Rwanda, formally the Republic of Rwanda, is a landlocked country in Central Africa’s Great Rift Valley, where the African Great Lakes region and Southeast Africa meet. Located a few degrees south of the equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Its terrain is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna in the southeast, with several lakes scattered throughout the country, earning it the nickname “land of a thousand hills.” Each year, the climate in Rwanda ranges from moderate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons.
Rwanda Safaris are done in 3 major National parks to give you an chance to experience this beautiful country and what it has to offer including the real mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, the African big 5 in Akagera National Park, and you will have a chance to get close to Chimpanzees trekking in Rwanda’s Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda safaris are truly rewarding.
The “land of a thousand hills” is the most densely inhabited country in Africa, with a population of over 12.6 million people living on only 26,338 km2 of land. Rwanda is the fifth most densely populated country in the world among countries greater than 10,000 km2. Its largest and capital city, Kigali has a population of one million people: and Butare, Rwanda’s second-largest city is known as the “intellectual center of Rwanda,” Rwanda is endowed with beautiful flora and diverse fauna, bordered by mountains to the west and savannah to the east. Its historical legacy, climate, landscape, and people are what shaped the country into what it is now. Rwanda was colonized by the Germans in 1884 and was ruled by the Belgians during World War I. And during the Rwandan genocide, things went from bad to horrible for the inhabitants. But the country has already recovered to a considerable extent
Rwanda’s economy is mostly sustained by subsistence agriculture and tourism. Rwandan tourism is substantially developed, with several luxury resorts situated in game areas. The country has gone to considerable lengths to promote its tourism assets with a variety of safaris to offer to the thousands of travelers that visit the country annually. Most people on Rwanda safaris, however, are drawn by the potential of seeing mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park. This park became famous as a result of research activities that culminated in the film “Gorillas in the Mist.” The Volcanoes National Park itself is a lush green area teeming with primates, birds, butterflies, and other creatures. But besides Rwanda, gorilla trekking is also possible in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However, the quality of service and the park’s proximity to Kigali city entice travelers to choose a safari in Rwanda.
Furthermore, Rwanda has turned itself from a country scarred by one of the deadliest genocides in recent history to an example of optimism, peace, and good governance in Africa. Whereas Kigali, the capital, offers clean downtown streets, five-star hotels, and good road networks, the countryside features magnificent rolling hills and verdant plantations with numerous safari attractions. These range from mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in the Volcanoes National Park to chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park, among others. This small landlocked country also boasts the African big five, among other fascinating wildlife in Akagera National Park, which offers spectacular beach holidays and other activities in Lake Kivu, to mention but a few to be enjoyed on your Rwanda safaris.
Rwanda also boasts other tourist attractions such as the Butare National Museum, Genocide memorial sites, Nyanza’s historic palace, craft villages, Lake Kivu, and the nearby towns of Gisenyi and Kibuye. Since embracing industrialization, agricultural modernization, mining, and tourism, the country’s wealth has expanded.
Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park is the highlight of any of the Rwanda safaris. The Volcanoes National Park or locally known as Parc National de Volcans (PNV) is located along the Virunga Mountains, which encompasses eight ancient volcanoes shared by Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The park is a prime place for discovering some unique Rwandan gorilla experiences and is only a two-hour drive from Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. While visiting the mountain gorillas is generally at the top of the list for Rwanda safaris visitors, the stunning scenery also offers thrilling hiking and trekking the interesting golden monkeys.
Each year, thousands of international visitors visit the Volcanoes to observe mountain gorillas and participate in other popular activities. The park contains over 10 habituated gorilla groups, and only eight individuals can trek each group in a single day. Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National Park begins with a briefing from the park office at around 7 to 7:30 a.m. Visitors on Rwanda safaris are then brought out to trek various gorilla groups in the company of armed Rangers. Gorilla trekking is one of the most amazing African experiences because it entails a meeting with an endangered creature that looks and acts exactly like humans. To trek mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes National Park, a visitor must be 15 years or older. In Rwanda, a gorilla trekking permit costs US$ 1500 per expedition. Moreover, each day, 80 permits are offered to allow visitors to trek the park’s ten habituated gorilla groups. Rwanda gorilla trekking permits are the most expensive of all gorilla safari destinations in Africa. Nonetheless, people have chosen to visit the country since trekking gorillas in Rwanda is reported to be easier than in any other place.
