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6 day Chimps & the Big Four

Anxious to meet our close relatives in a dense tropical forest? Come and enjoy the cool heights of Fort Portal, then descend to the enchantment of Queen Elizabeth NP and look out for the Big Four!

star rating Trip rating 4/5 from 1 review
Operator rating 5/5 from 5 reviews
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Client: Pam Rostal - from United States
Trip: This Trip: 6 day Chimps & the Big Four
Rating: rating 4.5/5
Comment: We thought they did a very good job of meeting our needs during our trip to Uganda. They were responsive when we asked to modify the standard itinerary - visiting a local hospital, the Kampala marketplace, and the veterinary school at the University.

At our request, they substituted an extra game drive for the scheduled activity, and accommodated our request for a different hotel in Kampala on our last days.

Our guide/driver was named David, and he answered all of our questions, maintaining his composure despite some unforeseen circumstances (car broke down, and he had to get a different driver to bring us back to Kampala).

We took the luxury option except for Travellers Rest, which we chose when the Nkuringo Lodge was not able to honor our reservations. It was an unexpected pleasure to stay at Travellers Rest -- wonderful food and friendly service at a very reasonable price. The Primate Luxury Tented Camp, where we stayed when we tracked chimps in Kibale, seems like it's not quite ready for prime time but shows promise for the future.

Overall, we were very pleased, and if we were going to make the trip again, we'd call them.

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Client: Mark Cook - from United States
Trip: 3 day Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Uganda
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We had a safari in Murchison Falls NP that was a trip of a lifetime.

First, Penny booked our trip and answered our questions with responsiveness and ease. She allowed us to feel confident that every detail was being taken care of.

Second, Joseph our guide went out of his way to serve us well. We not only saw and photographed the Big 5, but we were catered to as special guests.

Third, Fort Murchison Lodge and the staff was outstanding. The meals were superb, accommodations excellent, and staff service was beyond expectations.

Thanks for a great trip.
Client: LC - from Canada
Trip: 3 day Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Uganda
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I was very impressed with the website when I was looking for a company to plan our trip to Murchison Falls. My friend and I were going to Uganda to visit my daughter and her friend who were working as volunteers with an NGO in Jinja. The four of us wanted to visit Murchison Falls.

We were pleased that the operator was able to make arrangements to suit our budget. They also accommodated our wish to be picked up in Jinja instead of Kampala.

Our driver, Beki was wonderful. Not only was he a very competent driver, but he was full of good humour and knowledge about the culture of Uganda and its animals and plants. He answered all of our questions about everything we saw on our trip to Murchison Falls and we had many as this was our first trip to Africa. He pointed out many things of interest to us and made us feel so comfortable on our trip. Beki helped to make our safri a most enjoyable and memorable experience.

The company sent us an information package and a complete itinerary before we went on our safari. I thought this was very helpful. I have only praise for their staff. If Beki is representative of all their drivers, then you are ensured of an amazing safari experience.
Client: David and Linda Morgan - from United Kingdom
Trip: 16 day Discover Uganda Safari
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: We would be delighted to provide you with information about our holiday. We have nothing but praise for this operator, both for their helpfulness throughout and their flexibility in planning our itinerary.

We had a rather unusual plan for our holiday, in that, as well as touring the game parks, we wished to seeand meet Ugandans on the ground as much as possible,and also we wished to end our holiday by being taken to Gulu, where our daughter is working as an NGO.

They responded to this by including a 2-day visit to a farm in the far south-west, near the Tanzanian and Rwandan borders, and by agreeing to drop us off in Gulu, rather than returning us to Kampala.

We visited Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabth, Kibale and Murchison Falls National Parks, in addition to Nshenyi village referred to above. All this was achieved in an 11-day itinerary, at a very reasonable cost. Our driver was fantastic. He was not only one of the best drivers I've ever come across either inside or outside of Uganda, but he was also very friendly, and most knowledgeable about all the wildlife, including the rich variety of birds we saw. He also had phenomenal eyesight; even when the road he was negotiating was particularly pitted and rough, he still managed to catch sight of birds and game a long way of, which we would have missed.

Altogether a most positive, enjoyable and educational trip. I'd recommend anyone to go; Uganda is a truly beautiful country. We look forward to returning.
Client: Dylan Nyika - from New Zealand
Trip: 3 day Queen Elizabeth National Park Wildlife Safari Uganda
Rating: rating 5/5
Comment: I found the safari operator to be very accommodating with any special requests we had regarding the itinerary.

The Safari Lodge pool made for a perfect setting for a sunset swim, overlooking the channel filled with hippos. The lodge also provided the unique experience of waking up to a hippo grazing outside our door.

Overall a great trip. Thanks
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