Client References – page 2

Family Simpson, USA

My family stayed at the Simba Safari Camp in July during a visit to Queen Elizabeth National Park. We were in Uganda for six weeks serving at a children’s centre in the Luweero District. We thoroughly enjoyed our safari and particularly our time at Simba Safari Camp. We have highly recommended your lodge to others and to trip coordinators that we know.

Mr and Mrs Piccini, UK

We had the most AMAZING holiday ever!!!! Thank you so much for arranging everything – everyone looked after us so well and I wanted to ask you to please pass on my thanks to all the lodges for making us feel so welcome and making our time in Uganda so special!

I also wanted to say a massive thanks to you, for all the work you done on our trip. Rich also asked me to pass on his thanks, this was his first visit to Uganda and we both agree it is by far our favorite country in Africa. We are a little sad to be home!

Anyway, once again a huge thanks for everything!

E. Crook, UK

Just to let you know we’re back and have had the most amazing time! Still can’t quite believe all we’ve seen, done and experienced! Far too much to mention now but I just wanted to thank you for all your help and sensible advice -everything went perfectly. 

The gorilla trek was beyond amazing. We were so lucky and only had to trek for about an hour before our amazing gorilla encounter. Just unbelievable! Being in such close proximity to those amazing, gentle giants is surreal. Walking back down the mountain after our experience was a piece of cake – we were all walking on air!

Our stay at the wonderful Engagi Lodge was just the icing on the cake. Outstanding lodge, amazing location, delicious food and wonderfully friendly staff. It was the staff at the lodge who ‘encouraged’ us to use a porter and provided us, free of charge, with a stick for the trek – both of which we definitely needed!!

The whole trip – chimp trekking, the lodges, food, our driver/guide (Robert), lions, elephants, aardvarks, bush babies, horse riding, night safari (just the things I can remember off the top of my head!) – was outstanding! We returned home exhausted but exhilarated! We still haven’t come back down to earth!!!

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.

Mr and Mrs Jordan, UK

Our guide/driver, Henry was made the trip. He was calm, relaxed, knowledgeable, good company and with a great sense of humour. He also was a very safe driver, which is pretty important out there.

Everything lived up to expectations; we even found my old house! We saw lots of game although the leopards proved to be too elusive for us) and over 120 species of birds. Needless to say it was Henry who spotted them first and identified them. Thanks again for putting the trip together at such short notice.

J. Witdoeckt, Belgium

Some time ago, on the 19th of February, I stayed with my group of 12 people at Primate Lodge Kibale. All my clients had a wonderful time and said that this lodge had something special. They enjoyed the food very much, the rooms were very good and the staff very helpful and friendly. 

D. Turner, USA

Our stay at Budongo Forest Eco Lodge: a wonder-filled place for a cool respite in a hot game park…

Budongo Forest, with its wonderful attraction of chimps, birds and the oldest living Mahogany tree in East Africa, all within strolling distance from our cabin, makes for an interesting stay at Budongo Forest Eco Lodge.

Read the detailed report on D. Turner’s wonderful stay at Budongo Eco Lodge…

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