On the other hand, the Volcanoes National Park, is also one of Rwanda’s conservation epicenters, with numerous non-profit organizations based there. While on gorilla Rwanda safaris, visitors also can pay their respects to Dian Fossey, the famed scientist and gorilla champion, by hiking to her tomb or visiting the Dian Fosse Gorilla Fund, which continues her legacy of research and activism to this day. Additionally, Musanze’s bustling and colorful marketplaces are a great opportunity to immerse yourself in ordinary Rwandan culture. The caves are one of the area’s newest attractions and will take you deep below the Park’s underground. other activities in the Park include hiking, bird-watching, etc.
Chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park is a popular Rwanda safaris activity that takes place in the park’s Cyamudongo section. Nyungwe National Park, located in Rwanda’s southwest corner, is an unspoiled natural rainforest rich in wildlife. Nyungwe is one of the world’s most stunning and pristine alpine rainforests, spanning over 1019 square kilometers. Thus, it is thought to be one of Africa’s oldest forests, having remained green even during the Ice Age, which explains its richness.
Nyungwe Forest National Park is home to approximately 500 chimpanzees, two groups of which have been habituated for chimpanzee trekking. One troop of habituated chimps lives in the main Nyungwe forest, while the other lives in Cyamudongo, a small area of forest in the park’s eastern portion. Aside from chimpanzees, the Park is also home to 12 other primates (including a 400-strong troop of habituated Ruwenzori Black & White Colobus), as well as a birder’s paradise with over 300 species, including 16 endemics, and 75 distinct mammal species.
This magnificent jungle is brimming with nature and wildlife activities for you to enjoy. Some of the other activities Nyungwe has to offer include hiking or cycling the magnificent terrain, enjoying the canopy walk, bird-watching, and relaxing by the waterfalls.
With all the attention put on mountain gorillas, it is easy to overlook Rwanda’s fantastic and typical wildlife safaris. The country boasts Akagera National Park which is home to the African big five wild animals (buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, lions, and elephants). Because it is one of the closest wildlife parks to the country’s national airport—Kigali International Airport, Akagera is a far more appealing East African destination. The park is about a 3-hour drive from the airport.
Spanning 1,085 square kilometers, Akagera National Park is Rwanda’s only savanna park; nevertheless, one cannot imagine how enriched this safari destination is. The Park was established in 1934, but during the 1994 genocide, the park lost a substantial number of animals as thousands of fleeing citizens exploited the park as a haven to neighboring countries. When the genocide ended, many people chose to settle in the park, resulting in unchecked poaching and encroachment. But later, when the African Parks Network collaborated with the government to restore the park, the amount of wildlife grew, and missing species were also reintroduced.
Akagera National Park is made up of diverse habitats including swamps, savanna plains, woods, lakes, rivers, and terraced hills: all of which boast natural habitats for the variety of creatures that call it home. Akagera now has all of the African big five, allowing travelers to go on full Rwanda safaris combined with other activities such as gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking, golden monkey trekking, cultural encounters, and mountain climbing, among others. To name other few mammals besides the big five, Akagera is also home to olive baboons, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, hyenas, zebras, bushbucks, and hippos.
Akagera is ideal for a variety of activities such as traditional game drives, bird watching, outdoor hikes, and sport fishing in Lake Shakani. More so, the afternoon boat excursion along Lake Ihema is also quite popular, rewarding travelers with breathtaking views as well as encounters with aquatic birds, crocodiles, hippos, and antelopes drinking by the lake.
Kigali, named the most beautiful city in Africa by the United Nations, is unquestionably the cleanest city in East Africa and Rwanda’s capital city. While on Rwanda safaris, a Kigali city tour will offer you a thorough grasp of the culture and people by visiting various historical sites such as; The museum at Handt House, the National History Museum, Statehouse Kigali Genocide Memorial Center Museum, and the Camp Kigali Memorial – also the city’s first modern structure, both of which have a rich history.
Still in Kigali, check out the Kimironko market, Kigali’s largest and busiest market, for a glimpse into the daily lives of the native Rwandese. You can also acquire souvenirs from the Nyamirambo women’s center to take home a piece of Africa with you. Additionally, the nightlife in Kigali is as vibrant as the day, with several hangouts and five-star hotels where you can party, relax and rest.
