The Classic Story

Classic Africa Safaris was established in 2001 as an inbound safari operator specializing in the provision of Destination Management services in Uganda and Rwanda for Travel Companies situated across the globe.

As wholesalers to the Tourism Industry, we maintain passenger liability insurance, and hold Ministry of Tourism and Trading Licenses. Classic Africa Safaris are members of ATTA, AUTO, ATA, UTA and are .travel authenticated.

Having worked together for the last 12 years, our directors Mel Gormley and Phil Ward hold a combined experience of over 45 years in African travel. We are a small, hands-on company, committed to excellence and pride ourselves in our attention to detail. Our respectful application of the Classic concept on the ground has established our enviable reputation with accommodations and the National Parks leading to an excellent working relationship with all our local suppliers.

We are Uganda’s sole safari company to maintain its own vehicle fabrication and coach-building workshop, where our vehicles are not only serviced on a regular basis, but custom-built for safari use to our own specifications, thereby providing maximum client comfort, minimizing the risk of breakdown and ensuring client peace-of-mind.

We endeavour to cater for every special requirement and have hosted a wide variety of requests – whether a trip down memory lane, reunions, journey of discovery into family history, alumni groups, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, honeymoons, specialist trips such as cultural, photographic, primate or ornithologically focused… We operate safaris for FIT clients and groups, from one client to groups of 12 or more. Many of our groups are from non-profit organizations, WWF, AWF, WCS, Sierra Club, American Museum of Natural History, Explorers Club, Stanford University, plus many zoological societies worldwide.

Our mission is to provide a complete quality service, from a 24-hour rapid response time for enquiries and quotations through to the provision of an unequalled safari experience for clients.

Classic Africa Safaris is 100% Carbon Neutral

Carbon Neutral 2012

As part of our corporate social responsibility program Classic Africa Safaris is carbon neutral. We are the FIRST safari company in Uganda and Rwanda to become carbon neutral, and one of the first safari/travel companies in East Africa to officially 'GO GREEN'.