About

The Tourist Centre is now Buutu Safaris. Established in July 1995 by Mr and Mrs Wakudumira, we have offered safari and tour services to thousands of guests from all over the world in the past 24 years.  Since we started, our aim has remained the same: to reveal the natural wonders of East Africa in a way that benefits both our guests and local communities.

Over the years we have taken thousands of guests to explore the beauty of Uganda (“The Pearl of Africa”), Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. On these adventures, we’ve hosted families, solo travellers, couples, students, groups of friends, photographers and specialist wildlife interest groups and are happy to tailor a trip to your particular needs. With such a wealth of experience, we know when and where to go to have the best chance of seeing the unique and stunning wildlife East Africa has to offer.

In light of the environmental and climate crisis, and the development challenges of sub Saharan Africa, we have evolved to focus on conservation and inclusive activities that create meaningful opportunities for Ugandans, Kenyan ,Tanzanian kinsmen hence our new name Buutu Safaris. 

Buutu is the Abyssinian Ground hornbill, the totem/emblem of our clan, the Bakose of Busoga. Our forefathers told the legend of how our first ancestor was a Buutu. As such, all members in the family are descendants of Buutu and thus must pay respect to Buutus. As descendants we are also charged with a duty of protecting these birds wherever they found them. Whereas other people got grass, leopards elephant and even lions for totems, we were lucky to have Buutu, a majestic bird whose wings carry her far and wide.

In returning to our conservation heritage, we have chosen to have our totem/sigel at the forefront to remind us and emphasise our ancient conservation duty as we travel and explore more with our guests.

Our safaris are journeys of discovery, learning and reconnecting with nature as we seek our ancient harmonious existence with nature. Our safaris take you around Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda showcasing the great habitats that have been miraculously saved from years of unbridled capitalistic industrialisation. On our safaris, we hope you can discover and learn more about one of the most beautiful parts of the world and the role it has to play in the ecological and climate crisis times we live in.

So whether you are after a Uganda luxury vacation or a honeymoon safari, our dream weavers will tailor just the right safari for you.