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Jennifer F   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2023

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

The trip of a lifetime
5/5

Our tour of Uganda was incredible, thanks to our wonderful guide, Derrick. The booking process was easy, and the tour itself was perfect. Some busy days, some relaxing days, and the right amount of activity and excursions. It was nice to tailor make the package to suit our schedule. Derrick knew so much about the animals and about Uganda. It was clear that his goal was to make our experience the very best that it could be. Our time was incredible and we saw so many animals, including the big 5. Top notch service. All of the accommodations were lovely and clean and had delicious meals. The car was comfortable and great for the game drives. Would 100% recommend this tour company.

Kristin & Adolfo   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 31, 2023

Email Kristin & Adolfo  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Trip of a lifetime!
5/5

We had an amazing 10 day trip with Karim. We spent time in Murchison Falls (our favorite), trekked the chimps and gorillas-loved them both! Did a couple of boat rides-both amazing! The staff at all accommodations were very friendly and welcoming. We loved hearing Karim teach us about his home country-Uganda. Overall, a great trio and ask for Karim to be your guide.

Peter and Joanne   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2023

Email Peter and Joanne  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Great tour operator and guides, they provided everything they promised and more
5/5

After extensive research we booked a custom two-week tour of Rwanda and Uganda with Home to Africa. We have been to Africa many times, including a number of self-driving trips, but decided that it made more sense to do a guided tour.

Happily, we had a great experience and would highly recommend Home to Africa. Everything was well-organized, the driver/guides were great and the accommodations were first rate, even though this was billed as a budget/mid-range trip.

Our trip started in Kigali, Rwanda, where we were picked up at the airport by our driver, Ben. The next day we made the long drive to Nyungwe National Park. The following day we did the chimp tracking. Unfortunately, Joanne fell and hurt her wrist, so Ben took us to a hospital to get an X-ray. Apparently, it was not broken, but did prevent us from doing the next day's long hike up Mt. Bisoke. Ben was great in coming up with alternative activities for the day, at no additional cost, so the day was not wasted.

After we visited the golden monkeys (well worth it), Ben drove us to the border of Uganda where we were waved through without even having to show our passports. We met Eli, our new driver, and transferred our luggage. In Uganda they drive on the left, whereas in Rwanda it's on the right.

In Uganda we did many of the popular activities, beginning with the mandatory gorilla tracking in Bwindi and including Queen Elizabeth NP, the Kazinga Channel, Kibale Forest, Murchison Falls NP and the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary. All were very worthwhile and each lodge seemed better than the one before. On the last evening Eli arranged for a birthday cake to be delivered to our table for Joanne's birthday, complete with sparklers and the staff singing Happy Birthday. What a thoughtful surprise.

Thanks to everyone at Home to Africa for a great trip.

Elena   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 23, 2023

Email Elena

Well organised, tailored tour
4/5

We (3 people) organised a 8-day tour of Uganda. Home to Africa was very responsive in the planning phase, and the journey was adapted to our requests. We faced a small problem at our arrival in Entebbe, as due to a miscommunication our driver arrived late, but we managed to contact the agency and fix the problem. Our guide driver, Benon, was absolutely perfect. He has a genuine love for nature and animals, and doing game drives with him has been fantastic. His driving is very good. Also the accommodations chosen by the company were very satisfactory. We can warmly recommend them, and in particular, Benon.

Lauren Barry & Alex Waterman   –  
Australia AU
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 16, 2023

Email Lauren Barry & Alex Waterman  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing experience & Great Staff
5/5

We had a great experience with Adam and Home to Africa. The communication from Home to Africa was great and we felt very looked after the whole time. Our Tour Driver Adam was very knowledgeable of the local surroundings and had a great passion for his work. Adam went above and beyond for us and was very accommodating and worked very hard to get all our needs met including when we fell ill and had to go to the doctors, Adam took care of everything and rearranged things for us so we wouldn't miss out on anything. And Adam also helped us out after hours after our tour had finished, our flight got rescheduled unexpectedly and we were left at the airport but Adam came to the rescue and arranged airport transportation and accommodation for us even though he didnt have to. We found all the accommodation staff to be very friendly and welcoming too. The food was always delicious and there was always plenty of food all day. We would highly recommend this tour and this tour group to everyone and we are very Thankful that we chose Home To Africa and thankful for all of Adams hard work too.

Birgit   –  
Austria AT
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 10, 2023

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

Unforgettable and unique!
5/5

I booked a 9 day Custom Tour Uganda in July with my husband and 4 children, including gorilla and chimpanzee trekking.
It was our first visit to East Africa and in Home to Africa I found a reliable and trustworthy agency that was very competent and helpful in all aspects. From the first email until the last day of our safari tour, everything was perfectly planned and organized.
The trip was tailored to our needs and desires, and a varied program was proposed to us that suited all family participants.
We chose simple accommodations and we were not disappointed: all lodges and bush camps were very clean, had friendly staff and excellent food. They provided good WLAN in the reception area and the showers worked perfectly.
We are totally impressed by the beautiful nature and the diverse wildlife. Now we understand why Uganda is called "The pearl of Africa". We never thought that we would be able to experience all the animals so close.

