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Daniella Draughon   –  
United States US
Visited: November 2019 Reviewed: Nov 18, 2019

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

Gorilla trekking is an amazing experience which I recommend for anyone going to East Africa.
5/5

We had an unforgettable experience gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We did a three day trek and we enjoyed every minute of it. Safari 2 Gorilla Tours was flawless and I really enjoyed working with them. Aaron made all the arrangements for us and he was a pleasure to work with. I would email him at all hours of the day and he responded promptly and pleasantly. He answered all of my questions and he went out of his way to help us make our gorilla trek a memorable experience. Martin was our guide and driver and he was a lot of fun to be with. His driving was perfect, he was flexible with our schedule and he too went out of his way to make sure we saw everything we wanted to see. Thank you to Safari 2 Gorilla Tours for giving us an unforgettable experience!

Simon Reichgruber   –  
Israel IL
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Oct 5, 2019

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

Everything went very smooth from the beginning to the end.... Wonderful safari and hiking trip!
5/5

Already from the beginning I had a good feeling when I started communicating with Safari 2 Gorilla Tours. I send them an email and inquired about a Gorilla tracking permit in Uganda. Aron answered very quickly to my questions and we continued communicating by whatsup. The communication was fast, clear and transparent. He made me a proposal about a 6 day Gorilla, safari and hiking tour in Uganda with transfers from and to Kigali. I told him which places I wanted to visit and which activities I was interested in. (lake bunyonyi, gorillas, queen elizabeth national park, game drives, hiking up mount muhabura)
At the end I had a costumized tour proposal stating exactly which costs were included, which were not and in which guest houses I was going to stay. The price seemed also very accurate and fair.
The tour itself was totally matching my expectations. I was picked up at the agreed time and place in Kigali by a very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly driver, Godwin, with a good humour. He cared about all the paper works with the national parks, the border crossings and guesthouses. Basically we followed the planned itinerary but it was no problem to change or amend things spontaniously.
The 6 days were packed with stunning landscapes, lots of wildlife (we managed to see the sleeping lions on the fig trees and also a leopard), the once in a liftetime experience to observe Gorillas, an adventurous sweaty hike up Mount Muhabura, as well as many nice encounters with local people.
All in all I had a really great, inspiring time in Uganda and Ruanda thanks to Safari 2 Gorilla Tours. I can totally recommend Arond and his team.

Mr. PETER KUNA   –  
Slovakia SK
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Sep 29, 2019

Email Mr. PETER KUNA  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Recommend this company and guide Aron
5/5

Full service, care, safe ride, experience, english-uganda-rwanda speaking guide

Minna Wallin   –  
Finland FI
Visited: September 2019 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2019

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

Everything went like said and they answered quickly to all the questions.
4/5

It was worthwhile to see the countryside in addition to Golden Moneys. Driver was great because he spoke good English and could tell about the society and things which interested me.

Simone   –  
Germany DE
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 6, 2019

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

Trip of a lifetime
5/5

I was very satisfied with Safari 2 Gorilla Tours. Already when planning the trip, they were very helpful and adapted the tour to my wishes. I travelled solo and read a lot of good reviews about them before booking the tour with them and I was not disappointed. Martin my guide was great. There was a bit of a mix up with some of the bookings for the accommodations but he always managed to solve them quickly and smoothly. I learned a lot about the people, the different cultures, tribes and animals of Ruanda and Uganda, the two countries we visited. Martin always made sure that I was comfortable and that I had a good time during the trip. I definitely would recommend them if you want to explore Uganda and see the amazing diversity in animals and landscapes this country has to offer. It was honestly a trip of a lifetime (during which I fell in love with Uganda).

Marek Malecek   –  
Czech Republic CZ
Visited: August 2019 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2019

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

Great driver and great guide in one person Bosco
5/5

I was preparing my safari with Aron Mugisha and I must say that communication and suggestions, everything was very good. Based on places I wanted to visit he gave me Bosco who knows those places and also all the animals very well. He was very friendly and nothing I wanted was problem for him. I enjoyed very much and can recommend both guys.

Kies Katherine   –  
Uganda UG
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Jan 11, 2019

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

An amazing introduction to the beauty and hospitality of Uganda!
5/5

We had an absolutely phenomenal trip to Uganda. We had short time due to work constraints and our group was all arriving at different times. Aaron was the best host, he was prompt, easy to communicate with and so engaging. He made the pick up seamless and all the transport seamless. We also got to unexpectedly squeeze in an extra excursion to the golden back monkeys after an epic day with the silver back gorillas which was so special! The accommodations were good and food was fine as well. We really enjoyed every moment of the trip with him and he was very easy to work with and allowed us to stop for photos and other random detours.

Anna Smukowski   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2019

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

Seeing the Silver Backs was a once in a life time experience that Safari 2 Gorilla made happen!
5/5

Aron and team communicated clearly from the get-go and were very flexible accomodating our group. We had three different arrival times into Kigali, including a 2:00 AM arrival. Aron was on time to pick us up for each arrival, and had all the logistics including lodging and interim activities to keep us entertained.

We then drove into Uganda from Rwanda and stayed at Lake Buyoni for a quick rest before heading to see the gorillas and we arrived just in time for our trek. Seeing the gorillas was amazing, and quite the adventure to get to. Safari 2 Gorilla drove us to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest over some rough roads, but the drive was also beautiful.

We stayed at Bwindi, and Aron was to drop us off in Mbarara the following day. We didn't have any time constraints so Aron suggested we go to Mgahangi National Park to see the Golden Monkeys, which was considerably out of his way.

Overall, I would highly recommend Safari 2 Gorilla. Aron knows western uganda like the back of his hand, and is an excellent tour guide.

Susan Sleswick   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2016 Reviewed: Oct 30, 2018

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

A wonderful experience.
5/5

Our group of 6 booked a gorilla trek with Safari 2 Gorilla Tours after being recommended to this company by a friend. We were not disappointed. Aron communicated with us regularly leading up to our trip and helped us plan the perfect trek. We were collected at our accommodation and looked after extremely well by our driver from pick up until drop off the following day. Aron planned our accommodation in the Bwindi Forest which was incredible. Our trek was an unforgettable experience and one I would highly recommend to anyone. I would have no hesitation in recommending Gorilla 2 Safari Tours to anyone wanting to experience the beauty of Uganda and all it has to offer.

KM   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2018 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2018

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

Prompt, Flexible, and Trustworthy
5/5

This was my second experience with Safari 2 Gorilla Tours. As with the first, Aron was an incredibly prompt and clear communicator, going above and beyond in answering questions, which was greatly appreciated, and extremely friendly and welcoming throughout the process. He makes every step clear, and set us up for a truly unforgettable experience in Mgahinga tracking a family of gorillas, being flexible with our travel constraints throughout the organizing. On this trip, my only hesitation was the per person cost for full board at the Gorilla Trek Camp, a perfectly fine accommodation, but based on our experience just a bit pricey compared to options of the same quality in other parts of the country. As a whole, I do not hesitate to recommend this company for organizing your own excursions in southwest Uganda!

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