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Umoja Motherland Tours

Established in 2017 by Agnes and Julio Brathwaite, Umoja Motherland Tours offers exclusive gorilla, wildlife, coffee, experiential, and eco-tours to Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Kenya.

Regardless of whether you go on a safari, immerse yourself in the nearby communities, get your adrenaline fix with adventure, or simply set aside an opportunity to revive your spirit with nature; when you go with us, you are ensured a phenomenal trip.

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Mountain Gorilla in Uganda
Gorilla Trek in Uganda - 3 Days

Head from Kigali into a UNESCO Natural World Heritage park to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat with this itinerary. You'll follow a ranger into the jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to meet these endangered animals in their home along the western Rift Valley.

A mountain gorilla with her baby
Rwanda Highlights - 12 Days

This adventurous itinerary checks off Rwanda's top 3 national parks. Start in Kigali and visit historical museums, browse local art, and see the 1994 Genocide Memorial. Visit a rural village to see everyday life, then trek into the forest to see wild chimpanzees and Dian Fossey's gorilla research station. End your journey with a trip to Akagera National Park to see Africa's largest game—elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and the magnificent African lion.

A gorilla with her baby in Rwanda's mountains
Wildlife & Culture in Rwanda - 14 Days

Start your adventurous trip in Kigali and visit historical museums, browse local art, and see the 1994 Genocide Memorial. Visit Ibyi Iwacu and Gastura villages to learn about traditional life and support local tourism, then trek into the forest to see golden monkeys and rare mountain gorillas. End your journey with a trip to Akagera National Park to see Africa's largest game—elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and the magnificent African lion.

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.

Baby chimpanzee
Rwanda Wildlife Highlights - 5 Days

This exciting itinerary hits Rwanda's cultural and natural highlights. Try your bargaining power at a busy market, see art and historical sites in Kigali, and visit Ibyi Iwacu cultural village to learn about traditional life. End your journey with a trek deep into Nyungwe Forest National Park to see wild chimpanzees in their natural habitat.

Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi
Wildlife & Culture in Rwanda and Uganda - 10 Days

This adventurous itinerary checks off two of Rwanda and Uganda's top national parks. Trek with gorillas and golden monkeys, see art and historical sites in Kigali and visit a rural village to learn about traditional life. End your journey with a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park to see Africa's largest game—elephants, hippos, crocodiles, and possibly the elusive African leopard.

Recent Trip Reviews for Umoja Motherland Tours

Jennifer

Culture and history, Rwanda - Jun 30 - Jul 12, 2019

Traveler: Jennifer T. - Local specialist: Agnes Mirembe

Agnes did a wonderful job helping me plan my trip! I wanted an in-depth look at Rwanda. No tour company offered an itinerary matching my desire. With Agnes, I was able to write more own itinerary. She organized the entire trip and arranged all the permits, no small feat in Africa.

She quoted me a price that was all inclusive. I took it, it was a great price. However, please note, she was willing to design a less expensive, less inclusive trip if I preferred.

I don't know if all Kim Kim... read more

Agnes did a wonderful job helping me plan my trip! I wanted an in-depth look at Rwanda. No tour company offered an itinerary matching my desire. With Agnes, I was able to write more own itinerary. She organized the entire trip and arranged all the permits, no small feat in Africa.

She quoted me a price that was all inclusive. I took it, it was a great price. However, please note, she was willing to design a less expensive, less inclusive trip if I preferred.

I don't know if all Kim Kim agents are as awesome as Agnes. I hope so. I will definitely work with Kim Kim in the future. I hope to say good-bye to large organized tour groups forever.

Rwanda, Rwanda - Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2019

Traveler: Kiran G. - Local specialist: Agnes Mirembe

I booked a 6 day trip with Umoja to visit Rwanda together with my girlfriend

Agnes was very responsive on the KimKim chat at helping me tailor the trip I wanted (seeing some of Kigali, chimps in Nyungwe, gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes NP), and the quote from Umoja combined with KimKim's relatively modest commission made the trip much cheaper than comparable quotes I got from traditional agencies.