Thanks to Moses, our drivingguide, we could experience unforgettable moments and he made sure we saw the big 5 and much more.... Moses is a very experienced, respectful driver. He has a good knowledge of his country and the animals and is extremely patient. He always tried to make our stay as pleasant as possible.

Looking back I can say:
-Travelling is easier than expected and completely uncomplicated- even with children
-there is enough water to buy everywhere
-the fruits and vegetables along the streets are wonderful
-it is recommended to try typical food of the country
-You can change the local currency at the ATMs without any problems and you don't have to take dollars or euros with you.
-face masks are obligatory for the gorilla trek and gloves for the rainforest are highly recommended
-you can buy everything if your luggage does not arrive or got. lost, and the driving guides know where...
-Home to Africa is absolutely a good choice and will make your vacation unforgettable!!!

Timo   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 6, 2023

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

Perfect organized tour with very friendly and competent tour guides
5/5

My wife and myself would like to share our incredible travel experience in Rwanda and Uganda, which we recently had the pleasure of enjoying over 14 unforgettable days! It was a journey filled with adventure, breathtaking nature, warm hospitality, and an abundance of cultural discoveries. From majestic mountain gorillas to shimmering lakes and lush landscapes, each day was a truly memorable experience. Our guides John (Rwanda) and Karim (Uganda) were extremely friendly, professional and very knowledgable.

Our journey began in the vibrant capital city of Kigali, which immediately impressed us with its cleanliness and lively atmosphere. Visits to the Genocide Memorial and Kigali Cultural Village brought us closer to the moving history and incredible resilience of the Rwandan people. The hilly landscape of Rwanda captivated us just as much as the canopy walk and a visit to the tea and coffee plantation. A truly special experience were the two tracks to see the chimpanzees and the golden monkeys. The hospitality and smiles of the locals quickly made us a fan of this wonderful country.

After leaving Rwanda with mixed feelings, we continued our journey to Uganda. Queen Elizabeth National Park awaited us with an incredible array of wildlife. We had the chance to experience an exciting safari and observe lions, elephants, buffaloes, and a variety of bird species in their natural environment. The boat ride on the Kazinga Channel was another highlight, providing a close encounter with hippos and crocodiles.

Our final days of the trip took us to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, another highlight of our journey. The hike through the dense forest to see the mountain gorillas was challenging, but it was more than worth it as we found ourselfs face to face with these fascinating creatures. The experience of observing them in their natural habitat was indescribable.

In summary, we can say that our 14-day journey through Rwanda and Uganda was one of the best experiences of our life. The blend of nature, culture, and wildlife encounters touched us deeply and left us inspired. The people in both countries are incredibly warm-hearted and proud of their culture and heritage.

We highly recommend Rwanda and Uganda to any traveler seeking an authentic, adventurous, and enriching experience. This trip will always hold a special place in our heart!

Major   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 30, 2023

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

Great company to see Uganda!
5/5

We loved spending 6 days with Benon our tour guide from Home to Africa. We got to see so much wildlife and see so much of Uganda. All of the camps we stayed in were super nice with good food and the best service. If you are hesitant about this company don’t be. They will definitely take care of you at a reasonable price and show you the beauty of Uganda!

Luigi   –  
Italy IT
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2023

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

Best tour/guide ever!
5/5

We did 13 days tour over Uganda and we made a great choice in selecting Home to Africa for the journey.
They were simply perfect. Since the preparation where Hedmond supported us in the overall decision making process to the actual tour where we had our greatest luck to find Derrick as driver.
He loves what he does and you can feel it, we had fun, he brought us in wonderful places and always did the extra mile to make us happy.
Uganda is amazing, wonderful parks, animals and people will for sure make your trip one of the best of your lives.
Definitely recommended Home to Africa and Derrick as guide.
Luigi

Chris   –  
Germany DE
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2023

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

Just perfect!
5/5

We were a group of 3 and traveled through Uganda for 7 days. Everyone at Home to Africa was competent, friendly, highly responsive and we can only recommend booking the tour with them. William our guide and driver was also very professional, friendly, knowledgeable and the best guide you could imagine. When our luggage arrived two days late at Entebbe airport, he did everything in his power to have someone pick up the luggage at the airport and transport it to a place that was on our route. You could feel blessed in case you get William as your guide. Uganda and Home to Africa was just such a great experience that we will never forget!!

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