Africa Tours and Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda & Tanzania.

No holiday does guarantee enthusiastic travelers exotic experiences like an African tour. An Africa tour with Rugote African Tours entirely takes you on a complete immersion into the African continent’s biodiversity and wilderness. Have a lifetime opportunity to spark your adventure/discovery spirit as you unearth the wonders of Africa.

African tours are a perfect introduction to the continent’s unique species. Witness the distinct natural wonders of Africa from the big 5 game, the Great Migration to unforgettable primate encounters.

Embark on a journey that guarantees you breathtaking adventures in the African wilderness parks, marvel at the continent’s breathtaking landscapes, and experience the captivating African cultures and traditions that have existed for millions of years. Blend wilderness experiences in the African safari parks with vibrant city life in Kampala, Nairobi, Kigali and more.

Gorilla Trekking in Uganda
Zebras Queen Elizabeth National Park
Chimpanzee Trekking In Uganda

Uganda Tours & Safaris

Uganda tours offer extraordinary African wilderness experiences. An African tour in Uganda is a perfect way to begin your journey to discover African greatness. Soak in the verdant tropical rainforests rich in all kinds of primates but specifically, get a mind-blowing experience during up close and personal encounter with the massive mountain gorillas, chimpanzees, and golden monkeys –fine these unique apes right in their natural habitat and NOT in the zoo.

Mountain gorillas in Uganda live only in 2 National Parks of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Trekking with Uganda gorillas involves navigating through the natural rainforests in search of the rare mountain gorillas –the subspecies of the Eastern gorilla. Over 23 habituated gorilla families are currently open for all Uganda gorilla trekking adventures.

To enjoy up close and personal encounter with chimpanzees in the wild, the best places to visit in Uganda include Budongo Forest, Kibale National Park, Kalinzu Forest and Kyambura Gorge. A close encounter with golden monkeys is perfectly done at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

Uganda tours go beyond primate trekking. Come witness the big five in the wild (African bush elephants, cape buffaloes, leopards, rhinos and lions including the unusual tree climbing lions). For adventure seekers, no destination beats Uganda when it comes to breathtaking adventures. Visit the Source of the Nile River in Jinja and be rest assured of adrenaline adventures including whitewater rafting that allows you conquer the toughest grades, kiss the waters of the Nile River on bungee jumping, go kayaking, jet boating, enjoy the sunset boat cruise excursion and have fun with your dear ones on tubing experience.

To the far western Uganda, get adventure thrill as you conquer the great heights of snow-capped Rwenzori Mountain ranges. Mt. Rwenzori (5109m) is unique in the sense that it is the only Block Mountain that is permanently snow-capped and glaciated. It is Africa’s 3rd highest mountain after Mt. Kilimanjaro and Kenya.

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Mt. Rwenzori has a composition of 6 glacial peaks/mountain ranges including Mount Baker (4844m), Emin (4791m), Mount Speke (4890m), Mt. Gessi (4715m), Mt. Stanely (5109m) –where Margherita is found –Rwenzori Mountain’s highest peak; and Mt. Luigi da Savoia (4627m).

Experience the authentic African cultures and traditions. Visit the Batwa community on gorilla tour in Uganda and explore in depth about the ancient hunting and gathering techniques used by the Batwa pygmies. The Batwa are the original occupants in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest prior to its establishment as a National Park in 1991.

Enjoy the local cuisines, especially Luwombo while in central Uganda. Be part of the process to prepare this delicacy from the very first steps. The beauty about tours in Uganda is that you can have combination of wilderness experiences in the national parks and cultural experiences.

Uganda is a nature-based destination with 10 well-established national parks each offering its unique experiences from primates to wildlife. They include Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Kidepo Valley National Park – the leading wildlife safari parks; Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kibale National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park –top primate destinations in Uganda; Mount Elgon National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park – exceptional mountaineering destinations; lastly, Semliki National Park –best known for its rewarding birding experiences and home to the world’s powerful hot springs – Sempaya hot springs.

Rwanda Tours

Rwanda is one of the leading primate destinations in Africa. Most popular for its exhilarating gorilla trekking experiences, Rwanda is a special place to begin your primate adventure holiday. On a Rwanda tour, the target destinations include Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park and Gishwati-Mukura National Park.

Rwanda safari tours offer combination of gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and wildlife tours plus cultural experiences. Trekking Rwanda gorillas is best done only in the country’s Volcanoes National Park. This park lies in Northwestern Rwanda and holds 14 habituated gorilla groups, each visited by a maximum of 8 guests. The permits for Rwanda gorilla trekking adventures are issued at USD 1500 per person.

Gorilla Trekking Rwanda
Wildlife in Serengeti National Park Tanzania

Tanzania Tours

Experience the true African wilderness as you unearth the unique wonders in Tanzania –home to abundant wildlife. Tanzania offers a complete big five game holidays and great mountaineering adventures. About 22 National Parks exist in Tanzania and they are run by Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA).

Top destinations to explore on Tanzania tours include Serengeti National Park –best for big five game encounter and witnessing the Great Migration. Lake Manyara National Park –most popular for its unusual tree climbing lions, Tarangire National Park, Mahale National Park, Kilimanjaro National Park, Arusha National Park, and Gombe National Park.

Tanzania tours also offer the best of African cultural experiences. Within Tanzania alone, there are more than 120 distinct ethnic communities with over 95 percent of them being the Bantu origin. The biggest ethnic group in Tanzania is the Sukuma tribe and others include Haya, Gogo, Nyamwezi and Tumbuka.

