About Us

About Uganda

Uganda has such a wealth of attractions that a single visit will not be enough to discover all the wonders that we have to offer. In Uganda there is magic in the mountains and an air of expectancy in the park.  Uganda is one of the most thrilling of African safari destinations. Take time off to a Uganda Safari, discover a lifetime of memories, be welcomed by our smiles…. come to Uganda, its gifted by nature!

Not yet discovered by many tourists, Uganda is still untouched and pure. It is a country of many surprises with its rolling hills, sparkling crater lakes, abundant wildlife and of courses the endangered mountain gorillas. Moreover, Uganda is still authentic, lush green and home to the friendliest people of the continent.

We’re passionate about Uganda, and it is our privilege to introduce you to this beautiful country. Let Rafiki Adventures be your friend and guide…..

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There is more to the country than just the wild life. There is the mighty Nile River punctuated by the spectacular Murchison Falls and the setting for some of the world’s most thrilling white water rafting.

There are snow capped peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains which provide a tantalizing challenge to the dedicated mountaineers. The Viruga volcanoes and Mount Elgon both offer highly rewarding hiking opportunities through scintillating high land scenery. More sedately are the beautiful islands of Lake Victoria and Bunyonyi. Idyllic venues can be seen in the myriad forests and fringed crater lakes that stud the rift valley floor around Fort Portal in Western Uganda.

Whether you are a first time safari go’er or a seasoned African traveler, Uganda has a unique blend of savannah and forest creatures to see. It is a rare wealth of mountain and lake inhabitants. It is simply dazzling.

Uganda has a reputation as Africa’s friendliest country. This stems from the tradition of hospitality common to its culturally diverse population and partly from the remarkably low level of crime and hassle directed to tourists. This amiable quality extends beyond the easy going people. Uganda’s eco-friendliness is attested to by the creation of six new parks under the present administration. The climate is highly agreeable and reflects the combination of an equatorial location and medium to high altitudes. Hotels and game lodges now rank within the very best Africa has to offer.

What makes Uganda the unparalleled safari destination??about-uganda

  • Spectacular wild life
  • Friendly and warm people
  • Authentic African culture
  • Amazing scenery
  • Home of mountain Gorilla
  • Comfortable weather year-round
  • Lodges, guest houses, and budget safari camping
  • A true bird paradise
  • Safety and Reliability

Climate: As most of Uganda is at a fairly constant altitude, with mountains only in the east (Mt. Elgon), west (the Rwenzori Mountains) the bulk of the country is tropical, with temperatures averaging about 26C during the days and 16C at night. The hottest months are December to February with temperatures up to 30C. The highlands can be considerably cooler at night. The rainy seasons are generally from April to May and October to November.

What can you do in Uganda?
Gorilla Trekking: Mountain gorillas are highly endangered primates and can only survive by increased conservation efforts. There are only 700 surviving mountain gorillas in the entire world. Half of this population is found in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. This makes gorilla trekking the predominate activity in this park. Trekking is a captivating life-time experience involving guided tours to the habitats of these great apes.

Chimpanzee Trekking: Visiting chimpanzee habitats is a phenomenal experience. The way the chimpanzees feed, climb, mate, care for their young ones, and respond to the human presence is amazing. Leaving their nests is announced by drumming on trees, hooting, and screaming. Tracking these primates is largely by following their sounds. Chimps are by far the nosiest of the African primates.

Game and Scenic Viewing: The diversity of Uganda’s wildlife and habitats ranging from savannah grasslands, wetlands, forests, and mountains. Ecosystems and diverse species make Uganda the primate destination for game viewing in Africa.

Bird Watching: Uganda is a great place to bird watch. Uganda boasts 1,060 recorded bird species out of the 1,500 bird species found in East Africa. Uganda’s climate and habitat attracts migrants from the northern and the southern hemisphere, making it the richest country for bird watching in Africa. The whole of Europe has about 700 bird species.

