This Tour Is Offered by Mega Wild Safaris Ltd
Mega Wild Safaris Ltd
- Offices In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2015)
- Tour Types:
- Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
We are a tour company with offices in Uganda and we have organised tours for individuals, families, groups and busy executives; We specialise in gorilla tracking safaris, bird watching and wildlife safaris and we organise both domestic and International tours across Uganda, Rwanda and Kenya. Our activities among others include; Bird watching tours, Mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda & Rwanda, White water rafting on R.Nile, Wild life safari, Chimpanzee tracking, Educational trip, Cultural trips
Great service of an excellent operator for an amazing experience in Uganda!
After the moment of getting in contact with them, they were really helpful. They answered all my questions and provided all the info I needed to plan the trip including my flights from Europe and made it an unforgettable holiday for me.
Once I landed in Kampala my tourguide (Onan) picked me up at the airport as planned and my 7 day safari trip started. He was a great driver, very obliging and answered all my questions, whether regarding wildlife or culture. All lodges, the 4x4, the safaris with Mega Wild in Queen Elisabeth NP, the Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest NP and the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi NP were just amazing. Whenever there was some time left he suggested additional activities such as a visit of an orphanage, seeing some craters nearby or a community walk in Bwindi NP.
I definitely recommend Mega Wild Safaris as a tour operator. From A to Z great service and an awesome experience.
Rwandas highlights in three days
I had booked the 3-day tour chimps tracking, nothing was missing. I was able to put together my own itinerary (as a single traveller). I decided to stay at the Top View Hotel Emeraude, from where the chimpanzee tour started. Apes right ahead. Early in the morning through the Nyungwe jungle. Then I spent the second night at the Kivu Lake Resort in Cyangugu, Kamambe.
Recommendations can often be "fake", this one is definitely not. I would make the same decision over and over again and book the same tour. I can highly recommend it to anyone who plans to spend a few days in Rwanda, to do a three day tour in the probably most exciting part of Rwanda. During my tour I saw the landscape in and around the Nyungwe Forest, exotic plants, and then also Kivu Lake, 100 m from the border to the Republic of Congo. I found it especially exciting to stop in two villages on the way and take a short walk through the respective main roads. These are areas where probably no tourist has ever been before. It is best to discuss this with the tour guide. My tour guide named "Bienvenue" was a delight to travel with. He fulfilled all my wishes.
The price for all the services was reasonable and fair.
Do not forget your raingear (it is a rain forest, though there wasn`t any in my case) and your hiking shoes (muddy ground) and plenty of water, of course!
Our guide made this experience unforgetable.
Working with Anne Bright to confirm our reservation and working with Onan, our guide, made this trip easy to customize to our needs and to have the best experience. Not only did we see all of the signficant animals during our safari, which few do, but we were able to visit four sponsored children during our stay. It was obvious that Mega Wild Safaris empahasize customer service and adapt their normal safari distinations to accomodate our needs. Being from the United States we had to adapt to the Uganda enviornment and the reduced public services but this was made easy by such a rewarding experience.
I contacted a number of safari companies and by far Mega Wild was the most responsive and affordable. There is no question that the next time we visit this part of Africa we will do it again with them.
Excellent service, a looot of hippos :D
My friend and me did 3 days tour to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. I was a bit scared to go as 2 girls alone, because of different stories i read, but i never ever felt endanger.
Our tour guide was Onan. I have to say that Onan, beside his great personality, has excellent driving skills. One time it was so stormy and foggy, we were going up the hill on muddy cliff road, i was so scared, but Onan drove all the way up and down without problem. Eh, if you have experience of traveling in Africa, you will know why i am mentioning driving skills. Trust me, it is very important.
We had spacious 4x4 land cruiser.
We saw all big 5. However, we saw only 2 tree climbing lions, but it can happen that you see many or none... who knows, maybe you will see more :). I am also glad that we saw leopard from a super close distance. Onan was never making pressure on us to hurry up, he let us stay anywhere as long as we wanted. He would spend a whole day driving around safari and he has great knowledge. We saw so many hippos, birds and elephants. And hippos were animals which i wanted to see so badly... hehe, now i can tell i saw 100s of them (when we did a boat ride on Kazinga channel)... Oh, and to not forget! We saw a crocodile literally one meter from us!!
Also, since his family lived nearby, we asked him if we could visit his village/city and if they could prepare for us traditional food. He accepted :)), that made us happyyyy... the best fish i ate in Uganda!! Please, if he is your tour guide, let him bring you there... or maybe a suggestion for Mega Wild Safaris, include visit to his fisherman village to the tour :)... even there you can see some elephants or buffalos (one was maybe 30 to 50 meters from us when we were walking :D)...
Before safari, i communicated with Anne. She is clear, fast and efficient. Great management skills!
About the accommodation, we decided to organize our own... i was familiar with accommodation in the region so it was fine, but if you are not, then better let them organize it for you.
I would definitely take a tour with them again! Maybe next time Gorilla tour, since they are also doing that one :))
Thanks for everything, you are great! :)
Lovely Tour with an Excellent Company
I booked a tour with Mega Wild Safaris knowing I was traveling as a single woman by myself to Uganda. Anne at Mega Wild answered all my questions before booking and made me feel really safe to take the 12 day tour. Upon arrival, my guide Onan picked was waiting for me right outside the airport to get my bag and to assist with getting a SIM card and changing money to local currency. He had a huge smile and made me feel at ease and welcome right away.
The tour had a similar itinerary as other companies that operated in the area, but it is truly the people that make the difference. My guide, Onan, answered all my questions and looked up any he didn't know. He had a true passion for his work and showcased how great the people of Uganda are as well as its wildlife. A few times I was treated to his singing and playing a musical instrument. I had some flexibility at some parts of the tour to add extra activities and chose the style of restaurant I wanted to visit. I highly recommend doing a community walk and touring a traditional village.
The transport van was comfortable and included a mobile hotspot with WIFI. Water was always available in the van and there was always the option to stop if I wanted to purchase a soda or some snacks along the way. Along the tour we would stop to pick up some local produce to snack on which was always fresh and yummy. I opted for mid-range lodging which meant a room to myself with a flush toliet, bed, mosquito net, shower (hot water), electricity and the ability to charge my phone/camera. All the lodges selected by Mega Wild were comfortable with very attentive staff. I had better service (hospitality and serving of meals) at the lodges in Uganda than I have at any US hotel. Lodges had WIFI in the central but not in the rooms. This didn't matter since by the end of the day I just wanted to sleep anyways.
If you a looking for a tour company that makes you feel cared for and a staff that LOVE what they do - choose Mega Wild Safari. In the tourism business, the people make all the difference and that is what sets Mega Wild apart. The staff is top notch and they have a great relationship with lodges and operators of difference excursions along the way.
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You Visit: Kampala (Start), Queen Elizabeth NP, Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Kampala (End)
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Uganda: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Tented Camp
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale NP (Chimps), Murchison Falls NP, Jinja (Town), Kampala (City), Entebbe (End)
5-Day Chimpanzee Tracking and Akagera National Park
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Rwanda: Private tour
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You Visit: Kigali (Start), Nyungwe Forest NP (Chimps), Akagera NP, Kigali (End)
7-Day Wildlife & Gorillas
$2,040 pp (USD)
Uganda: Private tour
Mid-rangeLodge & Cottage
You Visit: Kampala (Start), Kibale NP (Chimps), Queen Elizabeth NP, Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth NP), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Kampala (End)