Rwanda is a country steeped in history, most notably the 1994 genocide that killed over a million people. As a result, there are many sites and historical landmarks where you may learn about all of the country’s history and become a part of this rich culture. Among these sites are;
Ntarama Memorial Site near Bugesera, about an hour’s drive from Kigali town, was previously a chapel where people sought refuge during times of violence. 5000 people died in this church, which has subsequently been kept as a memorial and museum
Located in the Albertine Rift Valley, on the boundary of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Lake Kivu is Rwanda’s largest lake. The emerald green waters are dotted with islands (Napoleon Island, Amahoro island) and attractively mirror the neighboring Virunga mountains. The drive to the lake follows a picturesque road through hills and farmed highlands. Lake Kivu is a breathtakingly gorgeous lake and an unforgettable spot to visit and relax during your Rwanda safaris. It is also one of the safest lakes in Africa, with no hippos or crocodiles and it contains crystal clear clean water.
There are three significant cities near the lake, including Rubavu, which is located right on Kivu’s shoreline. Rubavu (also known as Gisenyi) is a coastal town on Lake Kivu located about an hour from the Volcanoes National Park and is an excellent place to relax after a day of hiking or gorilla trekking. Also, Rubavu marks the beginning of the Congo Nile Trail which extends 227 kilometers to Rusizi, with plenty of riding and trekking options for those seeking more excitement. Rubavu is also well-known for its agritourism opportunities, as there are numerous tea and coffee estates nearby.
Tourists visiting Lake Kivu should expect to explore, discover, and journey along its fascinating coastline. Moreover, observe the unusual fishing boats that ply the sea and discover interesting communities as well as beautiful birdlife amid pure calm and tranquillity.
These lovely twin lakes can be discovered near the Volcanoes National Park. The lakes are situated at the base of the mountains Sabyinyo, Muhabura, Bisoke, and Gahinga. These lakes are known as the twin lakes because they are linked at a point where one lake empties into the other.
The lakes are unimaginably gorgeous, surrounded by mountains and a lush forest. Because the lakes are fishing grounds, they are essential not only to people on Rwanda safaris but also to the surrounding local communities. Most people visit the lakes in the afternoon/evening after participating in park activities such as gorilla trekking. The lakes encompass a beautiful landscape that thrives with a variety of magnificent birds and plant species. Activities such as nature walks, kayaking, birding, camping, cycling, and visiting local fishermen are all options in this area.
More so, the lakes offer a lovely view that is quite peaceful and invigorating for honeymooners and couples, especially after finishing tiring activities at Volcanoes National Park.
Mount Bisoke, also known as “Visoke” is an active volcano in the Albertine Rift, the western arm of the East African Rift Valley. The volcano lies on the border between Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo; however, the summit is in Rwanda. It is roughly 35 kilometers northeast of Goma and next to Lake Kivu.
Mount Bisoke, at 3,711 meters, is Rwanda’s easiest volcano to hike and thus makes it the most popular hike. The trip to the volcano’s summit and return takes only one day and getting to the summit allows hikers to explore a massive crater as well as see the other Virunga volcanoes and the Volcanoes National Park. If you’re lucky, you might come upon a mountain gorilla or golden monkey group as you climb the mountain’s lower slopes.
Mount Karisimbi is one of Africa’s tallest mountains, elevated at 4,507 meters above sea level, and the tallest of all the Virunga volcanoes. The active stratovolcano is located in Volcanoes National Park and is one of eight volcanoes in the Virunga ranges of Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda. Mount Karisimbi is a two-day hike and though difficult, the hike rewards hikers with stunning vistas of the Virunga massif, the lava-spewing Nyiragongo volcano, Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla & Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park.
Hiking Mount Karisimbi is a very popular safari activity on Rwanda safaris and is also sometimes combined with gorilla and golden monkey trekking experiences in the Volcanoes National Park.
