Jewel Safaris
Jewel Safaris
5

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles72 reviews
Excellent
69
Very good
2
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
1

Justin Z
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
I had been planning this trip for my family of 6 in Canada and I had a lot of worries and a lot of things that I wanted to do. In the end, this safari was one of the greatest family trips I have ever experienced!! Dona and his team at Jewel Safari helped us create a custom itinerary, making for the most incredible days I could have ever imagined. At night, they made sure we were well taken care of at some of the most beautiful lodges and tented camps, with the most incredible views and the nicest staff. Our trip started in Arusha, where we were picked up by our incredible driver and guide Peter. We travelled to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and flew out from Arusha. The trip was absolutely spectacular. Jewel was also responsible for setting up our driver and guide, Peter, who was one of the best guides I have ever had in my life. He is kind, knowledgeable, fun, and he made sure that we were happy at all times. Without Dona, Peter, and the rest of the Jewel Safari team, I don't know how our trip would have been, but with them, we had the most incredible journey -- a once in a lifetime trip.

I can say without hesitation that you can trust Dona, Jewel Safari, and Peter with organizing and booking your Safari experiences, whether you are with family, or friends! You will not be disappointed if you book with them ! I highly recommend them.

A++
Written February 10, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rachel C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Family
We had an amazing trip with Jewel Safaris. Dona was extremely helpful even before we arrived in suggesting different options for our itinerary and accommodating our particular needs. I was travelling with my two daughters aged 9 and 2 years old so I was particular about daily travel times and having lodges with child friendly activities and menus. Our 6 night itinerary was perfect, the girls had a fabulous time. We saw plenty of animals including lions and hippos up close. We had a mix of activities each day including safari drives, boat trips and beautiful pools to swim in at the lodges. The food was also fabulous with 3-course meals for me as the adult and dedicated kids’ menus. The lodges we stayed in were very impressive, especially Nile Safari Lodge - it was one of my best ever hotel experiences and I am lucky to be very well traveled. Our driver and guide, Joseph, was also excellent - extremely knowledgeable, organised and very understanding with the children.
I most definitely recommend Jewel Safaris for all your holiday needs in Uganda! In fact we hope to be traveling with them again within just a few months because we had such a great time and the kids can’t stop talking about it.
Written June 12, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

George B
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Jewel was great to work with. We created a custom trip to tie in some ministry visits with a Safari and Dona worked with us to try to make it all happen. Abdallah was a very conscientious guide working hard to get us where we needed to be to enable us to experience all that the national parks have to offer. We had awesome Leopard and Lion sightings. He was very helpful to me as a photographer trying to help me get the images I wanted. Wish we could have booked a longer trip! There is sooooo much to see! Would definitely work with them again.
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lek
Belgium3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
What an incredible journey we had, from the preparation to the end !
Dona helped us designing a trip according to our needs and tried his best to keep us updated anytime with regards to the difficult context we were facing (Covid measures), he did anything possible to make this trip happen, and we DID it 🙏
What an experience, what a wonderful country, what beautiful and so friendly people, what an amazing nature, what incredible landscapes, what a wonderful discovery in terms of food, what mixture of unforgettable emotions and feelings !
All of this could not have taken place without our best guide and driver ever : Charles 😎 Charles is really the one who turned our journey into an unforgettable and unique experience. He took so good care of us, always paying attention to our needs and wishes, he cared so much about our feelings and interests, he stopped so many times to explain any little thing of interest about his culture/food/way of living, he spent some time telling us about his own story and the one of his country, he never minded buying any type of fruit on the road for us and explaining the african way of eating it ;-) (with a lot of fun). He helped us discover a community without having the feeling of being a tourist and we hardly want to thank him for helping us turning this journey into an amazing experience of a life.
We really discovered a wonderful soul in the person of Charles and feel blessed we have had the chance that our paths crossed 🤞
Ouganda is a country full of richness, everyone shall visit the place once in his/her life…(and if possible with Charles ;-)).
Written July 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ola Karlsson
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Family
We ordered the trip in 2019 to go to Uganda in April 2020. Then Covid came and the trip was postponed for 2,5 yrs and in the meantime we kept contact and When we finally could go it all went super-smooth. Well organized and very friendly personnel and a fantastic guide. Nothing went wrong during the 10 days we visited and the arrangements were spotless.
Written November 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tony M
Kampala, Uganda3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
My trip to Lake Mburo National Park and Queen Elizabeth National Park on 5th Jan 2024, could not have gone better. My great experience was all down to Jewel Safaris' professionalism and industry experience. The car arrived at my house on time (5 am) to pick me up for the trip. The tour guide driver, a lady named Rachel Aheebwa, was such a delight. Female tour guides drivers are so rare, so this was unexpected. But looking back at how much of a success my tour went, Rachel was the best part of the trip.

