About Kagera Safaris
Kagera Safaris is a Destination Management Company specializing in Uganda and Rwanda with relationships in Kenya and Tanzania offering you memorable travel experiences in the East Africa region. Our safari experts have knowledge of the region having visited all the areas they offer. We put together the best intimate experiences, give attention to detail and have relationships with leading accommodations delivering custom-made experiences for private tours and small group safaris.
We plan experiences to all the national parks and game reserves in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania. The most sought after experiences include; gorilla trekking safaris, chimpanzee trekking, big game safaris, birding safaris, beach holidays and cultural tours in the East African region.
I love traveling and I enjoy the countryside. From an early age I always looked forward to a time of visiting a relative living far from our home which meant traveling for hours – while others dreaded it. I love sharing knowledge of the destinations we work in with visitors who often experience something different from what they read or watched on TV (too bad sometimes media concentrates on the negative). It has been said that people come to Africa for the attractions but leave with fond memories of the people they get to interact with.
In 2012 I started Kagera Safaris from a love of travel and nature and from a love for youth and community development. I are passionate about creating opportunities for others and my desire is to incorporate travel to national parks with visits to communities so that they benefit directly from tourism income.
I and the team have been to all the destinations we share here, several times. We offer a personal touch to every trip – individually tailored and respond to your need and wishes as best as we can. We have been involved in putting together great experiences for people exploring Uganda, Rwanda and East Africa in general for over nine years.
We look forward to creating a distinctive and memorable holiday vacation for you in Uganda, Rwanda or entire East Africa region.
What we do
We are a small, hands-on company, committed to quality in all our endeavors. We offer you itineraries that are well researched by our safari experts taking into account your interests and preferences. The itineraries on the website are simply examples and you are encouraged to custom make your own itinerary with guidance of our tour consultant. This ensures you get bespoke safari holidays that give you a memorable experience for you and your travel group of friends, family, workmates, school mates etc. We have excellent working relationships with the national parks and other different sites you visit.
We ensure that you receive all the information you need; your safari itinerary taking into account your interests and preferred time and length of travel. The tour consultant will keep in touch with you while on safari to ensure you have an enjoyable experience.
Why Kagera Safaris
Passionate & Knowledgeable Guides
We know that guides are a big part of your experience while on safari because you spend a lot of time with them. In many ways they can ‘make or break it’. Over the years we have worked with the best guides who offer amazing experiences. Our guides are passionate about their work and also invest in growing their knowledge of the destinations, which thankfully in most cases is the same as their county. Our guides are naturalists guides and are members of Uganda Safari guides Association. We offer specialized birding safaris and ornithology trips with trained birdwatching guides. On request we provide language guides for Spanish, French and German.
Kagera Safaris vehicles are serviced on regular basis to ensure clients’ comfort and safety with minimum risk of break down. We run our tours in 4×4 land cruisers with pop up roofs and we ensure that everyone has a window seat for wildlife viewing and photography. You have exclusive access to the vehicle for the entire period of your safari.
Kagera Safaris organizes flying safaris to all the destinations we offer, sometimes scheduled flights or charter. There is also an option of helicopters for areas without airstrips. This can be in combination with road travels where part of the journey is taken on road. The client sometimes chooses to fly between destinations that take more than six hours of driving. Whatever your reason of flying, we do arrange for a beautiful experience in the bush planes across our destinations.
Kagera Safaris partners with some of the amazing luxury safari lodges and tented camps built with mostly local materials and décor. These are often set in prime locations as close to the wilderness as possible giving one a true wilderness experience. The rooms are often secluded each with enough living space and a pool in certain instances to plunge in after your time in the wild.
We are passionate about linking tourism to rural community development so the ‘tourism dollar’ can reach the communities. This ensures communities living adjacent to the park and those along the ‘tourism route’ get actively engaged in conservation of wildlife and environment because they benefit directly. We encourage our clients to visit communities and ‘home stays’ and or engage in a community activity that lasts from 1 hour to several hours or over nights. The community activities include village walks which often lead to local schools and health centres, cooking and gardening, traditional healers, offering you insight in every day lives of the local people. We also give part of the our profits to community schools to support parents in covering school fees and scholastic materials.
We are tourism wholesalers based in Kampala- Uganda. We are licensed with Uganda Tourism Board on behalf of the Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities of Uganda. We have insurance with AMREF for tourist air evacuation in case of accident to Nairobi for further management. We have tour operators liability with SATIB Insurance. Kagera Safaris is a member of AUTO – Association of Uganda Tour Operators and APTA.