Shoebill Safaris

4.7/5 – 16 Reviews

$100 to $110 pp (USD)

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Shoebill Safaris Team

Shoebill Safaris Team

Shoebill Safaris

(16 Reviews)
Office In:
Uganda Uganda
5-10 employees (Founded in 2006)
Member Of:
Association of Uganda Tour Operators
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Kenya KE
Rwanda RW
Tanzania TZ
Uganda UG
Shoebill Safaris Team

Shoebill Safaris Team

Shoebill Safaris is a tour operator based in the heart of Uganda, Entebbe - East Africa. We offer budget, mid-range and luxurious tour packages, individual tours and group tours throughout Uganda and the neighboring countries like Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. We have over 13 years experience Shoebill Safaris organizing Gorilla and Chimpanzee Tracking, game viewing and birding in Uganda and Rwanda. Our major mission is to exceed the traveler's expectation during their safari with us in Uganda.


Excellent planning and wonderful experience

Everything beyond expectations!
Affordable price. Great lodges and wonderful gamedrives

Fantastic trip tailored to what I wanted

I had such a wonderful trip with Shoebill Safaris. They were very accommodating of my last minute booking and changed around itineraries so that I could fit in both gorilla trekking and Murchison Falls in my short trip. My guide Ben was fantastic. Very friendly, easy to talk to and great at spotting wildlife. Cannot recommend this company high enough and I would travel with them again if I ever return to Uganda.

QENP with 31 students

Shoebill were amazing! We were taking 31 students from the UK to Uganda. After spending time in Kibale first, Shoebill took us on a 3 day trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park. An advance catering team had delicious food ready for us when we arrived at Mweya. Drivers were excellent, patient and had good wildlife spotting skills. Would definitely recommend!

A dream came true, and so much more!!!

In short: great planning, perfect advice, super guide, wonderful experiences !!!

Long: I had the dream to visit the Mountain Gorilla since I saw the movie "Gorillas in the Mist" about 30 years ago.
At the Vienna Holiday Fair I had our first conversation with Uli and Richard.
I had already inquired with some providers before and noticed that in the proposed tours always a part was missing for me and even with Shoebill Safaris it was like that, but ....
It quickly became clear that we would have to do a "private tour" with our own guide as a couple. With all our special wishes we were certainly no easy customers! We wanted to spend a lot of time with the gorillas, the possibility of a gorilla habituation, where you spend up to 4 hours with the gorillas, was only offered by Shoebill Safaris. Even a few days in the form of homestay ashore to see many traditional activities and to participate, was unique.

Finally, due to budget constraints, we had to exchange some quarters for tents, which was a wonderful idea, the mix of lodges and tents was varied and fine!
Uli was already in the preparation for us by phone and planned everything with Richard wonderful!
As the time of the journey approached, we were a little nervous. When we were able to get in touch thanks to Uli's help to our guide Michael, this was perfect!
The trip was a total success!
Started with the warm welcome at the airport by our guide Michael, his caring support, his always punctual and thus stress-free organization of the days (we had always the evening before a short discussion with fine tuning depending on condition!), The many explanations about country and people and the many animals that we could already see during the ride, the wonderful game drives with Michael, who discovered as many animals as with eagle eyes and could always tell something about it. The highlight of the mountain gorillas, of course, was great, as expected, but we had already been very impressed with the observations before, so that the gorillas were far from the only highlight!

Towards the end of the 3 weeks we spent 3 more days with Homestay in an adjoining house of Richard's family! We were very warmly received, were allowed to try everything and were able to experience the different work up close.
Thanks a lot to Richard's family and friends with whom we had a wonderful time!
These days we were also allowed to support the project "Shoes and Trees" in a school, the kids were just adorable! (see
Now we are back home thinking happily and gratefully of these wonderful 3 weeks !!!

Wonderful trip with excellent guide

The safari was excellent. The booking of the trip was very efficient and response rate was fast. Much effort was made to organise the safari we were looking for. The booked 3 day safari to Murchison Falls was excellent for our family of four. Our guide Ben was great. Very knowledgeable, attentive, friendly and helpful. He made every effort to show us the animals we wanted to see.

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