Home To Africa Tours and Travel
- Office In:
- 10-20 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- ASTA, APTA, AUTO & USTOA
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $55 to $500 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Ross | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
The Best Tour/Safari I've Ever Taken
In short, this was the best tour/safari I've ever taken in 20+ years of traveling! We debated different tours/operators, but after completing the '10-Day Tailor-Made Holiday & Tour in Uganda –Big 5 Safari' tour, I can't image there being a better option.
From the beginning when we first made contact with 'Home To Africa' to the end of the tour, everything went as smoothly as possible. Communication with the company was excellent and we didn't experience a single issue during our 10-day tour.
Everyday was a new adventure and the daily events kept us busy (but we weren't overly rushed). The itinerary was well thought out as it did a good job balancing game drives, boat rides, treks, rest time, eating, shopping and driving between destinations.
Our guide for the tour, Amos, was simply outstanding. His vast knowledge of African wildlife and his passion for being in the wilderness is unbeatable, and it really added to our experience in Uganda. He was flexible when needed, but he kept us in line to make sure we stayed on schedule. He kept the conversation going when appropriate, but he would also allow us to enjoy the peacefulness/quietness of the wild.
The lodges which were selected for the tour were also top notch. With a mix of tents, lodges and hotels, I feel that we got to experience a nice range of accommodations in Uganda. Not to mention the meals served in these places were of excellent quality. And they provided so much food...hunger was never a concern!
All-in-all, I couldn't provide a higher recommendation for this company. Simply put, everything was perfect, and we hope to use 'Home To Africa' once again in the future.
Thanks for a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Email Reto | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Very professional and personal tour, just great!
I spent 8 days on tour through Uganda with my wonderful guide, driver, and in the meantime friend, Karim. He is a very safe and cautious driver and explains very patiently everything about the country, the animals, the culture and so on and he answered all of my questions. I really enjoyed to travel with him.
The booking process with Home to Africa was super friendly and they were very flexible with accommodating many wishes from my side. So in the end I had a tour tailored exactly to my wishes.
I thank Karim and the entire company so much for this incredible time, that I could spend in beautiful Uganda!
Email Carol Potter | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Perfectly organized totally as advertised exceptional experience in the beautiful national parks.
I did 7-Day tour and Vacation in Uganda with Gorilla Trekking with Home to Africa.
It was just me and my delightful competent guide/driver Karim. Seeing Chimps and Gorillas so close in their natural habitat was the obvious highlight, but the boat ride in the channel between the lakes in Queen Elizabeth National Park was very enjoyable, especially seeing elephants wading into the water.
I loved the safari drives in Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo was like I had read a strategic stop between Bwindi and Entebbe, AND it really had a lot of animals. One thing about safaris is that with every additional drive and every additional place, you see something new or in a different way. Also, the Eagles Nest Lodge had the most incredible views. A perfect place to sip wine and reflect on all you experiences.
I chose budget accommodations and the cabins were all pleasant, hot water, comfy beds and beautiful surroundings. The food was pretty good and they all had a bar of some sort.
My experience was so much better because of Karim. He was a perfect handler. He spoke very clear English and had a funny sense of humor. He made sure I knew what was expected and what I should wear and have with me. He made sure I did not forget anything anywhere. He advocated for me. His driving skills kept me calm and he was great company; a curious intelligent person. If I saw a rare bird, Karim did not rest until that bird was identified. In addition, he also did not rest until I was safely out of Uganda. It was clear that with Home to Africa I was important and in good hands. I always felt my safety, comfort and quality of experience were top priority.
Email Neil and Holly | Experience level: first safari
Uganda at its best
Our experience with Home to Africa was exceptional. Hedmond in the front office was easy to work with, responding to all our questions and supplying us with numerous suggestions and solutions for our 12 day safari .
Our personal guide and driver, Derrick, was excellent. He gave us a wealth of information on the culture, sights, and animals of Uganda. Derrick speaks 7 languages and was able to converse with everyone we encountered. He went above and beyond to make this our very best vacation.
