Local Group Experts
The trip.me way of travel
Whether it's whale watching or safaris, travel is just better in a group.
trip.me's group tours offer you the chance to see the world in numbers. You can take the family, bring together some old friends or just join in on a set date and meet new people.
Our group tours generally involve a small, intimate group and come with a personal guide to ensure everyone in the group gets the best out of their experience.
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
Himanshu is super efficient and easy to talk to. He doesn't leave details hanging and proactively calls you to clarify to make the best match. He really went out the way to procure a guide who can speak our language. That was truly appreciated. Himanshu is personable and easy to get along with and very prompt in any queries that we had.Read More Read More Less
Randall was extremely responsive to any of my questions. Additionally, he got me on a last-second shuttle to the airport during this Covid-19 crazy time. The places he selected for me to stay were perfect. I would highly recommend Randall.
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 )
The support from Himanshu and his team was excellent through all phases of our trip. He was very responsive during planning and the trip they delivered was exactly as promised. By using a local destination expert, I believe we experienced places to stay we wouldn’t have found otherwise. The driver and tour guides they arranged were all excellent.Read More Read More Less