East African Jungle Safaris
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2013)
- Member Of:
- AUTO, TUGATA & UTB
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $40 to $400 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
for a custom tour
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Email Tom | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
polite, safe, did everything to make the trip a memorable experience
The company is extremely responsive to questions sent by e-mail or Whatsapp. I did the day trip to Lake Mburo National Park in Uganda with a stop at the village on the Kampala - Masaka Road marking the equator line. The guide, who was a also the driver, was extremely safety conscious, courteous, and went out of his way to make sure the 1-day safari exceed my expectations. I highly recommend contacting East Africa Jungle Safaris for ventures in Uganda.
Email Trevor Fuelling | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
My Nile River Adventure of a Lifetime
Planning this trip started with a spectacular documentary on the Murchison Falls where the Nile River drops 40 m creating a rich habitat for aquatic wildlife particularly Hippos. The internet revealed that East Africa Jungle Safaris based in Uganda were offering good value 4 day safaris featuring the Murchison Falls. I booked this first.
As a water engineer, I have always been fascinated with the Nile River and its contribution to the lives over 100million people living along the river from Lake Victoria in Uganda , through Sudan and ultimately through Egypt to the Mediterranean Sea. The Pharohs made good use of the Nile; making a rich contribution to human society. Remnants of that era are awesome.
I asked East African Jungle Safaris if they could put together a personal trip from Cairo to Alexandria by car then on to Luxor by overnight train. At Luxor I would take a river cruise to the Aswan High Dam where I would transfer to the ferry from the dam wall to Wadi Halfa in Sudan. In Sudan I would visit ancient relics and the irrigation based settlements along both sides of the Nile. At Atbura I would embark on the train to Khartoum where the Blue Nile joins the Nile. From Khartoum I would fly to Entebbe in Uganda where I would undertake the safari to Murchison falls, then visit Jenga where the Nile emerges from Lake Victoria ( the official source of the Nile). I also requested boat trip on the lake.
They put the trip together in conjunction with tour agents in Egypt and Sudan. The combined expertise resulted in a remarkable experience for me. In Egypt I had a personal tour of the Pyramids and Egyptian Museum, then by car to The Australian War cemetery at El Alemain and to the Roman Fort and Museum at Alexandria, followed by the first class train ride to Luxor, then the 5 day river cruise to Aswan stopping at the Temple of Karnak, Valley of Kings, Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, Colossi of Morman and Temples of Edfu and Sobek. Finally a Tour of Aswan High Dam. The Dam was completed in 1968 with a primary aim of regulating the flow of the Nile. It has reservoir capacity of 132 Billion cubic metres and is the 6th largest artificial storage in the world. It serves the irrigation needs of Egypt 85% and Sudan 15%.
Lake Nasser is 550 km long. The ferry to Wadi Halfa has 1st and 2nd class sleepers and travels overnight once a week. Early next morning you pass Abu Simbel, 4 colossal (20m high) statues of Ramses in front of his temple. These were salvaged from the rising waters of Lake Nasser by a complex engineering feat in the 1960s. The ferry docks at Wadi Halfa and you are now in Sudan where I was met by my Sudanese guide with 4WD. The passanger train from Wadi Halfa to Atbura no longer operates.This is Nubian Country. The Nubians ruled Egypt prior to BC 3500. Today they live a simple life based on irrigated cropping on the Nile. I stayed in a Nubian house at Wawa; then camped on the sand dunes at old Dongle which was once the Christian capital of the Nubian Kingdom. We moved on to Atbura (railway centre) via Karima and Jerbal Barkal: a magnificent elevated view of the Nile on a bend in its natural state flowing through the desert.
At Atbura, I took the modern train to Khartoum where I visited more Nubian Pyramids and the museum before flying out to Entebbe in Uganda where I was met by Fred Ssebunya, principal of East African Jungle Safaris. He introduced me to his 4 day Murchison Falls guide and off we went on an awesome experience with the falls and the wildlife, staying in his villa overlooking Lake Albert. You could hear the hippos in the distance at night.
I wanted to interface with Lake Victoria so he took me to Jinga Town and out to the official source where Lake Victoria becomes the Nile River. A boat took me to the rapids and the local tourist shop perched on the rapids where I purchased my shirt "I've been at the Source of The Nile Jinja-Uganda".
