GoExplore Safaris

GoExplore Safaris, Kampala: Hours, Address, GoExplore Safaris Reviews: 5/5

GoExplore Safaris
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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GoExplore Safaris & Tours has emerged as one of the leading tour operators in East Africa. It is a commonly-used phrase, but we have a culture that genuinely aims to "exceed expectations" and our commitment to service, together with our knowledge and absolute passion for Africa, ensures that our clients have memorable, seamless and hassle-free holidays. It also ensures that clients become repeat c
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samponton
virginia45 contributions
This is the second time I have traveled with my family with GoExplore. The first time was an amazing Uganda experience (already reviewed) and this second experience with my husband to Kenya was equally amazing. Brian organized organized both tours for me and tailored them according to my wishes. As this is still the time of unsure flights and Covid difficulties, he was easily able to adapt to some changes with travel that were beyond our control.
GoExplore is a boutique business that is very personalized and offers you the equal and more than a large corporate operator. The price point is compatible with group tours but you will have your own personal driver and guide for yourself and there is nothing to compare with this luxury. Because of that, you will also be able to adapt your days schedule if you wish according what you want and not what is a groups plan.
We were completely happy and satisfied with all aspects of our travel (on both trips). Brian knows the safari tour industry and is constantly working to improve the business, his knowledge about lodges, the parks, restaurants and all minute aspects of the tour. He will be able to personally attest to the quality of whatever product he is recommending to you.
Sammi was our driver in Kenya and we can only say that he was amazing. He knew more about wildlife (and every birds name and details) than an encyclopedia, was an amazingly adept driver in sometimes rough conditions (traffic, rough park roads, etc.) and looked out for our interests. While respecting the animals, he went above and beyond trying to make sure we saw every different animal we could. We appreciated that he obviously respected and cared about the animals we were seeing. (Not all safari drivers do and will do anything to try to get to see something up close, even while encroaching too much on their space.) We had a minor vehicle difficulty and Sammi made sure that everything went smoothly and we didn't miss a minute of our trip or schedule. He is quite an asset to GoExplore. Sammi only drives on Kenya trips but if you go to Uganda, I highly recommend Moses who was equally great.
Overall, the trip was an unforgettable trip of a lifetime. If you haven't gone on a safari before, you should trip to put this on your life plan. There is nothing like it and when you plan it, you want a safari operator that will listen to your needs, wants, and budget and tailor it to fit you. GoExplore will do that in a personal way.
Our lodges that Brian picked were magical and the food was outstanding. There was nothing about our trip that we would have changed. I highly recommend GoExplore if you want to travel to any of the countries they operate in. If not those countries, then reconsider them over the more commercialized ones (such as South Africa) and you won't be disappointed.
Written July 9, 2022
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Bhanu K
Fremont, CA31 contributions
We had an amazing safari in Uganda. The main purpose of our trip was Chimp and Gorilla tracking but we also spent considerable amount of time on game drives across many national parks of Uganda. Our guide Brian and Mozes were very nice and took care of all our needs and made our trip memorable. The properties that we stayed at were excellent with great views and wildlife.
Written August 2, 2022
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Iago Rouco
1 contribution
Travelling and working hand by hand with GoExplore Safaris, was a true and incredible experience. Having this African safari tour operator as one of our first partnerships is a true honour. During the trip a promotional video was created about Uganda, The Pearl of Africa, and its magical locations. The team also took thousands of great images for social media at @iago_rouco_photography and @goexploresafaris
We as Iago Rouco Photography would like to give special thanks to Charles, our driver during all our trips and Brian Ahereza the manager of GoExplore Safaris for helping us with everything.
Written January 8, 2022
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Dave M
Auburn, CA66 contributions
Couples
My wife and I just got back from a 3 weeks trip to Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania, Brian, from GoExplore, made all arrangements for the Uganda portion.

I'll be writing reviews of the hotels and a trip report in the forum section. But for this review, I will just say that Brian from GoSafari did an outstanding job of arranging this trip. Our entire safari consisted of Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania and due to an issue with our Kenya operator, Brian did not get involved until late in the process. Nonetheless, he really came through for us and our driver/guide Charles was absolutely wonderful.

We went to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park and to Kibale National Park before driving to Entebbe for our flight to Nairobi. Charles picked us up at our hotel in Kigali, Rwanda and drove us countless hours over the bumpy roads of Uganda.

In hindsight, I would have done a few things differently, but this is in no way a negative on Brian or Charles. Any issues were due to the time constraints we placed on Brian.

