Gorilla-Chimpanzee Trekking – Wildlife Safaris in Uganda
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris offering “One-of-a-Kind Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Wildlife Safaris” in Uganda – the Pearl of Africa
For over a decade, Memorable Gorilla Chimpanzee Trekking Wildlife Safaris in Uganda, the Pearl of Africa has been our focus. Kabiza Wilderness Safaris, where the Outcome of your Safari is more important to us than income.
We know Uganda, Uganda, is our home. We live and work here. We take the words of Winston Churchill Seriously. Who when he visited Uganda in 1907 wrote about it in his Book my African Journey. “The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. The scenery is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from anything elsewhere to be seen in the whole range of Africa….what message I bring back….concentrate on Uganda.”
Kabiza Wilderness Wilderness – Concentrates its Safaris in Uganda, just as Winston Churchill Churchill suggested. Why do we not offer Safaris all over the African Continent? The answer is simple, and once again, we refer you to the Words of Winston Churchill. “For magnificence, for variety of form and color, for profusion of brilliant life — bird, insect, reptile, beast — for vast scale — Uganda is truly “the Pearl of Africa.”
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, Africa as you imagined it but only better with its remarkable and breathtaking scenic wonder making it a top “must photograph Destination. It is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest where half of the Mountain Gorillas can be found. An ancient Afromontane so stunning, that CNN Travel placed it first on its list of most beautiful places in the World.
Lonely Planet picked Uganda as the Best Destination in the World. CNN Travel, Rough Guides, Wanderlust, Fodor’s Travel, National Geographic even chose it twice in six years as a top travel destination.
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is Subsaharan African condensed into one Country. It is one of the most Biodiverse Countries on the Planet. Uganda is where the Jungles of West Africa meet East Africa. Uganda, is home to the tallest Mountain Range in Africa, the legendary Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon. There is the historic River Nile that runs through it. And yes, Uganda has sandy Beaches that found on undiscovered, hidden Tropical Islands on the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria.
Discover the Best of Uganda with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris
Our Customers, we know what they want on a Ugandan Primate, Wildlife Safari. We listen and weave together what becomes a Hakuna Matata – No Worry, Safari. A Safari, where you can enjoy what you came to do and see. The Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Big-5 Wildlife, Adrenaline Pumping Adventures, Hikes and Climbs, and authentic Cultural Encounters.
The reason more and more Travelers are choosing Uganda as their African Safari Destination has to do with Value and Price. A mid-range or Luxury Primate, Wildlife costs hundreds, if not thousands of dollars less than in neighboring Rwanda. Add to that more Gorilla Permits, the Best Chimpanzee Trekking in Africa and 10 National Parks and you have more reason to visit Uganda on a Safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.
Discover Friendly – Safe and Secure Uganda with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris
Safe and Secure Safaris are the norm and not the exception. Uganda is one of Africa’s friendliest Countries. In Uganda, when you welcome someone as a visitor in Uganda, it is the tradition to take responsibility for their wellbeing while they are in your home, your country. That is what we do for our Clients at Kabiza Wilderness. We have our stringent security and safety guidelines that we abide by while you are on a Safari with us. The result has been, Hakuna Matata – No-Worry Safe Safaris for over a decade one Safari at a time.
The Key to a successful safari is a friendly, welcoming, security-minded, Uganda knowledgeable and experienced Driver/Guide who will make Uganda your best African Safari Option.
Discover Uganda – the Pearl of Africa with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris
Choosing your Ugandan Safari Tour Operator – There are over 2,000 Tour Operators of one kind or another offering their services, their Safaris. We walk to the beat of a different drummer in this vast sea of tour operator sameness. We recognize that we might not be the right Safari Tour Operator for you. Most Ugandan Tour Operators like to be known for all that they offer and do.
We could be defined by what we do not do. We do not dabble in everything under the Equatorial Sun but focus on what we are best at, private value-priced midrange and Luxury Safaris in Uganda. We do venture into friendly, neighboring Rwanda at our client’s request. For Kenya, including the Great Wildebeest Migration, we refer you to a partnering Tour Operator there with similar values as ours.
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, we know and love, warts and all. We know the Uganda that you do not know. A country apart from the lingering Ghost of Idi Amin perpetuated by films such as “The Last King of Scotland” and the recent “7-Days in Entebbe.” Discover as you imagined it, only better on a safari in the Pearl of Africa with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.
For the latest Uganda Updates for Travelers, including regarding Security and Safety, visit our Facebook Page where we post the present situation in Uganda without spin.