Kenya Tours

Kenya tours provide a range of distinct experiences. Embark on the journey to experience the breathtaking sceneries and its multi-destinations. On Kenya tour, myriad of distinct experience away you.

From big five game viewing in the prominent destinations such as the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park to mountaineering adventures on Mount Kenya; the Great Migration –one of its kind experiences that allows you witness the world’s spectacle.

Masai Mara National Reserve

FAQs about Africa tours & Safaris.

Gorilla Safaris in Uganda & Rwanda

Where are mountain gorillas live?
Mountain gorillas live only in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga NP in Southwestern Uganda, Virunga National Park in Eastern D.R. Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Northwestern Rwanda. The 3 African parks all open to mountain gorilla trekking adventure, each featuring already habituated gorilla family groups.
How many mountain gorillas are left on earth?
The population of mountain gorillas currently stands at 1063 and reside only in the Virunga Region and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Visits to see these large apes are done only on already habituated gorilla groups and this is done once a day with a single gorilla group being visited by a maximum of 8 visitors.
How much does it cost to trek mountain gorillas?
There is no standard cost for gorilla trekking because it all varies depending on a number of factors. The key determining factors to the cost of gorilla trekking include gorilla permit cost, the means of transportation, accommodation type, and others.
How many people go for gorilla trekking?
The standard rule for gorilla trekking is that a single gorilla family should be visited by a maximum of 8 (eight) visitors per day. The groups are allocated to visitors by the park official during the briefing session at the respective park offices.
Are there rules and regulations to follow on gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking is entirely an ethical adventure and includes standard safety measures such as keeping a distance of 8-10 meters away from a family of gorillas, a valid gorilla permit a must-have, keep low your voices while in the jungles searching for a gorilla family, etc.
When is the best time to see gorillas in Africa?
Gorilla trekking is open to all visitors all year round. But to enjoy the most of this adventure, better to plan your tour to Africa around the dry season. This should be around June, July, August, September and December, January to February.
Which country should I visit for gorilla trekking in Africa?
Each gorilla safari destination offers a unique gorilla trekking experience. Visiting more than one destination allows you experience this life changing adventure and make comparison. To enjoy mountain gorilla adventures, there are only 3 countries to consider a must-visit that is Uganda, Rwanda and D.R. Congo. The Eastern lowland gorillas are also open for trekking in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Eastern D.R. Congo.

Wildlife Safaris in Africa.

What are the big 5 animals?
The big 5 game in Africa comprise of rhinos, African bush elephants, leopards, lions, and cape buffaloes. They are referred to as the big 5 considering the fact that they were the hard to find/hunt species on foot.
Can I take my kids on wildlife safari in Africa?
African wildlife tours are enjoyable by not only adults but also children. Our wildlife tours are flexible in the sense that we can craft something exceptional for visitors on family holidays. Anyone above 6 years can be allowed to go for a safari but first, you must find out from your safari lodge facility if they accommodate children within that age bracket.
Where should I go for wildlife tours in Africa?
The best places to consider a must visit for wildlife tours in Africa include Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda. For mesmerizing Great Migration experiences, consider visiting Tanzania’s Serengeti NP and Maasai Mara Reserve in Kenya.
Are safaris in Africa safe?
African tours and safaris are generally safe and secure. Visitors embark on wildlife tour using a comfortable 4×4 safari vehicle and with company of an experienced African safari guide. On a game drive, specific game tracks are followed and other regulations are adhered to such that you have the best of your game drive experience.

Travelers' Experience With Us

Madison Kathleen
Madison Kathleen
Incredible African Safari Tour Wow!!! My friends and I had a great time on the Rugote African Tour! We booked a tour with them at the last minute, and we're so glad we did. They reached out to us to see if we wanted to leave earlier to see some of Uganda's incredible wildlife. Our guide Chris was amazing; he knew exactly where to find animals like gorillas before it got too hot outside. He also shared many interesting facts about the wildlife in Uganda throughout our journey, making this trip truly special! Not only did we have amazing animal sightings, but we also got great value for our money thanks to Rugote African Tours. I recommend them to anyone looking for an unforgettable experience in Uganda.
Joel M
Joel M
MEMORABLE SAFARI EXPERIENCE My trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park was one of the best trips ever in my life. The company recommended an impressive action packed tour that left me speechless. I was super impressed by how much knowledge Chris my guide was equipped with about the park, the various animals in the park and the activities too. Honestly, I wanted to extend my trip. Rugote African Tours is very organised, professional, and always on standby for any questions or help. I would definitely recommend them.
Daisy L
Daisy L
Best tour experience ever. Rugote African Tours has the best tour packages. Being my very first time in bwindi impenetrable national park, i was surprised by their prices being friendly. They were avery welcoming and hospitable team. Our tour handler Nowerah was very respectful and punctual. My trip to Bwindi Impenetrable forest was very comfortable and I had an amazing time participating in the nature forest walk and the hikes. I would definately recommend Rugote African Tours for anything regarding tours and travel in Uganda and Africa as a whole.
Ritah N
Ritah N
Stread those pit moments Ever felt like you want to vanish and get lost off this planet...yes! I had one of those pit moments and Rugote African tours handed me those peak moment. I can't thank you enough for the wonderful time i had on this farm trip.

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