Each day was a new experience: visiting national parks, walking in the bush, and taking river boat rides or night game drives.
If you intend to visit Uganda, this is the company to contact.
Email Ayala and Yizhar | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very well organized trip with an excellent guide
We had a 8 day safari trip of bird watching and primates. It was very well organized. Our guide-driver, Amos, was amazing: fluent in English, highly intelligent, knowledgeable, kind and patient, He took care of everything and was just fun to hang out with. The amount and beauty of the species we encountered went beyond our expectations - a new wonder every day. We saw many of the Albertine Rift endemic birds and unique mammals (chimps, gorillas, lion etc.) with the help of excellent local guides. The activities were varied: game drive, hiking and boat ride. Communication with Hedmond, the sales manger was very good and everything went as planned. The service at the lodges was also very good. We highly recommend this company and guide.
We had an 8-day private safari through the whole Uganda. The program was tailored to our needs, and we were able to see a lot: toured through 5 national parks, seen the big 5 (including rhinos in Ziwa sanctuary, lions very close by and a leopard jumping from a tree and going hunting).
The tour operator is great - they always fulfil our asks. We booked economy accommodation, but one of our lodges was still mid-range! The giude, Brian, is great - very knowledgeable and experienced. We cannot believe how he could have noticed a leopard in the tree by seeing only its tail very far away, and he did that twice! We really loved our trip with Brian.
Email Terry | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
An honest and organized company.
Thanks to Home To Africa, we had a fantastic time on our Gorilla Trek in Uganda. When planning this trip, I researched many companies and am very happy I decided on Home To Africa. The communication through What's App was always excellent, and Aryanyijuka went over and above trying to help with VISA issues and any other concerns. The cost, itinerary, and accommodation were transparent, with no surprises. Our driver, Derrick, in the field, was always helpful and kindly looked out for us at every stage. We stayed at Broadbill Lodge and couldn't have been happier with our 'budget choice.' The guides for our Gorilla Trek ensured everyone on our team made it, and we had the experience of a lifetime during our hour with the gorillas. We opted to spend two nights after the trek at Lake Bunyoni Eco Resort, which was definitely a highlight of our two-week trip! The views, the food, and the staff were superb! All the staff ensured that we had an unforgettable experience, and we feel like we made some lifelong friends. Osbert, Samuel, Mike, and everyone else at Lake Bunyoni were the best staff I have ever encountered, and I can't praise them enough. My only regret about this trip is that I didn't have Home To Africa organize our entire two-week trip to Africa. Don't hesitate and book with Home To Africa!
Email Elena | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Thank you for the unforgettable experiences I had in Africa thanks to Home To Africa Tours and Travel. It was my and my husband's first trip to Africa and our fears were dispelled as soon as we arrived. We saw wonderful places, met wonderful nice people who took care of our comfort. Guides Jean Paul, Suleyman and Karim showed us the most beautiful things in their country.
Karim, thank you for your professionalism, care, willingness and for all the interesting information about Uganda that we learned from you. You are the best!
Rwanda, Uganda and Tanzania - goodbye!
Email Audrey | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Trip of a lifetime with exceptional guide Husaima
Our guide Husaima was excellent- great driver, wonderful knowledgeable guide and fantastic company. 13 day safari- we wished it was longer. Home to Africa selected accommodations that were fantastic, a great itinerary and excellent communication. I would highly recommend this company to anyone- particularly Husaima.
Email Daddy Majo | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The experience of visiting Africa, which was conveyed to us by the guides from Home to Africa - Jean-Paul, Karim and Suleyman, was the experience of a lifetime for me and my wife... Africa will get under your skin and to make your experience perfect, you need quality services. And you can get them from HtA. All expectations were greatly exceeded and none of the fears were confirmed. Africa and its inhabitants (humans and animals) is something that will get you and you will think about it long after you return. Well thank you.
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