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Gibson Hladky-Krage   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 7, 2023

Email Gibson Hladky-Krage  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Friendly and attentive - they were great and had every part of our journey covered!

Everyone who helped us on our trip - Abby, Steven, Philemon, Peter, and Joseph - were great. They customized the trip to what we wanted to see and it was FANTASTIC! Abby checked in multiple times to make sure things were going well, which was very comforting.

Scott   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 7, 2023

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

Fantastic operator who really structured a safari that fit my desires.

I went to Rwanda and Uganda to see it all. Gorillas, chimps, lions, elephants, the Big 5, and more. It was a relief having a local who knows the roads at the wheel, taking the stress of asking directions in a foreign land (and often on dirt roads) and making transit smooth. Rwanda I can't recommend highly enough. It's the cleanest country I've ever been to. Literally only saw trash once in a week (on a rural back road) but otherwise spotless country, and so lush! Uganda was the opposite but an equally fascinating visit. It's a nation with more poverty and less infrastructure, which made it feel more rural/remote, because much of it is. Beautiful country as well with such diverse terrain ranging from rain forests to the Savannah, and a ton of amazing wildlife.

Abbey and his team made for a memorable experience and one I'd highly recommend if you want to explore East Africa.

Sara   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Feb 7, 2023

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

Amazing, friendly, knowledgeable

After visiting the Mountain Gorillas on another tour, we knew there was more
to see of Rwanda. We reviewed several tour operators and selected Lush Safaris. We were not disappointed. We spent additional 4 days seeing more of Rwanda. The tour guide and driver were knowledgeable, friendly and flexible. It was a great addition to the gorilla adventure.

Vickie   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Dec 12, 2022

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

Simply the best

I have been to East Africa three times in 5 years, and yet the Lush Africa Safaris guys still managed to amaze me this last September. Kenya is my pick out of the pool when it comes to raw safari experience, but nothing is as exciting as the mountain gorillas in Uganda. In fact, the wildlife here is a given. The hunting dogs blow my mind away. This was my most memorable trip to Africa, and I plan to go further south next time – again with Lush. Their professionalism and kindness are unmistakable.

Edward S   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Nov 24, 2022

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

Fantastic trip and awesome team

I had been planning my safari to Africa with my family for years and my worry was finding a reliable safari operator. Then I connected with Lush Africa Safaris. Abbey was nice and kind working with me on my itinerary even when I changed it around several times. Steven and Solomon in Uganda and Kenya ensured that we had a memorable safari taking us to the most vantage points for animal viewing. The animals put on a show flor us. My elder son Jason fell in love with one particular hyena clan in Masai Mara because he thought they were expert hunters. It helps when you have a guide that knows the animals like the back of his hand. I would definitely recommend Lush Africa Safaris for anyone traveling to Africa.

Bobbie   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 30, 2022

Email Bobbie

Great tour with Lush Africa

Highly recommend this company. They concentrate on a handfull of African countries including Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and a few more, so they are experts in these countries. I worked with Abbey in the US office to set up our tour of the South and West areas of Rwanda. Abbey was very responsive and flexible to requests. Our driver/guide was Cyprien. Since he is Rwandan, his knowledge of the country is excellent, as was his English. We also had Solomon, Lush Africa's Operations Director, with us on the tour. They showed us a great time on the tour including the Chimpanzee trek, Colobus Monkey trek, Canopy Bridge walk, Lake Kivu, etc. We did the Gorilla trek and Golden Monkey trek on a previous tour but would recommend Lush Africa for these tours also. The pricing was fair and transparent. My next tour to Africa will probably be South Africa, for which I will use Lush Africa based on my experience.

Bart 'Kutu' Elzing   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 16, 2022

Email Bart 'Kutu' Elzing  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great tour, lovely people!!

My girlfriend and I had a lovely 4 days with guide Solomon and driver Joseph. They drove us everywhere we wanted to go, showed us some great places in Uganda, and told us about everything we ran into and so much more! We stayed in some really amazing lodges, which really made us feel at ease in Uganda.
The contact before our trip, via email and Whatsapp with Abbey was also nice and helpful, he changed our itinerary accordingly when requested or needed.
Thanks to all, but especially to Solomon and Joseph for the great time we had together! You are the best!!

Steven Ngule   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: April 2022 Reviewed: Jun 20, 2022

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

Most knowledgable and friendly guides

Incredible people. Amazing animals. Great knowledge. Awesome cuisine. The best service. We had a wonderful time travelling with Lush Africa Safaris in Uganda. We went to Kidepo and Murchison Falls with my wife, our three little children and my mother – and it’s the best vacation we have been on. They have great family packages – literally everything for every age. Abbey helped design our itinerary as we made several changes at different stages, but he never got tired of us; his patience was insane, and he kept checking on us throughout the trip. Our safari guide Derrick was extremely friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, accommodating, and he made all of us feel appreciated. Derrick also helped us take some nice pictures of animals and the landscape. I have never felt so safe and cared for. In fact, my wife, our friends, and I are planning a group trip to Kenya mid-next year, and we will undoubtedly use Lush Africa Safaris again. They’re the best in the business.

Herbert M.   –  
United States US
Visited: May 2022 Reviewed: Jun 17, 2022

Email Herbert M.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Selfless and detail oriented.

Serengeti was amazing and our safari guide made it even more amazing.
From the time he picked us up from the airport, we knew we were in for some great adventure. The animals were amazing. We saw the lions, wildebeest, crocodiles, hyenas…everything that you can think of in a National Geographic documentary. Abbey and his team have great organizational skills and their safari knowledge is simply impeccable. They drove us in air-conditioned 4x4 land cruisers. The accommodations were fantastic; private and cozy. The food was delicious. The local folks we met were great to us. They smile at everyone and everything. The safari was flawless and I would recommend visiting Tanzania with Lush Africa Safaris.
Herbert M Gross.
Nashua ,NH.

Hadijah Nakiyingi   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jun 17, 2022

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

Awesome, funny and informed.

Let me simply put it this way:
I want to spend the rest of my life on a safari. We saw loads of animals, including rhinos, lions, leopards, giraffes, and monkeys. But the cake was the chimpanzees in Kibale and later the mountain gorillas in Bwindi. Uganda is gifted beyond explanation.
Solomon our guide was awesome. He took us to the right vantage points to see the animals; it was as though he had an appointment with these animals. He is a very great driver too and his sense of humour kept us awake during the long connecting drives between the different parks.

I undoubtedly recommend Lush Africa Safaris because they give you more than value for money and the gorillas of Uganda is an experience of a lifetime.

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