User Reviews – Uganda

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Amazing and beyond expectations!
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This is our 3rd safari in Africa.

After our 2nd safari to Kenya/Tanzania last Aug booked via a Singapore local tour agency, I decided to book directly with a tour agent in Africa to save some money. I am glad that I have found and very pleased to engage Gorilla Link Tours/Caroline Amutuhaire to plan our dream holiday in Uganda. We, a family of 5 adults, had a wonderful, amazing and beyond expectations holiday.

I am thankful that Caroline, our driver guide Arshley, and her other staff from Gorilla Link Tours were at the airport to receive us on the very 1st day of our trip. She and her team are super friendly, hospitable and make us feel at home upon landing in a foreign land.

The game drives were alright, not many wild animals to see, unlike Kenya and Tanzania. However, the Chimpanzees and Gorillas trekking were amazing and is really once-a lifetime experience that should not be missed. The trekking was tiring but we managed to catch up with the families within the 1st 2 hours of our hikes. The park rangers, porters and chimpanzees/gorillas seekers are very professional, friendly and encouraging - keep saying nice and comforting words to us so that we could press on with the journey to have precious 1 hour with the primates. The weather in the day was nice, sunny and comfortable. Nights were cooling/cold because most of our accommodations were around the lakes, fall, mountains and volcanoes.

Although there were hiccups throughout the trip (traffic offence for speeding on 3rd day, glitches like broken taps/sinks, power failure, leaking roof, etc in our accommodations), we were still happy and enjoyed the many beautiful places Uganda has to offer. In my opinion, everyone should go to Uganda, the people are friendly and amazing, food is very good too, and most importantly it is not dangerous.

Thank you Gorilla Link Tours for the good service and friendship.
We will definitely come back to Africa and to Gorilla Link to plan our next adventure.

Fantastic scenery, lots of wildlife, and warm and welcoming people
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There was lots of wildlife, much more abundant than we'd expected albeit with no lions or leopards; a small disappointment but not particularly significant in the overall scheme of things. The scenery was outstanding both on the safari itself and travelling to and from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park. Our guide was knowledgeable, a careful driver, and flexible when we needed to adjust our itinerary. We had good conversations with him about our different experiences. The accommodation was a good standard in a beautiful setting and the food was fine and able to meet the requirements of vegans and vegetarians. The hike from the river to the top of Murchison Falls was memorable and one of many highlights of our 3-day safari.

An adventurous moment i can't stop relishing over.
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My reserved likeness for wildlife and beautiful green vegetation took me no further than the safari and it was truly a memorable moment. My adventurous moment in Uganda was fun filled and less stressful all thank to safaribookings which help me to book my flight, provide a comfortable and serene accommodation at an affordable cost and also gave me a companion to cheer with in the safari. I'm truly elated at your professional service and truly look forward to doing more with you because you've earned my number one spot.

Beautiful country, kind people, amazing animal encountering
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Meeting gorillas after 4 hour tracking as been a rewarding experience, once in a life experience!

Wildlife, culture, scenery, simple way of living: Uganda in a nutshell
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Uganda is still one of the countries people are unsure about traveling to, due to a once turbulent past. Not any more, it is safe, it is enjoyable, the people are friendly and welcoming, the land is vast with savannas, jungles, and mist covered mountains. On many trips what you see is not like the image you have projected into your minds eye, not so with Uganda, it is everything you hope for and much more.
From hearing the chimpanzees calling to each other high in the tree tops, to sitting next to a mountain gorilla while it feeds, to witnessing a herd of elephants pass before you on the road, Uganda is an amazing and spectacular experience.

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We had a fantastic Safari with Saso company and our driver Ronnie. Murchinson Falls is really beautiful. the safari was also well organized. We were picked in our hotel in Kampala on time, and went straight up to the falls. Also the game drives were superb. Unfortunatly we had to cancel our boat trip, due to weather conditions. Saso Tours? Ever and ever again!

So much better than I even dreamed!
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Uganda is an absolutely beautiful country with green fields, farmlands, and mountains offering stunning vistas. You can drive around the country and tour multiple parks with a variety of animals - the volume of wildlife was incredible! Trekking to see the gorillas was definitely a highlight and worth every penny, but it was the daily viewing of wildlife both inside and outside the parks that made the biggest impression. There were giraffes on the side of the road even before we got to our first park! Every time I looked out the window of our vehicle I saw a herd of elephants, zebra, or giraffe - even a lion sitting by the side of the road. The friend I went with had been on safari in South Africa and she commented that Uganda had so many more animals in the parks. Uganda was an easy place to travel too. The people were welcoming and it seemed like everyone wants Uganda to be a successful tourist destination. We went with Terrain Safaris and our guide Moses was the nicest man who made sure we were always taken care of and were able to see everything we wanted to see. The lodging was better than I expected and there was absolutely no issue eating vegetarian meals (although this usually includes rice and potatoes at the same meal, it's apparently a guest lodge thing to do most likely to ensure no one leaves hungry!) although there weren't too many Ugandan dishes on offer - I would have loved to try more. The fruits and veggies were delicious though - tomatoes, bananas, pineapple, watermelon, tea, and coffee were available everywhere. I'd highly recommend traveling here - definitely go for the gorillas and wildlife but make sure you take time to enjoy the beautiful views of this amazing country!

An unforgettable experience
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From the moment of arriving to Entebbe, Uganda felt to me a safe and friendly country. I went only to visit Bwindi National Park to see the gorillas and wish that I was able to spend more time as there is so much more to see.
I booked my gorilla permit in advance directly from UWA, hired a car and driver from a great local company, Self Drive Uganda, stayed in good clean and well priced accommodations and had a fantastic, problem free trip.

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Our driver Sula was exceptionally good, very fun, very knowledgeable, went out of his way to make sure we had a great experience. We felt like he was part of our family.
Jesse Tom, the owner of lifetime experience was very organized and responsive. He took care of many special requests and even had to change
The dates of our trip without any problems. When
Our flight was delayed he came himself to the airport to pick us up
Great trip at a very good price. If we come again we will definitely use lifetime safari again and ask for Sula as our driver

Mountain Gorilla + Lake mburo
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The Gorilla's trekking was one of the most incredible and spectacular experience in our life. Also Lake Mburo National Park was interesting. Guide was really ok.

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