurchison River Lodge - Family cottage
Meal PlanBreakfast, lunch and dinner

Today you will go to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary where you will go – together with an experienced ranger for a safari hike to the rhinos. You will see the rhinos in a very close range!


Kidepo Valley and Murchison Falls National Parks once had both black and white rhinos; however widespread poaching during the Idi Amin era resulted in the disappearance of these majestic animals from the wild. Founded in 1998, Rhino Fund Uganda works to reintroduce black and white rhinos into Uganda and runs a breeding program, as well as work to educate communities on endangered rhinos.




Today you will sleep in the family room of Amuka safari lodge. This semi-luxury lodge has everything you need in the bush. A nice swimming pool and cozy envirnment. It is located at walking distance from the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary. 

Journey Time3 hours
Accommodation      Amuka Safari Lodge - Family room
Meal PlanBreakfast and dinner

Today is unfortunately your last day with Matoke tours.


Depending on your international flight departure you might still have some time to enjoy the swimming pool or an optional activity around the lodge. 


Your driver/guide will take you to Kampala or Entebbe airport for your international flight home. Please note that your flight must leave after 5 PM today. Otherwise we can organize an additional night in Entebbe or Kampala at an additional cost. 


This is the end of a wonderful family tour through Uganda! 

Journey time           5-6 hours             
Meal PlanBreakfast

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A magnificent 19-day tour for a perfect prize! Favorite part was to get to know the guide and the driver, they are so friendly and experienced! They took us to so many beautiful places and adventures!!
Rickard O
Rickard O
My experience with Roger as a tourist guide in Uganda Awsome experience! We traveled around Uganda and saw animals, climbed Mt.Elgon and visited a tribe. Our guide was very genuine and funny. The only thing I would have liked more is a breifing of the day. Other than that I totally recommend Roger as a Tourist Guide!!
Evgenia Nikulina
Evgenia Nikulina
Murchison falls - a 3 day customized safari tour The Game Ranger Tours team took us to a three day safari to the Murchison falls - the national park in the north-western Uganda. The owner of the travel agency - Roger - prepared a customized programme for us. We left Kampala at about 1 pm and drove for about six hours to the park to catch the last ferry to the other side of Nile at 7pm. After crossing the river, we were accommodated in a beautiful lodge called Paraa Safari. Next morning we started early to safari game drive across the savannah grassland. Our tour guide and driver - Juuko knew every road in the park. He took us to places where we saw giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeests, antelopes, kobs, elephants and many more wild animals and birds. The drive was a fantastic experience we'll never forget. In the afternoon we got back to the lodge to have lunch and then at about 3 pm took a boat to the falls - so beautiful nature sight! On the third day, before heading back to Kampala Roger and Juuko took us to the top of the falls where we could actually see how powerfull and strong the waterfall is! On our way to Kampala we visited the Ziwa Rhino sanctuary too and were lucky to see a baby rhino and its parents. After the three full days of adventure, we safely returned to the capital. Thank you so much, Roger and Juuko, for taking care of us and for showing us how beautiful Uganda is. Hope to see you again!
Safari to Murchison Falls 3 days full of Adventure Big thanks to Game Ranger tours a travel agency in entebbe , we traveled late from kampala direct to the park we were staying at Paraa safari lodge .so we had to catch the 7 pm last ferry crossing which we did.finally to the hotel tired from a bumpy drive these are the adventures of a jeep drive.A welcome drink from the hotel staff ,a nice tour guide juuko well organised tour from the emails with clients from Bulgaria,sofia all ended well.big thanks roger
Adam Marek B
Adam Marek B
My woderful stay in Entebbe and Uganda During my stay in Entebbe, I eas able to fufil my childhood dreams, namely to touch the waters of Victoria Lake and, then, to travel to the soirces of the Nile. My best tour guide was, of course, Ras. His name has got a powerful meaning in Ethiopian, i.e. Prince. He is a genuine prince by heart, character and manner. To me, Entebbe is the city of God. Uganda and Tanzania are the countries to which I would always come back. If Africa has its heart, then the heart's two chambers are Tanzania and Uganda. To all white people like me, I wpuld like to say that the cradle of the mankind is to be found in Africa. My skin is white, but my heart is black. And I ma proud of it.
Cycling around Entebbe Game Ranger Provided us with his rented Bicycles And guided us for 3 hours to the best spots in entebbe.,roger is a nice guide i highly recommend his services to anyone who wants a guided tour of entebbe .roger too told us his local guiding services go beyond entebbe as he has set up his private tour company .