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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.

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 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.


Leopard_Rock_KidepoMale leopard in Kidepo Valley, northeast Uganda

Karamojong dancers at the Lorukul Centre
Photographic safari and chimpanzee trekking at Kibale Forest

Male chimp in Kibale Forest

Southern White Rhino at the Ziwa Sanctuary

Rotary_woman_cell_WMWoman in Rotary event- Sheraton Hotel, Kampala

Hippo_mom_babyBaby hippo in the Kazinga Channel at Queen Elizabeth National Park

Eddie, one of the orphaned chimps at Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary.

The powerful Cape Buffalo


Male Anubis baboon


Rotary_Woman_Headress_WM.jpgBeautiful Ugandan women

Fishing Eagle- Kazinga Channel at Queen Elizabeth National Park
Male elephant at the edge of Queen Elizabeth National Park
Lorukul Cultural Center in Karamoja

Lion_Cub_Mom_Mound_WMLioness with her cub in Kidepo Valley National Park

Elephants_Murchison_Pasture_WMElephants in Murchison Falls National Park

Pian Upe in the Karamoja northeast region

Lion_No_Blue.jpgYoung female lioness in Kidepo Valley, northeast Uganda.

Karamajong_Bakazi_Dancers_WMThe Lorukul Cultural Group Karamojong dancers in Karamoja, northeast Uganda

Rotary_3_ladies_WM.jpgBeautiful Ugandan dresses

The beautiful skies in Kidepo Valley

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Gorilla_Baby_MomFemale gorilla with her infant in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Gladys_GorillaTrek_NMDr. Gladys Kalema Zikusoka, founder of Conservation Through Public Health, and Uganda’s first wildlife veterinarian.

Colobus_Circle_Trees_WMColobus monkeys in western Uganda


Uganda has a vast array of beautiful reptiles. This is the deadly Gaboon Viper.

Warbler_Karmajong_Center_NMThe Abyssinian Roller is one of the most colourful birds here in Uganda

Male silverback gorilla in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Zebra_Edit_MburoZebra in Lake Mburo

Martial_Eagle_Kidepo_WMMartial Eagle in northwest Uganda

Lioness_Kidepo_Kill__2_WMI watch this lioness kill a duikur. She was lighting fast

Mongoose_Kidepo_WMThese baby mongooses were sunning themselves on the cliff in Kidepo Valley

Cobra_Viper_WMThis is the highly venomous forest cobra

Eagle_Kill_Murch_WMThis powerful raptor caught an antelope in Murchison Falls National Park


Giraffe_Uganda_MurchisonA giraffe at Murchison Falls National Park


Smiling_CapeBuffalo_Kazinga_Group-2Ugandan_Kob_2_Horns 2

Lake Rutoto is a stunning place in southwestern Uganda


  1. 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.


  2. Chris ,

    Really enjoyed looking at your photos. I am curious to know if I can purchase a high quality resolution of your Forest Cobra photo?

    saan Ansah


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