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Chris and his team were the perfect partners for our 8 day film shoot in Kampala, Uganda.
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5/5

Encounter Africa Safaris and Film Crew Fixers Uganda are a highly professional service production for your project in Uganda. Communication was clear and fast from beginning to end. Everything worked out perfectly, our team was safe and in great hands. The cooperation was friendly and uncomplicated. Highly recommendable professionals! Thank you Chris and Steven!

My Uganda safari has left an indelible pleasant memory.
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5/5

My Uganda safari is really a life-time experience. The dream that I have cherished for long has come true. My exploration started with Kibale National Park in search of chimps. It was followed by Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenitrable National Park and Lake Bunyonyi. Abound with a rich wildlife, Ugandan rain forests have a pristine beauty with their primates, hippos, crocs, tree-climbing lions, birds, and, on top of all, the mountain gorillas. The weather was very pleasant. The accommodations were nice, particularly the one in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The transportation was very good. My guide is an excellent young man. Except for rural roads, the highways are great. In brief, my Uganda experience is unforgettable.

Beautiful country, amazing wildlife; helpful and friendly people
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5/5

The 3 day safari to Murchison Falls with Simba Tours was great, as part of a two week trip to Uganda for a wedding. In addition to the safari I loved Lake Bunyonyi in the Southwest (especially Byoona Amagara Eco-Resort); and Jinga. Kampala is stressful with all the traffic. I appreciated the 3 different drivers I had and their navigation of sometimes challenging roads. Uganda is a good value for the budget-minded tourist, but probably not the place for those who want a lot of luxury. Great cell phone reception throughout the country - better than where I live in the USA.

great service!
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5/5

Great tour company! Great accomodation, great guide.

Amazing wildlife in beautiful surroundings
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5/5

We had a fantastic tour in Uganda. Our guide and driver was great. He went the extra mile for us. We stayed at good lodges in nice surroundings. It wasn’t any fancy but with really nice wibes wherever we stayed. The sceneries around the country were amazing, soo green and beautiful up and down the hills with all plantations of tea, coffee and matoke. Absolutely fabulous! We also had the previlege of seeing both chimpanzees and the absolute gorgeous gorillas. We liked every minute of our ten days in Uganda.

Unforgettable experience, no wonder why Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa!
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5/5

This was my first safari experience and I am really happy to have chosen Uganda. I don't like too much crowded touristic areas and Uganda was perfect for this. we had the chance to observe a lot of wildlife and enjoy it without crowds of tourists. The scenery was amazing, we moved from savanna to rain forest and back to savanna an,d even if the distance were quite long, the scenery was really amazing , no wonder why Uganda is called the Pearl of Africa!
We changed three different accommodations in 6 days and they were all very high quality standards, while the price were correct and the staff always very helpful and nice. Our guide was really perfect, and the different rangers that we met during our activities were professional and knowledgeable.

Great safari !
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5/5

We went with Kajie Safaris for 12 days... Everything was amazing ! Our guide Onesmus was the best !! Very knowledgeable he was also very flexible and accommodating. We felt safe and knew that we could trust him all the way ! Ronald was great to book the trip and was very quick and available for any questions.

Stunning!
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5/5

We booked a 10-day safari in Uganda with Crystal Safari - and were not disappointed: Joseph, our daily guide, guide & driver was nice, funny, knew a lot to talk about & was always punctual (even too early in part).
He also responded to spontaneous special requests, which was great to see more of the local life.
The car and accommodations were great - especially the accommodations were excellent, from free laundry service, to food, hand massage etc.

We had a wonderful trip to Uganda, a beautiful country
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5/5

We had a 12 day trip to Uganda with Gorilla Link Tours. Uganda has beautiful green scenery, quite different from other African countries we visited. The wildlife is unique as well, due to the presence of gorillas and chimpanzees, although other wildlife was also abundant and beautiful. The roads are quite bad, maintenance missing to make them even decent dirt roads. We recommend to take a jeep if possible since the safary vans are not so comfortable. The accomodations were all fine. Our guide, Mike, was very good and narrated Uganda to us, making also the long drives on bad roads part of the experience. The highlight of the trip was gorrila tracking in Bwindi impenetrable forest. We got very close to 4 gorrilas (silverback, female, a 2 year old and a 2 month old) and spent 1 hour with them, an outstanding experience. The hike to the gorillas is difficult, up hill off trail in a dense, damp forest. In our case the 1.5 hours to reach the gorillas were a good part of the experience, but glad it was not much longer. We recommend very highly hiring a porter. They are really helpful in the difficult parts of the hike, which people tend to underestimate before going. It also provides economic incentive for supporting conservation by the local, very poor, communities.

Can't wait to go AGAIN!
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5/5

We loved Uganda ... we were picked up from our hotel in Kigali and seamlessly transferred into Uganda. Obviously the Gorilla trekking was by far the most amazing thing. But we were lucky enough to see the Green-Breasted Pitta, a Leopard, etc etc. The people in Uganda are just terrific and Xerox might be the best breakfast food/snack ever. The only downside was the A/C (and therefore the comfort) of the vehicle - specially because the roads in Uganda are probably the worst among the 65+ countries I have been to.

My advice is to get online - and book your adventure to Uganda NOW.

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