Explore....... the untouched beauty, the wildlife of Uganda, the pearl of Africa

RUN organises budget and mid-range Safaris in Uganda; from gorilla tracking, large game viewing, primate's tours and short sightseeing tours, to white water rafting & adventure trails. We decided to do something a bit different, giving you the real taste of Africa with  a local expert guide on every trip. All our safaris can be customized to suit travellers on a budget or travellers looking for something a bit more luxurious. We offer camping accommodation options  throughout our safaris, ranging from Budget to  Moderate lodges.  And you can be certain that the small profit stays within to assist on the on-going operations/needs of children at the projects in Kampala

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Guided Weekend Camps- responsible jungle escapes.......

Be given a unique life-changing camping experience in Uganda's untouched forests/reserves, live on the other side of life away from all modern trends, learn and feel nature's touch in the jungles, their birds, interact with their communities and leave behind an impact on the lives of the locals as they earn directly from your visit. We use public transport (Matatus/minibuses) no need to drive or spend on private cars as we keep these trips as local as they are to benefit directly all the people of Uganda.


You are welcome to book our local guide and choose where you want to go from among these destinations; Mabira Forest reserve, Mpanga Forest reserve, Bugoma forest reserve, Kasyoha forest reserve, Echuya forest reserve, Sango bay forest, Semiliki forest reserve, Maramagambo forest and Rwenzori forest reserve.


We tailor make camping tips every weekend to the above attractions, trips cost from USD$100 - USD$250. Contact us if you have a place in-mind from the above where you would love to go or joining others where they are going the following weekend. Itineraries will be provided upon trip confirmation.

Longer distance trips, more to the wildlife sightseeing........

  • Gorilla Trekking-Bwindi

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a national park, located in southwestern Uganda bordering with Rwanda and DRC. Its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of Africa’s oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests.


    The park is 321 km2 and the closest larger towns are Kabale and Kisoro. Gorilla trekking is the main attraction and permits must be booked well in advance through the UWA main office in Kampala. Permits cost U$ 600 per person and are usually discounted to US$ 350 for the months of April, May and November.The area is also great for hiking. Nkuringo Walking Safaris offers excellent guided nature walks between Buhoma and the town of Kisoro via Nkuringo, including dug-out canoe trips on Mutanda Lake. All of the proceedings go to the local community


    This park protects an estimated 320 mountain gorillas, roughly half of their global population, including 11 habituated groups, which can be tracked. There are four departing places:Buhoma and Ruhija which are in the northern part of the park, and Nkuringo and Rushaga, which are in Kisoro District in the southeast of Bwindi.


    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = USD$500 (3-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, Refreshment drinks While on Road, Entrance Fees

    Not included; Game Activities, Meals & drinks while at the Parks, Gorilla Permits

     

    All Inclusive USD$1000 (3-days)

    Include; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, All three Meals & Refreshment drinks (daily), Gorilla walk + Entrance, Gorilla Permits

    Chimp Trekking - Kibale

    Kibale Forest National Park is located in the west of the country near the pleasant town of Fort Portal. It is a tropical rainforest of 795 km2 and home to 13 primate species.


    Kibale’s main attraction is the opportunity to track habituated chimps. Permits (US$150 for chimp trekking and US$ 220 for a full day habituation experiece), must be booked in advance through the UWA main office in Kampala. Birders should not miss a guided nature walk through Bigodi Wetland Sanctuary, a very nice community development project, fringing the park.


    A field of beautiful crater lakes lies between Fort Portal and Kibale Forest. There are many nice places to stay in and around Kibale and Fort Portal area.


    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = USD$500 (3-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, Refreshment drinks While on Road, Entrance Fees

    Not included; Chimp walk, Meals & drinks at the Parks, Chimp trekking Permits


    All Inclusive= USD$700 (3-days)

    Include; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, All three Meals & Refreshment drinks (daily), Chimp walk + Entrance, Chimp trekking Permits

    Mt. Elgon Hike + Rafting

    Mount Elgon is a 4321 metre-high extinct volcano which, in ancient times, stood taller than the Kilimanjaro does today.Although the mountain straddles the Kenya border, its loftiest peak, Wagagai, lies within Uganda and is best ascended from the Ugandan side. The nearest town is Mbale, but many visitors choose to combine a visit to Mount Elgon with Sipi Falls located at the northern foothills. The mountain is not especially difficult to climb, but hikers should be prepared for chilly nights and rainy or windy weather.


    It is obligatory to take a guide with you from the The most established route up Elgon is the Sasa Route, starting from the trailhead in Budadiri, or the Sipi Route starting at the Exploration Centre at Kapkwai.


    This trip provides the opportunity for white water rafting, you will also visit the source of the Nile. Lake Victoria is said to be the source of the Nile.


    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = USD$750 (5-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation (Jinja & Mt.Elgon park), Refreshment drinks While on Road, Visit to the Nile, Entrance Fees

    Not included; rafting activity/certificate, mountain hiking fees, ranger guide and porter's fees, Meals & drinks at the Parks.


    All Inclusive= USD$953 (5-days) 

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation (Jinja & Mt.Elgon park), rafting activity/certificate, mountain hiking fees, ranger guide and porter's fees, Meals & drinks at the Parks, Visit to the Nile, Entrance Fees

    Climb - Mountain Rwenzori

    Rwenzori Mountaineering Services (RMS) is an indigenous, non governmental organisation entrusted with a concession won from The Uganda Wildlife Authority to provide trekking tourism services/support on the Central Circuit Trail within the Rwenzori Mountains National Park.


