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Sander set us up with the perfect driver/guide. The lodges we stayed at were very good (except one, which we have already lodged a complaint with Sander). He answered e-mails quite quickly and took care of all our concerns. He even tried to find us an early flight out due to the virus.Read More Read More Less
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Very fast, reliable and responsive.
Anyway as to a review, my wife and I are what I would say experienced travelers. ( Uganda was 129 countries and territories for me and number 71 for my wife)
I was impressed by Uganda, I though that the variety of wildlife and the quality of the accommodations were at least equal to Kenya and Tanzania. ( My wifeâ€™s favorite still is some of the private game lodges outside of Kruger, but I maintain that we probably saw more wildlife in Uganda.
Both the chimp and of course the gorilla trekking were really world class activities. To be face to face to a silverback is maybe like the Great White Shark cage dive off of Gansbei, RSA , but without the cage. The other wildlife was also spectacular. Humility aside, I got some nice shots in case there are any specific pictures , like Lake Albert at night with the fishing boat lights, that you could use.
I thought that the accommodations were all good. Little Elephant Camp was really spectacular and the service there was outstanding. The lodge at Buniyani Lake was also great. We are kayakers and that place has a lot of potential for sea kayak type trips. We went out in the morning and wished that we would have had more time there. Guinea Fowl is an excellent place to both start and finish the trip. The hotel at Murchison Falls was excellent as well.
City Tyson was a great guide and would rank among the best that we have ever had. He went the extra mile to help us get the best wildlife pictures and see all of the sites. He was always there when we needed something. He was clean and neat and the vehicle was suitable for the safari with the roof extension for photography. He went out of his way to get us a roadmap and outlined the route we had taken for the trip which is a great souvenir
Overall the food was good everywhere. The Bush dinner overlooking Lake Albert was outstanding and will be remembered for ever. ( It happened to have been Valentines Day )
Kamal was the most informative guide and patient guide I’ve ever experienced. From the moment he and Idriss picked us up at the airport the adventure was on. We explored Casablanca and enjoyed our first Moroccan coffee and mint tea overlooking the ocean. We went and learned about the 2nd largest mosque (outside of Mecca). Then an amazing seafood lunch on the pier. Then upward and onward to Marrakesh where we went site seeing and stayed in a beautiful Riad (first of many beautiful Riads that we got to stay in. Considering Kamal had four women from New York to deal with (we are quite loud at times), he rolled with our humor and questions. We were like kindergarteners asking so many questions - rapid firing one after another. Kamal’s knowledge and passion for his country was truly inspiring (I feel I need to learn more of my own country now). And as for Idriss and his driving in Marrakesh I was most amazed. He had more patience then Kamal considering how the traffic circles are in Marrakesh. We never once felt any panic with him at the wheel. I guess I could go on and on and on, because everyday was just more amazing then the one before. Kamal took us to see all the wonderful craftsmen in the market in Marrakesh where we got to watch and speak to all these wonderful, hardworking people. We got to experience wonderful foods and ate where the locals ate. We got to be entertained by a restaurant owner with singing and dancing on our ride to Berber villages on route to desert. Our group cannot wait to arrange another trip (linger this time) with Kamal and Idriss as our guide and driver. I have been telling everyone I know how wonderful our trip was and if they were to travel to Morocco only use Kamal as a guide with Idriss as your driver.
Thanks for a wonderful experience - see you again in the future.