About Us

Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd is a proudly indigenous tour and travel company, wholly owned and expertly managed by Ugandan natives. Our headquarters are nestled in the picturesque southwestern region of Uganda, specifically in Kabale district. We take immense pride in our ability to orchestrate exceptional short and long holiday vacations, catering to both residents and international visitors seeking a meticulously organized immersion in the natural beauty, primate encounters, and wildlife safaris of Uganda and Rwanda.

As stewards of our remarkable homeland, we possess an intimate knowledge of the land, its people, and its incredible biodiversity. This unique insight allows us to create unforgettable experiences that connect travelers with the awe-inspiring landscapes, captivating primates, and diverse wildlife that these regions are renowned for. Safari Vacations & Travel Services Ltd is your trusted partner in crafting remarkable journeys that leave lasting memories.

  • star rating  Jason was great at pulling together a wonderful trip in a knick of time. Kind and professional communication, and highly flexible towards our preferences. Unforgettable trip.

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    November 19, 2023

    star rating  "Unforgettable Gorilla Trek with Smith - An Exceptional Tour Guide!" - I recently had the opportunity to visit Uganda, and the highlight of my journey was an unforgettable gorilla trek in Bwindi. What made this experience truly exceptional was our amazing... read more

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    November 4, 2023

    star rating  Jason helped us fix the permit for the gorillas tracking, was very informative, arrived at time for picking us up to the trip and stopped on the way to show... read more

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    September 12, 2023
  • star rating  Very organsied and helpful! - Jason has been very helpful and well organised. Planning with him is very easy. He is very knowledgeable about the treks/safaris or anything related in Uganda. He follows up well... read more

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    September 7, 2023

    star rating  Fantastic service and Efficient Transportation  - From the time we arrived to Kampala, we were greeted and comforted by Alex and Peter our drivers. They are just outstanding. Best of all, they know many people,... read more

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    September 2, 2023

    star rating  Good driver - Our driver Smith was great. He was always on time and he driving safe. We hung out togetger and had lots of fun. I would recommend him!

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    August 16, 2023
  • star rating  Fantastic - Jason was fantastic, he organized a wonderful trip for me starting in Kigali and continued with 3 days in Rwanda. He made sure I was comfortable and that all of... read more

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    August 15, 2023

    star rating  Excellent - Group six of us hired a driver to Bwindi NP. We had a great time with Smith, driver, guide, friendly help. We felt with Smith as we know each other... read more

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    August 14, 2023

    star rating  Alex was amazing! We went on a school trip to Rwanda and Uganda and we were lucky enough to travel with him the whole trip! In addition to being an... read more

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    August 12, 2023
  • star rating  Loved Rwanda! - Mr. Adams was carefully chosen as our driver for our stay in Kigali, Rwanda It was a very incredible experience and my colleagues and I really appreciated his skills when... read more

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    August 11, 2023

    star rating  More than just drivers 🙂 - I went on a school trip to Rwanda and Uganda and needless to say, I came back to the US with our drivers Alex and Peter feeling like a second... read more

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    June 25, 2023

    star rating  Alex and Peter are fantastic - would highly recommend! - Alex and Peter were amazing the entire time of our trip. We traveled with a large group on a school trip and they always made sure we were taken care... read more

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    June 19, 2023
  • star rating  Fantastic Experience - Alex and Peter were fantastic!! They made sure we were safe, comfortable, and always taken care of. They were also incredibly funny and engaging!

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    June 2, 2023

    star rating  Adams is the BEST!! - I highly recommend Safari Vacations. This was my second time engaging their services and they did not disappoint. During our 2-week experience, Adams was more like family than an escort.... read more

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    May 29, 2023

Why Safari Vacation & Travel Services?

Comfort for on your travel

We aim at providing clients with relevant and accurate information on travel destinations to Uganda-Rwanda and beyond with affordable packages for honeymoon, family, single or group tourists depending on your budget thus our tour consultants will work based on your budget and preference to your destinations and any other optional activities that may be required for the best adventure whether on Budget, mid-range, Economy or Luxury safari. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Our fleet of Vehicles

We use 4 *4 Safari vehicles with pop up roof for easy photography and game viewing which are of different sizes. We assign a vehicle to do the trip depending on the number of people on the tour and according to the budget of our clients, long extended Land cruiser, Short land cruiser, Customized Safari Van, and Super-customs are the types of vehicles that can be assigned to run our trips. In the event of any calamity or challenge that may happen while on the trip, we respond fast and provide a quick solution to make sure no activity is missed by clients.

More so we offer self-drive to visitors or couples on honeymoon on their vacation. Provided that you trust working with us and under our set standards and procedures for car hire.

Areas of specialization

We specialize in safaris which include but not least to; gorilla tracking and habituation experience, chimpanzee tracking and habituation, golden monkey tracking and habituation, bird watching, nature walk, mountain climbing, white water rafting, Kayaking, sport fishing among others. All these can be tailor-made for your safari depending on the duration of your safari.

Booking Terms

At Safari Vacation & Travel Services we allow our clients to make prior booking for a safari at a cost of 40% to confirm your safari with us and the remaining balance be paid 6 weeks before your travel date. This is because we aim at providing adequate, timely, and efficient services.

Therefore booking early with us helps us arrange and plan for your safari in time so that by the time your dates reach everything will be arranged accordingly. More so we arrange booking gorilla and chimpanzee trekking permits which we recommend you purchase as early as possible (4-5) months before your suggested dates to secure your availability. Instances where you happen to send us money and it delays and the dates are taken we shall be able to refund you or advise you accordingly on the available dates so that you can be able to make adjustments on the dates and continue with your planned adventure.

Safety to our clients and the environment

We ensure that we operate our tours in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and encourage our safari guests to also act in a responsible way with insight and understanding of the area prescribed for the safari in either Uganda or Rwanda with a great level of environmental protection and concern to ensure that there is no harm created either way.

Our travel arrangement and consultancy work

Booking and arranging for your planned holiday is our priority and is basically handled by our travel consultants where each visitor who contacts us is being handled by one of our consultant to best handle and help you arrange the safari to the best of your satisfaction and further allocates you to an experienced travel guide who should handle your movements right away from the moment you land in either Uganda or Rwanda till you end your trip. However, we advocate for continuous follow up on our clients before and within the safari for any inquiry and communication on changes that you are required of our team to ensure that you’re satisfied on your holiday and as well future reference for changes especially on how best you will be served and the challenges for rectification.

Meet Our Travel Expert Team

Jason Nuwamanya

Managing Director

Jason Nuwamanya
Edgar Niwarinda

Safaris Manager

Edgar Niwarinda

Tour Consultant

Medad Tarakikunzire

Senior Tour Guide

Alex Bashungwe
Innocent Muganju

Senior Tour Guide

Innocent Muganju