Wildplaces is a group that has been operating in Uganda since 1993. Owned and operated by people with a true love for the country and a deep-rooted commitment to the preservation of Uganda’s wild places, the business has grown steadily over the years.
We (with tremendous support from family and friends) cut our teeth on Semliki Safari Lodge in the 1990s and virtually saved the Toro-Semliki Game Reserve from degazettement. Working closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) and Indiana University, we were instrumental in establishing and running what is known as the Semliki Chimpanzee Project in the Semliki Wildlife Reserve.
These efforts earned us a prize at the Uganda Investor of the Year Awards for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Conservation’. Jonathan Wright served on to the board of trustees of UWA and is now a lifetime Honorary Warden.
Now with four lodge properties scattered across the country and a fleet of vehicles with talented and charming safari guides, we are well positioned to show you this fantastic place. Gorilla tracking, walking safaris, photographic safaris, birding safaris… cultural tours, hiking expeditions, fishing safaris, working holidays… we can do it – very well.
Pamela now does part time writing and editing and is the Honorary Consul for Canada, Jonathan oversees the running of the business and continues with furniture design and numerous projects.