Formerly known as the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village, this center is one of the best cultural villages in Rwanda. The Iby’iwacu cultural village is located in the District of Musanze and is a new notable addition to the menu for potential visitors to the country. The term “Iby’iwacu” is Kinyarwanda for “treasures of our home and history.” On top of the gorgeous scenery and countless green hills that make Rwanda an amazing country, the gorilla guardian village is a must-visit while on Rwanda safaris
The village is one of Rwanda’s most important cultural attractions to visit during Rwanda safaris. It brings together all of Rwanda’s well-known cultural customs, people, and history in one location for display and personal experience. Tourists from around the globe can experience what life is like in a typical African Rwandan village setting including the lifestyle, houses, traditional dances, dress code, food, herbs, and how old kingdoms were managed in general. Tourists can also learn historical hunting techniques, how to weave baskets and mats, and carpentry, to mention but a few. This one-of-a-kind cultural experience has gained the hearts of many people who want to immerse themselves in Rwandan culture after seeing the mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes and viewing wildlife in Akagera. It’s also a great place to relax while shopping for local crafts, presents, and souvenirs to show friends back home.
The land of a thousand hills can be visited at any time of the year. But the greatest time to embark on Rwanda Safaris is between June and September when the dry season is at its peak for wildlife viewing. More so, the dry season is when you have the best chance of spotting the country’s undoubted highlight the mountain gorilla. Gorillas and chimpanzees can be seen at any time of year, but the experience is often better in dry weather. Rainforests have a naturally damp environment, and it is impossible to avoid rain altogether. However, walking in the jungle is easier during the dry season, which is also when most primate hikes are recommended.
Furthermore, Rwanda’s Akagera National Park is best visited during the dry season. Wildlife is easier to detect in the park when the savannah is thinner, and animals congregate around the water sources. Because Rwanda is located just south of the Equator, temperatures rarely fluctuate throughout the year. The days are warm, with temperatures ranging from the late teens to the mid-twenties depending on where you go in the country. The nights can be chilly, especially at higher elevations.
Kigali International Airport (KGL), on the outskirts of Kigali, would most likely be your point of entry into the country on your Rwanda safaris. Rwandair operates daily flights between Kigali and Entebbe, Nairobi and Kigali, Kilimanjaro (near Arusha in Tanzania), and Johannesburg. RwandAir also operates the only domestic route between Kigali and Kamembe Airport (KME) in Rusizi, at the southern end of Lake Kivu. Travelers rarely use this flight though: most of the time, your local tour operator will pick you up from the airport or your hotel and arrange for additional transportation as part of your Rwanda safaris packages.
Akagera Aviation, on the other hand, provides charter helicopter transfers to and from any place in the country. Rwanda is quite small, and most people travel inside the country by car. Rwanda’s speed limit is 60 kilometers per hour on all roads. The main roads are generally good, but travel is substantially slower than it is compared to countries in Europe or America. Moreover, secondary roads vary in condition and are frequently sluggish and rocky, particularly near gorilla parks.
We have experienced adventurous gorilla trecking, chimpanzee tours, safari accompanied by waterbuffalo, pumba, giraffe, antilops etc encounter that has made our trip supercool I appreciate to have Martin as a… read more local fixer/guide/driver who was familiar in topics, flexible in unusual clients requests and cheerful guy that is soooo needed when travel long hours in a van.Samuel also was cooperative and reliable too
18 days with tent on top of the car with driver. Our driver Alonso helped us and guided us at all times! Good tips for sleeping, where to eat… read more and buy!!! In the safaris he knew all the parks very well and was passionate about birds!!! Agustin and Silvia from Spain we return in love with this country and its nice people!!! Thanks Alonso and Samuel!!! from Laba Africa Expedition!!
We had a 8-day wonderfull travel in Uganda, so well organized by LABA Africa. If you want to discover Uganda, choose this company, and you will have the… read more best experience ever.
We visited Bwindi Forest National Park with gorilla trekking – unforgettable -, beautiful Lake Bunyonyi – with a refreshing swim -, cykling safari between zebras, giraffes, antilopes and birds and finally boat trip to the source of the river Nile in Jinja.
All guides were knowledgeable and took very well care of us, espacially Robert, our excellent driver and guide for the whole tour.
The accomodations were perfect, confortable rooms, helpful staff and good food.
It’s amazing to be able to get so close to the animals, and experence the beautiful landscape and scenery of Uganda.
Thank you so much, Samuel and Robert.
