User Reviews – Uganda
Email ReynoldMainse | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
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.
Email originalribenababy | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
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.
Wildlife is not so rich as in other countries; but some species cannot be found on other places (Chimps, Gorillas)
Email majzik viktor | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Phantastic experience, lots of animals, amazing views. The best destination in africa. One can see savannah, rain forest, high ,mountains, lots of activities, like rafting, trekking. The people really loving, direct, and don't try to sell everything. A great fusion of being for reform but with keeping the nature, the sources, the animals, like building for the future. I hope the people can keep the conservation of what is really important.
Email TheFillip1976 | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Here you will find the most different species of monkeys in whole africa. ( 7-11 if i remember correctly)
Jungles, rainforrest, savanna. Friendly people.
Birding...... one can walk on kingfishers here...
Email ritabrita | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
There is still space for improvement, in the sense that very little time has gone by since the reserves were again viewed as such, the animals are a bit skittish compared to some other safari parks. I am sure that will change in time, and the amount of animals you see compensates the fact that some run away. The Grasslands are amazing, and please if you can help it do not miss a chance to sleep by Victoria Nile.
20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
I tend to believe that Uganda is a bit underrated as a safari destination; it's often trumped by it's neighbor Tanzania. However, I do encourage people to take full advantage of Uganda's parks and natural wildlife, it has so much to offer.
20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Beautiful, people are great and lots of opportunities too experience new things, loved the mountains
My mother and I went and visited the pygmies with Gatatu safaris, and it was an amazing wonderful experience! The scenery was absolutely beautiful and breath taking, transport, guides and accommodation was great, best trip of my life. Can't wait too go back!
35-50 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Truly the Pearl of Africa
Uganda is a very interesting safari destination- recently ranked among the top 20 must visit places in 2012 by Lonely Planet magazine, Uganda is still discovered by a few and unspoiled with a wide variety of wildlife species and amazing activities both on water and land. Uganda's star attraction is arguably the mountain gorilla in Bwindi impenetrable forest with other attractive destinations like Murchison falls, River Nile (Africa's longest river), Queen Elizabeth park and activities like white water rafting, bird watching
35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Wildlife: awesome! For Bwindi, mostly, of course, although I can imagine someone interested in birds could have fun in Kabale. I plan to go back there some day for other parks, to see the 'big five', as I didn't get a chance to do a 'regular safari' last time.
Scenic beauty: equally awesome! I wish I could have gone deeper into the forest, but that was up to the gorillas, not me ;) Lake Bunyonyi is also a place not to be missed - I took a 3 day trip in dugout canoes there, and the place as green as Holland. Forget the dust-filled footage you often see on TV... visit the rolling green hills in southern Uganda!
Bush vibe: travelling in a dugout canoe, a muddy motor ride, tracking gorill'as - yeah, there is certainly a bush vibe - even though both the canoe trekking and the gorilla tracking were basically very organised. It's not as if you're alone out there, but you won't be queueing to climb the volcano (another one for the to-do list!) either.