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Maranatha Tours & Travel in Kampala



Straße/Plot Pilkington Road
P.O.Box, Stadt: 686 Kampala
Land: Uganda
Telefon: +256 (0) 773 016 210
+256 (0) 772 636 412
+256 (0) 414 231 454

Maranatha Tours & Travel - Detail-Informationen

About us

Uganda Safaris with classic style

Maranatha Tours and TravelUganda has been fascinating adventurers and travelers for centuries since this country is characterized by a broad diversity of landscapes: dry savannah, lush forests, numerous lakes and of course the Nile.

Maranatha Tours and Travel is a professional safari travel provider with offerings across the whole of East Africa:

  • Uganda
  • Rwanda
  • Kenya
  • Tanzania

With us you will experience the most attractive destinations far away from mass tourism. Enjoy with us the original and classic Africa!

Discover East Africa

  • Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Hotels and GuesthousesMore than 1,000 bird species, including many rare species in Uganda
  • the highest mountains in Africa: Rwenzori Mountains, Mount Elgon, Mount Kenya, Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Pure adrenaline: bungee jumping and white water rafting on the Nile
  • Sources of the Nile in Jinja
  • Safaris in Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania
  • "Big five" safari in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda
  • Summer weather 365 days a year on the equator

Competent and professional

Maranatha Tours and Travel offers you the experience of a professional safari specialists on site. Well-trained tour guides and service staff guarantees the experience of an adventure trip according to your individual wishes. We offer

  • Traveling in small groups or even individual tour guides
  • Hotels in East Africa including our own Maranatha Guest House
  • Car rental services
  • Beach holidays in Mombasa, Malindi, Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar to the Ssese Islands
  • Booking service, for charter and domestic flights

Sustainable Tourism

Maranatha Tours and Travel gives you insight into the most beautiful nature and safari highlights. But we take great care to protect and to preserve these landscapes.

Through numerous partnerships and participation of local and cultural communities we create incentives to protected and preserve the sensitive eco-systems.

East Africa by 4x4

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Car rental, mini bussesOn your safari through Africa the best comfort will offered by Maranatha Tours and Travel:

  • four-wheel drive Land Cruiser for off-road trips
  • Minibuses for small groups
  • Buses with up to 35 seats for medium and large groups

All safari cars have comfortable seats and windows for panoramic views. You will have the best chance to marvel, to take photographs tape videos. Professional drivers know the routes and will provide you - sometimes in several languages - with the necessary background knowledge on the different places.

Unique and hospitable

Maranatha Tours and Travel is a specialist in combining tradition and modernity. We show you the real Africa from times that have gone by, but we also offer the services of a modern company, for example

  • Online forms with automatic SMS feedback
  • Customer communication via Twitter and Facebook

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Maranatha Tours and Travel: Here you find us in Kampala

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Our Safaris

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: whitewater RaftingMaranatha Tours and Travel has a big variety in safari offers for East Africa: Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya. Some of them we describe below.

  • Game drives in Queen-Elisabeth-National Park
  • Primate Safari
  • Bird Watching

Queen Elizabeth National Park, 4 days, 3 nights

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Crested CraneArrival at Entebbe airport, accommodation in Maranatha guesthouse or a hotel of your choice

Day 2: Crater Lake

Early in morning departure for Queen-Elizabeth-National-Park. Two hour stopover at the equator for photographs of the beautiful landscape. In the town of Mbarara, you have a big lunch. Known is this unique landscape around Mbarara for Ankole longhorn cattle. We the drive through the East African Rift Valley to the National Park. In the evening we will have game drive and a visit of a crater lake. Then transfer to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Breathtaking natural beauties

In the morning after an “early coffee” we leave for a game drive in the park. After a few hours we return to the hotel for brunch. In the afternoon, a boat ride on the Kazinga channel, the connection between Lake George and Lake Edward. This trip is an excellent opportunity for bird watching. However, a lot of hippos, elephants and crocodiles will be there, too. With a cultural dinner you will enjoy the evening at the hotel.

