At Nile Safari we believe in the conservation of Uganda’s wildlife and heritage for future generations to enjoy. With our understanding and passion for nature’s biodiversity, our active Responsible Tourism Policy aims to share, protect and teach the surrounding communities about what nature offers and wildlife.
Our tours are centered on experiencing, viewing and photographing wildlife – while respecting the environment and the wildlife as much as possible. We also operate tours involving community activities, to ensure that the locals are involved in a conservation project and move towards creating a sustainable environment for the people, nature and wildlife.
Adungu Live Band
If you chose to stay in one of the lodges in Murchison Falls National Park you will have the pleasure of meeting the musical band and dancers that go by the names of “Mubako Sounds of The River Nile”, they started creating music in 1994 and continue till this day to make the beautiful sounds and dances.
The Adungu is an amazing musical instrument that originated from this part of the country, it is made using cowhide and well-stretched twine which are well-tuned.
Snares to Wares Initiative
The Snares to Wares Initiative works with youth (susceptible to going into poaching) and converted poachers to transform the wire from snares into delicate,
handcrafted sculptures of the wildlife we see everyday within the park from lions to
elephants to giraffes. This program is in collaboration with researchers from both the
University of Oxford, in the UK, and Makerere University, in Kampala. Murchison Falls
National Park, where we are based, has the highest concentration of illegal wire snares in
the world, and this has devastating effects on our much-loved local wildlife. Snare injuries
can often lead to individuals dying even if the actual injury is not fatal- simply as they cannot
keep up. As an organization, we remove more than 10,000 snares every year, which
otherwise may’ve led to significant wildlife mortality.
Borehole Construction and Maintenance
Working with the local leaders in nearby Mubako, Nile Safari Lodge modernized and restored three vital boreholes essential to providing clean drinking water. And to support the local economy, the property employs local performers who proudly share their cultural heritage through traditional music and dance.