Sport Fishing: Though fishing is widely developed, sport fishing is relatively a new tourist product that has taken the fancy of many visitors to Uganda each year.

Mountain Hiking: For mountain enthusiasts, Uganda provides the snow capped Rwenzori Mountain ranges standing at 5,119 meters and Mount Elgon at 4,321 meters. A trip to one of these mountains is a life-time, exhilarating, and rewarding adventure.

White Water Rafting: When in Uganda, a visit to the white water of the River Nile is a must. Endowed with numerous rapids and waterfalls, the River Nile has become a famous white water rafting destination in the world. The White Nile has up to seven times the volume of the Zambezi waters found in the Democratic Republic f Congo. The Nile River thunders between heavily forested islands and leaps widely into a series of spectacular drops.

Cycling: When you’re in Uganda, you have a chance of taking a scenic cycling trip throughout Kibale, southwestern Uganda.

Forest walks/Nature walks: In Uganda forest walks are organized in Mabira forests, Maramagambo and other forests. Here you will be able to see the healthy pythons at Maramagambo, a healthy and ever green forest specialists include giant forest hog and the legendary tree climbing lions of Ishasha sector.

Our Vision

our-vision-pageOur Vision: is to be the leading safari tour company in Uganda that offers top quality services by exposing the travelling public to the
beautiful scenery, wildlife, local community, and cultural activities.

Our Mission: is to create a healthy, respectful, and enjoyable natural environment in which our employees are fairly compensated and encouraged to respect the customer and the quality of the service we provide.

Company Values: 

  • Good Customer Care: We ensure customers are satisfied with their safari experience.
  • Integrity: We act consistently by being honest and transparent in what we say and do, and accept responsibility for our collective and individual actions.
  • Respect: We affirm the dignity and potential of our participants, partners, clients and staff. We do not discriminate and we serve our clients regardless of status, race, nationality, religion, and language.
  • Commitment: We work together effectively to serve our clients to satisfaction.
  • Excellence: We consistently challenge ourselves to the highest levels of learning and performance to achieve great impact.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: We are committed to low-impact tourism and the protection of Uganda’s natural resources. We support environmental organizations working where we operate, encouraging local conservation efforts.

What We Do

Rafiki Adventures organizes safaris and holiday trips in Uganda. Rafiki Adventures has several years of experience in the field of organizing safaris. We expose you to the very best that the country of Uganda has to offer. Our itineraries allow you to explore Uganda as never before. We offer safaris that are adventurous with professional guides.

Our safari packages cater for all budgets. We are especially keen on making Uganda exciting and interesting for all. We offer higher quality safaris for a better price. Whether you choose our budget camping safaris or our luxurious lodge safaris; you can trust that with us you are getting the best value and experience possible.

Uganda is a beautiful country that is teaming with wildlife, culture, and adventure.  We would be delighted to help you explore, wonder, and experience Uganda at her finest.

Contact us and take your first step toward the trip of a lifetime!

Our Services Include:

  • Safari Excursions including animal viewing, bird watching, and camping
  • Forest Walks
  • Cultural and Historical Sight Seeing
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Fishing Trips
  • Boat Excursions on Lake Victoria
  • White Water Rafting
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Cycling and Quad Biking
  • Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Car Hire Services
  • Airport Transportation and Transfers
  • Accommodation Bookings and Reservations
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Why Choose Rafiki Adventures

dance6Booking a safari can be a daunting experience. It can be extremely difficult for travelers to know what options are out there; if they are booking the tour they want at the best price; if there are any guarantees; or if there will be anyone to help if events do not proceed as planned. Rafiki Adventures takes care of these worries by offering unique Safari itineraries where travelers can book their safari with confidence. Rafiki Adventures offers tailor made itineraries created by us who understand the environment, the culture, and what travelers have come to expect. Once a tour is booked through Rafiki Adventures travelers can feel comfortable knowing that what they expect is what they will get. All of the tour details are worked out and agreed upon beforehand so travelers can stop worrying about the specifics and instead focus on enjoying the experience. Rafiki Adventures prides itself on providing friendly and helpful customer service. Our staff are available for excellent support every step of the way.

