About Us

Venture Uganda Staff

Venture Uganda Travel. A travel company you can trust.

To travel is to live. And, being lost in adventure in one of the world’s most unique countries with the best tour guides lies at the heart of our travel experiences. If you are looking for awe-inspiring wildlife safaris, gorilla tracking, birdwatching, adventure activities, and authentic cultural experiences, you’ve travelled to the right website.

Flexible Travel Experiences

We are a small and friendly team that offers guests a warm welcome. Since starting Venture Uganda in 2009, we’ve left no stone unturned in our aim to give our guests the best travel experience possible. We use our expertise and in-depth local knowledge, to create short and longer tours that focus on group or individual interests for solo travellers, friends, couples, families and educational groups.

Our guests are wonderful people with differing interests from all corners of the globe. To match their expectations of what an authentic East African safari experience should be, we create tailor-made tours that show off the best of what Uganda can offer. After all, we are not operating in the ‘Pearl of Africa’ for no good reason.

Venture funds staff housing at school

Giving Back to Local Communities

When a guest books a holiday with us, we see it as an opportunity for their visit to make a positive contribution to Uganda.

We do this by supporting local businesses and communities, promoting educative visits to conservation projects and ensuring our tours leave the lightest possible footprint on environments and resources.

We also ensure our educational visits include opportunities to understand and explore our values. We are active members of the Ugandan tourism sector and promote Uganda far and wide as a must-see travel destination at the same time challenging some of the negative stereotypes of Africa.

Some examples of our community support include, working with a small community development organisation to help members develop tourism products which provide insights into their lives, work and culture. These enable engagement with tourists and help to generate to additional income.

We have also built staff houses at a village Primary school in our own community. This helps to reduce teacher absenteeism by reducing their transport costs and providing space for crop gardens.

Recently, supported by an additional contribution from our amazing clients Simon and Emma, we bought a new boat for Kisoro (Charles) who, along with bird guide Maria, takes our clients birding for Shoebill and other species in the Mabamba wetlands. After helping us to look after our clients so well, we wanted to give back to Kisoro so that he can continue doing what he does best.

We find our clients love to engage with these projects and our partners in the community also love to engage with visitors and show them some traditional Ugandan hospitality.

The Best Guides

Memorable experiences are made when you experience Uganda while traveling with a guide who intimately knows their country. Our five-star TripAdvisor reviews consistently praise the value and quality of our guides. Not only do they manage your tour and speak your language, but they’ll also show you secret nooks, answer questions with enthusiasm and warmth and constantly tweak to make sure you get the best from your time with us.


Languages spoken by our guides and staff including English, French and German

Venture staff taking on the high ropes course at Lakeside Adventure park

Reliable, behind the scenes support

We wouldn’t be able to offer a premium tour service without our support staff. Philo, Edith, Joel and Lydia are integral to operations and work hard to ensure our guests are informed and supported regarding every aspect of their holiday. Their professionalism, local knowledge, know-how and friendliness adds even more magic to the whole Venture Uganda tour experience.

‘We went directly through the Venture Uganda Travel Agency without any intermediary. I would like to underline the professionalism of the agency. We contacted the agency directly through its website. Our correspondent (Philo) contacted us by email and we immediately exchanged by email and organized 2 visa’s via WhatsApp to organize our trip. Michael and Philo were very available and helped us to refine our trip and created a customized itinerary’

Anne-Laura M, Trip Advisor, Oct 2021.