Saso Uganda Safaris
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Gorilla Trekking Trips is the service we offer and we do it best. Saso Uganda Safaris manages and operates Saso Gorilla Trips website. Saso Uganda Safaris is a Ugandan based Tours and Safari Company established to deliver an enriching African holiday experience to our guests. We care about preserving the environment and natural resources, respect local customs and practices, care about the needs of the local people and are dedicated to giving our guests more than the average package deal. Considering our passion for the wild and the expertise we have aquired over the years wildlife guiding and gorilla trekking in the famous jungles of Uganda and Rwanda, our travel products are unquestionably top market. With over 15 years of safari experience, Gorilla Trips' guides will take you through the thick jungles of 3 of the only habitats of the last 700 remaining mountain gorillas in the world. It's a life's dream adventure. Tell us about your plans and one of our specialists will be in touch to plan a unique trip for you
Kampala, Uganda
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oonlee
Paris, France53 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
We did a 14-day tour of Rwanda and Uganda and everything was handled professionally and diligently by Wilson This tour operator offered the best value for money out of all I had consulted at the time, although payment options, a couple of the lodging options, clarity on the itinerary and the jeep could have been improved. I’m sure if you work out the details with Wilson in advance, he will be understanding. As for the guides, traveling with Ahmed was like traveling with a friend- he tried to do his best to show us the beauty of his country, he is highly knowledgeable (the man taught himself French!), and he never tired of all my questions- the man is as patient and calm as you can get which matched well with a demanding traveler like myself. 1 of my children traveled separately with Michael and found him fantastic. Thank you for the memorable trip!
Written May 19, 2022
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Dear Eun, Thanks so much for appreciating our services. And we really appreciate the trust and support As a company our main target is to have value for money at the end of it all and client satisfaction. We hope to see you again and kindly be our tourism ambassador in France and wherever you will visit. Godbless you and see you soon.
Written May 21, 2022
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Ashish
4 contributions
Dec 2019
I just got back from a fantastic 12 day Best of Uganda Rwanda Tour organized by Saso Gorilla Trips. I am breaking this review into three areas: Guide, Company, and Overall Tour.

Guide: My guide for the tour was Jamal Malinzi. I can't say enough about Jamal. His English was excellent, driving skills superb, and overall details and communication regarding all the sights on the tour were clear and easy to understand. I greatly appreciate the care Jamal took to make sure I arrived safely to destinations, that I was well fed, that the accommodations were up to standard, and that I was aware of all options to enhance my travel experience. He was a great travel companion and I am grateful for the service he provided.

Company: I evaluated responses from a dozen or so companies when I was gauging which company to select for my tour. It was clear based on how Saso articulated the details of my tour itinerary, provided a competitive tour value, and ensured all my questions were answered that I knew I had made the right decision in selecting Saso. They were honest, straightforward, and clear with all their answers that I was put at ease traveling from the US that everything was going to be ok - and it was. Everything went exactly as planned from the time I was picked up at the airport in Kampala, to all the tour activities in Uganda and Rwanda, to the time I was dropped off back at the airport in Kigali. I am grateful to Saso for making my experience in Uganda and Rwanda a memorable one. They are a fantastic company.

Overall Tour: The 12 day tour that Saso organized included the all the key highlights of Uganda and Rwanda that included primates, wildlife, food, community and water activities. It was the complete experience. All rooms were booked and available in advance, food options were great, there were no issues with guides and tickets for activities, the travel car was clean and well maintained, and there was plenty of water provided. I was overall very happy with the tour Saso organized.

In summary, Saso is a company that I highly recommend if you are looking for a complete tour of Uganda and Rwanda. They are very honest, have fantastic guides, and provide a competitive value for a tour experience that can be beat.
Written January 25, 2020
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Dear Client Greetings from Saso Uganda Safaris Team Hope you reached home safely! Thank for booking and trusting us to take you through 12 Day Best of Uganda Rwanda Tour. In addition, thank you so much for your review. We would love to see you again in Uganda. Best Regards Saso Uganda Safaris
Written February 3, 2020
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Ehsan
18 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
We had an excellent experience trekking Gorillas in Uganda with Saso Tours. Wilson was great to communicate with and was prompt with his responses to all my questions, months in advance of our trip all the way to the day we started!

