About Us

Experience Uganda is run by husband and wife team Kevin and Leslie Nicholson. From New Zealand and Corsica respectively, we share a passion for Uganda and love sharing with others this diverse and lush country.

How do we work?

Our home is Entebbe – Uganda’s airport and tourism hub; perfectly placed to plan your safari and support you once you are here.

Once you get in touch with us via our website, we like to make contact by phone or email to get to know you a little and understand what you’d like from your Uganda Experience.

From here we’ll plan your trip and once you’re happy to confirm, personally make all the arrangements here in Uganda.

When it’s time to travel we’ll be in touch before your departure. Upon arrival we’ll welcome you here in Entebbe with a cold drink in our tropical, equatorial garden.

As much as we’d love to, we won’t come on the safari with you – but be available through-out your stay, meeting you again before you depart.

You can also access a selection of our itineraries on SafariBookings.com

Biography – Kevin:

Born in New Zealand, with a degree in Marketing and Computer Science, Kevin’s life-long obsession with Africa was fulfilled in 2008 when he was offered a volunteer opportunity with the Jane Goodall Institute in Uganda. What was supposed to be one month in Uganda become an exciting opportunity to manage an eco-lodge and train as a Chimpanzee Tracker.

My Memorable Moment: Catching and successfully releasing one of the biggest Nile Perch ever recorded in Murchison Falls National Park.

Contact Kevin on: kevin@experienceuganda.com

Biography – Leslie:

Born in Corsica – France, Leslie experienced much of the world during childhood as her father, a Major in the French Military, moved with the family to various countries. One of these was Djibouti, where Leslie spent some years and fell in love with Africa. With a degree in Tourism and Languages, fluent in French, Spanish and English, Leslie built a career in hospitality with roles on luxury yachts and upmarket hotels in the Mediterranean.

My Memorable Moment: Coming face-to-face (quite literally!) with a baby Mountain Gorilla. I dont know who was more surprised!

Contact Leslie on: leslie@experienceuganda.com

Our Uganda Experience:

We met in New Zealand, Kevin back from a year in Uganda and Leslie out on a working holiday. Maybe it was love at first sight, but before we knew it we were living together in Spain and discussing a new chapter of our lives in Uganda.

It began in early 2010, managing a mountain lodge on Uganda’s Mount Elgon before moving to Murchison Falls National Park, operating boat cruises and fishing charters on The Nile River. During a trip to Entebbe we saw an opportunity in the market for a service-orientated boutique hotel, rented an empty property and opened our own guest house.

Over the next 18 months Leslie developed and managed the guest house, quickly establishing it as a popular Entebbe property on the Uganda safari circuit. Kevin meanwhile managed the sales team for one of Uganda’s premier Safari Operators, organising high-end tailor-made safaris to all corners of the country.

With the guest house up and running, we returned to Europe. Kevin again managing an Africa safari sales team, this time for a well-renowned UK boutique tour operator, Leslie hosting high-end clients in one of Corsica’s upscale resorts. After some time however, Uganda’s perfect climate, friendly people (and our 3 beautiful dogs) lured us back.

Experience Uganda has evolved naturally from chatting to our hotel guests about the magic of Uganda. It started when one regular client asked us to help organise a trip to see the Mountain Gorillas. He loved it and told his colleagues. We designed trips for others who told their families and friends, once again – we saw an opportunity…auto_logo_sml

Experience Uganda Travel Ltd are full members of AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators)

Experience Uganda Travel Ltd is a registered company in Uganda under company number 219787