Local Gorilla Trekking Experts
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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
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 )
Everything perfect and as planned. Maybe newer cars could be recommended.
Our trip to Uganda was to celebrate my 60th birthday with my husband and son. Prior to leaving, I was a little anxious, not really knowing what to expect. On arrival, we never looked back. The trip exceeded all expectations in every way. The 14 day itinerary Sander put together for us was nothing short of brilliant. Our driver Bob what can we say, absolutely the best and so passionate about what he does. Always going that extra mile to give us a wonderful experience. It was Bob who suggested we do the lion tracking at Queen Elizabeth which we would all highly recommend. We were so keen to see a hippo grazing in the evening at Murchison Falls Lodge that one of the workers came to our lodge after we had gone to bed to tell us he had found two.
We would all highly recommend doing the gorilla habituation program as suggested by Sander. So worth the extra cost with the money going to a good cause. The time we had with these special primates is in an unforgettable and unique experience. We travel extensively and can honestly say that this trip is the best EVER. Uganda holds a piece of our hearts, a truly special place filled with beautiful people. Look no further than Grassrootz if you are planning a trip to Uganda. Sander was always professional and so prompt when replying to any queries we had and was only too willing to assist in anyway possible, including, in conjunction with my husband, a birthday cake at Bwinfi for my actual birthday. A birthday I don’t think I will ever be able to top. Thank you Sander and Bob for the most amazing trip EVER! You just can’t beat nature!
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