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Thorsten Schaefer and family   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2021 Reviewed: Dec 30, 2021

Email Thorsten Schaefer and family  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Very professional, super good organised,very fast in communication, great tour operatator
5/5

I would like to start my review with the first contact I had with the booking office from Speke Uganda Holidays.

Actually, we had planned to make a family trip (5 people) to Madagascar but due to the COVID situation we had to change our travel plans.
Just 3 weeks before departure I contacted Speke Uganda Holidays and asked them for a tour proposal and within 24 hours I received a first suggestion for an itinerary and it was almost perfect, just some small changes and we were happy.

Payments towards Uganda went fine, I was always informed about the status of my payments by the finance department at Speke Uganda Holidays and the team from the booking office answered all our questions very fast and professional.

We got picked by our guide Mr. Jotham Kasamba and we immediately had this connection beween him and the group. We had a very good and clean Safari Land Cruiser which included a fridge and offered enough space for us and our luggage. The itinerary was very well planned, all accommadation were well chosen and we enjoyed grreat food after long drives.

Our Guide, Mr. Jotham Kasamba was very care taking, reliable, in time. Mr. Kasamba is an excellent driver, has a great knowledge in the field and about the wildlife but also about the history of his country. He did very good briefings and was open minded to our input, feedback and wishes. He made our trip special and he managed to make us feel comfortable from the start.

All in all, we were very impressed about the professionalism of Speke Uganda Holidays. At the beginning of the tour we received a tour book which included a drinking bottle to reduce plastic and also the owner, Mr. Mulinde, called us to welcome us in Uganda.
At the end of the trip we received another call from Mr.Mulinde, he wanted to hear if all went well and if we had any extra wishes.
All in all we can only speak positive about the tour, it was perfect!

We enjoyed the tour very much and we will recommend Speke Uganda Holidays to our family and friends. We have actually fallen in love with Uganda and we will definately come back. We have seen lots of cuntries in Africa and we have done lots of Safaris but htis country and the Tour Operator are very much on top.

Thanks to ther team at Speke Uganda Holidays!

Virginia   –  
Spain ES
Visited: December 2021 Reviewed: Dec 15, 2021

Email Virginia  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great tour operator in Uganda!
5/5

Our trip to Uganda with Speke Holidays was absolutely perfect. The tour included an extensive itinerary (as per our request), but was planned in a way that every day was very balanced and not too exhausting. We counted on the support of Speke representatives since our arrival at the airport until our departure. Our guide Vincent was simply the best! He demonstrated great knowledge of the animals, terrain and the country’s context, as well as impressive driving skills. He tried for us to have the best experience in every activity and while on route, and he totally succeeded! A huge thanks to the Speke team and especially to Vincent!

Christine Dwyer   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2021 Reviewed: Dec 10, 2021

Email Christine Dwyer  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

I felt like one of his family members and he really cared about me enjoying my trip
5/5

Uganda is such a beautiful country, and the people are the kindest
Speke Uganda Holidays took care of everything for me
I traveled alone and they made me feel very comfortable, I had not a care the world. I was in good hands
They suggested the Entebbe Botanical Gardens and the place was amazing, I learned a lot about Uganda
The mountain Gorilla experience in Bwindi was one of the best days of my life!!
Then on my last day there I had some time before my flight and they arranged for me to go by boat to the chimpanzee island
Another great day
I loved every minute, and I will never forget
I can't wait to go back!!

Marina (Pumba)   –  
Germany DE
Visited: October 2021 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2021

Email Marina (Pumba)  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Because of this well organised amazing tour I let a piece of my heart in Uganda
5/5

My first vacations abroad since the beginning of the pandemic
I travelled in a small group (4 persons) and with a very friendly guide. I loved to hear his stories about his country, the cultur and the animals. Africano was always with us and could answer all questions and made the trip unforgetable and very special.
We tried different fruits and Ugandan food and learned a lot about the people, their life and so on.
The game drives with Africano were amazing and we could see a lot of animals. The luck and the weather were on our side :-)
I am very glad that I could visit your country! Africano from SPEKE Uganda Holidays made it special for me !
I would recommend the tour to my friends and I am sure, I will visit your country again to stay closer to the people and to be with them in their village, to visit a school or a Kindergarden and to dance together in the starry night.
I let a piece of my heart in Uganda!
Thank you for this amazing time.

