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Anna Hullmann   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: December 2017 Reviewed: Jan 7, 2018

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

Fantastic helpful service minded tour operator with a superb guide!
5/5

We’re really happy with Saso Ugandan Safaris, they made our 18 day safari through Uganda better than we expected! Everything worked out perfect, the response to our mail before the trip was really quick, the payments were smooth and our whishes to change the travel plans were arranged in a second. Turkish Airlines had lost our luggage upon arrival but thanks to Saso, who picked the luggage up for us, we got it back whitin a few days-really serviceminded! Our guide Gerald was the best guide we ever had (and me and my husband travells quite a lot) fun, an excellent spotter with very good knowledge of the animals and the parks. The standard of the accommodation was better than we expected (tented camps) and the food was so good throughout all of our journey! We strongly recommend Saso as your tour operator on your Safari!

Fan Yang   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2017 Reviewed: Sep 16, 2017

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

Extremely wonderful 4days in Uganda
5/5

I know it is the right agency I want through the first email contact with Saso Uganda safari. Everything is perfect, the food, accommodation and the guide. My guide Ben is so knowledgable, he always knows exactly where the animals are. If Uganda is on your plan, definitely try Saso. It's a 20/10 company, I promise you will never regret your choice.

Vivek   –  
India IN
Visited: February 2017 Reviewed: Sep 12, 2017

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

Excellent safari, one of the best experiences we had in Uganda
5/5

My wife and I did a 3-day safari of Murchison Falls NP with these folks. We have just the best memories of the entire trip. We could not be more satisfied.

Some of the highlights:
- The owner, Wilson, is friendly and directly reachable on the phone. I wanted to be extra-sure before committing to these folks. So I went and met Wilson at his home in Kampala and he immediately put me at ease.
- They own and rent out several modern, clean vehicles in very good condition, and run safaris all the time.
- Kassim, or driver, was a pleasure to interact with. He is young, very helpful and dedicated to his job. Further, he is observant, drives very well, and is a good conversationalist with lots of interesting tidbits.
- Further, probably because Kassim is such a pleasant person, he has a very good network with what we presume are other drivers and safari guides, because once we enter a park he switches into a different mode. He is actively working the phones, and you as a passenger just have to sit back and watch the amazing scenes unfold. For example: in Murchison Falls NP, we got to hang out with 12 lionesses and lion cubs for almost an hour, watching them as they ate and played. This was only one of many sightings during the day.
- The trip itself: we were very happy because Saso does not do the usual nickel-and-diming that is very prevalent in other economy safari companies, for example in Kenya.
- Itinerary: even though we made a few last-minute changes to the overall plan, Wilson and Kassim handled everything admirably and made sure we got where we wanted to go
- Arrangements for food: I don't know if this is standard across all their safaris, but the food arrangements were all uniformly excellent. Further, Kassim took note of our dietary preferences and only took us to places where we would get good options

All in all, a simply superb safari experience. If you're looking for a good safari company in Uganda, look no further!

Side note: something that caused me a bit of anxiety before the safari began was the fact that they have very few reviews! Unfounded anxiety, as it turned out. These guys are the real deal. Book them with your eyes closed, and rest assured.

Klaus Mattias   –  
Bahrain BH
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Aug 10, 2017

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

Fantastic
5/5

Everything from the start communicating with Wilson and getting the package together was brief and responses were always on time. The trip put together for 17 days, it was excellent and will recommend to everyone. We were 2 adults and 2 teenagers. We started from Kilimanjaro where we were collected by our guide Ahmed, a Young guy from Uganda who took care of us all the way getting out of his way to make sure we were all ok throughout the trip. Most accommodations booked were incredible and the safari was just a mind blowing experience going through Tanzania passing through Manyara Lake, Ngorogo, Serengetti, passed to Uganda Queen Elizabeth park and end our trip in Rwanda where we got to see the mountain Gorillas in Virunga....All I can say if that I would do it all over again!

Susan Johnson   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Aug 5, 2017

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

Safari and Gorilla Trekking with Saso Tours
5/5

A friend and I wanted to go on a safari after completing a service trip in Uganda. We had to rely on the internet for information and reviews. Saso Tours had been highly rated so we opted to travel with them. Are we ever glad we did! Everything from beginning to end was super - Wilson at Saso made all our arrangements - he was professional and helpful with all our questions (We were two middle aged women traveling alone in an unfamiliar country). Our tour guide, Michael, was excellent - knowledgeable, friendly, fun and took great care to make sure we made the most of our safari. Our accommodations and food were top notch - we could not have asked for a better experience. Do not miss out on the Gorilla trekking - it is worth every penny!

Ann   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2017 Reviewed: Aug 4, 2017

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

5 day safari with gorilla tracking
5/5

We went on a five (5) day safari at the end of July 2017. Michael was our guide and he was amazing! We could not have asked for a better person to take us on our journey. He was knowledgeable about every place we visited as well as the places we drove through to and from Kampala. We now consider him a friend after spending so much time with him.

Our safari included a tour of Kampala (with a visit to the Palace), gorilla tracking (don't miss out on this adventure if you are in Uganda - it was incredible!), a safari drive where we saw tree climbing lions, antelope, so many baboons, elephants and buffalo along with many bird species. Michael has excellent eyes to spot even the furthest off animal. We also went on a boat tour of the Kazinga Channel and stayed at the Bush Lodge (another must do!) Our final day had us going chimpanzee tracking before driving back to Kampala.

All of our accomodations (we chose the "moderate" category) were top notch. We were treated respectfully and greeted with that beautiful Ugandan smile that we became used to at every location.

Joe   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Jul 23, 2017

Email Joe  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Trip to remember
5/5

We did not have a single to worry about on are whole trip and guide was excellent

Isolino   –  
Rwanda RW
Visited: June 2017 Reviewed: Jul 6, 2017

Email Isolino  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Professional and Qualified
4/5

The Safari Tour was a unique lifetime experience, but only fit persons should do it. Communication with Saso Uganda Safari was excellent. The budget hotel exceeded our expectation, the meal there was excellent.
Issues to improve: poor water supply in the budget hotel, better vehicle for the transportation from Kigali to Bwindi.

Becca   –  
Uganda UG
Visited: April 2017 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2017

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

Reliable, good attention to detail and fun
5/5

From the beginning Saso were professional and were easy to communicate with. They answered questions promptly and filled us with confidence. The trip itself went very smoothly with things planned ahead and organised. The safari drives were fun and the boat trip was a big plus point.

Lukas   –  
Myanmar MM
Visited: January 2017 Reviewed: Feb 1, 2017

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

Great guys, great experience
5/5

I organized everything in advance via mail with Wilson who was supportive and quick in replying during the whole process. Got picked up by Kassim and had a great ride to the city an got already plenty of interesting information. And finally was guided by Ahmed, who is a great, friendly and knowledgable guy. It was a pleasure spending the time with him. I would definitely recommend Saso Tours!!!

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