For over a Decade, there is only one Focus, “Creating Memorable Safaris.”
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris – where the outcome of a Safari is more critical than Income
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris where we have one Goal – “Creating Memorable Safaris.” An African Safari for most is a once in a lifetime journey – The word Safari means Journey, and a Journey it has been for us. Along on our Journey as a Tour Operator we have learned and discovered a lot – failed at times but found what we are best at and that is one thing “to consistently create that Hakuna Matata – No-Worry memorable, safe and secure Safari for you.”
In a business where Ugandan tour Operators expand to all over Africa – we focus on Uganda, that is what we know best, we live here and work here and are passionate about the Pearl of Africa. We took the words of Winston Churchill to heart when he wrote after his visit to Uganda in 1907 – “Concentrate on Uganda.”
Our Focus has been for our clients to experience the Pearl of Africa as we know it with its Scenic Wonders, Primates, Wildlife, Cultures, and most of all, it friendly and welcoming People.
The outcome of a safari in Uganda is more important to us than is the profit the income and sets us apart in this vast sea of Ugandan Tour Operators.
We know what we are Best at – just one thing, “Creating Memorable Safaris.”
We are not a Jack of all Trades and the Master of none, we simply stick at to what we do best “memorable Safaris” Much of what we did and offered a decade ago we no longer do and offer – amazingly when you provide less, concentrate on what you do offer, you surprisingly do more business and compete with fewer.
During the past decade, we have learned a lot as to how to best serve our Clients. Understand their wishes for authenticity, off the beaten tourist track activities. We do not offer Safaris that we think you should do but create the Safari that you want which turns into a memorable private Safari for you.
A Safari begins with planning, your private driver and guide will implement the itinerary as it is written and make an adjustment based on your input.
Our Website is mostly information about Uganda. We offer safaris into Rwanda since Kigali is the logical, time-saving Starting Point to many of our Safaris. On our Website, you can discover what you can do and see on a Safari in Uganda, but also more practical “Know before-you-go Advice” than any other Tour Operator. The reason, we are not just about selling Safaris but inform you about Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris- Creating Memorable Safaris where you are the Focus
We are a registered, licensed, tax-paying Tour Operator that is a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators, we, however, see ourselves as a Matchmaker. We match the Natural Wonders of Uganda with your wishes as we create and implement your Safari. Whether that be arranging a date with a Mountain Gorilla Family in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or a Chimpanzee Troop in Kibale Forest or tracking a pride of collared Lions in Queen Elizabeth Park.
Innovations based on what is best for our Safari Going Clients motivated us to offer Fly into Rwanda and Trek Gorillas in Uganda long before others did. We provided the Gorilla Habituation Experience when it was still a pilot test program. We quit offering budget and shoestring safaris to concentrate on quality rather than quantity offering mid-range and upmarket luxury Safaris.
At the same time, Affordability remains on our minds and is reflected in having a functional office, streamlined staff, our means of selling was and is E-Tourism, we do not attend International Trade Show, do not have overseas offices – when you deal with us you are dealing directly with a Ugandan Tour Operator, and the result is affordability and on the ground knowledge.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris -under the Hood- a functioning Engine
Two Men – poles apart when it comes to personal interests and motivations but share one passion – Uganda – the Pearl of Africa and for over a decade together they have made real the safari dreams of Clients from around the world.
Jon is an American, born and raised in Germany, living in Kampala – Uganda, hails from Birch Bay – Blaine along the Puget Sound in Washington State, USA, enjoying Africa since 1992 initially working in Humanitarian Development in South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda after the Genocide. He comes from a diverse background in Sales and Marketing, Public Speaking, Story Teller and Writer, Luxury Boutique Bed and Breakfast Experience, Hiker, Conservationist- student of African Life. History and Culture.
Safaris are his Hobby, the Pearl of Africa his passion and his favorite pastime is introducing first-time travelers to Uganda to its natural wonders, its welcoming and friendly people and culture.
Partner in Kabiza Wilderness Safaris – brings over 20 years of Safari Experience – Ugandan born and raised – yet thoroughly familiar with the needs of clients from around the world.
Geoffrey knows Uganda and Rwanda, from parks to every road, whether paved or dirt. He is also very familiar with the wildlife in each park and wildlife reserves. His years of experience in the tourism industry make him a treasured member of the Kabiza Wilderness Safaris team, and much of the success of the company is due to his knowledge and influence on the driver guides.
Geoffrey loves his country, loves Africa – the preservation of the treasures such as primates and wildlife that are found here. To him, the safari business is not a career or job – but a passion – His one weakness – British Premier League Football.
In order to survive as a Safari Tour Operator in a sea where there are over 1,000 competing companies of one sort or another, you have to do something right.
You have to deliver what you promised that in spite of a delayed plane, missing luggage with all the trekking gear, an unexpected rainstorm that could ruin a chimpanzee trek, a lodge employee that today has an attitudinal problem, a lodge serving, horror of all horror, instant coffee for breakfast, even worse, a lodge running out of wine on New Year’s Eve, actually happened.
Enter our Driver-Guides who are literally Mr. Fixit handymen that can adjust to a bridge outage, a muddy murram road, Reviews -about how we did on Safari.
Onlne Reviews – you can hire someone or have friends write reviews, a common practice in our field. The reviews below are from real clients who enjoyed their time with us in the Pearl of Africa.
To our past clients as we say in Uganda “Thank You for Appreciating.”
The number of Safari Tour Operators is simply overwhelming when you are searching for the right Tour Operator for your Safari. We have time, experience, history on our side. We know what we can or cannot do and will tell you if we are not the right match for your needs. With us it is simple – our goal is a memorable Safari in the Pearl of Africa for you.
Kabiza Wilderness Safaris – we know Uganda – the Pearl of Africa – we live and work here.