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review 27 Nov 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Gorilla Tracking was just outstanding. Many other highlights of the tour (camping in the Serengeti, visit of local villages, rafting the Nile) were also great.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Prepare for long truck, bus and jeep rides, bring maybe a sleeping pillow or similar. Mattress is not necessary and a sleeping bag just for two nights, so don't bother to waste too much space for this. Hiking boots for the gorillas are a must. Don't miss out on the Pygmy village!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely felt that the locals profit from the tourism, and the local co-workers were really well picked. The places we visited seemed to be great wildlife conservation and one had the feeling that our visit contributed to animal protection. Probably too much flying and driving for a good climate balance...

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

It was a great and adventurous vacation and we were an amazing group. On the downside, some of the "non highlight" activities were not too well picked and often demanded even more driving and waiting time. Support of tour leader varied.

Read the operator's response here:

Question 3: Thank you for your feedback Alessandra. We are so pleased to hear that you had such a good trip! We go to great efforts to give as much back to the local communities we visit as possible. We recently helped to repair some of the buildings in the Batwa Pygmy Village which you visited in Uganda and we regularly contribute to the campsite in Arusha which to helps treat snakebites in the local area. Our trucks are carbon-friendly and traveling in this vehicle rather than lots of private vans helps to keep the carbon footprint low. Traveling in trucks also makes those long travel days more enjoyable as the roads are quite poor. Question 4: We are sorry to read that you thought some excursions could have been better. The optional excursions are kept optional as some enjoy them more than others and we prefer that travelers are able to pick and choose what they want to do. Regardless, we would welcome more detailed feedback on these activities - same with comments on your tour leader. We are always working to improve our services.

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