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Wendy Mann   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 24, 2017

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

Over and Beyond my expectations

I was extremely impressed with the professional service with Encounter Africa Safaris. I was a bit worried about booking a family tour with a non ABTA company, but I could not have been better served. Chris was on hand in the beginning to immediately answer any queries and to try and put our minds at rest. Patrick met us at some ungodly hour in the middle of the night at the airport and even dropped us off at the end. He was a great driver and guide. We felt safe and secure with him as he negotiated some difficult road, never making a rash move. His cultural and environment knowledge was greatly appreciated. The accommodation booked was wonderful and quirky. The meals were delicious and nourishing. We went to bewitching Bwindi for the gorilla trek and stayed at Broadbill Forest camp (an enchanting place!). Stayed at Bufflo Lodge at Queen Elizabeth National Park for the Safari tours and then at the homely Rwenzori View Guest House at Fort Portal for the Chimp and Swamp tours. My family had a wonderful holiday and I would highly recommend this company.

Kate   –  
Canada CA
Visited: March 2017 Reviewed: Apr 21, 2017

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

Most unique and personal travel experience!

The tour exceeded expectations. The country is spectacular and the people went out of their way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. They were flexible to personalize the trip to what we wanted to see, and were very knowledgeable on the culture, nature and history to give context to what we were seeing.

Trude   –  
Norway NO
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 19, 2017

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I had an amazing trip with Encounter Africa Safaris and recommend it to anyone who wants to go gorilla tracking -pic-up, service, food, great staff and of course the tracking itself.

Jasper   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 19, 2017

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

An amazing experience!

Went on a combined gorilla trek and Safari with Encounter Africa Safaris. Had an amazing time, excellent lodges to spend the evenings and nights, great food. Our guide (Patrick) was wonderful, he taught us so much about the local wildlife and even knew to attract a passing Hyena by mimicking its cries. We even did an extra little game drive on our way back because the permit still was active for some hours. One of the best experiences i've had in my life.

Jessie   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 18, 2017

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

"Rainy season" Uganda

A friend and I traveled to Uganda and used Encounter Africa Safaris to book a 3-day gorilla trek. Even before our arrival in Uganda, I felt encouraged to book with Encounter because of their prompt and friendly responses to my booking and all of my questions. In Uganda, they showed up on time the day of pick-up and our guide (Patrick) was very kind and personable our entire ride to Bwindi. We had a stopover at the equator for experiments and breakfast and we had a wonderful lunch further on the way to Bwindi. Patrick always made sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed at our accommodation. The food and lodging was exactly as described and were decent for the price we paid. The gorilla trekking experience was beyond words and something we won't soon forget. Overall, this company made our trip very comfortable and enjoyable. I would book with them again in the future.

Kimberleigh   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 18, 2017

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

Incredible experience!

Our experience with Encounter Safari's was incredible! The communication was top-notch, the service was excellent, our driver Tophil was so knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it to others.

Monika   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2016 Reviewed: Apr 3, 2017

Email Monika  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

The review below is the personal opinion of Monika and not that of SafariBookings.
Encounters with gorillas a must

Our tour which covered both Uganda and Rwanda, was quite big - 14 days which dragged on with little to do. The highlights were definitely the gorilla and chimpanzee encounters. I wouldn't recommend the national parks in Uganda as very little to see. Make sure your tour guide is experienced and has knowledge of the area and animal tracking.

Joanne skinner   –  
Australia AU
Visited: November 2016 Reviewed: Mar 16, 2017

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

Most amazing day and I would like to do it again with them Patrick our driver was the best

Encounter safaris were fantastic with communicating with me and my friend they had every thing we wanted to do and more there for us they sent us emails and when we arrived paper copy of our itinerary. The service that they provided was amazing and the driver Patrick was so full of knowledge and taught us a lot about his beautiful country ... thank you Patrick for making this trip one to remember and I know that we will see you again soon as we wouldnt use any one else but this amazing company!!!

Curtis   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2017

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

Excellent time organized at the last minute by the patient chris and guided brilliantly by blackie.

We were in Uganda and decided to go on safari at the last moment which chris arranged without a problem. He was very patient whilst I attempted to get money from home to pay in a way that saved us a fair bit taking it all in his stride. Our guide blackie(I know) was brilliant with his knowledge of the area and easy charm. I recommend this to anybody..

Marisa   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2017

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

One in a lifetime experience!

I wanted to see both chimpanzees and gorillas, and this trip was just what I was looking for! Our driver Tolbert was great and really added to our trip. I had several questions prior to my trip, and they were all answered promptly. I recommend this tour company to anyone who is wanting to do a chimpanzee or gorilla trek!

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