Day 4: Tree climbing lions in Ishasha

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: RhinosAfter a relaxed breakfast transfer to Kampala to start gift-shopping. On our way to the capital we will pass Ishasha where we will have a look for the famous tree-climbing lions. In Kampala, we will enjoy traditional dishes in a restaurant of your choice.


  • Ankole longhorn cattle
  • wild animals in Queen-Elizabeth-National-Park
  • boat trip on the Kazinga channel
  • picturesque landscapes
  • bird watching

Hotels and Accommodations

  • Jacana Safari Lodge
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Maranatha Guest House

Included in the price

  • Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: HotelAccommodation
  • Board
  • Park Fees
  • Wildlife
  • Boat trip
  • Airport Transfers
  • private driver

Not included

  • Beverages
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa
  • Laundry
  • Souvenirs

You are interested in this safari in Uganda? Then please let us know and send an online request with our contact form.

Primate Safari 7 days, 6 nights

Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Mountain GorillasArrival at Entebbe International Airport. Our drivers will pick you up and drive to Kampala. There is dinner and overnight stay in a hotel of your choice or in the Maranatha Guest House.

Day 2: Drive to Kibale National Park

We drive along the scenic western route along the famous Mountains of the Moon to Fort Portal. There we will have lunch. After we reach the Kibale National Park, we have a small night walk in the woods. Then there is dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Walk to the primates

After breakfast we set off for the first half of the day into the forest. On this tour we will explore primate species, such as the Red Colubus, chimpanzees, gray-block Mangabey and many other species.

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Gorilla-TrekkingThe afternoon will be quite different: We will visit a nearby Ugandan village. Here you will get to know a lot about the daily life and the culture "of an ordinary village” in Uganda. These are precisely the experiences that will accompany you for the rest of your life.

Day 4: Drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

Today it goes again along the African Rift Valley towards Bwindi. On the way we will have a stop in Ishasha and look for the famous tree-climbing lions. In the evening we reach the land of the mountain gorillas at Bwindi. It will be time for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Gorilla trekking

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Chimps TrekkingTogether with our rangers we will leave after breakfast for our gorilla trekking. Because the mountain gorillas move freely they are always in a different place. Therefore the hike through the jungle can take between 30 minutes and 7 hours. On the misty paths you will be accompanied by the sounds of over 300 different species of native birds. Then you will enjoy one unforgettable hour with the awesome mountain gorillas – indescribable! Back to your accommodation, you will enjoy your dinner exhausted, but excited.

Day 6: Drive to the capital Kampala

The scenic drive to Kampala will go through the hilly area of Kigezi and the Ankole area. The impressive Ankole cattle are one highlight in this region and very typical for Uganda. In the evening we will reach Kampala. There is dinner and overnight stay in the Rest Kampala Hotel.

Day 7: Kampala

Till recently, on this day we always visited the UNESCO World Heritage Kasubi Tombs. After a fire in March 2010 the visit of this highlight is still open. Depending on the stage of the reconstruction we still visit this royal mausoleum of the Kingdom of Buganda.

You can also visit several shops to buy some souvenirs. And then you will try the local cuisine in a restaurant in Kampala, what you should not forfeit - simply delicious! And then we will have to bring you to the airport for the return flight to your home country.


  • Chimpanzee Trekking
  • Gorilla trekking
  • other primates
  • a village in Uganda: Pure culture
  • Culture of Buganda Kingdom

Hotels in Uganda

  • Ndali Lodge
  • Mantana Camp
  • Gorilla Resort
  • Bwindi Mantana
  • Maranatha Guest House

Included in the price

  • Accommodation
  • Board
  • Park Fees
  • Wildlife
  • Airport Transfers
  • private driver and guide in your own vehicle.

Not included

  • Gorilla Permits
  • Beverages
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Laundry

You are interested in this safari in Uganda? Then please let us know and send an online request with our contact form.

