Need help with a Uganda custom tour? Choose from this curated list of Uganda custom travel planners and specialists to help design your private tour.
Work with a Uganda custom travel planner to help plan the perfect safari! A Uganda expert travel planner will be exceptionally well-traveled and knowledgeable about the country and its history, culture, language, geography and weather. They will have contacts in the country that can make your trip a success. This list will give you a start on your planning process:
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South Africa Custom Travel Planner: Cherri Briggs: Explore AfricaFrom T&L: Briggs has houses in Zambia and Botswana, and spends six to nine months a year traveling the continent, including trips to Gabon, Cameroon, Ethiopia, and Sudan. This legwork allows her to bypass destination-management companies and book every hotel, lodge, transfer, guide, and driver personally, which often reduces the overall cost.
Website: Explore Africa
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Uganda Custom Travel Planner: Linda Friedman: Custom SafarisWendy says: Linda has been on more than 100 safaris and travels to Africa four times a year (she even speaks Swahili). Linda will make sure that you optimize your time and resources. She knows which over-the-top camps have antiques and rainfall showers, which tents have the best views, even the names of the tent stewards who see to guests’ needs.
Website: Custom Safaris
Read Linda’s guide to Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda and Uganda.
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Uganda Custom Travel Planner: Richard Tusasibwe: Gatatu SafarisSince 2005 Richard has been working with social causes and helping children at Mwendo needy children and Orphans project. In 2011 he and his other Ugandan friends conceived this safari company where he is the safari leader for Uganda/Rwanda. Richard is always in his office in Uganda attending to all inquiries coming and answering all phone calls for travelers who would wish to have information about Uganda/Rwanda. Richard still has the passion to support the Children at Mwendo Projects in Uganda and still actively in project.
Website: Gatatu Safaris
Top Ten for Uganda: Ideas for working with your Uganda Custom Tour Planner
1 – Sail on island strewn Lake Victoria.
2 – Track mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park.
3 – Bird-watch in Semliki.
4 – Hike in the “Mountains of the Moon”.
5 – Visit the source of the Nile.
6 – See the thousands of hippos below Murchison Falls.
7 – Go on safari.
8 – Retreat to the Ssese Islands for fishing.
9 – Straddle the equador.
10 – Watch golden monkeys in Kibale Forest.
Uganda Tourism Website
The Visit Uganda website has a good mix of video, picture, written and social media content. It is not overwhelming and the navigation is pretty straight-forward for research. There are, unfortunately, the usual ads that abound on websites for some countries. The challenge is knowing whether these are simply paid ads for a travel services provider or implied or specific endorsements of a product.
From the website:
“Tourism in Uganda is built on the concept of ecotourism and the main focus is placed on sustainable use of the natural and cultural attractions which are the foundation of Uganda’s tourism, as well as empowering the local communities to benefit from tourism.
Uganda has ten national parks offering a diversity of attractions and activities. This makes the country a one stop destination for all your adventure expectations. The national parks are rich in flora and fauna with some endemic species of birds, wild animals, butterflies, aquatic life and vegetation.”
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