Great Lakes Safaris

African Based Travel Specialist

Mutungo Hill, Plot 1001 block 243, Biina Road
Member Number: 202960 Tel: +256 (0) 393 267 153

Great Lakes Safaris... where the journey into the wild begins!

 Great Lakes Safaris is an indigenous safari company based in Kampala, Uganda, specialized in tailor-made safaris in East Africa.

Our customized packages range from mountain gorilla safaris, chimpanzee tracking and wildlife tours to birding holidays, mountaineering and cultural experiences. Care, professionalism, and dedication are among the core values of the company. With a strong emphasis on personalized customer care, your safari will be tailored to your individual needs and budget.

Because of our many years experience we know exactly what is important to our clients and how to fulfil their expectations. Our guides, who are the key to a great safari, are dedicated, well selected and trained. They have an extensive knowledge of the country, its culture, wildlife and birds, and know all the secret hidden places of unparalleled beauty.

Apart from our safari packages we have our own lodges in three of the most popular national parks in Uganda. Primate Lodge Kibale is a luxury safari lodge in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park with deluxe safari tents and intimate cottages. On the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park you can stay at Simba Safari Camp featuring affordable guest rooms, dormitory rooms and a camp site and our brand new luxury lodge Elephant Plains. For an unforgettable chimp experience visit Budongo Eco Lodge with eco-friendly cabins and a variety of forest activities. Explore the Pearl of Africa while staying at our Uganda Lodges!

Where we operate

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Ballooning
  • Bird Watching
  • Diving
  • Flying Safaris
  • Golf
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Riding Safaris
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Walking Safaris
  • Air Charters
  • Eco tourism
  • Cultural activities
  • Trekking
  • Honeymoon safaris


20 April 2021

Great Lakes Safaris celebrates 20th anniversary by launching charity foundation & 20 night tour.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, leading Uganda tour company, Great Lakes Safaris launches a new charitable arm of the business, Great Lakes Safaris Foundation, to provide community support and conservation of wildlife.

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18 November 2018

Mountain gorillas no longer critically endangered

Great Lakes Safaris is celebrating as the country’s most precious natural resource, mountain gorillas have been moved from Critically Endangered to Endangered thanks to collaborative conservation efforts.

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22 October 2015

Great Lakes Safaris invites international football legends to Uganda

It all started with a meeting with former FC Barcelona player Rayco García. During his stay in Kampala Amos Wekesa, CEO Great Lakes Safaris, had the opportunity to discuss the possibilities of starting a football academy in Uganda, giving the Ugandan youth a chance to develop their talents, and to market Uganda as an unparalleled tourism destination. Words were put directly into actions when Dutch football legend and former team member Patrick Kluivert quickly joined them to be part of…

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