• Name of the tour company : Kagera Safaris Limited
• Registration number : 153100
• Date of registration : 27th July 2012
• Postal address : P.O. Box 36038, Kampala, Uganda
• Telephone : +256 (0) 392 176 513
• Mobile number : +256 (0) 782 477 992
• Main website : www.kagerasafaris.com
• Facebook : www.facebook.com/kageraSafaris
• Twitter : @kagerasafaris
• Office : Plot 19, Bukoto Street, Kamwokya, Kampala, Uganda
Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO)
Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA)
Uganda Tourism Board
Kagera Safaris is a Ugandan tour company founded in 2012 by Miriam Kyasiimire with an intention of providing quality affordable tour operations in Uganda. The company has expanded adding tours to Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania.
A recognized, innovative world leader in creating and managing memorable, intercultural tourism experiences in East Africa.
To improve the East Africa tourism experience for local communities and people from around the world, by providing memorable personalized holidays with professional first-class guiding services, that promote East Africa as a leading tourism destination.
Kagera safaris guarantees quality, honesty, timeliness, and offers competitive prices. Other core values of the company are flexibility, personalized attention, community benefit and convenience.
The company is involved in marketing Uganda at travel forums like Magical Kenya, Vakantiebeurs (Netherlands), ITB Berlin, Karibu fair in Arusha -Tanzania, Bradt travel guide, Stephen Loose guides and other on line forums.
As a primary service to its clients, Kagera Safaris guarantees that any inquiries made to the company will be answered within 12 hours. Kagera Safaris employs competent guides and drivers. The main language spoken by the Kagera Safaris team is English but service of German and Spanish speaking guides are available on request.
All vehicles are 4WD and provide a pop up roof for game viewing where necessary. For clients’ convenience, we try to limit the number of people in a vehicle so that everybody can enjoy having a window seat and luggage can be stored comfortably. We use both safari vans and land cruisers depending on number of clients and cost of safari.
Gorilla Safaris and Chimpanzee Safaris
Gorilla trekking in Uganda takes place in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park. In Rwanda gorilla trekking is done in Volcanoes national park found in northern Rwanda. This is a an amazing life experience walking in the misty, dense forests and eventually meeting the gentle giants – Mountain Gorillas.
Trekking Chimpanzees brings you closer ‘mans closest relative’ which share about 98.7% of the DNA. You will have opportunities to watch them closely. The best place for Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is Kibale National park. However one can do chimp trekking in Murchison Falls national park at Kaniyo Pabide, Queen Elizabeth national park at Kyambura Gorge, Tooro-Semliki Game reserve and Kalinzu forest. In Rwanda Chimpanzee trekking happens in Nyungwe national park from either Uwinka or Cyamudongo sectors of nyungwe forest.
For chimpanzee trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda, you will need to purchase a chimp permit through your tour operator and one must be 12 years and above to be allowed to trek Chimps.
Wildlife & Game safaris
The wildlife safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are in the Savannah national parks. Wildlife safaris offer an opportunity for one to watch the wild animals in their natural habitats which is very different from the zoo experience. While on these wildlife tours you have opportunities of nature walks and boat cruises in addition to the game drives. Look out for the big five – Rhino, Lions, Buffaloes, Elephants and Leopards in addition to others animals and several reptiles.
Uganda has 10 national parks and 13 game reserves making it a perfect choice for a wildlife tour. The Savannah parks are Queen Elizabeth national park, Murchison Falls national park, Lake Mburo national park and Kidepo Valley National Parks. Rwanda’s Akagera national park is the only Savannah park with game drives and boat trip on Lake Ihema.
Birding tours in Africa give you an experience of both wildlife, primate and culture tours because birds are found in all these habitats. The birds are abundant and generally easy to see in their habitats in both protected and unprotected community land. Our bird watching tours will take you across the country traversing different bird habitats with professional bird guides. The trips last from one day to several weeks. Western Uganda and Rwanda are the best place for watching the Albertine Rift endemics.
Uganda is home to over 1050 bird species making it a preferred destination for bird watching. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park was voted Africa’s number one birding spot and is home to 23 of the 24 Albertine Rift endemics found in Uganda whereas Murchison Falls National Park was voted number nine best birding spot in Africa by Africa Bird Club.
Rwanda is home to over 750 bird species with Nyungwe forest and Akagera national park being great birding areas with diverse bird species.
Culture Tours – Sustainable & Responsible Tourism
Our Cultural & Community tours are by far the best demonstration of sustainable and responsible tourism and the best way to interact with communities that have preserved nature and wildlife over time. Uganda is home to over 40 major tribes speaking about 40 languages/dialects whereas Rwanda has one tribal language but difference in culture between the predominately cattle keepers, cultivators and hunter gatherers. The tribes have divergent cultural practices, beliefs and food. Every tribe has unique foods or at least a unique way of preparing a kind of food. On a cultural tour you get to experience some of the unique customs, songs and dance.
Community tours are tied mainly to the life of people as lived daily in their communities. They enable communities to benefit directly from tourism income and offer a good glimpse to travelers on the life of the locals. This allows communities to get actively involved in the protection of wildlife and in the meantime share their skills and culture with the visitors. Some of the activities involved in a community visit can include visiting a local School, Home-stay, Women’s group, Traditional healer and Farmlands. The visits support community based initiatives like construction of schools, supply of scholastic materials, making of traditional handicrafts and supply of clean water in the area.
Adventure safaris and Hiking
If you love the rush of Adrenalin, getting off the normal tourist tracks and doing the daring stunts then these trips are for you. You can dare the Nile rapids with yearlong rafting (mild or wild), Jet-boat rides, kayaking, river boarding and kiss the Nile with a bungee jump in Jinja.
Alternatively hike up the several mountains in uganda; take on Mt Rwenzori arriving at the snow – capped Margarita peak on Mt Stanley at 5109 m above sea level for 7 days round trip. Mt Elgon is an easier climb compared to Rwenzori but should not be taken lightly – highest peak is Wagagai at 4,321m and you can summit this in 4 days round trip. Or the Virunga Volcanoes in the Ugandan side i.e. Muhavura lies at 4127 m and a round trip takes eight hours covering 12 km. Sabinyo lies at 3660 m and takes about eight hours round-trip to cover the 14 km stretch. Gahinga lies at 3474 m and a hike takes you about six hours round-trip.
In Rwanda, take on the virunga volcanoes of Karisimbi – a two days hike for a round trip and Mt Bisoke a days trip with a beautiful view of a lake on top. You can also hike the entire Congo-Nile trail or simply join in a certain distance.
Destination management services
We provide high quality destination management services in Uganda and Rwanda for travel Companies situated across the globe, safari planning, packaging and execution.