We started in Kigali where we were picked up by our excellent guide, Innocent, and then we drove to Uganda for 2 nights for Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest. We were then dropped off in Kigali again.

Everything went smoothly, the transport was comfortable, the accommodation was great, and Saso were reliable and very competitive on pricing.

We would highly recommend Saso Tours, Wilson and also our driver/guide (his name was Innocent) for the trip!
Written September 30, 2022
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Dear Eshan, Thanks so much for the feedback about our service and staff. We will strive to keep our service standard in order to serve our clients better. Thanks again for the trust and support. See you again.
Written October 1, 2022
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Christine A
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We did a 3-day Big 5 tour and James was our guide. We had an AMAZING time! James really went above and beyond, adding extra time and leaving early to get the best chance to see all the animals we could while on safari! He also educated us a lot about the animals we were seeing and their behaviours. Finally, as he drove us around, he also mentioned a lot about Ugandan culture and he stopped to get us treats along the road so we could taste/try things that we might not otherwise have considered. Saso as a company was organized and responsive. James as a guide was exceptional. Highly recommend as this tour made our trip to Uganda a once in a lifetime experience!
Written April 11, 2022
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Dear Christin, Thanks so much for that big remark about us and our services. We really love it when we hear from our guests after their trips/tours. We hope to see you sometimes in the future for another wonderful trip like gorilla trek. Stay safe and see you soon.
Written April 12, 2022
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Sometimes Cooking
Sligo, Ireland9 contributions
Jan 2022
I had an amazing solo Safari with Saso. I done an 8 day tour from Kampala up too Murchison, Kibale NP,Queen Elizabeth, through Ishasha and down to Bwindi for the Gorilla's.

My trip was very last minute booked and planned. Wilson (I believe the owner of company) was more than delightful to deal with and nothing was too much bother for them to organise even at such a late stage of booking.

My guide for the 8 days was Michael, he is an absolute gentleman and could not have been any more helpful, a great and careful driver who made the experience for me better through the amount of experience he had, so so knowledgeable. if your guide is too be Michael you are going o have an amazing experience.

only downside was I done 2 boats trips at different locations, looking back now only 1 was necessary, I got caught on a boat trip with a lot of people looking for birds and our 2 hour trip turned into nearly 4 which I didn't enjoy and missed out on a evening game drive in Queen Elizabeth as it just got too late.

I done the trip on budget accommodation and it was more than comfortable with good food and facilities everywhere we stayed. The jeep we travelled in was perfect for the trip with lots of room and having a great driver helped.

I will definitely be back in Uganda for a longer trip next time and I'll be using Saso.
I know with Covid things have been quiet in terms of tourists so I hope only the best for Saso and Michael.

Thanks for a wonderful and memorable trip.

