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Grassrootz Adventures Uganda

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Kampala, Uganda
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About Grassrootz Adventures Uganda
Grassrootz Adventures offers unique safaris, round trips and expeditions in Uganda. With Grassrootz Adventures you will experience the real Uganda by meeting many different tribes with their different cultural habits and traditions, you will have a truly Ugandan Experience!
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Becky G wrote a review Jun 2022
Hong Kong, China16 contributions28 helpful votes
We originally booked this safari before Covid. Grassrootz were extremely helpful and understanding in rearranging our trip. Once on the trip our guide Moses was wonderful both me and my husband enjoyed every minute of it. The lodges were great. The food was delicious but far too much. Overall we’ve had a brilliant time and the trip was everything we hoped for.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Andrewschoeman wrote a review May 2022
Skukuza, South Africa887 contributions57 helpful votes
My Wife and I did a 16 day / 15 night Safari in Uganda, visiting all the Highlights, Murchison Falls, Kibale Forest and Chimp Trekking, Bwindi Forest for Gorilla trekking, Mgahinga NP for Golden Monkeys, Kazinga Channel, QENP etc. Grassrootz and Sander did a great job of making all the arrangements, everything went according to plan and David our Driver / Guide did a great job, he was always on time and he looked after us very well. David made all the arrangements with the local guides that did our activities and when he found out we were keen birdwatchers he made extra arrangements and found guides that were good at birding to make our trip even better. We really Loved our time in Uganda, the Chimps, Gorillas and the Birdlife were the highlights, we got great images and we hope to return again one day. Thanks Grassrootz, Sander and David for everything !
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Nickolas S wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife and I recently returned from a 13 day / 12 night Uganda safari covering Murchison Falls National Park, Lake Albert, Kibale Forest National Park, Southern Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburo National Park. The trip incorporated the chimpanzee, gorilla and lion trekking options as well as cruises on the Nile, the Kazinga Channel and Lake Mburo. We chose Grassrootz Adventures for their professionalism and responsiveness to our research and enquiries; being our first trip to Africa and on a constrained schedule because of work commitments, we wanted to make the most of our time in-country and Sander and his team did not disappoint. We were impressed by Sander’s quick and detailed response to our enquiries, and his availability to take international phone calls to discuss final arrangements. We spent some time in e-mail correspondence and phone calls discussing and confirming options such as tour duration, alternative accommodation and optional activities. Sander was always receptive and was very attentive to responding to all enquiries and confirming information. Our guide and driver, Bob Magezi, ensured that everything ran smoothly and was very knowledgeable about wildlife and back roads that took us off the beaten track, showing us village and rural areas that on other tours would have missed. His relationships with other tour guides, rangers, and accommodation staff were excellent and greatly facilitated our journey. He quickly sorted a discrepancy in our respective itineraries to facilitate our visit to Lake Mburo, which we’re sure he had to call in a couple of favours and arranged for our COVID tests for our return journey when we arrived back in Entebbe. The accommodations we stayed at were generally very good and apart from some hot water issues and one venue that was obviously undergoing some improvement renovations, we were comfortable. The staff everywhere were excellent, and we can’t endorse their attentiveness and hospitality enough. The food was always deliciously exceptional, and a rolex makes a great packed lunch. Overall, we very much enjoyed our unique visit to Uganda with its beautiful terrain, incredible wildlife and very friendly people.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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hannoverjessi wrote a review Mar 2022
Hannover, Germany5 contributions1 helpful vote
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With Grassrootz we went on our 22-day-safari in Uganda. It totally met my expectations, well no, it exceeded! Sander was very patient and helpful with preparing the tour with me during Covid times. From the first contact and itinerary I felt good with it. Now we are back and I am truly glad and thankful for this trip and how everything went. From our first contact with our driver and guide Paul we felt good in Uganda. The accommodations were awesome, all of them. we felt highly welcomed everywhere, people are so friendly, we enjoyed it so much and everyone had a part that we felt secure and comfortable. We had a few days up at Kidepo, which was a blast for animals, landscape and magic - and is highly recommended. Grassrootz offer you many community camps. you can change everything at the safari like you wish, „ultimate flexibilty“ like Paul was used to say! 👍🏻 He always had a good eye to find an animal for us. At game drives, transfers, always. He also gave us enough time and opportunities to explore the places on our own, just a great guide for those three wonderful weeks. We liked the camps just as much as the lodges. Grassrootz look for sustainable accommodations, community based places to involve the people of the area, which was important to me. Just everything felt good … now I lost my heart in Uganda 🇺🇬 😊 Webale Grassrootz!