AMAZING journey with Laba Africa all around Uganda for 21 days !! – We’ve had the chance to travel with ALONSO from LABA AFRICA for 21 days all around Uganda. We have met a lot of turists along our trip and I can… read more assure you one thing… LABA AFRICA is THE best company to discover Uganda.
Communication is really easy with Samuel (Laba’s Boss). He will take care of the itinerary, chimps and gorilla’s permits and will advise you perfectly on what to do, what to expect, and will make sure to answer all of your questions before your arrival.
Samuel even bought a Sim card for us to make sure we could get internet data as soon as we arrive in Entebbe Airport.
Our guide was Alonso.
Alonso is our best guide ever… We’ve traveled in a lot of countries, but I can assure you Alonso knows his country better than any other guide. He is very open minded and is able to talk for hours about everything related to his country (way to live, politics, economy, religion, local us and beliefs, etc.).
Alonso is also a true legend all around his country, he knows someone at every places we have been.. he knows perfectly all the natural reserve and taught us many things about the animals during our safaris.
He is an excellent driver.
If your are planning to come in Uganda and do self driving… Please don’t.. The roads are terrible and I wouldn’t advise anyone that is not used to it to drive on these roads by himself.
The car that Laba Africa provided us was amazing. Big SUV with 4 wheel drive with an open roof and a tent on the roof (amazingly comfortable).
The car is very comfortable and safe. Laba Africa even provided us sleeping bags (for the roof tent), cooler, camping chairs, cooking gaz and all the ustensiles we needed to cook ourself.
Alonso and the company has always been attentive to our wishes, needs and desires and is really customer focused.
During our trip, we’ve met a lot of locals, and it has been an amazing human adventure. Uganda is not only a destination to see animals and wildlife, it’s also a beautiful country that has so many to offer (waterfalls, landscape, tea fields, lakes, mountains, volcana, natural reserve, culture, traditions, people, local dance, music, crafts, hikings, cycling, rafting, boats trip, etc.)
Here are the main places we’ve visited : Kidepo National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchinson Falls National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest, Bigodi Village, Kibale, Lake Mburo National Park, Sipi Falls, Jinja, Kampala.
Among our best memories, we will remember for ever our homestaying with a lovely local family within the Bigodi community, our night safari in Queen Elizabeth NP with the Lions turning around the car, and the quiet Jinja city on the Nile.
We really wanted to spend some time with locals and share a night with them. Laba Africa never organise Homestaying before. We’ve asked Alonso if it was possible. Of course, he made it possible because Alonso would make anything possible for you. So i wanted to thank him again because he made this trip amazing for us and now we keep this experience as our best memory from this trip.
Our trip was supposed to end on the 31st of December as our flight was very early in the morning on the 1st of January.
Alonso drove us to Samuel’s house. Samuel and Morgan (Sam’s GF) cooked for us for lunch and have spend the 31st of December with us. They’ve made a city tour for us, drove us to the craft market in order to buy some gifts for our family before our departure.
And the cherry on the cake… They took us with them in a party to show us “how we celebrate new year Eve in Uganda”. It was on the best rooftop of Kampala, to watch the midnight fireworks.
Honestly, do you know some company that can offer you such experience?
Don’t make a mistake and hire Laba Africa for your journey in Uganda, and please, stay at least 2 weeks if you want to discover most of the things this country has to offer.
Thank you again Samuel, Morgan and Alonso.
I will not forget you guys and I wish you the best for the future, you deserve it!!
Hope to see you again.
we keep in touch
We experienced a very well organized 9-day trip with a driver& guide (Robert) filled with amazing experiences like game drives, chimpz and gorilla tracking and boat safaris. The communication… read more with Laba Africa was very smooth and they tailored the trip according our wishes. The guide was very flexible and came up with ideas and options while on the road. We really appreciated him being with us. The Laba Africa guide had a vast knowledge about flora and fauna and was happy to answer all our questions. The accomodations chosen and booked by Laba Africa were absolutely stunning with very helpful staff.
Laba Africa planned a (4 days, 3 nights) trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with a stop in Lake Mburu (Uganda’s smallest national park). We had a great and friendly guide… read more in Alonso, who was very organized and patient. Making a stop in Lake Mburu breaks up the long drive to Bwindi, and is a great opportunity to get very close to giraffes and many other animals in the park. The gorilla trek itself was amazing and surreal getting very close to a gorilla family. All the lodges booked by Laba Africa, were in beautiful and serene locations with nice rooms, friendly staff and good food! After my third trip with Laba Africa, I would recommend them to anyone any day!