    Visit the Rwenzori for yourself to experience their aura.....


    Rwenzori Mountains National Park was gazetted in 1991. A mountain range that covers 996km2 formed after a massive uplift in the earths crust.


    The highest peak rises to 5109 metes ASL with the range stretching some 120 km north/south and 48 km east/west. With 6 snow capped mountains Mt. Stanely/Margherita Peak - 5109m ASL, Mt. Speak - 4889m ASL, Mt. Baker - 4843m ASL, Mt. Gess - 4797m ASL, Mt. Emin - 4791m ASL, Mt. Luigi de Savio - 4626m ASL


    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = USD$750 (5-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, Refreshment drinks While on Road,  Entrance Fees

    Not included; Mt. hiking fees, ranger guide porter's fees, Meals & drinks at the Parks.


    All Inclusive= USD$1000 (5-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, mountain hiking fees, ranger guide and porter's fees, Meals & drinks at the Parks, Entrance Fees

  • Murchison Falls N.P

    Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest park and one of the most exciting. It protects a large area of untamed African savannah intersected by the River Nile.The Park is named after the dramatic Murchison Falls, where the worlds’ longest river explodes violently through a narrow cleft in the Rift Valley escarpment, to plunge into a pool some 43 metres below.


    The park contains herds of elephant, buffalo, giraffe and lions. In the park, one can enjoy a boat trip from the Paraa jetty to the Top of the Falls, whilst a smaller boat trip cruising downstream to the Lake Albert Delta provides the best chance in Africa of sighting the rare shoebill. Many new lodges and campsites have been established in Murchison Falls National Park. See our campsites and lodges page for an overview.


    Many people enter the Park via the southern Masindi gate, as it is the closest to Kampala (in kilometres), and you pass Budongo Forest. It is a longer distance, but you get there faster and you enter the park straight away.


    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = $420 (3-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, Refreshment drinks While on Road, Entrance Fees

    Not included; Game Activities, Boat trip, Meals & drinks while at the Parks


    All Inclusive= $600 (3-days)

    Include; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, All three Meals & Refreshment drinks (daily), Game drive + Entrance, Boat trip on the Nile.

    Queen Elizabeth N.p

    From open savannahs to verdant rainforest, and from dense papyrus swamps and crater lakes to the vastness of Lake Edward, it is little wonder why Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity rates of any game park.


    Boat launch trips on the Kazinga Channel offer great game viewing, as do game drives around Mweya and the Northern Circuit. Further southwest, the remote Ishasha plains are famous for their tree-climbing lions, the Kyambura Gorge harbours habituated chimps, the Maramamgambo Forest is home to many forest monkeys and flamingos abound in the dozens of crater lakes. There are many nice places to stay in QENP ranging from basic camp sites to the upmarket Mweya Safari Lodge.


    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = $500 (3-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, Refreshment drinks While on Road, Entrance Fees

    Not included; Game Activities, Boat trip, Meals & drinks while at the Parks


    All Inclusive= $700 (3-days)

    Include; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping , All three Meals & Refreshment drinks (daily), Game drive + Entrance, Boat trip on Kazinga,  explore crater lake fields.

    Lake Mburo N.P

    One of Uganda’s smaller national parks, Lake Mburo is the closest to Kampala and offers a refreshing stopover when travelling to or from the western parks.It is covered with extensive acacia woodlands, and although it enjoys much less rainfall than Kampala and the southwestern parts of Uganda, the area is dotted with many lakes.


    It is one of the best places in the country to see the gigantic eland antelope as well as hundreds of zebras. Since the summer of 2015 Lake Mburo is also home again for several giraffe families. In the park you can enjoy guided walking safaris (recomended) game drives, boat trips ( not so scenic) and horse riding organized through Mihingo Lodge.


    There is an UWA campsite at the lake shore, or you can stay in the upmarket Mihingo lodge,  mid-range Rwakobo Rock or budget Eagle's Nest.

     

    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = USD$420 (3-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, Refreshment drinks While on Road, Entrance Fees

    Not included; Game Activities, Boat trip, Meals & drinks while at the Parks


    All Inclusive= USD$520 (3-days)

    Include; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping , All three Meals & Refreshment drinks (daily), Game drive + Entrance, Boat trip,  guided nature walk.



    Kidepo Valley N.P

    Kidepo Valley is a far way out, and one of Africa’s last great wilderness areas. It is an endless area of rugged savannah, well presented with lions and other predators like cheetah and leopard.


    While the game viewing is excellent, it is the thrilling sense of supreme isolation that many people enjoy most. Please note we allow Roadtrippers to go with a Landcruiser only.The drive from Kampala via Lira and Kitgum is at least a two day journey. The last place to stock up on fuel, airtime, and food and drink supplies is Gulu or Kitgum.


    Located just outside the park is Nga' Moru, providing cabins and furnished safari tents. Prices are on the high side, but remember you are in a very remote location. Inside the park you can either stay in Apoka Safari Lodge (super high-end), Apoka rest camp (hostel. or Kakine self catering UWA campsite, with a big change of hearing lions roaring and passing by at night…


    TRIP OPTIONS

    Self-Cater = USD$1000 (5-days)

    Includes; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping Accommodation, Refreshment drinks While on Road, Entrance Fees 

    Not included; Game Activities, Boat trip, Meals & drinks while at the Parks


    All Inclusive= USD$1200 (5-days) 

    Include; On-ground Transport + Guide, Camping , All three Meals & Refreshment drinks (daily), Game drive + Entrance, guided nature walk, Rhino trekking (Zziwa Rhino Sanctuary)