3 independent reviews for Gorilla safari in Uganda

Reviews for Gorilla safari in Uganda

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review 4 Mar 2019

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

Hard to name one as there were so many: seeing a Silverback climb a tree, watching a Leopard prowl, finding lionesses in a Euphorbia tree, and many more

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take more tip money; definitely have a porter for the gorilla hikes, do everything on offer

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

Yes absolutely, paying the local villagers to be porters, visiting communities, having flasks of fresh water rather than plastic bottles (in some lodges but not all).

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

Really excellent, it was fun, exhilarating, great hotels, treks and game drives, good food and lovely people

review 8 Jan 2012

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

The whole holiday was memorable for all the best reasons but probably the most outstanding were the 2 days spent with the Mountain Gorillas. A memory that will live with me 'til the end of my days!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for one of the best holidays of your life!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes. All the lodges employ local people and they all seemed to be determined that there would be minimum impact on the environment.

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

MAGNIFICENT!

Read the operator's response here:

Great to here that the trip lived up to expectations! We pride ourselves on offering unique once in a lifetime trips and are always happy to help with any future travel plans!

review 11 Sep 2010

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

Having a silverback pass me by within arm's length. The trackers had told all of us how far to keep from any gorilla - he obviously wasn't concerned about this at all. Two wonderful treks with very generous hours allowed for us to be with the gorillas. Plenty of opportunities to observe and photograph animals of all ages. I don't feel reborn but spirits soared and have not fully come down yet.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be patient. Rwanda is wonderful country with many experiences to reward what may seem longish journeys - particularly that to Nyungwe Forest where Colobus monkeys are very interesting and there is much else to enjoy. Do use sticks and porters when available. They do make progress easier as well as giving needed income. Visit genocide sights if possible. Not at all easy but will help understanding of what Rwanda has been through and the burden of memory that many people must still carry.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Most obvious help in Virungas where tourist income does seem to be helping fund schools and other facilities, as well as providing employment. I appreciated opportunity to take some gifts to school there. Teachers seemed happy to receive them.

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

Unforgettable experience in country very different from my own. I met some very gentle and helpful people who added much to my enjoyment. All travel arrangements went smoothly and as expected. Given the chance, I would love to return to Rwanda.

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