Great 3day trip go Murchison national park and falls! Also passed by rhino sanctuary on our way there. Really liked our driver and guide (Robert) who drove is there safely… read more and found tons of animals for us to see in the park.
Robert was a great guide. We went on Safari at Murchison and to the rhino sanctuary. The bGreat food and company. 10/10
On the way to the safari we went to the rhino sanctuary which was a cool experience. We slept at Fort Murchison which was a really good place to stay… read more in. The next day we went on the safari trip and a boat trip which was amazing. We saw so much animals.
Our guide, Robert, really gave us the best experience one could get.
Really recommend going with Laba!
I certainly got way way more than I imagined on this trip. I seen it on YouTube but not many indulge how fantastic the service this company has provided. My… read more guide Patrick was 10 out of 10. Friendly, informative and never refused an activity I wanted to see or do absolute gentleman. Then little did I know I was going to be provided with bony a top top quality chef. I was expecting package meals but no the food was excellent that I actually gained weight on this trip. I travelled the world but must say this company really exceeded my expectations.
Sam put together a perfect itinerary for our mother-daughter trip. Alonso took us around Kampala and showed us the main sights (Buganda kingdom, the mosque and bustling downtown Kampala), and… read more Robert took us to Murchison Falls National Park, then to Jinja and our final destination Entebbe (4 days). We had such a wonderful time and loved every minute of it: the roadside life, the food, the nature, the magestic animals, the friendly people – everything. They say that once you have experienced Africa, you will always feel a tug to return. Be prepared Laba!
My mom and me went on a two nights trip to Murchison Falls for safari and it was amazing! Sam organized a great trip for us and the communication was… read more very smooth the whole way. Our guide Robert was so nice and we saw so many animals each day. Sam also organized a city tour in Kampala for us and we also went to Jinja on a boat trip to see the source of the Nile, the local markets, and ate Ugandan food. Every part of our holiday was amazing and I would recommend Laba to anyone travelling to Uganda (and elsewhere)!!
I went on a two day Safari in Lake Mburo with Laba Africa Expeditions and it was an amazing trip. Everything was organized very well and our guide Samuel was… read more wonderful and came with suggestions during the trip and listened to our wishes as well. I would recommend this to everybody who wants a fun, safe and amazing safari. Even the rangers at Lake Mburo was great. I had not expected a safari to be such a incredible experience but it really was!
Samuel is the real fixer in Uganda! Within a week he got me the Gorilas permit to Bwindi. He also advised me in anything else I needed.
Adam, my… read more driver who took me from Kigali (Rwanda) to Bwindi, crossing Uganda’s border, became a friend. Is the best guide to move you around! Truly recommend both of them. Laba africa is the best!
We rented a car with roof tent for three weeks and I can highly recommend Laba Africa.
Great advise for trip preparation and replied instantly to all our (many) question… read more by whatsapp. Also arranged for gorilla trekking which was very pratical.
Car turned out to be great, no mechanical problems. Our rooftent was never used before it was brand-new.
Uganda is a beautiful country with very friendly population. We had a great time.
We went three friends on a safari to Murchison Falls (2 nights) and we had the best time. Everything was timed and organized to the last detail by Sam –… read more the best guide and the best company. We saw so many animals and it was an incredible experience for all of us. Sam was very knowledgable about the animals and the nature in general, which added to the whole experience. We stayed in a great lodge just outside the park. There was great food and a nice pool! We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!
Christopher and I have been filming in Uganda for the past week, and the excellent results we got wouldn’t of been possible without Laba Africa. Top professionals who made our… read more work trip go super smooth. We would highly recommend them to other media professionals.
We rented a car from Laba Africa. They are very service minded and nice people. The car was kept in good condition. Recommended
We hired a land cruiser with a tent on the roof. The car and tent were great and pick up and drop off were very smooth- they met us at… read more our hostel each time.
We had a wonderful time with Laba Africa. From the beginning till the end of the trip we felt welcomed and very comfortable.
The accomodations we‘re well chosen and they… read more even prepared a surprise for our honeymoon :).
