4 independent reviews for Uganda wildlife and activity holiday

Reviews for Uganda wildlife and activity holiday

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review 30 Jan 2017

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

The whole trip was marvellous. The white water rafting very memorable, safari drives and river trips great but if I have to choose the most memorable thing it would of course be the gorilla trekking followed closely by the chimpanzee trekking. A wonderful holiday and well looked after by Alex our driver and guide.

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

Take a torch, sometimes dim lighting in lodges, and a few power cuts. Also helpful when walking to and from accommodation to eating areas at dusk and in the dark.

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

I think it benefited the local people who worked in the lodges and the national parks. Many places we stayed in reduced food waste by serving a set meal and they also used solar power to light the lodges.

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

Unforgettable.

review 7 Jan 2016

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

The mountain gorrilas - great trek into the mountains spending over an hour with the gorillas. The scenery was stunning which topped off the experience. Great opportunity for photography. The river trip in Queen Elizabeth Park was amazing , saw elephants playing in the lake. Everyday offered someone new and exciting so the list could go on.

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

If travelling from UK , take sterling and some dollars. When arriving get shillings , not many places take dollars. Also you will get a better price if paying for goods in shillings. Better to leave tips in shillings. If you have space in your luggage take clothes which can be given away. Children's clothes would be very much appreciated. Buy some sweets to hand out to the kids along the way - make sure it is a big bag as the kids ensure everything is shared out equally.

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

A large proportion of the cost is on Game Park entry and Permits - so this money goes to the Ugandan Wildlife Association. All of the areas we visited rely heavily on tourism which provides jobs for local communities. Tourism has definitely lifted the standard of living for communities and drawn attention to these areas , attracting projects to help with education and health.

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

Excellent holiday , better than i had expected.

review 14 Feb 2014

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

The wildlife is simply amazing to see. Particularly finding the gorillas after hours of hike is so rewarding. Definitely worth all the sweat and muscle pain.

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

With Jackson and his team we always felt in good hands. Things were organized perfectly and the team is very knowledgeable and helpful. Bring insect repellent (though it's not as bad as we had thought beforehand), a torch and travel sickness pills (in case you get sick easily - the roads are 'African style'). Vegetarian options available everywhere.

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

Many of the tours employed local guides who knew the area really well. We stopped to buy food on local markets along the way. Several of the lodges were solar powered or only provided electricity when necessary.

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

This was the perfect trip: great places, great people, good value for money. We couldn't have wished for anything more.

review 9 Dec 2013

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

Unfortunately there are just too many great memories to pick from this trip, as every day rewarded you with something amazing. Despite the +1600km we covered, each mile was worth it to provide all the opportunities.

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

The roads are extremely bumpy, which makes each journey long in time, but not necessarily in distance. Therefore, you need to be a good passenger, which also applies to the road rules the drivers adopt. A good torch and Travel Johns are essential recommendations when camping.

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

I believe the National Park entry fees will support local communities to continue to build and strengthen the area(s).

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

This was a once in a life time experience which has created many lasting memories.

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