Our Recommendation for you – Know Before You Go:
Most who stumble onto the tarmac at Entebbe International Airport know little about what awaits them in Uganda. Our Website is not just about selling Safaris, but to inform you about the Best All-Around Safari Destination in Africa, Uganda.
Uganda, Know before You Go. Get to know the Pearl of Africa before you arrive. We have become one of the most visited Informational Travel-Tourism Sites for Uganda. We give you current, freshly updated information. Uganda, Know Before You Go. Use our Site Search, and most likely, you will find the answer.
Here is what one of our Clients wrote “No other tour organizer begins to share the wealth of information on their websites as you do. It helps answer a lot of questions-I have revisited the different topics multiple times and it has also helped put my husband at ease.”
Another Client wrote “I chose Kabiza Wilderness Safaris because I came across their incredibly helpful blog posts on gorilla trekking and found them to be straight forward and incredibly helpful. Even if you choose to go with someone else- read some of Kabiza’s content and you’ll have a better trip.”
Don’t take our Word – What our Clients say about us:
Jon and his team from Kabiza gave my 15 yr old son and I the trip of a lifetime ! After many months of research it was clear Kabiza was a trustworthy professional and experienced company and it was a delight dealing with Jon as he shaped the perfect week long experience for us. I wanted to do the 4 hour Gorilla Habituation experience and I’m so thrilled I did. I was up-close with a majestic Silverback and his family in the remote Bwindi Impenetrable Forest ... The trackers and guides are incredible and will slash foliage ahead of you to help you get the best possible view of these beautiful creatures. You become part of the experiment as this group becomes accustomed to human contact.
I should mention the journey is very challenging and can take up to 4 or more hours each way hiking through very steep and at times muddy terrain. A level of fitness is very important ... I also highly recommend you take a porter to help carry the (at least) 3 bottles of water you should take with you. Thank you Frances and Everest for all your help and patience and good humour !!!
The accommodation Jon chose for us was outstanding .... Clouds, Crater Lake Lodge and
Kyambura Gorge Lodge are standouts.
We had simply wonderful drivers on our trip as we experienced not only the Gorillas but the Chimpanzee Habituation which was also wonderful in the Kibale Forest and a safari through Queen Elizabeth National Park where we saw stunning tree lions and elephants and even a leopard...
We would like to thank Wilson, Geoffrey and Hamid ....you guys showed us just how beautiful Uganda is. We cannot wait to return and I highly recommend Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.JANE K
We booked a 5 day "Gorilla and Chimpanzee" trek" safari with Kabiza Wilderness Safaris last year for 14 crazy 🇨🇦’s and loved every minute of it. These guys do a great job! From the "pre-planning" details, the information available on Kabiza's great website.... and the knowledge of the guides we travelled with was ALL amazing. Can’t wait to come back again..... working on another trip for next year! ❤️👍
Show more reactionsJoey and Christine Walker
I was hesitant at first but Jon from Kabiza Wilderness Safari made me feel comfortable navigating a system from the other side of the world. The advice provided for our five day gorilla/chimpanzee trekking was spot on. Our guide Remmy took care of us for five days. Again, if you are going on one of these treks, I strongly recommend that you take all the advice from their website. Were we do to this trip again, I would definitely use Kabiza Wilderness Safaris.Don Shearer
We are delighted that Jon arranged our ten day gorilla safari in Uganda. The organisation was excellent, we saw gorillas at close range and stayed in lovely accommodations. Our driver/ guide Omar was absolutely first class. I really cannot fault the trip and have no hesitation in highly recommending Kabiza to others. Seeing gorillas in the wild is one of life's beautiful experiences.Jan Shoulders
Jon was awesome to deal with, right from the get go, and he was very patient with my concerns about booking and paying monies to an organisation we found online. Transferring money was safe and easy.
We sent Jon an idea of what we wanted to see and how long we had to play with and he gave us several itineraries to choose from.
We booked more than 6 months in advance to secure our Gorilla permits and in the end chose to do 2 days in Uganda with the Gorillas, which we do not regret for 1 second.....we had the most amazing, once in a lifetime experience - both days were different and just as amazing.
Brian as our guide for the trip, he was there to meet us at the airport and from then on, was there for anything we needed.....even to the point that when we were on our last Gorilla Trek and running out of time, he went and bought us our wooden Gorillas that we really wanted but had run out of time. We did have some down time and Brian made suggestions about what we could do and was happy to take us anywhere we wanted.