Two hours into the drive, she suggested a breakfast place that turned out to serve the best coffee I'd ever taken. The small eatery happened to be ran by a lady with tourism experience of 17 years. We set off for Lake Mburo about an hour later and arrived at the park gate three hours later. Because we planned to sleep in Queen Elizabeth National Park and we still had hundreds of kilometers to cover, she made sure we wasted no time Mburo. She was always friendly and firm in her advice when it came to time keeping. We made it to our final destination before dark and had time to rest.

Before going to bed, she told me, firmly that we must leave at 7 if we are to see all the animals we wanted to see. I would have loved to sleep in but she made it clear that this was not an option. I was later thankful for this.

There were several tourist vehicles at the UWA offices when we arrived. After payments, all the cars left through a Northwards track but Rachel went Eastwards and in less than thirty minutes of Game driving, we hit a jack pot. We found lions on the road and I was able to take close up pictures for several minutes as she made calls to all her friends letting them know that she had found lions. By the time all the vehicles crowded around the lions, I had spend over half an an hour with them. One of the best moments of my life. Jewel safaris couldn't have chosen a better tour guide driver for me. Every thing was well planned to help me see all there was to be seen.

Written January 8, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Faisal A
Tbilisi, Georgia11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
I unusually don’t take the time to make reviews but the service provided by Jewel Safari was excellent. The owner Donna went out of his way to facilitate us and keep us comfortable from before we even landed in Uganda to checking up on us when we reached our home country.

The guides ( Patrick and Alex ) were extremely professional and made sure they did everything possible to make our trip memorable and as smooth as possible.

Recommendation: If you are expecting a luxurious experience:

- Ask for a full air conditioned car which would Offcourse be an additional cost but worth it.

- When you’re in chobe, a definite recommendation in the resort would be renting a tent as you will be 100m away from the hippos and the animals.

Don’t shy away from asking Donna for ANYTHING that is going to make your trip comfortable as from my experience, he will actually go out of his way to get it done.

Again THANK YOU Donna, Patrick & Alex for all the efforts put into making our trip Amazing as it could actually be.
Written April 30, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Michelle
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
This was my very first trip to Africa and a safari! A once in a lifetime trip that i hope to go back again and with the same tour company, Jewel Safaris. Dona and his team were veery helpful and knowledgable, knew all of the ins and outs as they live, work and play there. They know best! go local, support local and get the best experience.
he will assist you with planning and creating a trip plan, just give him some locations, dates and total days for the safari and what type of lodging and he will take care of the rest.
We saw Queen Elizabeth park and did a safari, went up river and then into the high lands where the remaining gorillas in the world live! we got up close and personal. the best experience ever....
after uganda we did a 7 day safari in tanzania, what a delight and we did get to see the big 5 and more... i saw animals i never knew existed.
Written October 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Simon T
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Our two-day trip to Lake Mburo with our driver and guide Patrick was great. He delivered what we asked for, and more! Other than being a very kind person and good driver, Patrick was able to share a lot of information about the different animals and places we encountered. A big thanks to Jewel Safaris and Patrick! 100% Recommend!
Written August 7, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Monica Carboni
Uganda4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
It was an amazing gorilla tracking safari. My stay at (four gorillas lodge) was wonderful. It was very clean and comfortable with great food, the staff give attention to detail, they are very friendly with available laundry services. They cleaned my boots after gorilla trekking.

My guide Richard was a gentleman, a very good driver, very professional and very well informed
Written August 29, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 69

Jewel Safaris - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (2024)

All Kampala HotelsKampala Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Kampala
All things to do in Kampala
Day Trips in KampalaCasinos & Gambling in KampalaAmusement Parks in Kampala
RestaurantsFlightsVacation RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars