Ssamba Safaris is a tours and travel company with a base in Mukono town in Uganda, with a huge desire of community based tourism development. Mukono town is strategically located between Kampala city (the capital of Uganda) and Jinja city (the adventure capital of East Africa) and its the getaway to Kenya.
Mukono is a rapidly expanding city about 45 minutes from Kampala central business district and 60 minutes away from Jinja and about 1:30hrs from Entebbe International Airport. Ssamba Safaris offers memorable inbound tours, safaris and travel services and we also specialize in offering meaningful volunteer placements in Uganda.
Ssamba Safaris carries over 14 years experience of linking the humanitarian community based travel and tourism industry in Uganda. The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) describes community based tourism to include tours, workshops, performances, dining, homestays and accommodation all of which are provided by the local community.
The community share of the proceeds from such are always put into projects in health, education, conservation initiatives like building class rooms, orphanages, reforestation, and HIV/AIDS campaigns. Community based tourism in Uganda also provides employment to skilled people in different fields in the community while offering closer interaction between the locals and tourists; poaching and other malicious acts are reduced. It is basically a way of forging a win-win situation for all involved parties.
In areas with few employment opportunities, tourism can provide an important source of income which discourages people from carrying out non-sustainable activities such as poaching, fishing, logging or gathering firewood from protected forests. Receiving tourists also provides and incentive for communities to value their natural environment and preserve it for future visitors and residents.
At Ssamba Safaris we define community based tourism as sharing the natural resources of a local community with visitors from home and overseas for the sustainable benefit of that local community whilst conserving the natural environment and respecting the way of life.
Ssamba Safaris handles inbound holidays and vacations tours not only for international tourists from all over the world but also domestic and regional tourists from across Uganda and neighboring countries.
Mission: To offer an excellent customized service oriented to strengthen the growth of sustainable and responsible tourism, minimizing the impacts that affect the environment and contributing to the socioeconomic development of the communities in Uganda.
Our Vision: To be the leading receptive tour operator in the region always offering the most favorable product, providing the highest quality of service and demonstrating our social and environmental commitment.
We provide sightseeing and activities such as hiking tours, Bungee Jumping, Mountain Climbing, Canoeing, Birding, Chimpanzee Tracking, Horse Riding, Rafting, Primate Watching, Camping, Water Sports, Sport Fishing, Walking Safaris, Beach & Island Holidays, Wildlife Safaris, Kayaking, Culture Tours, Nightlife Adventures as well as offers camping equipment and cooking gear for various adventure camping treks.
Ssamba Safaris is fully committed to sustainable and responsible tourism practices. We design trips to explore national parks, tribal villages, archaeological sites, islands and nature areas in Uganda. Ssamba Safaris is run by a team of responsible-tourism enthusiasts and professionals who are passionate about adventures with an in depth knowledge of the tours & travel industry but above all they understand well the needs of today’s tourists by delivering quality, personalized and impeccable service that exceeds our clients expectations.
Our specialty is the ability to design unique tours and safaris to fit every type of tourist, our focus being the budget and mid-range traveler, providing a unique opportunity to combine culture and impact adventures within Uganda!
If you’re looking for a an adventure holiday that provides a huge sense of personal recreation while still being fun, exciting, relaxing and rewarding, we suggest you check out our wide range of tours and travel packages.
Ssamba Safaris’ Company Policy:
The tours and travel company Ssamba Safaris offers tailor-made products and tourist services. The company is implementing a system of sustainable management, identifying the environmental, cultural and economic aspects, establishing programs to reduce and to mitigate the impacts that it generates in the development of its activities.
25% of proceeds will go to charity: Ssamba Foundation
To Support Projects in: Education, Healthcare, Water & Sanitation, Agriculture & Environment