TAILOR-MADE UGANDA & RWANDA TOURS

Nkuringo Safaris


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A wild Africa — without the crowds!

Craft your own tailored private Uganda safari, extend your holiday journey in Rwanda with a local trusted expert and enjoy the benefits of travelling with a knowledgeable tour operator on authentic gorilla trekking tours and wildlife adventures. Explore East Africa in your style into the Virungas and across the rugged rift valley edge where the rainforest meets the eastern savanna with dramatic effect. Adventure off-the-beaten-path into ancient untamed rainforests where chimpanzee troops swing over the Kibale Forest vines, and dozens of primates find blissful refuge. Spend your honeymoon on safari with Africa's big game animals, and immerse yourself in remarkable wildlife diversity, the 'BIG 5' game, tree-climbing lions, and the rich avian life. Hike the less crowdy, enriching, and challenging mountain summits of the region and experience Africa from the skies. Journey deep into the life of a region, its peoples, and cultures. Explore hidden corners of East Africa and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of Vacationing under your own power with Nkuringo Safaris.

Travel with confidence!

The wide COVID-19 vaccine availability is now making a safari vacation one of the safest environments. Our local experts will continue to watch out for your safety during your holiday with us.

WHY TRAVEL WITH NKURINGO SAFARIS?

Nkuringo Safaris is a Ugandan local tour operator offering expertise in planning and managing mid-range to luxury tailored Uganda safari adventure and holiday tour packages since 2007. The Destination Management Company (DMC) owns and operates two award-winning safari lodges. One in Entebbe, at Uganda's entry/exit point, and the second, perched on a ridge on the southern border of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park: an excellent base for Uganda gorilla trekking adventures. With trusted safari planning expertise spanning from 2007, a team of local safari experts, and a sustainable travel program, Nkuringo Safaris is your top tour operator for safari trips in Uganda.

Expert Africa Safari local operator Ugandan

Local Expertise

We're a team of local Uganda safari experts with extensive knowledge of East Africa safari attractions and facilities.

Intimate Africa Safari vacations

Intimate Connection

With our expertise, we guide our guests into finding that intimate connection with our safari destinations.

Authentic Africa Safari

Authentically Wild

Immerse yourself in authentic African culture, primitive wildlife and untammed scenery that will leave a mark on your senses.

Value for money Africa family safari

Value 4 Money

No hidden costs or cutting corners. We meticulously tailor-make your safari trip to fit your style and give maximum value.

TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES

We've put together resources to help you plan your private tailored Uganda & Rwanda safari adventure.
Our travel blog, written by local experts, features comprehensive destination guides that will give you quick insights when planning your custom-made tour vacation.

SINCE 2007

What Our Guests Say About Us

  • My husband and I had a week vacation, which is not a lot given all the things we wanted to do/see. Nkuringo organized our trip to make the most of this week. The trip was flawlessly organized. Time-management was perfect. They were flexible and accommodating, all our needs were met and we felt listened to, it was a truly customized experience. Our guide (Darrick) was amazing, he was knowledgable, very informative, and very flexible too! He also went above and beyond to make sure we experienced the things we were showing interest on. We are truly happy with Nkuringo and will recommend to friends and family. Read More
  • Don’t miss out on this unique experience. Our guide with Nkuringo Walking Safaris, Richard was excellent. We had an informative and unique walk down the mountain from Kisoro to Lake Mutanda. We walked through villages and saw families actively working their farms. Children along the way were delightful. The walk is easy. Once we arrived at the lake we got into canoes with Boatman David and his son. They took us across the lake ( a very big lake) to Chameleon Hill Lodge. The dugout canoe was very comfortable with padded seats to lean against. You can help paddle or not. It was a peaceful and beautiful tour of the lake. Highly recommended adventure. Read More
  • In November 2020, we travelled Uganda as a couple in a 4*4 Jeep. Considering the difficult time we are all in, we were especially happy about the level of service we experienced. If you have a negative COVID-19 test beforehand, you can travel Uganda with no problem. During our travel we felt very safe: all staff wore masks, if you enter buildings (Lodges, Banks etc.) or parks you have to sanitize your hands and your temperature will be taken. All in all, we felt safer than in Europe - as everybody was very considerate about our health. Read More
  • My son and I spent two weeks experiencing the magic that is Uganda and we will never forget our time there. Truly a priceless experience. I could talk about those experiences for pages -- the friendly people, the beautiful Nile River where we did whitewater rafting, the two lions we saw in a tree, the elephant who told us to back-off a bit, the chimpanzee group w/whom we spent a morning, and the majestic mountain gorillas who let us into their community for a visit. And on and on. Read more
 

