3 independent reviews for Small group adventure holiday in Uganda

Reviews for Small group adventure holiday in Uganda

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review 4 May 2017

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

Trek to see the gorillas

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

Be prepared for travel over long distances, but this enables you to see much of the country and its communities. Be prepared for some difficult terrain in trek to see gorillas, but support can be provided by porters. Take a hairdryer. Remember you are visiting a developing country, so manage expectations.

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

It did all three above. A percentage (20%?) of your holiday costs in national parks went to finance local community projects.

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

Excellent, would thoroughly recommend it. Varied experiences.

review 7 May 2014

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

The entire holiday was memorable. There are countless experiences that I will always remember. Having the opportunity to track and then spend an hour with the mountain gorillas was perhaps the most memorable. Being in the midst of these gentle beings was breathtaking. Having a troop of 10 gorillas surrounding me with the majestic silverback and darling infant within feet with no barrier between are moments I will cherish forever. Additionally, the opportunity to spend time with five tree climbing lions in Ishasha while they were in the trees was unforgettable.

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

By prepared for some hours driving between locations depending on your personalized itinerary but understand the time is rewarded with fantastic experiences upon arrival to each location of the customized itinerary. Also, be prepared for any weather changes by bringing all weather kit. Finally, you will be received by the most friendly people everywhere in Uganda.

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

I felt the holiday did benefit local people. The local people benefited directly through the percentage of park fees that in Uganda go directly to the local communities. Additionally, the employment of local people at the lodges also received a benefit that could then be cycled within the community. Also the park fees supported the Uganda Wildlife Authority and their conservation work, especially the fee for the mountain gorilla permit in Bwindi National Park.

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

I would give the holiday a five star rating. Jackson at the tour company was very helpful and professional in tailoring an itinerary to my interests and Alex my guide was fantastic in ensuring that my safari was the best possible safari I could wish for. Thanks to both. The tremendous wildlife in Uganda along with the kindness of all the Uganda staff and people made the holiday a lifetime event.

review 26 Oct 2013

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

Spotting the Gorillas in The Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

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

Always take the option of a porter when trekking the gorillas. After paying 100's of dollars for the permit, $15 for the use of a porter is peanuts. The trek is really tiring and the porter not only carries your bag but pushes, pulls and generally helps get you into t he best spots to photograph the gorillas!

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

Some of the money from the cost of the permit goes towards educating local farmers and villagers about the value of the gorillas and the tourism to the area.

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

Scary booking direct with Ugandan company but I believe now they have credit card facilities. Certainly only half the price of similar tours arranged by UK company travelled alone and as a 50 something year old female felt totally at ease throughout the trip.

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