Samuel and our driver Alonso know a lot about the country and their way of presenting it to us was very pleasant.
The gorilla trekking in bwindi forest was definitely the highlight of our trip. Only after 30 minutes of walking we met the gorilla family and the rangers made sure that all of us could take nice pictures of the animals without disrespecting their personal space. We can really recommend the Bakiga Lodge for the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi. The staff was really friendly and the food was great. The view from the top is breathtaking and the lodges are lovely decorated.
All in all a trip we‘ll never forget.
The gorilla trekking with Laba Africa was absolutely gorgeous. We were lucky to find the family after just 20 minutes of walking through forest. The rangers were always helping us… read more to get great pictures and they knew much about the animals.
Our driver Alonso was also very kind and gave us many valuable information on the pearl of Africa.
We really enjoyed every single moment that trip and can recommend it to everyone else.
An amazing experience! We saw so many animals, so many incredible landscapes. We also have the chance to discover the local cultures.
The guides were very nice… read more and we learned a lot!
Every lodge we slept in, was perfectly chosen. Uganda is worth a visit! Go there!
Did a great weekend tour visiting the Mundari tribe near Juba, South Sudan. Everything went well, I really enjoyed the trip.
Traveling with Laba Africa was a great experience!
We saw amazing landscapes and animals in different national parks and spent the nights in beautiful lodges. The guides were extemely… read more nice and fun to be around.
Especially the planning of our trip was amazing. We had some special requests because I wanted to visit some friends in between our Safari tours. That was no problem and got nicely included in our plan for the trip. Whatever we requested was made possible!
I can only recommend traveling with Laba Africa. We will definitely return!
My family and I just came back from a three-week-customized roudtrip of Uganda with Laba Africa. It was a tremendous experience!
Starting with chimp tracking in Kibale, we saw lions… read more the same day in Queen Elizabeth NP. Then on to Ishasha, Lake Mburo NP and jinja, where we had a short break. Then we went to a small village near Soroti to visit friends of our daughter. From there we went on to Karamoja, Kibale NP, Murchison Falls NP before we came back to Entebbe.
It didn’t matter what special requests we made, Laba Africa made them possible, sometimes even more!
But the most important thing is this: The planning of this trip startet in autumn 2019 and it was mostly paid for in January 2020. It should have taken place in March 2020, but then the pandemic destroyed our plans. Through all the insecurities for that 18 months peroid until we finally could make the trip, Laba Africa held contact, took care that our chimp tracking permits did not to expire und charged nothing additional – except for some new requests we had.
So Laba Africa is absolutely the best and most reliable partner for visiting Uganda or any of the other countries they are offering tours to! We will return to Uganda and to Laba Africa for sure!
The best part was definitely chimpanzee tracking, that was an incredible experience! Next amazing part of our trip was community walk, where locals showed us their traditional beer, gin, coffee… read more and basket making. It was great to have time to talk to them :) Game drives through savanas was so amazing, our guide Alonso did everything to try to find the best parts of the park and to find every animal there is to see, but you can never be sure, you’ll be lucky enough to see them all. We also saw Murchison falls, that was so nice, although the boat ride to see them from the river was kind of boring, too long for too little of experience. But overall amazing trip!
We really enjoyed out trip through Uganda with Laba Africa. The tourguides took good care of us and they showed us so many fascinating things! Furthermore, it was very… read more easy to change or add additional things to our already existing program.
I can really recommend a trip with Laba Africa to everyone! :)
Thank you very much to Samuel and his team! We really enjoyed our time in Uganda and with you.
Amazing experience!! Very serious and friendly team!! I really advise this company to travel in Uganda!!!
My friend and I did a 10 days Safari through Uganda which was one of the best things we‘ve ever done! Laba Africa organized an amazing tour and we really… read more enjoyed all of it. They took very good care of us. We also got to know local communities such as the Batwa tribe. Thanks to Samuel for this unforgettable adventure.
The trip was simply amazing! Had an experienced guide(Alonso) who showed is not only ugandian nature, but also explained many things about culture of this country. I would aspecially recommend… read more visiting community near Kibale NP.
Naprosto skvělý výlet. Zkušený průvodce, skvěle vybrané cíle i ubytování! Mohu jen doporučit.
White Water Rafting
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