The Dian Fossey Museum was a great stop to get some background, and then the Trek to her grave site and to where her cabin used to be, was very special, also very hard (we had mud up to our knees) but we would do it again in a heartbeat.
We chose up market accommodation for the trip and we were not disappointed....great food, great customer service and great facilities.
The drive to our accommodation in Uganda was both interesting and 'thrilling'! The roads are dirt and very uneven and at times narrow, thankfully Brian was very good at navigating the terrain and made us feel at ease.
We have travelled quite a bit and had some unforgettable experiences, Kabiza have added to these and gave us a once in a lifetime experience that was worth every single cent.
Everybody should have this experience, these are beautiful creatures that need our help (tourism $$) to ensure that they are there for centuries to come for all to enjoy.Mignon Furnell
Dear Fellow Travellers!
I have been booking tours within Uganda with Kabiza for many years and they have always been an excellent Partner. From the very beginning of planning a wildlife tour to Uganda to the actual Safari they are a very trustful and reliable tour operator. The owners Jon & Geoffrey have been in the tourism business for along time and they do know their country very, very well when it comes to planning and operating a tour! All in all a great company to have a wildlife tour with!
Thanks very much once again for the last tour in December 2018.
Wolfgang from AustriaWolfgang Stolzlechner
Of the many wildlife and gorilla trekking tour operators available, I chose Kabiza Wilderness Safaris because I came across their incredibly helpful blog posts on gorilla trekking and found them to be straight forward and incredibly helpful. Even if you choose to go with someone else- read some of Kabiza's content and you'll have a better trip.
After choosing Kabiza, Jon and his team's level of service was exemplary! Jon was fast and crisp in all of his email communications and he set up a tour that met our needs exactly. Our tour guide Carlos was wonderfully kind and helpful. He had us feeling at home in Africa within minutes of meeting him.
The gorilla trekking itself was magical with Jon and his team being absolutely on point in quickly snagging some habituation permits that became available at the last minute. We stayed at lodges across different price points and each location was comfortable, clean and had it's own charm.
Huge thank you to Jon, Carlos, and the rest of the Kabiza Wilderness Safaris team for a wonderful vacation!Ananda Ghosh
We recently returned from Uganda and Rwanda where we did a 4 day gorilla trekking tour, all arranged by Jon at Kabiza Wilderness Safari, and I have to say the experience was nothing short of phenomenal. From the beginning of planning the trip, Jon was very responsive and accommodating to all our requests. He listened to what we wanted and then made suggestions, which all turned out to be amazing, and all for a competitive price. Our driver Bosco was fantastic, very knowledgeable and personable, and all the the different lodges we stayed at throughout the trip were spot on. Mount Gahinga Lodge was fantastic, from the food, to the service and most importantly the proximity to the entrance of the park. Chameleon Lodge is another gem perched on top of Lake Mutanda, it's a little bit of a trek to get there, but the view makes it worth it. Overall the trip far exceeded our lofty expectations, which is a huge compliment to Jon and everyone at Kabiza. Seeing mountain gorillas up close in the wild is an experience unlike any other and something you'll never forget. I can't recommend Kabiza Wilderness Safari enough! You won't be disappointed.Paul Voisard
We just came back from an amazing 9 days safari started in Kigali and ended Entebbe. We did many parks, gorilla tracking x 2 etc ...
From the first contact with Jon to the end, everything was perfect.
Ask for Remmy as your driver. He has 10 years experience, he drives very well and safely in these bad Uganda roads. He showed to us many animals in the park , he tried hard and made sure we saw the lions and many more. We had many laughs throughout the roads. The car 4x4 was in good condition with a pop off roof.
All the lodges Jon suggested were very good . We particularly loved Gahinga lodge ( near entrance of Mgagingha gorilla park ) , ishasha wilderness camp in Queen Elizabeth park and safari crater lodge in kibale.
I asked other companies for prices and the price with Kabiza was very competitive even little lower than others. I enjoyed my trip and I highly recommand you Kabiza Wildwrness safaris . Thank you Remmy and Jon .Stephanie Cardinal
We have just returned from the most amazing and exciting trip to Rwanda and Uganda. Everything was above and beyond our expectations thanks to Jon and Kabiza Wilderness Safaris. From the early stages of planning, where Jon was extremely helpful and accommodating making sure we got the tour just perfectly tailor made to our wishes to the wonderful lodges, the incredible wildlife and the astonishing natural beauty of The Pearl of Africa. For anybody wanting a trip of a lifetime, we can warmly recommend Kabiza. Thanks a million, Jon - we hope to be able to return soon.tine altschuler
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