​User Reviews – Uganda

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erbsl99 Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: Jun 16, 2012

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Wildlife is not so rich as in other countries; but some species cannot be found on other places (Chimps, Gorillas)

originalribenababy   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2010 Reviewed: Jun 9, 2012

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

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Give me Uganda any day! There is something so magical about it compared to the likes of Tanzania, Kenya and South Africa. You feel as though you are part of a secret when you are there, like you are the first discoverers - but with the added bonus of wonderful guides and hosts and great accommodation to stay in.

The only downside was driving distances - but I loved watching the country from the window anyway. Who needs to pay a masseuse when a 'bush massage' is included?!

It's like being on a really wonderful and special adventure.

The Far Horizons Visited: April 2012 Reviewed: Jun 4, 2012

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Uganda is an unspoiled destination, because it has never suffered the mass tourism of Kenya and Tanzania. The people are friendly and welcoming by nature, and there is plenty of opportunity to get out of the vehicle and explore on foot and to interact with the locals.

Game densities in some places are very good, but here, you have to work a little harder to spot your game than in other, more popular destinations. Also, top end accommodation can be hard to find in certain areas. However, Uganda has a beguiling charm, and will get under your skin. At the end of a multi-country African safari, Uganda will linger as one of your fondest memories, sometimes for reasons you can't quite put your finger on.

ReynoldMainse   –  
Canada CA
Visited: May 2010 Reviewed: May 27, 2012

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

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Uganda is at the heart of Africa and presents itself as very Friendly to visitors and full of wonder and encounter once in the wild. Make sure you sit with the people and take time to engage them in conversation.

Thije Kor   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: December 2011 Reviewed: May 18, 2012

Email Thije Kor  |  under20 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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Uganda has several safari destination throughout the country. I haven't experienced much of that aspect of the country, but as far as I have, I can safely state that on some levels it can easily compete with the better parks in Kenya and Tanzania. It may not have such a diverse and big concentration of impressive wildlife as, say Masaai Mara, it also isn't packed with so many tourists and the prices are quite reasonable in comparisation. For birdwatchers Uganda might actually be the best country to visit in the whole of Africa. I am not one myself, but visiting Uganda made me very much aware of the beauty of birds for the first time in my life.

TC0241   –  
France FR
Visited: July 2011 Reviewed: May 12, 2012

Email TC0241  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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some very "out of the way" places to visit so if you want adventure then this could be the place for you

anhowie   –  
Denmark DK
Visited: January 2006 Reviewed: May 3, 2012

35-50 years of age

Overall rating

There are only two places in the world where you can watch Mountain gorillas.
Uganda has 2 rainy seasons and is therefor so lush, plus you have Mountain, lakes and craters. There are 1061 species of bird with must be record.

DEPPY   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: October 2010 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2012

50-65 years of age

Overall rating

While the city of Kampala, in my opinion, is just another dirty & crowded African city, the countryside & wildlife are very special.

matan   –  
Israel IL
Visited: December 2005 Reviewed: Apr 25, 2012

20-35 years of age

Overall rating

On the rafting, which I recommend very much, you see only local villagers, almost no other tourists (except the english bar - also very nice..), dynamic view with great wildlife, and pure adrenaline. Besides this, you have also the chimps jungle and the great Safari I've talked about earlier.

masimba7   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: May 2010 Reviewed: Apr 24, 2012

Email masimba7  |  50-65 years of age

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Uganda is a very warm and friendly place, with few of the hassles you find elsehwere, even Kampala itself proved welcoming even in some of the poorer areas of the centre. Safari-wise, still not the level of game viewing of other countries, but you can't fault it for beauty in the parks. Friends of mine have also recommended Murchison Falls (where I hope to go this year - 2012). Fort Portal is a good base for visiting the Ruwenzoris, one of the Gorilla viewing areas. My visit to Uganda was to visit friends, and we used their own vehicles (4wd) with no guide with no problems. A very enjoyable experience throughout my 2 week stay.

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