His communication was EXCELLENT! On most days on tour, we spoke by phone at the end of the day. Most lodging was very good to excellent and Charles was an absolute joy to spend 5 days in a card with! I would absolutely book again with GOExplore!
Written February 17, 2019
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Lissa K
Holiday, FL176 contributions
Couples
If you’re looking for the next generation of East African tourism, you’ve found it in GoExplore Safaris. Owner and guide, Brian Ahereza, sets the bar high in luxury travel. My husband and I just returned from our 14 day adventure with Brian as our tour guide and Jasper as our driver. While we went in search of gorillas and golden monkeys we came home with real life real life experiences of culture, people, politics and the rich and complicated histories of Uganda and Rwanda. Our photograph album will only tell part of the story. What can’t be captured by the photographs is Brian’s attentiveness to every detail, our shared laughter, contagious excitement we all felt when we finally discovered the hidden away group of lions and the connection with Brian when he shared stories about his own growing up in Uganda. We had the usual trip highlights that other TA reviewers describe but for us some of the most memorable moments happened when we detoured from “the plan“ and took a “side road”. One example was when Brian took us to his beloved primary school and introduced us to his 97-year-old teacher who he visits regularly in her home which was his former school. This tender interaction demonstrated Brian‘s caring nature which he applies with passion on behalf of his guests. Another side road adventure took place when we passed a Hot Springs. This crowded spring is the gathering point where throngs of people seek therapeutic relief found in the magical water. This spontaneous activity provided us with education, laughter and a true look at the community. Finally, on our last day Brian surprised us with a plan to have lunch at the hotel featured in the movie Hotel Rwanda. He knew how moved we had both been by the film which tells the story of the horrors of the genocide that took place in Rwanda. One thousand people were saved in this hotel. Lunch, overlooking the beautiful countryside, was a stark contrast to the genocide museum that we visited later that day. Any review of this company needs to also shine a spotlight on Jasper, who safely drove over some frightening roads and kept us safe for 14 days. But Jasper is much more than a driver. He is also a highly educated man with many years in the travel industry and offered a perfect counterbalance to Brian’s talents. As a traveler this industry is exploding and you have many options. We would recommend that you place a winning bet and choose GoExplore Safaris and it’s owner Brian. He indeed is a rising star with a vision and a plan to deliver the best customer service possible.
Written September 17, 2018
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we are already excited by this your very kind review and we are so glad you had the very best time during your trip in East Africa with us thank you so much for the compliments in the review they pride us more in the planning of our guests trips so that we aim at achieving the best memorable experience for any traveler traveling with us in Uganda Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania.
Written October 23, 2018
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Begoña R
Girona, Spain9 contributions
I was looking for a company to organize a safari trip through Uganda, spending a couple of days in Masai Mara to see the migration.
I have finally found GoExplore and I really apreciate so much the effort in bespoking our trip. Brian is a very good and trustworthy professional.
Uganda has amazing landscapes and the must is to see gorillas in Bwindi.
Written August 23, 2019
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mezza2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
Family
Used Go Explore Safari tour company from Safari.com, and it was the best choice ever. The tour company was very responsive, catered for our alternate trip choices(we were not stuck to the prescribed trip options) and answered all our questions even before we booked and paid for the trip. The tour company could cater for my elderly family (60 plus) and my daughter (4yrs). Brian and Chris our guides were very organised, had plenty of useful information and were very accommodating and patient. They were punctual in picking us up from our home and the cars were clean and in good condition. Food and accommodation were good too and we ate in different lodges and restaurants to give us variety. I would recommend Go Explore Safari and planning another trip to Kidepo National Park with them this year.
Written February 25, 2018
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Denisse Morelos Mora
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This has been the trip of a lifetime. I'm so glad that we went on this Safari and got to explore Uganda! It's such an amazing country with beautiful people, animals - everything you could hope for in your dream vacation spot it truly felt like a memorable experience. The staff were all wonderful and went out of their way to make sure that everything would be perfect for us while we were there!
Written July 7, 2022
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xennon89
Vienna Region, Austria34 contributions
My family and I were super happy with the 13 day safari trip we booked with GoExploreSafaris!! We can highly recommend the team for their professional approach starting from the communication before the trip (per email and chat) to the actual on road experience. Brian taylored the trip to our needs and joined us a guide throughout the journey. All the lodges he suggested were exellent and the timing of the daytrips was very well planned. Our driver Charles was reliable, friendly and we felt safe in his car at all times. We can´t believe Uganda has so much variety in flora and fauna!
Written January 21, 2021
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susan frencher
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Just got back from an 8-day trip in Uganda, organized by go explore safari led by the preeminent tour operator Brian… What an experience… picked up from our hotel of residence in Entebbe having already received our soothing breakfast, we were driven to south western Uganda and checked in to our preferred hotel, received in a genial way at lake mule he safari lodge, the next day we were so eager and ready for the experience and indeed it really happened, spent the whole day with the gorillas and later had a transfer to Ishasha.
What a day…. coupled with lion tracking in kasenyi plains, mongoose tracking at mweya peninsular, boat cruise on kazinga channel, nature walks, community walks all these made up us to keep on asking for more.
Later transferred to Murchison falls, enjoying the boat Trip at the Victoria Nile where we had a chance to have a glimpse at the hippos, crocodiles, hiking to the falls, game drives in the park.
Our last days in L.Mburo national park, scenic features, game drives, walking safaris at night, horse riding.
What an un believable trip, absolutely amazing, many thanks to Go explore safaris for enabling us to have such a wonderful experience.
Written March 4, 2020
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