​User Reviews – Uganda

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Ruth Leather   –  
France FR
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2023

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

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I spent 12 days in Uganda as part of my trip with Speke Uganda Holidays and they were without doubt the best days of the trip! Uganda blew me away with its diverse natural beauty. Africa's tallest mountain range, the snowcapped Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon, the vastness of Africa's largest freshwater lake, Lake Victoria, the River Nile that begins its journey through the country to the Mediterranean Sea. Not forgetting the spectacular Murchison Falls, Bwindi Impenetrable primeval Forest, expansive savannah plains in QENP, Kigezi terraced hills (Switzerland of Uganda). It's stunning! In the midst of all these you encounter all the wildlife you can ask for..Mountain gorilla, chimpanzees, lion, elephant, hippo the rhinos at Ziwa, leopard, zebra, giraffe, Pumba and a giant bush pig, all the different antelopes and so many birds I got hooked on to bird spotting! :) The people of Uganda warm and welcoming, the climate was perfect for me, hot but not too hot and no rain. Comfortable lodges in beautiful locations.
It was a trip of a lifetime and I shall definitely return to visit more.

Kaja Toom   –  
Estonia EE
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 8, 2023

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

The gem of African safaris
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The absolute best experience of African safaris. We have previously been to Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, South Africa. We liked how nature and animals are treated with respect. Hotels built in nature parks do not have gardens, because the animals must be able to move freely in their area.
People are friendly and helpful.
We really liked our tour company, Ngoni Safaris. Everything was great, from the meeting at the airport. Many thanks to Jolly and Sedrik for organizing a great tour. But the biggest thanks to our excellent guide James, who was very considerate, caring and attentive.
We definitely recommend using this tour operator to everyone and especially to our friends.
The best part of the tour was meeting the gorillas. Those were priceless moments when you can be around them and see their work so closely.

Carol Potter   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 3, 2023

Email Carol Potter  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

A happy green place where our fellow creatures are appreciated and respected.
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Uganda was my 7th African country. It is the best place to see primates in their natural habitat. The parks are well taken care of and offer excellent opportunities to see abundant wildlife. I used Home to Africa and my guide and driver Karim spoke excellent English and had a vast amount of knowledge. He was also curious and looked up any questions I had.
In Kibale National Park we did Chimpanzee tracking. Making eye contact with a group of my closest relatives and watching them groom, eat and play together was very moving.
In Bwindi National Park we did Gorilla trekking and my group was fortunate to find our family in 30 minutes. They moved in and out of the bushes and it was breath taking so see them just appear near you.
In Queen Elizabeth National Park I saw many Savannah animals. Abundant elephants, zebra and different antelopes, even a leopard sleeping in a tree. A highlight was the boat ride down the canal joining the lakes. Excellent for north birding and watching elephant life on the shore.
The view from the lodge in Lake Mauro National Park was stunning. You just want to chill on your verandah with some red wine and just stare. It was a good stopping point between Bwindi and Entebbe and had a surprising amount of wildlife including some I had not yet seen. Zebra heaven.
All the budget level lodges were different but had the basics, a bathroom with hot water in your tent or cabin, comfortable beds and a bar with drinks to chill and reflect on the day you just experienced. Just saying this makes me realize how much I miss it.
Not a drop of rain in February too. Good time to go!

Jacek   –  
Poland PL
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2023

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

Presence of primates makes Uganda outstanding!
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Having a chance to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees was an unforgettable experience possible in Uganda.
An eight-day trip revealed a lot of animal species, including lions, leopards, giraffes, hyenas and more than fifty bird species. Beautiful landscapes with mountain slopes turned into fields. Tea and coffee grown here and there, cotton, papyrus, rice and plantains - it's all there! Great sky with constellations never seen in Europe. And even though we saw a lot of poverty, the country seems to be growing - there are thousands of workshops and various service points. Friendly people, good quality food, and we liked the unique opportunity to see Batwa Pygmy people showing us the way they used to live. After taking Kibale, Queen Elisabeth, Ishasha, Bwindi and Lake Mburo NPs, we would like to have another trip to see remaining parks as well.
Our time was even better as we spent it with our friendly, responsible and wise guide with great commitment to showing us as much as possible - Eddie Nsubuga Kizito - thank you so much!!!

David and Louise   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2023

Email David and Louise  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fascinating, surprisingly green country with an abundance of wildlife and birds
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An amazing and beautiful country with knowledgeable and friendly people. Kidepo Valley in the North definitely worth a visit. We also enjoyed Lake Mbulo, where you can cycle and hike among the giraffes and zebras, and visiting the Karamajong in the North East.

Hannele   –  
Finland FI
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 3, 2023

Email Hannele  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Very interesting place to visit.
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We traveled to Uganda in January to make a tour for two weeks with Maraka Tours and Safaris. We visited seven national parks and saw lots of interesting animals, especially birds, and plants. One of the highlights was watching shoebills in Mabamba swamp. We saw two of them and many other birds. Gorilla trekking was also quite an experience even though it was very hard to walk up and down in the muddy environment. Chimpanzees were also exciting to see in their own environment. All the birds: hornbills, turacoos, kingfishers, bee-eaters, storks, egrets, herons and many others were also breathtaking. In the last day of our safari we visited Rhino Sanctuary which was also a great experience. And wonderful butterflies in many places. The lodges we stayed in were mostly very nice and clean and the personnel very friendly and helpful. Weather was in Southern Uganda quite pleasant, in Northern part very hot. We were taked good care of and felt safe in all places.

Alex   –  
Japan JP
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Feb 2, 2023

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

A wonderful destination in every way
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If you’re considering a safari, Uganda should be your top choice - it's a beautiful country in every way. Amazing food, diverse wildlife, friendly people and very safe compared to some other countries in the region. Weather and vibes are perfect, and Uganda offers some stunning accommodation options - whether that be in a jungle, by one of their enormous picturesque lakes, or out on the savannah. A highly underrated holiday choice!

Klaus Hüskes   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 25, 2023

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

I now know what made Winston Churchil say Uganda is the pearl of Africa, and he was right.
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It was our first trip to Africa. We booked through Skyway Expedition in Entebbe and were thrilled. We felt absolutely safe at all times and warmly welcomed. The country is a wonder of nature, a treasure chest for nature lovers. I hope that it will be possible to preserve the diversity and to build up a soft tourism. The people and the country would be to wish it. I hope that I will soon get the opportunity to travel there again.

Ilias Kyriakopoulos   –  
Greece GR
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 16, 2023

Email Ilias Kyriakopoulos  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Awesome nature friendly people
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We booked home for Africa for gorilla trekking . The accomadation was great, our driver William, friendly and helpful. We also went hiking to mountain elgon
Awesome nature. And we had a safari at Murchison Falls as well. Brilliant experience. Uganda worth visiting

Anabelle   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2023

Email Anabelle

Unforgettable Trip
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Uganda was lovely and much more breathtaking than I expected it to be, it’s less crowded than other countries in Africa what makes the trip even more unique.

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