Birding trip tour, 11 days, 10 nights

Day 1. Arrival in Entebbe

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: BirdwatchingYou will arrive at Entebbe International Airport. We will pick you uo and tranfer to Kampala to check-in at your overnight accommodation.

Day 2: Kampala, drive to Lake-Mburo-National-Park

Right after breakfast, we leave for our first bird watching around Kampala. Here some of the common species in Uganda can be found, e.g. Bat Hawk or African Hobby

During the day we leave for Lake Mburo National Park. Savanna trees and grasses are typical for the landscape and numerous species of birds can be found:

  • Crested Francolin
  • Emerald Spotted Wood Dove,
  • Brown Parrot
  • Bare faced
  • Go-away Bird,
  • Blue Naped Mouse Bird
  • Lilac- breasted Roller
  • Green Wood Hoopoe
  • Common Scimitar Bill
  • African Grey Hornbill
  • Spot Flanked Barbet
  • Nubian Woodpecker
  • Trilling Cisticola
  • Yellow chested Apalis
  • Northern Black Tit
  • Chin-Spot Batis
  • Greater Blue-eared Starling
  • Marico Sunbird

Day 3: Game drive, drive to Bwindi-Impenetrable-Forest-National Park

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Bird watchingAfter breakfast we will make a tour through the park and look for some wild animals. Then we turn west to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The mountain forest of this national park is one of the world‘s best places for birdwatching. 23 out of 24 endemic species of Albertine-Rift Valley can be found here - many of them threatened with extinction.

Day 4: Birdwatching in Bwindi-Impenetrable-Forest-National Park

All day we will spend with bird watching. Some of the species that we want to see today:

  • African Green Broadbill
  • Redthroated Alethe
  • Archer‘s Robin Chat
  • Kivu Ground Trush
  • Masked Apalis
  • Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher
  • Rwenzori Batis
  • Western Bronze-naped Pigeon
  • Dusky and OliveLong-tailed Cuckoos
  • Fraser‘s Eagle Owl
  • Rwenzori Nightjar
  • Black Beeeater, Grey-chested and Mountain Illadopses
  • Red-fronted Antpecker
  • Oriole Finc

Day 5: Drive to Ruhizha

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Bird watchingIn the early morning we set off towards Ruhizha and will be on the road for several hours. In the evening we arrive in Kabale.

Day 6: Birdwatching in Mubwindi swamp

Today we take a morning hike to the Mubwindi swamps. The area is one of the most accessible areas to observe some of the rarest bird species in Africa, for example, the African Green Broadbill.

In the afternoon we will watch birds around Ruhizha:

  • Red-throated Alethe
  • Archer‘s Robin Chat
  • Kivu Ground Trush
  • Montane Masked Apalis
  • Yellow-eyed Black Flycatcher
  • Rwenzori Batis
  • Western Bronze-naped Pigeon
  • Dusky and Olive Long-tailed Cuckoos
  • Frazers Eagle Owl
  • Rwenzori Nightjar
  • Black Bee-eater
  • Grey-chested and Mountain Illadopses
  • Red-fronted Antpecker
  • Oriole Finch

Day 7: Trip to Queen-Elisabeth-National Park

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Bird watchingToday we drive to Mweya peninsula in the middle of Queen-Elizabeth-National Park. After check-in there will be enough time for birdwatching on the peninsula and on a crater lake. Some of the species we should see in Queen-Elizabeth-National Park are:

  • African Morning Dove
  • Grey-headed Kingfisher
  • Swamp Flycatcher
  • Grey-capped Warbler
  • Black-headed Gonolek
  • Redchested Sunbird
  • Lesser Eurasian Honey Buzzard
  • Steppe Eagle
  • Amur Falcon
  • Lesser Kestrel during March-April

Not long ago a hide was built on the peninsula which offers very good conditions for observation of water birds and some Warblers and Weavers. Also the bird observatory, built in 1997, allowed to identify new species such as the Bar-tailed godwit.

