- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2006)
- Member Of:
- AUTO & ESTOA
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $100 to $600 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email Klara M. | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Everything was well organized
Everything was well organized.
The first offer I had already after one day. All other questions were answered very quickly and competently.
The journey itself was a dream, unfortunately very short.
In Uganda everything went very well. From the transfer at the airport to the end of the journey.
The selected lodges were very good.
Richard, the owner is a great birding expert and always saw all the animals immediately.
He has always responded individually to my wishes.
I highly recommend Shoebill Safaris.
Thank you for the great journey.
I'll be back!!!
Email Wiz | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing Uganda experience with Shoebill Safaris - thank you so much
We had a fantastic trip with Shoebill Safaris - Allen and Richard were professional and very helpful from the start putting together a bespoke trip for our group. They understood our needs well and were also flexible throughout the trip to make changes if we requested them. One of the highlights was a homestay, where we did all sorts of activities including preparing food, basket weaving and making mats. We met so many friendly people and even had a football match against a local team. We also did wildlife safaris, walks and cultural tours and rafting on the Nile.
Richard is incredibly knowledgable about birds and wildlife and also about Uganda in general. He has an open top safari bus which was really comfortable to travel in and we got great views when we were in the parks. We also had an excellent chef (Robert) and other guides (Laetitia and Joram) who helped to make it an unforgetable experience. Thanks to all of you and I thoroughly recommend Shoebill Safaris
Email Mary-Anne | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Fantastic experience. We learned so much about life in Uganda from our knowledgable guides
Shoebill safaris provided an excellent service which went beyond our expectations. We felt very well looked after throughout our tour and the team responded well to the needs of our large family group (18 people). The home stay part of the tour gave us an excellent insight into rural life in Uganda. The tour guides were very knowledgable about wildlife, particularly the many amazing birds of Uganda. I would not hesitate to recommend Shoebill safaris to anyone wanting to visit Uganda.
Easy planning & communication and very experienced guide.
Very good and easy communication with the german agent as well as our guides in Uganda. The Shoebill Safari-Team is very knowledgable on all fronts, making the planning easy. They also have no problem in incorporating special requests or changing up plans to your desire. Our guide was very experienced and tried to make sure we had the best possible experience.
We would recommend Shoebill-Safaris any time.
Email Sally | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Mabamba swamp day visit
I was promptly met at the airport and taken off to Mabamba swamp.Moses, the guide, had an excellent knowledge of the area - nature, culture, traditions. The transport was safe and he was a good driver.
I enjoyed the trip very much and would like to return to do a longer visit.
Email Chris Evans | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Shoebills tried and succeeded to ensure that our requirements for our Safari were always met.
Our Safari was custom made to fit around our particular needs in Uganda. This Shoebills carried extremely well, changing times and places during the development stage easily and competently, resulting in the trip we wanted and that completely lived upto our expectations. Richard, our guide was extremely knowledgable about the animals and birds we encountered and went out of his way to ensure we saw them in their best light. His phenominal eyesight and knowledge of animal behaviour ensured we saw rare and interesting sights
The trip worked like clockwork and we can only recommend Shoebills for the work they did. We will certainly use them in the future.
Email Sharon, John, Tony and Ruth | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Richard and Allen created and guided us through 2 weeks of unforgettable experiences.
All of our questions and queries were answered promptly and accurately, and that was before we made our booking. We had lots of questions in the weeks running up to our departure - and nothing was too much for them to bother answering.
We are hugely thankful to Shoebill Safaris for organising and guiding us around an amazing 2 week trip in Uganda. Weeks later we are all still smiling at our memories. Apart from the birding our highlights were the gorillas and leopards - things to remember forever. I remember how delighted we were with the birds we saw in the botanical gardens on our first day - we had no idea what was to come. RIchard can literally charm the birds from the trees. Every day there was something new an wonderful to smile at.
Our accommodation was beautiful - the lodges clean and tidy - all vey different experiences, serving delicious food. 4 of us travelled and no upset tummies.
We will definitely be back. Thank you
Email Angelika | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
4 weeks unforgettable experiences.
We would like to thank you again for the good planning of our four-week trip through Uganda. The selection of individual stations and accommodations was in line with our expectations.
We have been able to enjoy the „pearl of Africa“ to the fullest.
A real lucky grip was our female guide Donah. Thanks to her good contacts and her open nature, she has made Africa very inappropriate for us. Thanks to her exellent specialist knowledge, we had a deep insight into the flora, fauna and african culture. She has brought us ugandien lifestil with her lovely people.
During this long journey together, we were perfectly supervised by her. We enjoy our trip in total.
We will certainly visit Uganda again through this great experience.
We came as guests and went as friends.
Email Jet | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
We had a nice trip with Shoebill Safari’s too The Murchison Falls in the north of Uganda. We had good contact before the start of the trip and we were able to make some adaption to the standard planning. Our guide was a walking encyclopedia. He knew a lot of the country, the wildlife and especially the birds. By that the trip was very informative too.
Email Bettina and Andreas | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
A dream came true, and so much more!!!
In short: great planning, perfect advice, super guide, wonderful experiences !!!
Long: I had the dream to visit the Mountain Gorilla since I saw the movie "Gorillas in the Mist" about 30 years ago.
At the Vienna Holiday Fair I had our first conversation with Uli and Richard.
I had already inquired with some providers before and noticed that in the proposed tours always a part was missing for me and even with Shoebill Safaris it was like that, but ....
It quickly became clear that we would have to do a "private tour" with our own guide as a couple. With all our special wishes we were certainly no easy customers! We wanted to spend a lot of time with the gorillas, the possibility of a gorilla habituation, where you spend up to 4 hours with the gorillas, was only offered by Shoebill Safaris. Even a few days in the form of homestay ashore to see many traditional activities and to participate, was unique.
Finally, due to budget constraints, we had to exchange some quarters for tents, which was a wonderful idea, the mix of lodges and tents was varied and fine!
Uli was already in the preparation for us by phone and planned everything with Richard wonderful!
As the time of the journey approached, we were a little nervous. When we were able to get in touch thanks to Uli's help to our guide Michael, this was perfect!
The trip was a total success!
Started with the warm welcome at the airport by our guide Michael, his caring support, his always punctual and thus stress-free organization of the days (we had always the evening before a short discussion with fine tuning depending on condition!), The many explanations about country and people and the many animals that we could already see during the ride, the wonderful game drives with Michael, who discovered as many animals as with eagle eyes and could always tell something about it. The highlight of the mountain gorillas, of course, was great, as expected, but we had already been very impressed with the observations before, so that the gorillas were far from the only highlight!
Towards the end of the 3 weeks we spent 3 more days with Homestay in an adjoining house of Richard's family! We were very warmly received, were allowed to try everything and were able to experience the different work up close.
Thanks a lot to Richard's family and friends with whom we had a wonderful time!
These days we were also allowed to support the project "Shoes and Trees" in a school, the kids were just adorable! (see https://www.big5-africatours.com/uganda-shoe-tree)
Now we are back home thinking happily and gratefully of these wonderful 3 weeks !!!
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