Written February 21, 2022
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Dear Barrins, Thanks so much for your positive response about our services offered plus the recommendations made on our Manager Wilson and Michael your safari guide. It was really a pleasure traveling with you and hope to see you and travel again soon for a Mich longer tour of Uganda, Rwanda or both. We request you to be our ambassador in Ireland and may the Almighty God keep you & your family safe and healthy. Thanks again for trusting us All the best Mgr Vincent.
Written March 1, 2022
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Zara Parr
3 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
Great package, jammed packed with activity and a great way to explore the East.
The driving felt very safe and comfortable which made the stunning views and scenery even more enjoyable.
One thing I would make sure you do if using SASO is to double check the itinerary everyday and confirm it properly with someone before you leave. I had a few ‘mistakes’ on mine and exaggerated itinerary details which resulted in shorter activity times, slightly disappointing as this should be precise to avoid letdown.
All the guides/ rangers you meet on the arranged activities are incredible, super knowledgeable and interested.
The accommodation options were very reasonable, especially considering I chose the budget option.
Overall very good experience with SASO, just double check they haven’t oversold on the itinerary!
Written March 8, 2021
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Dear Zara Thanks so much for appreciating our services and we are really sorry about that error/mistake on your day 2 itinerary program that mentioned 4 hours of quad biking yet it was supposed to be 2 hours. All in all we so much appreciate your overall remark that your experience was " very good experiences" but it error wasn't intended to over sale as we explained to you.
Written March 9, 2021
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C M
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Saso was recommended by a colleague and they were amazing! We did a 3-day Murchison Falls Safari from Kampala with James as our guide. James was fantastic and was very knowledgable about local customs and the history of Uganda in addition to his excellent knowledge about the wildlife and land. He made sure our trip was special and we gained a greater appreciation of the culture and environment in Uganda and saw many different animals along the way. Booking our tour through Saso Safaris was easy and they took care of the logistics so we could focus on enjoying our trip. We were even able to extend the car rental by a day in order to see some other areas and have reliable transport to the airport. I highly recommend Saso Uganda Safaris for your tour bookings and look forward to another trip in the future, hopefully with James again!
Written April 13, 2022
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Dear Christine, It was a pleasure traveling with you. We are happy to hear that you had the best value for money and that you're satisfied with our services. We look forward to hosting you again. Godbless you and stay well.
Written April 17, 2022
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Maíra N
2 contributions
Sep 2022 • Friends
Had the 3 Day Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes & Bwindi and it was very interesting to have a taste of the trekkings in both countries.

The communication with Wilson was very good since the first day and he had all the patience to answer all of our questions and attend our special requests. We couldn’t appreciate more our driver guide, Bernard, who was super professional, efficient and kind.

We haven’t used the accommodations suggested by the operator, since we’ve booked the hotels by ourselves online, so I can’t give a feedback on this topic.

But the service was excellent. Thanks for everything!
Written September 11, 2022
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Dear Maria, Thanks so much for the support, trust since we are a local operator and appreciation of our service. Please be our ambassadors in Brazil such that people from that region of the world get to know how beautiful and life moving seeing primates is in Rwanda and Uganda. Thanks again and stay well. Regards Wilson.
Written September 14, 2022
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Cyrus S
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Original book was for March 2020. They kept my booking until 2022 and was just asked to pay for the expired gorilla certificate. Could not accept the offer because of the inflation since 2020.
This is an exceptional service. The trip was excellent. Michael is a great guide. All lodges are great. All in all it was a very good trip with a very professional and easy going travel company. Would absolutely recommend Saso and would book again with them.
Written April 21, 2022
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Dear Cyrus, Thanks so much for appreciating our services and honesty. As a company we focus on the quality of service offered to our clients and it shall always be our main target. We look forward to traveling with you again. See you soon.
Written April 28, 2022
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EKP
O'Fallon, IL10 contributions
Aug 2022
Our trip was amazing! We felt we'd stepped right into a National Geographic documentary. Our driver, Juvenal, was very informative as he pointed out animals, and he provided cultural and historical background for many of the things we saw. He was an excellent driver.

We visited three national parks: Akagera, Volcanoes, and Nyungwe. We saw SO MANY animals, including the Gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Chimpanzees, Colobus Monkeys. It was truly amazing. We stayed in accommodations from a bush camp (listening to lions and hyenas) to 5-star hotels.
We should have brought hiking boots. These would have made the treks easier and less slippery.
Written September 5, 2022
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Dear Eunice, We really appreciate your feedback about our services. Its great to hear that it was a a once in lifetime experience and that there was value for money. We therefore request you to be our ambassadors in your country and ask you to tell your friends and family about Sasougandasafaris and Rwanda as a destination. Thanks again for the support and see you next time. Wilson. Director of sales
Written September 11, 2022
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