OUR TOP SAFARI DESTINATIONS

UGANDA and RWANDA

Nkuringo Safaris, since 2007, offers expertise in crafting tailor-made tour packages in Uganda with extentions to Rwanda, and the giant Africa safari destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. All our safari packages begin or end in Uganda with a few exceptions. Our destinations feature a list of well-selected attractions and remote gems to give you a privately authentic but remote feel of, East Africa, the cradle of humankind. We bring you as close as possible to the natural and cultural wonders of the region. Please browse through our top East African destinations and find your style and taste.


Uganda

BWINDI FOREST

For the best gorilla trekking experiences in the world.

Kibale Forest National Park for primate viewing experiences

KIBALE FOREST

Watching and walking with chimpanzees in the wild.

Rwanda

VOLCANOES RWANDA

For high-end luxury gorilla safari & cultural experiences.

Queen Elizabeth National Park, for Uganda safari family holidays

QUEEN ELIZABETH

Best wildlife viewing experiences & family safari holidays


Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda's undiscovered big game safari park

KIDEPO VALLEY

Undiscovered big game safari park in the remote Uganda north.

Kenya Masai Mara Great Migration Safari with Gorillas

MASAI MARA

Combine Mara with gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda.

Tanzania

SERENGETI

Combine the Serengeti wildebeest migration with gorillas

 

Types of Safari Experiences

Whether you seek to drive the savannah plains in search of the BIG 5, spending one life-changing moment with the mountain gorilla giants, keeping up with our close primate cousins, witnessing the natural wonders, walking the warm sandy beaches barefoot, or dancing to local tunes with the natives, our team of local safari planning experts with unbeatable experiences, can guide you into creating a successful Uganda safari holiday . Take a look at the types of safaris we operate, maybe one of then suits you!.


Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda

Gorilla Trekking

Uganda and Rwanda Destinations


 

TRENDING CUSTOM UGANDA SAFARI PACKAGES

Looking for inspiration to start planning your most anticipated tailored Uganda Gorilla Safari? Here's a list of our top trending Uganda safaris; vacation with gorillas or honeymooon in the golden savannah, family or group holiday packages - all customizable in your way.



Rwenzori Hiking Safari

Rwenzori Hiking Safari

9 Days | Mountaineering & Hiking

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Classic Rwanda Safari, gorillas, culture & wildlife

Classic Rwanda Safari Holiday

10 Days Gorillas, Culture & BIG 5

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AUTHENTIC CULTURAL EXPERIENCES

 

Our tailored safari experiences are deply rooted in native cultures to give you the taste of Authentic African lifestyles (food, dress, language, art and traditions), stories and historical events.

 

Responsible Travel

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.

Jane Goodall

While the need to go the proverbial extra mile is central to Nkuringo Safaris company philosophy—‘In Harmony With Nature’—our responsible travel wish is that our guests depart emotionally rich, more informed and ecologically aware than when they arrived and more appreciative of the world on their return home, is of paramount importance.

 

GUIDES TO HELP YOU PLAN A UGANDA SAFARI

Local experts write our comprehensive Uganda travel guides to help you virtually navigate our destinations, attractions, red-tape, and give travelers recommendations on planning a great Africa safari trip. Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section or share if you think the information will help a friend, family of a colleague.

