E. Iles, UK

E. Iles, UK

I have just returned from the holiday of a life time from a country which I was unaware had so much to offer.

Uganda has something to appeal to every traveller, and Great Lakes Safaris provide a professional and comfortable means of taking in the sights and experiencing things that some can only dream of.

Travelling alone I was concerned that conversation may be difficult, but my guide Henry was warm, welcoming and very friendly. His knowledge of the wildlife and various locations had no bounds and I felt as though we had known each other for many years rather than days, allowing me to feel relaxed and amazed by the sights, sounds and smells that my journey brought me.

All of the accommodation was of an excellent standard along with the food, staff and over all service – It would be unfair to pick a favorite. However, I can say that the highlight of my trip was tracking the Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The trek to see them was hard going; with steep slopes providing most of the path way, but it was worth every huff, puff and struggle to see these magnificent creatures.

I can assure you that the hour you spend with the Gorilla family will be the fastest moving of your life – resist the urge to live the experience through your camera and take in the behavior and actions of these animals with your own eyes, you’ll regret it if you don’t!

The whole of my trip ran without any issues what so ever; I can honestly say that without the helpfulness and friendly nature of my guide, I would not have been able to truly take in the wonders that Uganda has to offer. I would recommend the use of Great Lakes Safaris to any other travelers.