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Robert Stevens wrote a review Feb 2022
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After many hours of research and reviews of Tour Guide companies, I chose Grassrootz Adventure as our guide company. Sander Van Zanten (Owner of Grassrootz) listened to our interests and wishes for the safari. He then designed a custom personalized safari for our family of four. Our 17 day round trip to Private Uganda and Rwanda Safari was originally planned in July, 2020. Due to Covid Pandemic, we had to reschedule to December, 2021. We arrived at Entebbe Airport on December 18, 2021 around Midnight. Upon our arrival, we were required to do Covid19 testing. We were met at the airport by Anne Nakure (Grassrootz Local Representative) and our Bob Magezi (our guide). Anne Nakure was very responsive to our requests regarding changes and updates for our trip and covid requirements. Bob Magezi was our guide and driver for 11 days. He did an amazing job handling paperwork to get into the national parks, through security check points, airports, etc. He is very friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. He has a great eye for animal sightings. His experience and connections with other guides turned out to be great for animal viewings. During our drives and conversations at dinner, we learned a lot about the people, culture, and animals. He is a great guide and i highly recommend. Peter was our guide and driver in Rwanda. He did a great job making sure we met Covid requirements daily. Some of our accommodations were changed because of the Pandemic. Some of the lodges had to close because of the lack of tourism. We spent two nights (18,19) at 2 Friends Beach Resort . The accommodations were okay. The food and service were great. On December 19, we started our morning visit cruising the Mabamba Swamp to see the infamous Shoebill Stork ( there are only 9 in the swamp) along with other birds. Our sunset cruise on Lake Victoria did not happen because poor communication. We were promptly reimbursed. Our guide (Bob Magezi) left the 19th with our luggage (we took too much) and drove to Murchison Falls. It was about 10 hour drive. We took a charted flight on 12/20 to Murchison Falls Pakuba airfield. Our guide picked up us at the airport. We spent two nights (at Kabalego Wilderness Camp. The accommodations were average. The food and service were great. After our arrival, we had lunch and went on afternoon game. On 12/21, we did a morning game drive and afternoon private boat drive on the Nile River and saw Murchison Falls waterfall. On 12/22, we did a hot air balloon ride in the early morning followed by a bush breakfast. In the afternoon we did a private boat ride to the delta towards Lake Albert. On 12/23, we left in the morning for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Nakitoma, Uganda. There are 32 white rhinos located in the sanctuary. The sanctuary is completely fenced in. The guide and guards took us on an hour walk in the reserve. We saw 8 rhinos and were amazed about their size and how close we were able to be near them. We left the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and drove to Chimpundo lodge. Our stay at Chimpundo lodge was amazing. I would highly recommend staying at this lodge. The staff is friendly and highly attentive. The food is great. On 12/24, our family did the chimpanzee habituation trekking experience. It was raining during our trekking. The chimpanzees do not come down from trees if its raining. During the last hour of the habituation the rain stopped. Eventually, the chimpanzees came down to the forest floor. It was worth the experience. On 12/25, we left for Queen Elizabeth National Park. We stayed at Elephant Plains Lodge. The rooms were great. The service and food was outstanding. We did a private boat ride on Kazinga Channel for game watching. On 12/26, we went on morning and afternoon game drives. On 12/27, we went on game drive looking for tree climbing lions. We did not see any tree climbing lions. We left to drive to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. We stayed at Nkuringo Lodge. Incredible lodge. We would highly recommend. Food was great. Service outstanding. On 12/28, our family did the gorilla habituation trekking experience. It was unbelievable from start to finish. We hired porters and it was well worth it. It is challenging physically from fitness, high altitude, weather, steep hikes, and impenetrable forest. My son and myself got an hour massage after the hike. It was worth it. Tomorrow we leave for Rwanda. Covid Restrictions to leave. On 12/29, we fly to Rwanda. Covid restrictions to enter Rwanda. We are staying at Hotel des Miles Collines. We are quarantined to our room until tests results are received. The movie “Hotel Rwanda” is about this hotel concerning the genocide in 1994. the accommodations are average. The food is good. On 12/30, our new guide “Peter” was responsible for making sure we got tested daily for covid and sometimes twice a day. We visited the genocide museum. The experience visiting the museum was heartbreaking. We drove up to Mountain Gorilla Lodge in Volcano National Park. The lodge is very nice. The food and service is very good. I would highly recommend. On 12/31, we did Gorilla trekking for one hour. We hired porters.it is challenging physically fro fitness, high altitude, weather, steep hikes, and jungle. It was another lifetime experience. Test Covid restrictions On 1/1, we did golden monkey trekking for a one hour. It was amazing. I didn’t realize that they were endangered species and equally share their home with mountain gorillas.’They only reside in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC. In the afternoon, we visited the Batwa village which was a moving experience They formed known as pygmies people. They are one of the oldest indigenous tribes in Africa. They use to live high in mountain forest in the East African countries along side withe mountain gorillas. Now they live higher on the mountain side or poor areas in nearby towns. They earn a living by working on farms or performing for tourists. We were introduced to their culture (history, cooking, hunting, traditional medicines, marriage, etc). Test Covid restrictions 1/2/22 Leave Rwanda. Test Covid restrictions. 1/2/22 Enter Uganda Test Covid restrictions 1/3/22 Leave Uganda to go USA. Test Covid restrictions I would highly recommend Grassrootz Adventure as a Tour Guide in Uganda and Rwanda for a lifetime adventure.
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Date of experience: December 2021
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