23 May 2022

Luxury Safari in Uganda — Planning Tips

We love ambitious, well-organised, far-ranging journeys. But they can be challenging to plan and may require an experienced destination management company or outfitter who understands the local tourism logistics. In this new series, our expert safari advisors answer some of the most frequently asked travel questions to help you plan that once-in-a-lifetime luxury safari in Uganda. They tackle luxury travel — where to go, when to go, and how to plan a trip.
19 May 2022

13 Meaningful Experiences You Must Have in Rwanda

There are at least as many meaningful experiences you can have in Rwanda as there are people who call it home. From luxury holiday experiences to roughing it in campsites or seeking out the country's famous mountain gorillas and chimpanzees–and that only scratches the surface. Exploring its vacation experiences will leave you emotional and enlightened.
5 May 2022

Family Safari in Uganda With Kids

ganda is an enchanting destination for family safari vacations with kids. It has charming, adventurous, and safe experiences and lodges where your active, curious kids are adored and enriched, not merely tolerated. You shouldn't wait until your kids are old enough for them to experience Africa's Wilderness magic. A family safari holiday in Uganda can open a child's mind and heart to different cultures and the natural world.
5 April 2022

How to Plan Your First Uganda Safari

To get the most rewards from Uganda's varied, unique, and hidden attractions, you have to do a little research for your trip. Here are thoroughly detailed tips about how to plan your first Uganda safari.
30 March 2022

Tracking wild chimpanzees in Uganda’s tropical forests

Undoubtedly, chimpanzees get a lot of scientific researchers’ attention but much less with summer adventure travelers than the endangered mountain gorillas. However, the thrill of tracking our snobbish cousins in the middle of an ancient rainforest jungle is one of the most endearing adventures on the African continent. And, a chimp permit costs a fraction of what you would pay to see our giant cousin apes, the mountain gorillas.
3 February 2022

A Traveller’s Guide To Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes

Seeing mountain gorillas in Rwanda's untamed mountain jungles is a hot adventure item finding growing popularity with intrepid travellers eying Africa for summer getaways. Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, bushwhacking through a seemingly boundless expanse of the thick misty jungle on the slopes of the imposing Virunga Mountains, is an experience like no other.
29 January 2022

Walking With Great Apes of Uganda: Gorillas & Chimps Habituation

Set off on a once-in-a-lifetime journey into the rugged, lush rainforests and walk with the great apes of Uganda on a gorilla and chimpanzee trekking adventure. Spend a day observing the snobbish chimpanzees bands with a primatologist, and track mountain gorillas in the misty mountain jungles of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
27 January 2022

Mountaineering in Uganda: Places For Mountain Hiking Adventures

There are reasons why we like to climb mountains. Mallory gave us one, "because they are there!" Whether mountain hiking means overcoming your fears, pushing beyond your limits, or ticking off your adventure bucket list, mountaineering in Uganda can help you achieve those adventure dreams.
19 January 2022

Best Lodges For Gorilla Trekking — jungle resorts in Uganda & Rwanda

There’s nothing quite relaxing as waking up in a rain forest — the sounds, sensations, and sheer size of these primate infested jungles are a magical reminder of the magnificence of nature. Forest resorts in these destinations are pristine and often with dramatic views of jungle canopies and rugged landscapes, transporting guests to idyllic enchantments.

TAILOR YOUR OWN DREAM SAFARI!

 

All our trips are tailor-made or customized to suit your preferences with the help of a local expert. Start planning yours by requesting a FREE QUOTE at no obligation.

 

SAFARI WITH US IN 4 SIMPLE STEPS

Because you're not just anyone, you can explore your uniqueness by tailoring your Africa safari dream with an expert local safari consultant in four simple steps.


1.
Engage an expert

Let our experts know, through email, call or chat, your grand bucket-list attractions, African dreams, expected experiences, and the unique type of traveler you are.

2.
Tailor your holiday

Tailor your holiday safari trip, adding and making little changes to suit your style of travel with your personal safari expert guiding you through the process.

3.
Travel with peace of mind

Travel with peace of mind knowing that your personal safari manager is taking care of everything local and will be there when you come.

4.
Share your experience

Even when your trip comes to an end, keep the dreams alive by sharing your experience with our fans and your social groups.