About Us

Hanze Tours is a tours and travel company that operates within Uganda and parts of Rwanda. We take pride in exploring and exposing the beauty of Uganda to all global citizens.

Clients can enjoy a variety of activities ranging from Gorilla Trekking, Bird watching, Boat Cruises, Hiking, Abseiling and Mountain Biking.

Uganda and Rwanda are very appealing to anyone that is curious enough to experience the safaris. Hanze Tours offers one of a kind opportunity to experience the auspicious wonders of the natural world.

Core Values

Hanze Experience

  • Safety
  • Professionalism
  • Adventure
  • Conservation
  • Diversity
  • Single and group travel.
  • Luxury safari vehicles.
  • Personalized price points.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced staff.
  • Fully Tailor Made Safaris to suit your Budget

Best time to visit Uganda


Time of the year

High temperatures with no rain. Late December – late February
Warm temperatures with mild rain. June – September
Relatively low temperature with heavy rain. March – May, October – November

Uganda at a glance

Capital City: Kampala 
Population: 44.5 million
Language: English, Luganda, Runyakore, Acholi, Itesot
Currency: Ugandan Shilling
Time Zone: (GMT +3) Nairobi
Electricity: Type G (Irish/British 3-pin)
Dialing Code: +256

Culture and customs

Uganda is home to many different tribal groups, and a wide variety of different customs and traditions can be observed depending on where you travel in Uganda.

Greeting others is a very important part of Ugandan culture especially in rural areas and villages. Shaking hands is an appropriate greeting when meeting someone for the first time and often both hands are given for a handshake.

We believe that the best way to experience a country is by eating. Whether you’re sampling street food, savoring cheap eats or indulging in the local cuisine, there are endless options to choose from when you visit.


Uganda loads of interesting markets to visit, although many handicraft items produced in neighboring Kenya.

It’s a good idea to check with your local customs officials to ensure that you are able to bring certain items back into your home country. 

Things to try in Uganda

1. Matooke

This local dish of mashed plantains, often cooked in a nut sauce and served with meat or fish, is a favorite with locals and can be found pretty much everywhere in Uganda.

2. Chai Tea

While coffee is grown widely in Uganda, most are shipped out for international sale so locals drink tea instead. Chai tea is popular, which you’ll find at markets, kiosks, cafes and restaurants.

3. Fresh Fruit

Mango, pineapple, avocado, banana, plantain, passion-fruit and jack-fruit are all plentiful in Uganda. Buy from a market or roadside stall as a refreshing, cheap snack. Geography and environment Uganda sits in East Africa and shares borders with Sudan, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Kenya. Despite being landlocked, Uganda still has access to fresh water via surrounding lakes (Lake Victoria, Lake Edward, and Lake Albert). As a well-watered country with rich soil, much of Uganda’s land is used for agriculture and cash crops. Coffee, cotton, tea and tobacco plantations are common sights, as are farms of plantains, corn, and cassava. The rest of the country is a combination of woodlands, swamp, forest, and savanna, as well as pockets of protected nature reserves and national parks.

Top Animals of Uganda

1. Mountain Gorilla

Transfixed by the wonder and majesty of Uganda’s highly endangered mountain gorillas. The challenging trek through the steamy jungle of the Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks all worth it once you’re beholding these beautiful beings.

Location: Mgahinga & Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks. 

2. African Elephant

Population numbers of the mighty African Elephant continue to grow in Uganda’s nature reserves and national parks. Catching sight of one of these brilliant beasts while on a game drive is a truly breathtaking experience.

Location: Found in all major National Parks 

3. Black and White Colobus Monkey

These curious creatures are fond of grunting, roaring, and croaking – so they aren’t hard to find. Look for their white faces in the treetops while walking in Uganda’s national parks.

Location: Most common sighted in Kibale National Park but also can be sighted in the Gahinga Slopes.

4. Black Rhinoceros

Although critically endangered, it’s still possible to see black rhinos in the Ugandan wild. Conservation projects have gone a long way in seeing the population numbers improve so with luck, you’ll spot a couple while on a game viewing safari.

Location: Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

5. Leopard

These stealthy predators are relatively difficult to spot as they are masters of staying silent and blending in with the scenery. Watching a leopard stalk prey is a tense, exciting and riveting experience.

6. Lion

There is simply nothing more thrilling than casting your eye on a pride of regal lions. Whether they are lying in the sun or going in for the kill, lions are captivating creatures to watch.

7. Hippopotamus

Hippos are synonymous with the African bush. Spot them lurking underwater and basking on the riverbanks along the rivers and channels of Uganda.

8. Chimpanzee

It’s fun to watch cheeky chimps swinging and playing in unadulterated bliss in the trees of Uganda’s forests.

9. Golden Cat

You’ll be lucky to catch a glimpse of this famously elusive feline. The African Golden Cat is a solitary creature, which favors living alone in the tropical and cloud forests of Africa. If you’re lucky enough to see one, count your blessings as they are simply remarkable.

10. Ostrich

These flightless feathered friends commonly found in the savanna of Northern Uganda. Amazed at their size and impressive plumage, as well as their remarkable ability to run at top speed.

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