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Suspended above the ancient montane rainforests of Nyungwe National Park, the canopy walkway provides unparalleled views of one of the most scenic natural areas in Africa. Nyungwe National Park, Rwanda. © African Parks | Scott Ramsay

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I am SO PROUD to introduce UKURI – Safari camps for responsible travellers – our new venture that will make a difference to rural people living in Africa’s remote wilderness areas far from the usual tourism hotspots. Ukuri is a booking platform for safari camps that offer real benefits for conservation and communities.

Ukuri’s first accommodation partner is AFRICAN PARKS – who have appointed Ukuri as their booking platform for lodges & campsites managed by them. 100% of tourism revenue earned by African Parks goes to conservation and local communities. African Parks plans to expand the accommodation options across their 22 protected areas in Africa – so watch this space. And we will add further camps outside of African Parks once Ukuri finds its feet.

Why? We want to help Africa’s rural people who live amongst wildlife see the value of wilderness. They will be motivated to conserve wild spaces & creatures if they share in the economic benefits.

Dave Wilson, Head of Commercial Development – African Parks had this to say: “We are excited to partner with Africa Geographic to help improve the marketing and reservations of our camps in the protected areas we manage. With this partnership, African Parks can increase revenue into the ecosystems and communities where it is most urgently needed.”

IF YOU ARE A SAFARI TRAVELLER: Visit the Ukuri website to find amazing places and accommodation options and to book your stay. Please share with your friends.

IF YOU ARE AN AGENT OR TOUR OPERATOR: Include African Parks lodges in your packages by registering as an Ukuri supplier. You can manage your own bookings online, or the Ukuri team will do so for you. Please share with your networks.

Ukuri /oo-KOO-ree / • noun
Ukuri means ‘truth’ or ‘authentic’ in the language of Kinyarwanda (spoken across central and east Africa)

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Simon Espley – CEO, Africa Geographic

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Travel desk TRAVEL DESK: 

Big 5 + chimps + gorillas in Rwanda – 10 days / 9 nights – from US$6,860pps

This package is the one chance to flatten three bucket-list items in one epic safari – in one country! From searching for the Big 5 in Akagera NP – one of Africa’s conservation success stories – to the forests of Nyungwe NP for chimpanzees, and Volcanoes NP for mountain gorillas. What more could you ask for? Aside from rare golden monkeys, the Kigali Genocide Memorial and more – which are also on offer during this safari.

Alternatively, browse our other ready-made safaris here, or plan your own safari.

WATCH: Ukuri offers safari camps for responsible travellers to Africa – that make a measureable difference to conservation and communities. Watch this short video showcasing what Ukuri is all about. (00:29) Click here to watch

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