Family Travel In Uganda
No matter how well traveled one can be, traveling with young kids and as a family is a very different experience. You will have a lot of questions like: How do you get a passport for a baby? Do you need to get clearance from a doctor before we travel? What do you need to pack? Will we get any sleep if we share the hotel room with our little one? How do we keep her entertained? What if something happens to the young ones?
I want to share some of the most relevant travel tips so you can avoid mistakes and travel easier:
Book hotels or accommodation with separate sleeping areas
Choose accommodations that offer one- or two-bedroom suites instead of the standard hotel room with two beds. You’ll pay a little more for this, but a good night’s sleep is the key factor to a successful family trip.
Make reservations in Advance
Save yourself the burden of wandering on the streets with your family bargaining for accommodation, this can be a little frustrating especially when you can’t find the right accommodation or any other facility you need.
Rent out equipment
Don’t carry everything you need especially for the kids, look out for people that can hire out certain things like cribs, strollers, bikes etc. This will be more convenient for you than you can imagine.
Get Proper insurance
This is kind of self-explanatory, look for the best insurance offers and protects you; most toddlers are accident prone and allergic to most foods so hospital visit on a safari cannot be ruled out.
Choose the Destination wisely
Look at the situation especially of the kids and look at the parks you can visit, for ample you may not need to visit dirty places like Buhoma section of Bwindi. You also have to look at the drive distances daily. Ensure that kids do not get bored by the long drives.
Keep the kids engaged
Regular surprises for the kids would be good and they need to be enticed to keep moving. Look out for some relaxing day for the kids to play and break off from the long drives.