Why consider
travelling to Rwanda

Rwanda – “Land of a Thousand Hills” Rwanda is best known for being the home of The Mountain Gorillas and lately as one of the most progressive countries in Africa, with a turbulent history and incredible reincarnation. It is a land of great diversity and beauty.

The proverbial ‘thousand hills’ are literally scattered through the nation, fertile, green and beautifully terraced. The people are some of the world’s most charming and hospitable, whose ancient culture comes to life through traditional music, songs and dance. Interestingly, there is still more to explore: volcanic mountains, pristine lakes, numerous rivers, amazing birdlife, primates and wildlife, and fascinating history.

Despite its small size, Rwanda is truly remarkable!

Mrs Sheila Kogo-Malinga
+27 (0) 11 467 1424


Great Lakes Safaris is a private travel company specializing in tailor-made and set departure safaris and holidays in East Africa. With our years of experience and intensive knowledge of the countries and respective tourism attractions, we strive to always create unique, special and authentic safari packages that go beyond the ordinary…

Whether you want to go on your first African wildlife safari, out for an adventure or beach relaxation, or are planning your honeymoon or other special occasions – or a combination of several of these – we will create a unique, personalized itinerary suited to both you and your budget.

Great Lakes Safaris stands for:


Our team of highly skilled travel specialists and consultants are based throughout the East African region where they have been living and working for many years. Together they possess over 60 years of safari operating experience across the East African region. We only work with the best guides in the country who are not only professional local experts but also add that personal touch to your journey.

Focus on you!

Your safari will be 100% tailor-made, designed to suit the best ethos, your personal interests as well as your budget. We do not take you on one of ‘our safaris’; instead, you will be the one creating the perfect trip with the help of our safari specialists. With our experience and expertise, we will guide you and give you the needed advice where requested.



Indigenously owned and managed, Great Lakes Safaris is a thoroughly professional and well-established company with over 14 years of experience. With our head office is centrally based in Kampala-Uganda, and our second office is in Kigali, Rwanda. During your safari, from start to finish, you will be in safe and experienced hands. Furthermore, all our guests are automatically covered with AMREF Flying Doctors who provide medical emergency air evacuation to the best available international-standard facilities in east Africa for that extra peace of mind.


Whilst it is our endeavour to offer you extraordinary and authentic African experiences, we are also committed to sustainability and to doing our part in protecting the natural environment, the African wildlife and the valuable cultural heritage.

We carefully select hotels and safari lodges and camps that have a comprehensive sustainability policy and ensure as minimal an impact as possible on the environment. We support local projects such as Watoto Foundation in Arusha, RAHAB Uganda and Laikipia Wildlife Forum in Kenya, in an effort to increase awareness for conservation and ensure that the local communities also benefit from your visit. While on your safari we also kindly request you respect the environment by minimizing the footprint that you leave and follow our guidelines for responsible tourism.

The only way we can save Africa and the world’s unspoiled wilderness and heritage for posterity is if we all do it together!

We offer you more than just a safari… we help bring your dreams to life on an African experience you will never forget!

Great Lakes Safaris Ltd is represented by:

◾Uganda Tourism Board,
◾Association of Uganda Tour Operators,
◾Uganda Tourism Association
◾Uganda Hotel Owners Association,
◾Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Africa,
◾African Travel and Tourism Association,
◾United States Tour Operators Association
◾1 DMC World

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