About Kitandara Safari Holidays
Lake Kitandara Safaris is a tour and travel establishment in 1994 and located in the very Pearl of Africa – Uganda. Our fleet of service vehicles range from 4X4WD Safari equipped Landcruisers and omini buses of upto 30 seater and overland trucks render you safe with us on the road all year round.
Brief on Uganda Tourism Industry
In seven hours you can drive from mist-shrouded volcanic mountains to hot hazy savannah, dappled with wildlife with ten national parks in different parts of the country and with undulating hills and valleys of bananas, coffee and tea plantations, papyrus swamps and water bodies like Lake Victoria, Lake Kyoga ,Lake Albert, Lake George and The Source of River Nile for White water rafting(Grande five ) giving way to tangled jungles and rainforests with the musical accompaniment of chaotic, cacophonous birdlife.
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Diversity and Biodiversity of Uganda
Biodiversity is simply defined as a wide variety of species of flora and fauna and ecosystems within a given habitat. Uganda is 0.18% of the world’s mass, yet has 10.2% of the world’s birds species, (Uganda has more birds per square kilometre as compared to any country in Africa) 6.8% of the world’s butterfly species, and 7.5% of the world’s mammals, to mention but a few. Uganda has the highest density of primate species, (gorillas, chimpanzees, olive baboons, to mention but a few) compared to any other country on earth. Kibale Forest National Park and Bwindi have 16% of the polypore fungi recorded from North America and Europe. Uganda is home to half of the World’s population of Mountain gorillas housed in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the remaining half is shared between Uganda (Mgahinga National park); Rwanda and DRC. Uganda is home to three of the UNESCO protected sites at Bwindi impenetrable forest, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and Kasubi tombs. Uganda is one of the top ten sport fishing destinations in the world and world championships are held in Uganda at MFNP. Other attractions include a large portion of Lake Victoria, mountains, diversity of culture, good weather and the Nile which provides some of the best rafting opportunities in the world. Uganda has a huge cultural diversity due to the variety of tribes that harmoniously live in this country. Uganda is the most hospitable nation in the East African region, the people of Uganda are known for being welcoming to foreigners. Uganda has over 1200 recorded bird species in an area the same size as the United Kingdom. Uganda is crossed by the equator and sits at a high altitude of 5,109metres above sea level, world over, there are only two countries with this exact climatic conditions Uganda in East Africa and Equador in South America this means that Uganda has all year round summer like conditions conducive for all year round tourism to Uganda. Uganda is one of the Albertine Rift Countries and due to this fact, Uganda holds over 355 of the worlds biodiversity The World Travel and Tourism Council has again put Uganda in the top 10 global tourist growth destinations, Uganda has become the number one Adventure destination for birding with tiniest sunbirds, iridescent in the morning light, the massive lumbering yet silent elephant, disappearing like a vapor behind the trees, the chimpanzees crashing about the forest canopy, the lugubrious gorilla, chewing thoughtfully in the bamboo thicket. There’s the Nile, twisting its way north like a shimmering ribbon, through arid semi-desert scattered about with rocky kopjes. The Rwenzori Mountains with Snow capped peaks, tropical, sandy, freshwater beaches, and smiling faces everywhere. It’s all here, “That is Uganda and the real Adventure”
Sustainable Tourism has great potential for driving economic growth in Uganda. Tourism is a mechanism for job creation and image improvement and when combined together with elements of sustainability, it can help conserve natural resources including Wildlife green space and national parks. Also it increases the quality of life of Ugandans and more so the participating communities and it protects and sustains local cultures and heritages.
Come and we show you Uganda we know by birth.
MORE THAN JUST A GUIDE | YOUR PERSONAL TRAVEL COMPANION
Our Guide-Drivers are by far the best in East Africa, not just for their knowledge and understanding of their country, the wealth of knowledge they possess on the abundant wildlife, flora and fauna and the rich and vibrant cultures of East Africa, but as affable travelling companions. Our guide-drivers understand that in order for our guests’ to fully appreciate the destination they need to spend ‘quality time’ with the wildlife, interact with the local people and marvel at interesting place
OUR REPUTATION | SPEAKS FOR ITSELF
Our track record speaks for itself – 33 years and hundreds of thousands of guests can’t be wrong! They have heaped accolade upon accolade on our hospitality and seamless service that we offer from arrival to departure and we have no hesitation to share these with you. In the following pages, we will let the smile on our guests’ faces tell you more