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Claudia LangerFrancis Kimbowa, B.TM (Hons), holds a First Class Honours Degree in Tourism (2000) from Makerere University, E.Africa, and also a holder of an MA in Land Use and Regional Development. He has over 11 years experience in institutional leadership, tourism management and consultancy. He has also provided effective leadership to two major tourism-related organizations, and lectured to undergraduate students of Tourism at Makerere University. Francis Kimbowa has outstanding sensitization and team-building skills.

A Tour and Travel Company operating in Uganda and Rwanda

Welcome to Merit Vacations, we offer a comprehensive range of services; escorted tours in Africa, flight and accommodation bookings, travel advice, car hire.

Our aim is to provide the best possible service, in the context in which safaris in Africa operate. Our employees have been in the tourism business for many years, with vast hands-on experience on Rwanda and Uganda. Booking with us assures you of confidence, knowing that your travel needs will be met.

Our experience on Uganda and Rwanda is unparalleled. Merit Vacations, specializes in custom-made safaris to see gorillas, chimps, and other primates. We have over 7 gorilla tours and over 5 chimp safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. Our gorilla safari packages can be compared to The 13 Best Safaris of the World published in the British Airways Highlife Magazine last year. There are also game safaris and avi-tourism (bird watching), eco-tourism and cultural tours.

We can arrange specialized trips; Mountaineering in the Rwenzoris and Elgon, White Water rafting, City tours; Culture, Art, and Shopping tours. We also arrange local and international flights, car hire, special events, and book travel/accommodations in East and Central Africa.

Contact us for further details on any related travel to the Great Lakes region of Africa. We look forward to hearing from you.


56 Kampala Road
Ambassador House.
P.O. Box 8512
Kampala, Uganda.

Tel: +256 41 256690
Fax: +256 41 256689

Mobile 1: +256 (0)77 378565
Mobile 2: +256 (0)77 444837

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