Day 8: Queen-Elisabeth-National Park

Early in the morning we set out on a boat trip on the Kazinga channel. On Lake Kikorongo and the nearby papyrus swamp we will meet the Shoebill. Moreover, we shall see Adbim Storks and - because of the many lions who hunt here - even up to six species of Vulture.

  • Shoebill
  • Adbim‘s Storks
  • Woolly-necked & Shoe-billed Stork
  • Raptors
  • African Harrier Hawk
  • Ruppel‘s Griffon & Lappet-faced Vulture
  • Martial Eagle & Grey Kestrel.

Day 9: Drive to Murchison-Falls-National Park

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: Bird watchingAfter breakfast we leave towards Kibale National Park and continue over the Kaniyo Pabidi-sector of the Budongo Forest Reserve to the Murchison Falls National Park. On the way we stop in the Kanyanchu region for a short bird watching.

In the afternoon we arrive at the park and check-in at the hotel and will have lunch. Also here, we have a boat ride on our program. But this time on the river Nile and we will see the Murchison Falls. After the return we will have dinner and overnight at the Lodge. We expect the following species:

  • Red-winged Francolin
  • Red-chested Flufftail
  • White-naped Pigeon
  • Green-breasted Pitta
  • African Pitta,
  • Joyful Greenbul
  • Grey-winged Robin
  • Abyssinian Ground-Thrush
  • Grey-throated Tit-Flycatcher
  • White-bellied Crested Flycatcher
  • Masked and blackcapped Apalises
  • Uganda Woodland Warbler
  • Chestnut-winged Starling
  • Orange-tufted and Tiny Sunbirds
  • Grey- headed Oliveback

Day 10: Bird watching in Murchison-Falls-National Park

Maranatha Tours and Travel Uganda: BirdwatchingToday we will spend all the day in the park. North of the Nile we drive through scenic forests to dry savannahs to Para Lodge. Here is a good location for exploring Grey-headed Kingfisher, Redthroated Bee-eater. Moreover Stately Abyssinian Ground Hornbills are common here. Birds on the list today:

  • Grey-headed Kingfisher
  • Red-throated Bee-eater
  • Bar-breasted Fire finch
  • Secretary Bird
  • Black-chested Snake Eagels
  • Tawny & Martial Eagles
  • Rednecked Falcon
  • Harlequin Quail
  • Heuglin‘s Francolin
  • Swallow-tailed & Carmine Bee-eaters
  • Sooty Chat
  • Siffling & Black-necked Cisticolas
  • Bronze-tailed Glossy Starling & African Quail Finch
  • Stately Abyssinian Ground Hornbills
  • Abyssinian Roller
  • Shoebill
  • Secretary bird
  • Bat Hawk
  • Ring-necked Francolin
  • Heuglin‘s Francolin, Stanley Bustard
  • Senegal thick-knee
  • African Skimmer
  • Four-banded Sandgrouse
  • African Green Pigeon
  • Vivacious Dove
  • Beautiful Sunbird
  • Northern Red Bishop

Day 11: Murchison-Falls, Drive to Kampala

Today we check-out early in the morning to have to look at the Murchison Falls. Here the waters of the 42 meters wide Nile are pushed through an only 7 meters broad cleft and falls down 28 meters – it‘s breathtaking! Here we will have a picnic and time to shoot great photos.

Then we leave this wonderful place to drive to Kampala, and finally to the airport in Entebbe

Highlights of this Uganda safari

  • lots of Uganda‘s endemic bird species
  • trips in Queen-Elisabeth-National Park
  • trips in Murchison-Falls-National Park

Hotels and accommodation

  • Mantana Tented Camp
  • Gorilla Resort
  • Jacana Safari Lodge
  • Mweya Safari Lodge
  • Paraa Safari Lodge


  • Accommodation
  • meals
  • park fees
  • game viewing
  • cruise on the Nile and Kazinga channel
  • airport transfers
  • private driver guide in your own vehicle

Not included

  • Drinks
  • flights
  • travel insurance
  • visas
  • laundry
  • items of personal nature

You are interested in this safari in Uganda? Then please let us know and send an online request with our contact form.

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