I finished off with a 2 day boat cruise to Kalangala Island on Lake Victoria. I then over-nighted in Entebbe and flew out the next day.
This 30 day adventure in Feb-Mar 2017 met all my expectations for variety, excitement and value. I requested midrange accom and the total cost (Cairo-Entebbe) US$ 8000.
My trip was totally safe and comprehensive taking all history and excitement associated with the Nile River and its people. All guides spoke English and were excellent.
It is thoroughly recommended. Full Marks for East Africa Jungle Safaris. Fred Ssebunya
Email Umi | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Best gorilla trekking and murchison fall experience
The owner of East African jungle safari is my go to guy for planning trips. With his warm grincand excellent service, Frank fulfills all of my wishes for things to see and do.
He has taken me on activities like white water rafting on the Nile in Jinja and gorilla trekking in bwindi.
Email Joseph | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
I booked a 3 day Safari with this outfitter after being in Africa for sometime on USAID assignment. I thought my guide Farouk was fantastic. I was picked up at my hotel and returned to the airport on time and as scheduled. Everyone I dealt with ( Ruth, Frank etc.) communicated well and made themselves available for any questions I had. It can be difficult to find honest and dependable outfitters, but this group was excellent. Saw the “Big 5” while in the park, mid range accommodation was decent. I would travel with East Africa Safari again without question.
Email Bramdon | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
The best at what he does!
Fred is the man! I received an email back extremely quickly and he was able to answer all of my questions without any hesitation. I asked so many questions and was so happy with the responses and his patience. He was able to help create a very special custom tour for me and my friends. The tour was more than perfect! It was non-stop action and we were always on the go. I loved every second of it. The places we stayed were unbelievably beautiful. The food just kept coming! We ate so much and it was delicious. We saw every animal we hoped to see. Our guide was amazing. I literally can't express how amazing East African Jungle Safaris is. PLEASE do yourself a favor and plan a trip with them ASAP!
Email Hendrik | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We had a great time!!! The accommodation was beautiful and everything was perfectly organized. Also an extra thank you for helping us out with shoes
Email Jeff | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
I had a great time and really enjoyed the trip. I only had a limited time so I wanted to see as much as possible. Fred helped plan the trip to maximize time even adding things along the way I didn't consider. My guide, Eddie was great. Very profesional, organized and punctual. He also had a great attitude and was friendly and knowledgeable. The primate watching was great, of course I saw the chimpanzees and mountain gorillas which was unforgettable. However I also saw 5-8 other kinds of primates along the way and even at lodges. Speaking of lodges they were unforgettable. The Kibale Forest Camp was right in the rainforest and had a great jungle trail around it. You slept in very fancy tents with bathrooms. The next spot was Bakiga Lodge which was even more spectacular perched on the edge of Bwindi Impenetrable national park overlooking the sloping tea plantations to the north. Finally, and best of all, was the Lake Bunyonyi Eco Resort which was on its own private island in the middle of lake Bunyonyi. Another spectacular nature trail and dugout canoeing made it very special. However the views were out of this world, I was legitimately concerned I had died and gone to heaven.
Murchison Falls Safari
Our safari to Murchison Falls with East African Jungle Safari was a lifetime experience and they really showed us the Pearl of Africa. Our guide Apollo was very knowledgeable about the park and wildlife. In addition he changed the program after our wishes through out the 4 day safari which also gave us a great side experience to the Rhino Sancturary. Manager Fred also followed up from the planning till we departed from Kampala. We highly recommend this company to anyone who want to see the best of Uganda.
Email AbdulKhabir | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
my dream vacation to queen elizabeth
We chose East African Jungle Safaris to organise our vacation in Uganda and Director Fred brought up many options and we settled for a safari to Queen Elizabeth, and we never regretted that choice because we enjoyed every bit of it from the boat cruise on kazinga channel where we saw many crocs and hippos to the game drive where we saw lions one leopard and many elephants, it was really awesome we got value for money.
Email Kris | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Actually we did not book any trip from East African Jungle Safaris, however, we rented a car (Toyota Land Cruiser) with the driver from this company and travelled from around in Rwanda and Uganda. Briefly speaking, nice people, good and professional service. All people from East African Jungle Safaris we had contact with are reliable and really nice (Fred in Kampala, Frank in Kigali, and our driver Twahibu).
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