My life is an incredible adventure that has taken me down some very exciting and extraordinary paths. I have been fortunate to be able to follow my passions in life. This has been a challenge, and at times a difficult road, but worth it in unimaginable ways. A life with tigers and lions has been a dream of mine since I was a child. My work with the big cats eventually led me to wildlife conservation in East Africa. Currently, I am working for the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda. In 1998, the sanctuary was founded by Dr. Jane Goodall and a group of founding trustees. This website is an account of my journey.
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Chris Austria Safaris Ltd is a unique East African expedition company based in Kampala, Uganda. We offer private, customized wildlife and cultural safaris in Uganda, and Rwanda. The firm was founded by Chris Austria, a photographer and wildlife expert originally from San Francisco, California. He is passionate about sharing the stunning beauty, culture, people, and wildlife from the Pearl Of Africa. Prior to moving to Uganda, Chris worked with tigers, lions, and other animals for many years in the U.S. His experiences from his career with the big cats inspired him to focus his energies towards wildlife conservation, and protecting endangered species.
When you reserve a trip with Chris Austria Safaris, Chris serves as your personal tour guide and “wildlife concierge”. When you travel with him, you learn about the incredible animals, as well as conservation and community development projects in Uganda. You have the opportunity to visit authentic communities, eat traditional Ugandan food, drink freshly brewed coffee, and experience the many vibrant cultures in Uganda. In addition to the immersive experiences, Chris specializes in photographic expeditions, and provides expert instruction that enables travelers to take stunning photography in the national parks of Uganda. Whether guests are seasoned professional photographers, or novices, they learn to take excellent photos out in the field.
Kidepo National Park is one of Uganda’s national treasures, and my favourite place in the world. This stunning wilderness area is located in the Karamoja region of northeast Uganda. Filming the incredible wildlife here is truly an epic experience for me. I am so incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to be around these magnificent creatures. The conservation of the precious wildlife on this Earth is of utmost importance. The music for this video was composed by DJ Celeste Lear. http://www.CelesteLear.com
This is a video that I filmed for Evelyn Nassuna, founder of Shared Action Africa. Her organization supports innovative financial solutions for women and youth in the rural areas of Uganda. Visit http://www.SharedAct.org. Music: DJ Celeste Lear
Uganda is an incredibly gorgeous country. There is no doubt why it is called “The Pearl of Africa. The wildlife is astounding, and the National Parks are a fantastic travel destination. The Ugandan people are warm, welcoming, and the culture here is diverse and beautiful. I absolutely love the Pearl Of Africa.
Male leopard in Kidepo Valley, northeast Uganda
Male chimp in Kibale Forest
Woman in Rotary event- Sheraton Hotel, Kampala
Baby hippo in the Kazinga Channel at Queen Elizabeth National Park
Eddie, one of the orphaned chimps at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.
Beautiful Ugandan women
Lioness with her cub in Kidepo Valley National Park
Elephants in Murchison Falls National Park
Young female lioness in Kidepo Valley, northeast Uganda.
The Lorukul Cultural Group Karamojong dancers in Karamoja, northeast Uganda
Beautiful Ugandan dresses
Female gorilla with her infant in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Dr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, founder of Conservation Through Public Health, and Uganda’s first wildlife veterinarian.
Colobus monkeys in western Uganda
Uganda has a vast array of beautiful reptiles. This is the deadly Gaboon Viper.
The Abyssinian Roller is one of the most colourful birds here in Uganda
Zebra in Lake Mburo
Martial Eagle in northwest Uganda
I watch this lioness kill a duikur. She was lighting fast
These baby mongooses were sunning themselves on the cliff in Kidepo Valley
This is the highly venomous forest cobra
This powerful raptor caught an antelope in Murchison Falls National Park
A giraffe at Murchison Falls National Park
Lake Rutoto is a stunning place in southwestern Uganda
I am professional photographer, videographer, and the CEO of Chris Austria Safaris Ltd. in Uganda. Before moving to this beautiful country, I lived in Ethiopia, and Rwanda. My travel company offers customized wildlife, cultural, and photographic safaris in Uganda, and Rwanda. I’m very passionate about sharing the stunning beauty, culture, people, fashion, food and wildlife from the Pearl Of Africa.
When I lived in the US, I worked with tigers, lions, and other animals for many years at Six Flags in Vallejo, CA and the San Francisco Zoo. This rewarding career inspired me to focus my energies towards wildlife conservation, tourism, and protecting endangered species. To see more of my work, visit ChrisAustriaSafaris.com, and ChrisAustriaPhotography.com
Mayanja thank you very much for the great work done to sell our country Uganda because your work is directly exposing Uganda every where across the world and as a Tour operator in Uganda I have a very great hope with your big audience, Uganda is going to have an increase in the number of tourists.
Webale kusima mukwano. Uganda ndi ku mutima.
Really enjoyed looking at your photos. I am curious to know if I can purchase a high quality resolution of your Forest Cobra photo?
Thank you Saan. I am happy you like my photography. Yes, you can purchase a high quality photo of the Forest cobra. Would you like it as a print or JPG?