As many of you know, I had the opportunity to visit Uganda this past August. If you followed my trip on social media you know that I loved every minute of it. It was such an incredible experience that I’m not exaggerating when I say it was LIFE CHANGING! And now, I want to share it with others.

We have been working with our Uganda specialist, Hornbill Treks and Safaris, for a few years and we receive such great feedback from our clients that we have chosen them to partner with for a private small group trip, escorted by me.  I’m so excited to share this amazing country with you. 

  Elephants along the Nile River and endangered White Rhinos

Trip Highlights

  • A visit to the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
  • A boat safari on the Nile River  (to see what)
  • Chimpanzee and Mountain Gorilla trekking
  • Multiple game drives  (to see what animals)
  • Beautiful luxury lodges
  • Most meals and all tours included
  • Fully escorted trip with local guides and 24/7 in-country support
  • Community engagement
  • Opportunity to participate in the sustainability and improvement of Uganda’s beautiful natural resources
  • Insight into Uganda’s culture and history from local men and women
The children at Awegys Secondary School (above), and sharing special treats for the kids in a local fishing village (right).

Giving Back to the Community

We always look for ways to provide more support for locals, so for this trip we are partnering with Awegys Secondary School which was started by the mother of Hornbill co-founder Andrew Wegoye.  We are donating one bicycle for every client that joins us on the trip. Our program is called Spokes & Smiles. Not only will this enable dozens of children to more easily get to school every day but it will help the families transport goods as needed. We also partner with Pack for a Purpose and our clients are always welcome to bring much needed basic necessities to this village in Uganda. Tourism is a major source of income for Uganda so each traveler contributes so much to the betterment of this country.

Between the guides, local porters, lodge staff, students at the school, and their families supported by other community initiatives the number of families positively impacted by our visit is in the hundreds. 

Nile Safari Lodge
Mahogany Springs Lodge

Trip Details

The trip dates: Jan 31, 2024 – Feb 11, 2024

Cost: per person based on double occupancy is $12,971.  Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking permits included.        

Single supplement: $2434.00 

Reserve and pay the deposit of $4521.00 pp by 12/31/2022 and save $400 per person

*$1200 of your deposit is non-refundable due to trekking permits and administrative fees.

*International flights and insurance are not included in the above price. Insurance will be presented at the time of deposit.

Go here to see the full itinerary and then email me with any questions or to make your reservation!  I can’t wait to show you Uganda!

A note about Andrew Wegoye, co-founder of Hornbill

Andrew was born and raised in Uganda and now resides in NJ.  His passion is to support transformative travel to Uganda to protect and promote his beloved country.


A message from Hornbill:

Your Safari Makes a Difference

As an African-born company, we are deeply rooted in the local communities in which we work. Every safari with Hornbill Treks & Safaris supports local wildlife conservation efforts and sustainability initiatives in East Africa, as well as community-based projects, such as our local school partnership for vulnerable youth. Thank you for joining us in the belief that great trips can do good.