Come Let Us Take You On A Magical Journey
We offer a wide variety of tours. The trips below are run as scheduled group safaris with regular departure days. If you like any of the below itineraries but dont want to travel in a group, then please check out the ‘tailored’ or self-drive safaris. More on our destinations below…
- A river cruise to the base of the Nile’s highest cataract at Murchison Falls, one of Africa’s most dramatic waterfalls.
- Hike through mahogany forests in Kibale National Park, home to chimpanzees, over 250 butterfly species, and 360 bird species.
- Tree-climbing lions in the Ishasha sector of famed Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the few places where this behavior may be seen.
- Up-close encounters with mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, one of the most profound experiences of this Uganda tour.
- Accommodations in some of the region’s most luxurious lodges and permanent tent camps, including Rweteera Safari Park Lakeside camp in Kibale Forest.
UGANDA: A Primate Paradise
Safe, small and with a perpetually springlike climate, Uganda is a real treat when it comes to African travel. But it packs a lot in for its size. Ten national parks protect over half of the world’s mountain gorillas, along with chimpanzees, rare golden monkeys and a classic safari checklist including leopards, lions, elephants and hippos. Over 1,000 species of birds – more than 10 percent of all the world’s species – inhabit its mountains, forests, wetlands and the shores of Lake Victoria, the long-sought source of the Nile. The rugged ‘Mountains of the Moon’ include Africa’s third highest peak, complete with equatorial snow.
Uganda remains very much a tribal nation, and as you travel around this compact country, the music, dance and dress change almost by the hour – there are over 40 recognised languages. But one word you’ll hear wherever you are – from guides, waiters, drivers and roadside corn sellers – is “Welcome!” – along with “mzungu!” – a friendly term for “foreigner”.
This is a stunning video by Rose and Fitzgerald
In July of 2013, we went gorilla trekking in beautiful Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, with a group of friends. After a couple hours of trekking through the mud and enjoying stellar scenery all around us, we finally reached what we'd been looking for. A family of 23 gorillas sat just beyond the ridge; eating, playing and making distinct gorilla noises -- grunts and pops -- that echoed throughout the valley. Considering that there are only an estimated 880 mountain gorillas in the entire world, being able to see an entire family in their natural habit was completely awe-inspiring. This little video is a glimpse of our amazing experience.