Our Team

We believe that a Great Guide is the key to a Great Safari!

A guide’s knowledge, sensitivity, and good humor are some of the most essential elements of a successful Ugandan safari. Our guides are happy with their jobs, love the interaction with people of different cultures, and work hard to make sure that their clients are satisfied. All of that becomes very apparent when you experience any of our safaris through their insightful eyes.

Our Team responds to each of our clients as individuals, with unique needs, wants, and desires. We tailor each safari journey around YOU!  Our team takes care of all the details from helping you choose the best trip to match your interests and budget. When you book a trip, a member of our team will answer all of your questions. This level of personal interaction continues when you arrive in Uganda. We are known for our personalized and professional service.

Everyone on our team at Rafiki Adventures has an enthusiastic commitment to the protection of Uganda’s natural resources. We are practice low-impact tourism. When you travel with us, you are supporting sustainable and responsible tourism that helps the country.

Joseph Kiwanuka, Team Leader
Joseph was born and raised in a little town called Kyegewa in Western Uganda under very humble circumstances. Joseph has always had a passion for nature and wildlife. He speaks English and many of the local languages of Uganda. Joseph is passionate about culture, wildlife, the Ugandan people and community. He believes tourism is a major contributor to the economic growth and transformation of Ugandan communities. Joseph loves to share about his wildlife safari experiences as a tour guide and all the animals you would see whilst on a safari in Uganda. Joseph loves to share about the African culture including how children are brought up in communities – their roles, chores, expectations, general upbringing, and schooling. He loves sharing about African drumming, dancing, and music – how this is deeply ingrained in the Ugandan people!

Sara Kiwanuka, Assistant Director
She may not have been as long as Joseph in the tourism industry, but Sara definitely shares her husband’s passion for the wild. Born and raised in Austin, Texas in the United States, she has long enjoyed hiking and just about any other outdoor activity. She served on several mission teams during high school and after finishing her nursing degree she moved to Uganda. To her surprise, she fell in love…and not just with the beautiful country! She has joined the office management team, but she is the happiest outdoors (especially on safari)!

Moses Kiyaga, Tour and Field Manager
“Through my eyes Uganda is an unmatched rich country when it comes to scenery, wildlife, and culture. Above all, the hospitality and friendliness of the people is heart-warming. As I have traveled a lot and visited many countries in East Africa, I can say from my own experience: Uganda is truly a gift of nature! I am so grateful to be part of Rafiki Adventures.”

Godfrey Gabunga, Sales and Marketing
“I have the same passion and fascination for this country as my colleagues. I enjoy working with the rest of the team and like what I do very much. Uganda is a complete adventure destination. Book your Safari with us and experience the real Africa!”

It is our privilege to introduce you to this beautiful country. Let Rafiki Adventures be your friend and guide!

Join Our Team

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Conduct your internship in Uganda. Tourism and Marketing Research Intern will travel throughout Uganda gathering information about national parks, lodging, activities, history and culture.  Internship responsibilities include:

  • Photographing accommodation, wildlife, and scenery in each national park
  • Assisting in developing travel itineraries for clients
  • Building positive relationships with lodge owners

Communications and Graphic Design Intern

This position would include updating the Rafiki Adventures’ social media pages (Facebook, Twitter,YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest etc.) designing brochures, fliers,shooting short promotional videos/Documentaries, keeping the Rafiki Adventures blog up to date. Other duties will also include helping with promoting Rafiki Adventures. He or She will need a camera,or a smartphone to take pictures and also to shoot Videos. This position can be short-term or long-term depending on availability.

Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!