Planning a Uganda safari, Rwanda tour or an East African holiday trip?
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Kagera Safaris Limited is an Eco tourism Destination Management Company offering memorable safaris and tours in Uganda and Rwanda, as well as safaris through the East Africa region. We plan different experiences in Uganda and Rwanda including; gorilla trekking safaris, chimpanzee trekking, big game safaris, birding safaris, hiking safaris, and cultural tours in the East Africa region.
We offer unmatched Destination management services in Uganda and Rwanda for tour operators from across the globe. Our expert luxury ground operations with custom itineraries and small group travel for the travel trade ensure that you can trust us to offer the best travel experiences to your clientele.
Visit Uganda - The Pearl of Africa
Most people come to Uganda for gorilla trekking and chimpanzee trekking safaris but leave with memories of the people and the beautiful landscape. Uganda is in many ways a miniature Africa giving you a glimpse of the many activities, landscapes and different cultural experiences to engage in while on a visit here. Explore the pearl of Africa for birding tours, cultural experiences, hiking and wildlife safari trips in our custom made cars for safari.
Tour Rwanda - The Land of a Thousand Hills
Rwanda also known as the land of a thousand hills is tucked away in the heart of Africa. Most people know Rwanda for the 1994 Rwandan genocide or the mountain gorillas tucked away in Volcanoes national park but Rwanda is much more than that. Visit Rwanda and enjoy the break taking landscape of its many hills, forests and savannah areas. Akagera national park is now home to the Big 5 i.e. Elephants, Rhinos, Lions, Cape Buffaloes and leopards. Remember to visit Nyungwe forest which is home to large troops of Colobus monkeys, chimpanzees and a beautiful canopy walk for you to walk.
Why book with us
Expert travel advice
We are passionate travel experts and safari guides. We have visited all the destinations we share with you.
You choose the adventures and experiences you want and we guide you in putting together your perfect itinerary.
Certified by the Uganda Tourism Board and Association of Uganda Tour Operator which ensures safety of your money and vacation.
We leave the destinations we visit with a positive impact and ensure communities earn directly from the safaris we curate.
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A Uganda Safari Guide - What to consider when planning your safari
Africa is by the far the best safari destination for anyone interested in authentic experiences watching wildlife in their natural habitat, cultural experiences or simply a foodie wanting to partake in different culinary delicacies. Uganda is a minitur Africa providing all these and more.
Top things to do on safari
There are various activities you can engage in while on a safari in Uganda. Some will bring out your adrenaline drive whereas others will require you to sit back and relax while enjoying the experience.
Gorilla trekking – You can do this is Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park and Congo’s Virunga national park. This requires you to purchase a gorilla tracking permit before you embark on this hike through the jungles with the help of your ranger guide. You are only allowed 1 hour in the presence of the gorillas once you locate them. Alternatively you can choose a gorilla habituation experience which accords you 4 hours in the presence of the gorillas.
Chimpanzee trekking – Just like gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking is done in various forests in Uganda with the most famous being Budongo forest, Semliki reserve, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge, Kibale forest. In Rwanda, chimpanzee trekking happens in Nyungwe forest where just like gorillas, you are allowed 1 hour with the chimps after locating them while on a chimp trek.
Game drives – For those interested in the savannah national parks to watch wild animals as they go about their day, then game drives in the custom made safari vehicles is what you want. Your tour guide drives through different game tracks in search of the most sought after animals like Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Giraffes, Buffaloes etc.
Boat trips – This is on the many lakes and rivers around the country. Sometimes it is for birding, game viewing or sunset cruises. While in the national parks you can take an afternoon boat ride and watch different animals as they come to water and others that are resident there like Crocodiles and Hippos
Nature walks – In some parks you are allowed to take a nature walk with a ranger guide to learn more about the herbs, shrubs, trees and animals that are in the vicinity.
Community/Cultural experiences – Uganda is home to over 40 different tribes that have unique languages, foods – or at least a unique way of preparing it, songs and dance, rituals and rites of passage. Taking part in a cultural tour will allow you to interact with the people at close range getting involved in their day to day activities.
Bird watching – Uganda is home to over 1050 bird species where you are able to sight over 500 species while on a 21-day birding safari. Birding is done in both protected areas and non protected areas, in agricultural areas, wetlands, forests, savannah etc.
When to Visit?
Uganda has near perfect weather all year round and therefore you can visit whenever you want. That said, there are months with higher rains than others however please note that Uganda being a tropical country, the sun soon comes out after the rain. Most people prefer to travel here in Jan – March and June – mid October and December. The rains are more common in April & May and then mid October – November.