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Savannah Wings was founded in 2015 to manage bespoke flying safaris to destinations in East Africa and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Savannah Wings is registered in the Republic of Uganda and is licensed to carry out tourism and travel activities from our base in Kampala, Uganda. Kombi Nation Tours Savannah Wings… Read more »

Democratic Republic of Congo Overview

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Area – 2,345,409 km2 Currency – Congolese franc President – Joseph Kabila Population – 81,680,000 (July 2015 est) Capital City – Kinshasa Official Languages – French Our safaris in DRC are limited to Virunga National Park due to current political stability. Located on the eastern borders of DRC is one of the most biologically diverse… Read more »

Rwanda Overview

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Area – 26,338 km2 Currency – Rwandan franc President – Paul Kagame Population – 11,262,564 (July 2015 est) Capital City – Kigali Official Languages – Kinyarwanda, French, English. Due to its remarkable hilly topography, Rwanda is aptly known as ‘The Land of a Thousand Hills’ for a reason. Rwanda has one savannah park, Akagera National… Read more »

Volcanoes National Park

Intore dancer, Rwanda. Image © Volcanoes Collection.

Terrain – Rainforest Park Size – 125 km² The lushly forested slopes of Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) form an appropriately dramatic natural setting for what is arguably the most poignant and memorable wildlife experience in the world: tracking the ‘gorillas in the mist’. The national park lies along the Virunga mountains, with… Read more »

Virunga National Park

The churning lava lake at the summit of Mount Nyiragongo. Image © Steven Cresswell.

Terrain – Rainforest & Savannah Park Size – 7800 km² Located in one of the most biologically diverse areas on the planet is Virunga National Park (Parc National des Virunga); home to Mt. Nyiragongo and a quarter of the worlds remaining mountain gorillas which can be tracked on foot. Nyiragongo is an active volcano, which… Read more »

Queen Elizabeth National Park

Queen Elizabeth National Park landscape. Image © Rachel Landman.

Terrain – Savannah & Rainforest Park Size – 1978 km² Set to the backdrop of the Rwenzori Mountains, on the floor of the Rift Valley is Uganda’s most popular savannah national park, largely due to the number of big game and activities available for its visitors. The parks varied habitats support a bird list of… Read more »

Murchison Falls National Park

Your boat safari will take you to the base of Murchison Falls themselves. Image © Anne-Marie Weeden.

Terrain – Savannah & Rainforest Park Size – 3840 km² Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park, famed for its iconic waterfall and abundance of wildlife, thanks largely to its lifeblood the mighty River Nile. The open savannah grasslands in the north of the park are prime habitats for elephant, buffalo, giraffe and… Read more »

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mount Sabyinyo, one of the Virunga volcanoes in Mgahinga National Park. Image © Marianne Boye.

Terrain – Rainforest Park Size – 33 km² Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is Uganda’s smallest national park, but it’s certainly the greenest with it lush rainforest covering volcano slopes. The home of the unusual golden monkey and a small proportion of Uganda’s rare mountain gorillas both of which can be tracked here. It’s most popular… Read more »

Lake Mburo National Park

Zebra in Lake Mburo National.

Terrain – Savannah Park Size – 256 km² With its rolling savannah hills to its forest fringed lake shores, Lake Mburo National Park is a gem of a park located a short distance from Kampala. This is the only park in Uganda where you can take a safari on horseback, getting up close and personal… Read more »

Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park at sunset. Image © Steffen Schwörer.

Terrain – Savannah Park Size – 1344 km² A true African wilderness! Roaming the rolling grasslands of Kidepo Valley National Park, you’ll seek out big cats including cheetah, which are only found in Uganda roaming this magnificent reserve. Other species found here that are rare or absent from Uganda’s other national parks are ostrich and… Read more »