​User Reviews – Uganda

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Christopher Pearson   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Mar 14, 2020

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

Gorilla Trek
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Very happy with all aspects of my trip especially my guide Najib.

Christine   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2020

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

Wonderful Safari
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We made a 9-days tour with Africa Adventure Vacations and it was spectacular, an unique once-in-a-lifetime experience. Perfect organization, lovely lodges, stunning nature and wildlife--highly recommended.
Uganda is great for safari!

Davyth   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Mar 8, 2020

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

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it has such a variety of high quality destinations

Karen Becker   –  
United States US
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Mar 6, 2020

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

It was an amazing experience!
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I did the 3 day Murchison Falls Safari with Grassrootz Adventures. My guide was William and he was delightful, knowledgeable and very easy to talk to. The game drive and boat tour were spectacular! I had to keep pinching myself the whole time! Murchison River Lodge was very nice, relaxed and comfortable. The staff were very accommodating and the food was delicious! I would definitely go back!!

Diann Boyle   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 28, 2020

Email Diann Boyle  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

An African experience that went above all expectations
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After my 3 day Uganda Gorilla trek I was so impressed with my guide and the magnificent Mountain gorillas, that I immediately booked a 10 day Uganda wildlife experience so that I could enjoy what the rest of Uganda had to offer, as well as take a second visit to the gorillas. Everything was fabulous, including Murchison Falls, the Nile Cruise, chimpanzee tracking at Kibale National Park and the tree lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park. My guide was fantastic and encouraged me to stay in Uganda for the full Ugandan experience and I’m so glad I did.

Janice   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Feb 25, 2020

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

Fantastic birdwatching tour
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Fantastic birdwatching holiday with Best Jungle Safaris.
My bucket list bird was the Shoebill which we saw on Day 2 at Mwamba swamp.
Forest birding always difficult but our guide Chris did a fantastic job of finding them for us. His hearing and knowledge of bird song outstanding.
Stayed in some lovely lodges. The staff at all the lodges could not do enough for us, and were always polite and courteous.
Food tasted reasonably good. Unfortunately, in the last few days in Uganda both my husband and myself contracted diarrhoea which was confirmed as campylobacter on return home.
Uganda is a beautiful country. Although we were mainly birdwatching we also saw lions, elephants, hippos, buffalo, zebras and giraffe. Scenery lovely. Weather good throughout.
Rogers , our driver, was a very safe and competent driver and a true gentleman.
Overall would highly recommend a birdwatching holiday in Uganda and many thanks to our tour operator.

Alfons   –  
South Africa ZA
Visited: February 2020 Reviewed: Feb 24, 2020

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

Loved it, life experience
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Loved it, friendly host, beautiful animals and fantastic scenery

Kerryn   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 21, 2020

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

Once in a lifetime
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My friend and I booked a tour through Home to Africa. From the beginning Elias was extremely helpful and answered all our questions. The booking process was easy and Elias responded quickly.
Alan, our guide, met us at the airport and made us feel welcome and safe. He could not have been nicer.
The food and accommodation were beyond our expectations but what really made the trip was our guide.
Alan went above and beyond at all times to make our trip spectacular. He was knowledgeable about wildlife and gave us a local’s perspective of the country. While in Uganda Alan became our best friend. He made sure we always had bottles of water and we enjoyed his company each night at dinner. He took care of us the entire time and we will never forget his Hippo imitation. We still laugh about it today. We highly recommend this company and ask for Alan.

Roberta Drummond   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2020 Reviewed: Feb 19, 2020

Email Roberta Drummond  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

It was one of the best trips in Africa.
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Uganda is not famous for its wildlife, but the people, the scenery, the nature, the green, the lakes and the gorillas of Silverback ... are the best combination for a safari. Highly recommended.

Richard   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2019 Reviewed: Feb 19, 2020

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

The most exhilarating, wildlife and cultural experience that will stay with me forever.
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I was met at the airport and after a bit of a search trying to read the name sign I found my guide/driver.
He was excellent throughout with his animal knowledge, conversation and hospitality. The driving was as comfy as the roads allowed and allowed perfect views from the front and once the roof was removed from the rear.

Via Via guest house was a perfect location from/to the airport and has a great eco policy. Buhoma lodge, Enjojo lodge and QE bushlosge safari tent were great. Food and beds were all ideal.

There was amazing scenery although due to mist/overcast conditions I wasn't able to fully appreciate them. I loved passing through villages and the Bwindi community walk was brilliant- a must! This was an additional extra and because the gorilla trekking finished early I had time for this. The local guides were superb answering all my many questions. Walking through the countryside; visiting the tea and banana plantations; healer man experience; meeting children as well as seeing the old village tribal traditions was fascinating. Visiting the woman's cooperative group at the end was delightful- so good to see happy women who have had a tough life. What a great day!

The safari drives were very rewarding- lions, tree climbing lions, elephant and hippo; yellow baboon, Vervet as well as black and white Colobus monkeys; common and Defassa waterbuck, bushbuck & Kob; buffalo, warthog, Nile monitor and crocodile; lots of birds including hammerkop, cattle, little and great egret, black backed, squacco and grey heron, fish eagle, helmeted guinea fowl, pied and woodland kingfisher, sacred and hadaba ibis, yellow billed, marubu and saddle billed stork, Egyptian geese, spoonbill, great white pelican, black backed and grey headed gulls, spur winged and crowned plovers/lapwing, hoopoe, long tailed starling, lilac breasted roller, black winged stilt, cormorant, tern and black kite.

And finally saving the best until last was the gorilla trekking in Bwindi forest. The permits are not cheap but I got my moneys worth plus a lot more. The 'Ride for a woman' greeting dance started the whole event off brilliantly. Our briefing was professional and demonstrated how they seriously they took their role and respinsibilities towards the gorillas and their habitat. As I was in a group of older people we tracked and found the closest Rushegura gorilla group within an hour. 1 hour of observation was plenty to observe behaviours and interaction amongst the group. Seeing the juveniles playing; baby feeding from its mother before exploring around the silverback; grooming; tree climbing and eating figs; movements through the forest; and the silverback walking 5-8 metres away from me were wonderful. I felt quite emotional when the baby took hold of my trouser leg, thinking I was one of the group, as it passed by me! Such a great 1 hour of my life.

The only one thing I didn't do that I should have added to my itinerary was a chimpanzee safari but we can't be greedy.

I would recommend Buffalo Safari Camps travel company to anyone visiting Uganda and hope to return one day. Thanks!

Average User Rating

  • 4.7/5
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  • Scenery
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  • Birding

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