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Extraordinary African Journeys

We’re on a journey to transform ordinary African gorilla trips into extraordinary ones. We are your safari guide, bringing you personal wildlife holiday experiences. Wherever you visit East Africa, we’ll show you the unique and unmissable things to do in Uganda and Rwanda. With Encounter Africa on your side (and in your pocket), creating memorable moments has never been easier. Today, hundreds have used Encounter Africa to turn their safari dreams into reality. And we’re just getting started. We’re changing the way people connect to our destinations they visit so that anyone can create their dream Africa safari vacation. It’s your Africa journey, your way.


Encounter Africa Safaris Ltd is a dream project started by three graduates of Makerere University School of Tourism. The dream ( our story) stretches back in 3003 after our Internship training with Uganda Wild Life Authority and Uganda Museum respectively. Tourism being a new industry by then, there was lack of professionalism on the side of Tour Operators who were not willing to employ tourism graduates leading to poor service provision compared to countries like Kenya and Tanzania. In order to change the picture of Uganda tour operators, we decided to start a tour and travel company based on professionalism and travel advice you can trust. Since then, we have never looked back.

“I can not fault this company, their office staff delivered excellent service when choosing our tour, and dealing with all the payments. The tour itsself was outstanding, our guide was extremely knowledgeable about all things Ugandan,and genuinely cared about our entire experience, taking little detours so that we got to see and experience Ugandan way of life. The lodges were excellent as was the food and the transport.”


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Founder, Director
Amos Ochieng


Encounter African Safaris Limited is a proven safari company registered under the Companies Act (CAP.110.) Since inception, we at Encounter Africa Safaris have diligently arranged gorilla tracking tours for our clients and effectively responded to their specific interests and specialized needs on time.

Encounter African Safaris specializes in offering the best adventure experiences in Uganda. We provide an unrivaled choice of quality escorted gorilla tour packages to Uganda and Rwanda packed with exciting daily sightseeing, wildlife viewing highlights and features. Our safari offers include Gorilla tours and safaris, Chimpanzee tracking tours, Birding safaris, Cultural safaris, City tours and other wildlife adventure safaris in Uganda. We also offer Vehicle Hire Services, Hotel Accommodation Booking, and tourist Visa Guidance.

With a wide range of options available, we believe that there is something to Interest every traveler to Uganda and East Africa at large. We are featured on Safari Bookings as well.

Why Chose Encounter

Professional Indigenous Guides

We are local travel operators, well versed with all tour destinations and activities in Uganda and Rwanda. We therefore design our tour Itineraries basing on our knowledge of the region to best suite your interests and budget. We have a team of well trained driver/guides well conversant with Uganda and Rwanda’s Flora, Fauna and History and we are proud to say this forms a major component of our safaris.

Membership and other Associations

Encounter African Safaris Ltd is a fully registered tour and travel company in Uganda and a member of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO). We are licensed and fully recognized by Government under Uganda Tourism Board. We are also linked on Uganda Wildlife Authority website meaning that we can get you gorilla permits or chimp permits which sometimes can be very scarce.

Experience, Convenience, Satisfaction Guaranteed

For over a decade, Encounter African Safaris has been leading the way in organizing Gorilla trekking and wildlife safaris in Uganda and Rwanda, pioneering new travel approaches that guarantee satisfaction and qualitatively superior experience at affordable prices.

Safety and Comfort First

This guarantees maximum satisfaction. Prepare to immerse yourself, secure in your health and safety. Relax and enjoy the experiences of native culture and pristine wilderness environments confident of our exceptional accommodations, transportation, hygiene and security.

Bespoke Itineraries with your say

We customize our tour packages with your involvement. Our travel experts ensure that you get valuable safari experience. All our destinations and Lodges are well researched and constantly monitor to make sure that any change in service will never go unnoticed.

Enjoy Highest Standards of Hospitality

Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking and other tour activities like Nature walks consume a lot of energy and money. We understand this and make sure that your enthusiasms never get dimmed. We ensure your Gorilla safari memories last a lifetime. We never leave any stone unturned to make it happen!

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Encounter Africa Safaris limited employs a team of professionally trained and motivated staff that run our offices based in Entebbe Uganda. Majority of our current dedicated staff joined Encounter Africa Safaris as interns and we have been able to train and model them into professional destination specialists. They are passionate about their work and will make sure that all your inquiries are responded to immediately or within twenty four hours. It is this first response rate with accurate and timely advice that has seen us a darling to most clients as seen on Safari bookings review page.

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At Encounter Africa Safaris ltd, we understand that a professional and knowledgeable guide is part and parcel of any successful safari. We have a team of professional, well trained, motivated team of driver guides who have been with us for the last 10 years as guides and tour leaders of international groups. Our guides are knowledgeable in flora, fauna and history of all destinations we offer and have trained with Uganda Safari Guides Association, Uganda Wildlife Authority and Uganda Bird guides Club. They have trained in defensive driving to make sure that their driving skills improve.

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