​User Reviews – Uganda

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Ida from Norway   –  
Norway NO
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Jul 20, 2015

Email Ida from Norway  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

How would you NOT go to Uganda?!
Overall rating

We were originally planning to go to Tanzania and Kenya, bet kept reading on in the guide book. When we found out you could see all the typical safari animals (lions, giraffes, elephants, hippos, zebras, rhinos, leopards, antilopes etc) AS WELL as to go chimp tracking and gorilla tracking, we were sold.

The great thing is that even with such high expectations we were not disappointed at all. What a country. So green and lush (thanks to 2 rain periods + rain inbetween), comfortable tempareture (thanks to a high altitude - most of the country sits 1000 meters above sea level), and a very varied nature and scenery (from flat savannah to rain forest to roaring mountains).

I have never been to a safari before so I must admit I don't know how many animals you will usually see, but let's just say it was not an unusual problem to try to photo an elephant - with the giraffe popping in an "ruining" the shot!

I also liked that there is no sense of mass tourism and there are rather few tourists there. Very nice wibe.

(On a general note, and not something we actually noticed in any way, being a woman and a man, Uganda has horrendous views - and laws - on homosexuality).

Denis D'Arbela   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2015 Reviewed: Jul 4, 2015

Email Denis D'Arbela  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Overall rating

Got to see the big game Lions, Baffaloes, Uganda Kob, Elephants etc. Birding was limited other than Flamingo spotting at lake Katwe. Over all a great experience.

Ian   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2015 Reviewed: Jul 1, 2015

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

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This was my first safari, but I had a great time!

Peter Schnurman Visited: June 2004 Reviewed: Jun 27, 2015

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The wildlife has rebounded after being severely depleted, The scenery is natural and very varied. Compared to other safari destinations in East Africa, it is relatively uncrowded.

Rolf Lax   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: January 2015 Reviewed: Jun 16, 2015

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

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Beautiful landscape, nice people, ok food.
Our main event was to see the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi and so we did.

danjamo   –  
Uganda UG
Visited: May 2015 Reviewed: Jun 15, 2015

20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

The country is visual diverse and stunning in a number of ways. The size of Uganda ensures that you can cover a lot in a short time period if necessary. The wildlife is, again, highly diverse and although it may not have the grandiose of Kenya and Tanzania it is certainly impressive in its own right.

Ross   –  
Canada CA
Visited: August 2014 Reviewed: Jun 10, 2015

Email Ross  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Overall rating

Chimpanzees and gorillas in the wild, not many other countries offer this!

Steve Bosworth Visited: December 2013 Reviewed: May 28, 2015

The overall experience was fantastic and well worth the visit.
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I was very impressed with Uganda as a country and really enjoyed the enthusiasm from everyone I met. The wildlife spotting was fabulous and all the accommodation and food were excellent. Our tour guide was very passionate about the wildlife and scenery and all transportation was well planned.

Richard   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2014 Reviewed: May 27, 2015

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

Overall rating

The people of Uganda are very friendly and welcoming of visitors to their country. Come here primarily for the gorillas trekking, but keep in mind that you can also have a traditional safari experience in the same trip. The game viewing is not as good, but combined with the gorilla trekking, Uganda becomes a top destination.

Juliette   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: July 2013 Reviewed: May 21, 2015

good wildlife, kind People, stunning views
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Climate is great (not too Hot). People are kind. Not too crowded with turists. Abundant wildlife. Great variety in accommodation.

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
  • Wildlife
  • Scenery
  • Bush Vibe
  • Birding

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