Eric was the guide on the trip itself and he was excellent. Picked us up and made us... read more

I booked a 6 day trip with Umoja to visit Rwanda together with my girlfriend

Agnes was very responsive on the KimKim chat at helping me tailor the trip I wanted (seeing some of Kigali, chimps in Nyungwe, gorillas and golden monkeys in Volcanoes NP), and the quote from Umoja combined with KimKim's relatively modest commission made the trip much cheaper than comparable quotes I got from traditional agencies.

Eric was the guide on the trip itself and he was excellent. Picked us up and made us feel welcomed at the airport, and struck a great balance between being informative and helpful but also providing us the space and freedom we needed to enjoy the holiday.

Would definitely recommend talking to Agnes about your next trip to East Africa.

Uganda habituation experiences, Uganda - Dec 22 - Dec 28, 2018

Traveler: Kat Z. - Local specialist: Agnes Mirembe

I wanted to travel to Uganda for gorilla habituation, golden monkey habituation, and chimpanzee habituation. Agnes was a great help in answering all my questions promptly, and she helped organize the whole trip itinerary for me given the activities I wanted to do. From the moment I landed in Uganda to the moment I left, everything was well taken care of. I had a great time seeing many different types of primates in Uganda, and I highly recommend Agnes and her tour company.

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Agnes Mirembe, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you for traveling with us Kat

Sights, Rwanda - Nov 16 - Nov 20, 2018

Traveler: Sarah R. - Local specialist: Agnes Mirembe

We did a 6 day tour of Rwanda including Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu and the Volcanoes national park and we had an absolutely amazing trip! Everything was perfectly organised, Eric our guide was super friendly, with a great sense of humour and extremely knowledgeable about everything. He was always on time (read early :D ), had everything we needed, and drove the crazy winding roads with ease and comfort. Our tour was tailored to our wants and needs, without fuss. Booking was incredibly... read more

We did a 6 day tour of Rwanda including Nyungwe National Park, Lake Kivu and the Volcanoes national park and we had an absolutely amazing trip! Everything was perfectly organised, Eric our guide was super friendly, with a great sense of humour and extremely knowledgeable about everything. He was always on time (read early :D ), had everything we needed, and drove the crazy winding roads with ease and comfort. Our tour was tailored to our wants and needs, without fuss. Booking was incredibly easy and safe and Agnes (who organised the tour) followed up and kept in contact to ensure everything ran smoothly and that we were comfortable. All the places were worth seeing, and we are so glad we did everything that we did. I would highly recommend these people and will definitely use them again if/ when I venture back to Africa.

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Agnes Mirembe, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much Sarah

Liz

Rwanda, Rwanda - Sep 23 - Sep 29, 2018

Traveler: Liz S. - Local specialist: Agnes Mirembe

Agnes was excellent at helping me plan my trip to Rwanda. She was helpful in answering my questions regarding which country to see the gorillas and provided several itinerary and pricing options. She even flew in from Uganda to meet me at the airport!
Jean Claude was my driver/guide. he was lovely and excellent company. All activities were well organised. Accomodation was all very nice... Villa Gorilla was awesome!!!! and the best food of the trip! Amazing staff and great... read more

Agnes was excellent at helping me plan my trip to Rwanda. She was helpful in answering my questions regarding which country to see the gorillas and provided several itinerary and pricing options. She even flew in from Uganda to meet me at the airport!
Jean Claude was my driver/guide. he was lovely and excellent company. All activities were well organised. Accomodation was all very nice... Villa Gorilla was awesome!!!! and the best food of the trip! Amazing staff and great location.
The gorilla trek was amazing!!! I still can't believe that I did it! Very well organised and guides and traders were great. Get a Porter!!! I didn't think it was going to be neccessary as my backpack was not heavy but they were super helpful and you are providing work for someone who might instead be poaching.
The chimpanzee tracking was fun but physically challenging. Much harder than the gorillas. Really steep hills and we had to move quite quickly to keep up with them. Definitely get a porter for this one.
Really people in rwanda are so friendly and welcoming, I cannot wait to go back another time.
A wonderful trip, thank you so much for organising such a great experience !

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Agnes Mirembe, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you very much Liz for choosing to travel with kimkim and me as your local specialist. Am happy I made your dream trip memorable.