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Arrive Africa Safaris

(10 Reviews)
Office In:
Uganda Uganda
5-10 employees (Founded in 2011)
Member Of:
Association of Uganda Tour Operators
Tour Types:
Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
Congo (DRC) CD
Kenya KE
Rwanda RW
Tanzania TZ
Uganda UG

Arrive Africa Safaris is one the best tour Companies in Uganda and East Africa specializing in Gorilla safaris,Wildlife viewing, Big Five Safari, Chimpanzee trekking, Island safaris, adventure safaris, Culture Safaris, Birding tours and other tailored tours covering Tanzania Wildebeest Migration, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda safaris. We provide a safari Excursion that meets your demands without compromising.


Arrive Africa Safaris gorilla trek & Safari

From the initial plan to visit Rwanda in March through the changes due to the pandemic and to the actual gorilla trekking and safari in Akagera National Park, Arrive Africa Safaris was exceptional in their communication, planning, and support. I arranged this trip for my son upon his college graduation and it far exceeded his and my expectations. He was one of the first tourists to arrive in Rwanda after the travel restrictions were lifted and his experience could not have been better. He was able to see the gorillas up close and his trip to Akagera provided many encounters with the wildlife, including a pride of lions! From the time he stepped off the plane to his return to the airport, Arrive Africa Safaris was there to make sure everything went smoothly. I am sure that this trip will be one that my son remembers for the rest of his life.

3 Day Gorilla Safari

I went on the 3 Day Gorilla Safari Tour that Arrive Africa Safaris offers. I coordinated over email with Jessica to setup my Safari trip; she was quick to respond to any questions I had concerning the trip. I was able to have my guide, Ronald, pick me up from Kyenjojo instead of Kampala since I was working in Kyenjojo the prior week. Ronald was my guide for the Safari and he did a phenomenal job during the length of trip. He was very informative and easy-going. The Gorilla Trek itself was fantastic. It only took our group about an hour and a half to locate the gorillas and then we spent an hour observing them and taking pictures. Overall, Arrive Africa Safaris offers a great 3 Day Gorilla Trek; I definitely recommend it. One tip: If you are coming over from the US and you are bringing cash make sure to bring only 50s or 100s that are dated after 2009 and make sure that they don't have tears or stains. The Ugandan banks have strange rules on what US bills they will and won't accept.

Wonderful time, much more than expected with Arrive Africa Safaris

We did a 13 days tour with Arrive Africa Safaris from 11th to 23th June 2017
We had a very good experience using the services of this company.

It started by contacting Jessica at their office. She answered each mail
and each question promptly. She organized a safari tour tailored to our needs and time and the
plan was just the best one can ask.

Arriving at the airport of Entebbe, a car was waiting to drive us to our hotel at Kampala, exactly as
Jessica promised.

The Safari tour was much more than we expected. Our guide/driver, Martin, was a young guy, who finished his
studying as an engineer, but still prefers to work with tourist. Martin has a good knowledge on
almost everything in Uganda, animals, History, political situation or Sport. He appeared to be a very reliable
man, always on time, taking care for everything we need, which included cutting pineapple and mango every day with his machete. We just had the feeling he is part of our family.

The lodges were mostly above what we expected, we ordered a budget tour but mostly got lodges of higher
class, maybe because it was the beginning of the season and Martin and Jessica could work it out this way.

A good company is tested in a case of a crisis and Arrive Africa Safari did it just great.
On the second day of our tour the car broke down because it went over a very big stone, tearing its lower part
and causing leaking of oil. We already thought we are going to miss some days of our tour. Martin just put us on another car of a colleague of another company, took care that he will take us to our lodge for lunch, took care for bringing us to our boat tour and took care that the boat will take us. Meanwhile his company sent two mechanics from Kampala (5 to 6 hours drive) to fix the car. The car could not be fixed in one night, so they sent another car to drive us till the car got repaired.
We didn't miss anything, we could just appreciate Martin and his company working so hard that we will be happy.

I was quite skeptic, while booking our tour with Jessica, cause I didn't find a lot of reputation on this company on the web. I did it cause Jessica convinced me that it will be ok and because I wanted to do it with a company, which belong to the local people of Uganda.

For summary, we had a very beautiful time in Uganda, thanks to Martin and Jessica. Any detail which was promised has been fulfilled.
All the permits for the Gorilla, Chimpanzee and other reserves were taken care long in advance. The price we got was really fair and the "value for money" the best.

I can just recommend them to anybody going to make a Safari tour in Uganda.

Perfect from the start, esp for the ethical tourist

Right from my first contact with Jessica by email, we were treated exceptionally well.  Jessica responded promptly and in detail to all my information requests, as well as offering a very reasonably priced 8 day safari.  And importantly, through the company they support an orphanage for Kony victims in Kampala.  This ethical philosophy of supporting and giving to others at community level is very strong within the company and a massive drawcard for us.
Martin was a fantastic guide throughout our time.  From picking us up at the airport to the final goodbye we cannot fault his professionalism, knowledge, caring nature and patience to find us the best experience.  And through his guidance we saw everything and more that we wanted to see - from lions in the trees and elephants at the gate, to mongoose under the van and leopards at the window, just amazing.  I have dreamed of this since a young boy and can only say my dream has been realised.
Uganda is a beautiful place and was not voted by the BBC as the friendliest country in Africa for nothing.  Every day was like being somewhere different - from grassland savannah to lakes to rainforest jungle.  We stayed in mid-range accommodation and were blessed with exceptional service and wonderful food.  I have to mention Agnes at the Simba Safari Camp and all the people at the Buhoma Community Rest Camp , the stunning views at the Acacia Lodge looking down onto Lake Bunyonyi (http://www.arcadialodges.com/lake-bunyonyi.html - think I would love to retire there!!) and the impala herd outside our window at the Acacia Cottages at Lake Mburo.
We did two gorilla treks in Bwindi and I would have to recommend doing two rather than one.  Each was unique and gave us plenty of time to pick up and put down the cameras, to look through the lens or just sit and absorb where we were.
When you go make sure you take some school supplies for St Matthews School while doing the Community Walk in Bwindi.  This school and its staff are doing an incredible job with dirt floors, 60 kids to a class, so few resources but a spirit that lifts your heart.  They also have a number of orphans and Batwa children who would  benefit from your support.  We'll be back again to do what we can - and also to experience Rwanda with our friends at Arrive Africa Safaris.
I utterly recommend Arrive Africa Safaris and Uganda - people, places and smiles you will never forget.

It was awesome.

An outstanding gorilla safari in Rwanda
We were glad we chose Arrive Africa Safaris for our gorilla safari in Rwanda, everything was very well organized and our 4 day gorilla trek and Golden monkey tour was so fantastic and unforgettable! We chose a mid-range booking, and stayed at Le bambou lodge. The views here were breathtaking, the food was great and the stuff were extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms are well furnished with canvas walls, great beds, and basic bath rooms. We would definitely chose it again because the positives over weighed the negatives.
Our guide Moses was so knowledgeable and friendly, he always chose to make us happy and satisfied throughout the whole safari. We had late minute bookings but Arrive Africa Safari’s management was so quick with organizing our safari and it came out a blast for us. Our gorilla permits were in place, which made our trek so amazing and totally worth the cost.
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