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Vivian Kironde

We deliver high quality, excellence and passions, our strong expertise and knowledge of our destinations helps us to constantly develop new offers, we give you luxury packages at mid range price.

Our approach not only seek to minimize local environmental impact, but also give greater priority to community participation and poverty alleviation through sustainable tourism development.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We are committed to delivering exceptional safari experiences that exceed clients expectations through effective service delivery.

We specialize in individual and small group safaris; we focus on community based tourism and support direct local involvement and interaction. We organize
weddings and honeymoon, luxury wildlife photography, safaris and tours, flying safaris, self-drive tours, volunteer tourism and experiential travel through East Africa and leisure packages to the Republic of Seychelles."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I joined tourism and travel as a German and Italian guide in Uganda and Rwanda, a part time job during my first degree BSc at Makerere University. With experience in field knowledge i later joined safari management and marketing in tours and travel as i pursued a masters degree in tourism and hospitality management at Makerere university Kampala. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Once upon a time in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda was a giant african savanna elephant called Sadam believed to have migrated from Congo. During an evening game drive we spotted Sadam from a far, i was guiding German tourists who requested to wait on track for Sadam to come near. I remember he just suddenly started charging at us from a far, in a blink of an eye i could see Sadam by our safari vehicle, clients screaming WAIT WAIT we need photos...as the driver guide sped away from Sadam. Long story short i said my last prayer and hide under the dash board. To this day i do not know how we survived Sadam. This happened in 2012!"

Sunset over the Serengeti
Parks & Beaches of Tanzania: Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar - 13 Days

The first part of this Tanzania adventure will take you on safari at Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, you'll do game drives, learn about the ecology of the parks, and see the African big five. Then, you'll fly over to the gorgeous Zanzibar archipelago, where you'll spend days swimming in crystal-clear waters and diving around corals.

Wild Gorilla in Uganda
Uganda National Parks: Kibale, Queen Elizabeth & Bwindi - 8 days

On this 8-day tour, you will be visiting some of Uganda's incredible national parks. Begin at Kibale Forest National Park, where you will track chimpanzees and go bird-watching at a wetland preserve. Continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park for land and water safaris. You'll see elephants, lions, leopards, hippos, buffalos, crocodiles, and more! End with the experience of a lifetime: seeing wild mountain gorillas up-close at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.

Wild mountain gorillas at Bwindi
Uganda Mountain Gorilla Adventure: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park - 4 Days

Head deep into the magnificent Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.  Located in southwestern Uganda, its mist-covered hillsides are blanketed by one of the country's oldest and most biologically diverse rainforests. The purpose of your excursion will be to see wild mountain gorillas, one of the most endangered great ape species on the planet. Expert park rangers will guide you into the forest and help you interact with the gorillas in a responsible and environmentally-friendly way.

Sunset on the Serengeti
Wildlife & Cultural Adventures in Tanzania: Tarangire, Serengeti, Datoga Tribe - 12 Days

Where wildlife and culture meet, this trip combines adventure-filled safaris through famous natural parks with quiet, personal visits to local tribes. Start with a search for the "Big 5" animals in the quiet corners of Serengeti National Park and watch the annual Great Migration cross the white rapids of the Mara River. Then slow things down with a Massai medicine walk and a traditional sunrise hunt with the Hadzabe Tribe.

Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda
Remarkable Rwanda - 6 Days

This exciting itinerary hits Rwanda's top cultural and natural sights. Try your bargaining power at a busy market, shop for local art, and visit the Kigali genocide memorial. Trek in Nyngwe Forest National Park to see reclusive chimpanzees in their natural habitat. End your journey with a visit to Volcanoes National Park to see where renowned naturalist Dian Fossey worked to protect the endangered mountain gorillas.

Tracking gorillas in Rwanda
Rwandan Gorilla & Monkey Safari - 5 Days

This 5-day safari trip is an ideal introduction to Rwanda's wildlife, stunning landscapes, and cultures. You'll track gorillas and golden monkeys in Rwanda's forests, visit Volcanoes National Park, paddle along Lake Kivu by kayak, and explore the happening capital city of Kigali.  

Recent trip reviews for Vivian

Fantastic Uganda trip thanks to KimKim/Natureissan and Vivian! · Uganda - Jan 22 - Feb 1, 2020

Traveler: elizabeth c. - Local specialist: Vivian Kironde

We just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda. Vivian was a true pleasure to work with. She is super responsive and planned us a first-class trip with one week notice. She arranged for the best guide ever in Hamid, who stopped us up at the airport and showed us all over his country for 12 days. We saw the rare African shoebill, chimpanzees in Kibale, lions and elephant in QE park, rare golden monkeys in MGhahinga--each a special trek or exploration. We stayed in beautiful lodges, especially... read more

We just returned from an amazing trip to Uganda. Vivian was a true pleasure to work with. She is super responsive and planned us a first-class trip with one week notice. She arranged for the best guide ever in Hamid, who stopped us up at the airport and showed us all over his country for 12 days. We saw the rare African shoebill, chimpanzees in Kibale, lions and elephant in QE park, rare golden monkeys in MGhahinga--each a special trek or exploration. We stayed in beautiful lodges, especially the Volcanoes Kyambura Lodge. Vivian thought of everything and planned a logical and effective loop to end with an epic trek with a four-hour habituation permit to see mountain gorilla in Bwindi. It was a trip we will never forget, nor will will ever forget our new friend Hamid.