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Jewel Safaris

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Michelle wrote a review Oct 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Lek wrote a review Jul 2021
Belgium2 contributions
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 ;-)).
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Rachel C wrote a review Jun 2021
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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.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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George B wrote a review Feb 2020
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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.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Justin Z wrote a review Feb 2020
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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++
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Date of experience: December 2019
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