Sandfield Travel is an ethical and responsible travel company, specialising in tailor-made safaris. We believe that tourism can make a massive and lasting positive difference in communities throughout Africa.
Profits invested in community projects
Our business model is very simple – we invest 10% of our profits from every trip we sell into sustainable community projects. So, you will have already started making a difference even before you leave home.
Our responsible tourism philosophy couldn’t be closer to the heart of our founder, Wycliffe Sande. Born in Uganda, Wycliffe spent the early part of his life in poverty, witnessing the day to day challenges faced by the people around him, losing both his parents aged 13 and actually suffering from cerebral malaria himself. Fortunately, Wycliffe excelled academically, and after being accepted to study Law at the University of London, he graduated in 2008 and was recruited to work for a major blue chip organisation.
During his time working in London, Wycliffe began to ask himself how he could combine what he loves with the knowledge and skills he had gained to create a lasting benefit for others. It was then that he decided to set up Sandfield Travel, providing once-in-a-lifetime safari holidays, that offer a taste of “Real” Africa, while reinvesting profits into African community projects.
The focus of Sandfield Travel is to use our knowledge and first hand experiences of the great African continent to bring you the best volunteer holidays, gorilla tracking and wildlife safari holidays in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. By combining a fantastic holiday destination and a ‘taste’ of volunteering (or Volunteersafaris) you get the chance to not only see Africa’s greatest sights, but also to feel, touch and experience the destination, and make a difference to local communities.
We have offices in London and Uganda, and deal with holidays and trips to Africa every day so we spend time perfecting your itinerary using our local offices and contacts. This allows us to concentrate on regions where we know you will not only have an amazing holiday, but also bring a lasting positive effect.
Role: Founder & CEO
I was born and raised in Uganda in very poor conditions, lost both of my parents at the age of 13 but was determined not to be deterred from achieving what i wanted to achieved. I wanted to grow up to start and run successful businesses to make a difference in Africa. Lived and experienced the scourge of poverty. After secondary school I got an opportunity to come to the UK to read Law at the University of London.
There not any known exciting place in Uganda i wouldn't take my clients. Working with Sandfield, gives the pleasure of meeting really interesting clients. My passion is to share with them the beautiful land that Uganda is.
Role: Sandfieldtravel- Uni Rep at Sherfield University.
Oli - Currently undertaking his undergraduate degree at university of Sherfield. A passionate about volunteering and impacting others positively. He has just joined Sandfieldtravel Uni Rep Iniative at Sherfield Uni. Oli first went to Uganda with Sandfieldtravel in 2009 with his school and for a second time in 2011. He loved it working in schools in Uganda and playing with the kids. he would like you to come along next time.
Role: Regional Manager
I graduated from Makerere business School in Uganda. While at university i worked part-time running a successful and well-known internet cafe in Kampala as well as training in travel industry in Uganda. After university, wanting to further my career, we started a billboard advertising company targeting small and medium.
Role: Transport Operator
Been with the company for two years and i have been enjoying very moment. I have been driving tour buses and coordinating them for over 8 years. Joining sandfield Transport team was one of the best choices i have made. I have been on many safari trips all over Uganda and Kenya and Rwanda.
Role: Intern - Field Customer rep.
Currently at University and interning at Sandfieldtravel in the Kampala office as a field customer contact rep.. I am enjoying so much and learning a lot about responsible travel and how tourism can be used to create lasting possible impact in the community. After University i will be working here full time for sure.
Some of our clients have been inspired by their journeys, In their words;
"There are so many positive and beautiful memories that we have from this trip. We loved the mission portion of the trip and will be forever touched by the warm and friendly people of the villages. Being part of creating a medical building that we know will make a vast difference to lives is the most rewarding portion. The safari trips and the views of the beautiful land of Uganda are unforgettable."
Tell us what your dream trip looks like, and we will tailor make it for you. Every individual traveller or groups have different visions and missions... so we want to tailor make exclusively for you.