Rene   –  
Germany DE
Visited: November 2020 Reviewed: Nov 4, 2021

Email Rene  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unbelievable Country, great Lodges and Parks, EXCELLENT SERVICE BY SPEKE!!!!!!!!!!
5/5

The Organisation was almost perfect. Perhaps, you can get Uganda a bit Cheaper. But not with this Service. From the beginning of Planing, all questions before arrival are answered immediately, the Guide during Tour and all excursions were perfect.

Jasmin   –  
Germany DE
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Oct 6, 2021

Email Jasmin  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Friendly, reliable and representing Uganda
5/5

Very reliable tour operator. We felt safe all the time with our guide, who has explained us a lot of background information. Uganda was a great experience for us! Visiting the Gorillas at Bwindi was a highlight, relaxing at Mutanda lake and enjoying Mburo Nationalpark simply a must-do! Thanks for many impressive moments and all the friendly people around us!

Cindra & Michael Skotzko   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2021 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2021

Email Cindra & Michael Skotzko  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Uganda Adventure
5/5

We loved the service we got from everyone associated with Speke! Our drivers were all fantastic! They're so knowledgeable about everything Uganda! We spent the most time with Kasamba and were very sad to part ways. His humor, smarts, and personability made our trip perfect. In addition, all our Speke helpers got us through customs, navigated the airport, and made all the details easy. We couldn't have done it without them! Thanks to all of them including Jimmy, Daniel, and of course Kasamba. We love you guys!

Sophie Simon   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2021 Reviewed: Sep 9, 2021

Email Sophie Simon  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Even better than expected!!
5/5

We had a perfect time in Uganda with Speke!!
Our guide was so friendly and well organised from the pick up at the airport until the very end. We didn't need to worry about anything. He had a great knowledge about wildlife and nature and he always tried to make the best of every situation so that we could enjoy it as much as possible.
Also the car and the lodges were great, too.
We can definitly 100% recommend Speke Uganda Holidays!!

Bert Barnes   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2021 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2021

Email Bert Barnes  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Outstanding experience - guides were phenomenal - seamless logistics
5/5

We had an outstanding experience with Speke Uganda on our honeymoon. We flew into Entebbe, transferred to Kisoro, and spent 3 days gorilla trekking and relaxing at Mutanda Lake. Throughout that time, Speke made sure our travel logistics were seamless, despite added complexity due to the pandemic. Our guides, David and Francis, were a highlight! They were welcoming, knowledgeable, flexible, and fun, and it’s clear how much pride they take in their country, their jobs, and in ensuring visitors have the best experience in Uganda. We spent 4-5 days in the country, but left feeling as though we could have spent 2-3 weeks there and still not seen everything Uganda and the people there have to offer. We can't recommend Speke Uganda enough and will book with them for our next trip!

Elyse   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2021 Reviewed: Aug 23, 2021

Email Elyse  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Touring Uganda in "our yellow limousine (our guides pet name for our jeep)"
5/5

From beginning to end, Tony and his staff were wonderful! Of course, we were a bit apprehensive traveling during the Covid Pandemic, but Speke's professionalism and attention to detail made us feel safer in Uganda than home! They listened to our desires and put together the perfect holiday for us. The guide (Vincent), vehicles, lodges and safari experiences were top notch. Our main intention traveling to Uganda was to see the Mountain Gorillas, but we got so much more. We saw the Big Five, even if the Rhinos were located at the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary! Encountering primates in addition to the Gorillas, like the endangered Chimpanzees and Golden Monkeys, made our Uganda experience stand out from other safaris. I would highly recommend Speke Uganda Holidays to anyone that wants to go on safari whether it was their first or fiftieth!

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