When planning a safari, you need to ensure that you are using a reputable provider who will accompany you on your adventure and ensure that you see the very best of the African wilderness. Rafiki Eco-Safaris are an ideal travel partner; they cater for both inbound traveller and groups and offer sustainable tours which support local communities as well as giving you an incomparable view of this magnificent land. Their safaris are based in Uganda: the Pearl of Africa and East Africa, and consist of wildlife, birding and culture tours.
The professional guides are very friendly, are passionate about their destinations and immerse you in the picturesque landscapes and incredible cultural diversity to give you a truly memorable experience.
Their tours include primate safaris, wildlife encounters, bird safaris and adventure tours. Read on for some of our favourites…
Fly in Gorilla Safari
The 4-day ‘Fly in Gorilla Safari’ is an incredible, once in a lifetime experience that gives you the opportunity to come face to face with these giant primates who are one of the world’s most endangered species. These gentle giants reside in the beautiful Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hike through tropical forests and watch the mountain gorillas as they go about their day. Some of the wonderful, intimate encounters that you may have include: viewing the adults feeding close-up, the adults grooming and resting and the youngster’s frolicking and swinging from vines in a delightfully playful display; unmissable. You will also enjoy discovering Uganda’s vibrant and varied wildlife including several other primates.
Rhinos, Waterfalls & Chimps
The 8-day ‘Rhinos, Waterfalls & Chimps’ excursion is a fabulous adventure that includes highlights; such as Rhino trekking, a canoe ride, a visit to the waterfalls of Murchison Fall National Park and a wonderful forest walk chimpanzee tracking mission. This tour is packed with wildlife, as well as the rhinos and chimpanzees, on the game drive and Nile cruise there’s the chance to see antelopes, Rothschild giraffes, lions, elephants, warthogs, buffaloes, hippos, crocodiles and birds!
Rwenzori Mountains National Park
For more of an active safari adventure, try the ‘Rwenzori Mountains National Park’ tour. This 10-day safari takes you to Mountain Rwenzori a UNESCO world heritage site that stretches over 120km and is referred to as the legendary snow-capped ‘Mountains of the Moon’. As well as an epic climb that takes in a stop at the equator, trekking through bamboo forest, through swamps, past glaciers and along icing paths, you’ll also have to chance to see lots of wildlife, including: buffaloes, hippos, elephants and a huge collection of birds.
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