5 independent reviews for Gorilla and game safari in Uganda

Reviews for Gorilla and game safari in Uganda

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review 24 Jul 2018

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

It was all memorable. Every day bought something new.

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

Try and book through a local company that has an ecological and ethical charter.

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

I hope it did. We used water purifying tablets when we could, and bought large bottles of water and decanted into our small daily flasks when purification not possible,We used local people & locally run hotels for all our services, we donated to local schools and made sure we praised every effort that had good environmental outcomes.

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

It was brilliant. A lot of the credit would go to having our safe, empathetic, politically and culturally aware driver guide Faruk. His kindness to the local people, his genuine love of his country and his guiding advice truly made our vacation memorable.

review 10 Jul 2018

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

I enjoyed every part of the journey but if I must highlight some, it would be visiting the Chimpanzees and of course the wonderful encounter with the Gorillas. In Bigodi we interacted with some of the local people. That was so informative and wonderful. We saw a gentleman making beer, gin and a juice from bananas all by hand. We visited a lady who showed us the whole coffee making process - all by hand- from the tree to enjoying a cup of the freshly ground coffee. This was to me personally a moving experience to see what can be done without modern equipment. The medicine man and the basket making ladies was also so informative and interesting. At Jinja we did white river rafting on the Nile. Absolutely exhilarating. The wonderful bird live in Uganda is another awesome experience. I can go on and on but let me end by saying everything was awesome!!!

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

Go with an open mind and learn from people who do things totally differently. Enjoy the re connection with the earthiness of the place and the wonderful people. Enjoy the local foods. Don't compare this vacation to others. It is totally different. Enjoy it too the full.

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

Everywhere we went we used local guides and paid conservation fees that goes directly to conservation and local communities. These kind of trips really benefit the local communities and of course conservation.

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

What a professional touring company. Dependable, punctual, helpful, going the extra mile to make sure you see and do as much as possible in the time available. Thank you for introducing us to them. They were wonderful. We chose the comfort accommodation choice and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and service we received. I would rate my vacation as one of the most amazing I have ever had.Stunning and amazing.

review 19 Mar 2018

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

The whole vacation was memorable but the gorilla and chimpanzee encounters were definitely the most exciting and extraordinary.

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

Take all the advice that the tour operator offers you, relax and enjoy.

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

The vacation obviously benefitted locals involved in tourism most. The community walks where we leant more about local ways of life and saw life up close were simple and were of benefit to the local community. They were interesting and seemed to reinforce pride in local ways and traditions. The gorilla and chimpanzee tracking helps to preserve and conserve the groups of chimps and gorillas which are now protected in their natural rain forest environment.

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

The vacation was better than we had imagined. We were well looked after by Primate World Safaris. We felt safe, saw and experienced a variety of environments and wildlife. Our guide/driver was informative and good company.

review 30 Jan 2018

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

The two trekking experiences - chimpanzee and gorilla - were by far the most memorable. Memories that will last forever.

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

Be aware that the sightings of the big five are just not as often as neighbouring countries - there is no Serengeti equivalent. Additionally for they who are of advanced years or not in peak condition physically it should be made aware to such travelers that the gorilla trek can be VERY taxing.

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

To a degree. Visits to local communities were infrequent - a visit to the medicine man was the only specifically aimed at local enterprises. The inclusion of porters on the primate treks benefited they who were chosen to assist with backpacks.

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

It was a vacation I shall not forget. I went primarily to see the big primates and the sightings far surpassed expectation.

review 25 Dec 2017

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

Gorilla tracking and Chimpanzee habituation

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

You have to do it. Uganda is the perfect place to be if you want to track primates.

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

Yes

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

I had a great time. It was a dream that came true. The tracking of these gorgeous animals was once in a lifetime experience. But also I met friendly smiling people everywhere. Local food is not bad at all also. Good services: accommodation and transportation. Great scenery especially Lake Bunyoni and Bwindi forest. Rafting at the White Nile was fun. Kampala was a chaos, traffic jam that you cannot imagine.

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