Focus East Africa Tours Ltd

Focus East Africa Tours Ltd

Focus East Africa Tours Ltd
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Multi-day Tours • Cultural Tours • Walking Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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gorilla trekking, chimpanzee trekking, nature walks, cultural tours, game drive, boat cruise, Kayaking & Canoeing,Sightseeing Tours, Walking Tours, group tours, city tours, Hiking & Camping Tours, off road tours, honey moon tours and lion experience in ishasha
Kampala, Uganda

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2022

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marc rijnen
2 contributions
May 2022
The tour through The Serengheti AND Norogoro was fabulous.
We saw the big five in one day and Mick, our driver was flexible and gave all he could give to give us really value for money.

Mick brought us everywhere we could find animals and the most exciting moment was that we saw 100 of thousands buffalo's zebra's hyenas together being part of their rush from North to South.

The lodges were fantastic. Safe, good food and a enormous hospitality. We loved the care. It felt as a warm bath.

The car we were driven in is very safe. The roof van be opened totally , but during our trip to Serengheti it was nice to have it closed. Mick is the best driver you can have on your tri[p. He knows everything about the animals and he knows exactly where to find them.
Written May 31, 2022
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MHN
Odense, Denmark1 contribution
Jan 2023
Focus East Africa Tours is an outstanding way to experience the Serengeti.

Our guide, Noel, was an expert at spotting the abundant wildlife and kept us entertained with his knowledge throughout the tour.
Winnie was a delight to work with; she made all the arrangements quickly and professionally and was always quick to respond to our inquiries.

This 7-day safari was simply amazing; we spotted incredible wildlife, visited fascinating sites, and felt so safe and secure with Noel and Winnie leading us.

We can't thank them enough for their excellent service and we highly recommend Focus East Africa Tours for anyone looking for a unique and unforgettable African experience.

We'll be back!
Written February 10, 2023
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Denis
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We were on safari for our honeymoon. Our booking experience was very straight forward. Winnie was also to hand to answer any questions. The payment was hassle free and Winnie continued to look after us throughout the trip. She provided a whats app number that we could contact her if we had any issues but the journey was so well organised that there was no need for additional contacts.

Our tour guide and driver Dominic was a gentleman and an encyclopaedia that came to life once we entered the National Parks. He is a fountain of knowledge on all animals. He entertained our daily questions and provided us with fantastic information throughout the trip, from the streets and villages to the National Parks and areas of Kenya that we visited; Masai Mara, Nakuru and Amboseli.

Enthusiasm for his job and such a respect for the wildlife around us. Dominick was very compliant with all game drive park rules and regulations and we had a very smooth experience. He took us to every corner of the parks and we were lucky enough to see the Big 5; Rhino, Buffalos, Elephant, Lion and the Leopard. Knows as the Big 5, as these are the hardest to spot.

We were also lucky enough to spot; Impalas, Grand, Gazelles Thompson Gazelles, Zebras, Giraffes, Buffalos, Ostriches, Cheetahs, Hippos, Crocodiles and many more.

Dominick was a true gentleman who chatted to us throughout the day but also gave us lots of alone time as we were on honeymoon. We had a lovely picnic lunches and romantic dinners along the way. The acclamation lodges were great and offered an authentic bush stay. We could see Mount Kilimanjaro in the background of one of our lodges.

There were optional additional trips and tours to do along the way which Dominick was also very knowledgable about. He had a list of extra excursions and would organise any if we were interested. I would highly recommend the Hot Air Balloon ride over the Masai Mara park. The birds eye view of the animals is well worth the cost. We had a champagne breakfast too which offered much excitement. The visit to a Masai Village was also very worth while to get a sneak peak into their culture and traditions.

I would highly recommend Focus East Africa Tours. Winnie made the booking experience very easy and then passed us into the safe and reliable hands of Dominick who couldn’t have looked after us any better. Thank you to you both.

A Safari in Kenya is the closest place to heaven on earth! The people are so friendly and the scenery is nothing like we have seen before.

Denis & Laura
Written August 9, 2022
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Tania J
Dupont, Washington137 contributions
Dec 2022
There are a few things to review related to this trip.

If I review our tour guide, Jackson, I would give this a five star rating. If you want to set up a trip, you want a knowledgable guide with a wonderful vehicle, and you need someone to help you with all of the planning, what to see, locations to stay, the best order to visit each place, and how long to stay at each location, contact me directly and I will provide Jackson't contact information. He was wonderful and when we return to Kenya, we will contact Jackson again.

If I review Focus East Africa Tours Ltd, I cannot give it more than three stars. We worked with two different tour groups and visited two different sides of Kenya and this group, Focus East Africa Tours, is more expensive and less organized than the other group. They booked us into the Man Eaters Lodge in Tsavo as part of our trip, and the location is extremely rundown. Two of every three tents are open to the elements with monkeys living in them. There were cockroaches and other insects living in our tent, in the bar area, registration area, and dining area. After spending two weeks in both Rwanda, the Masai and Amboseli area of Kenya completely insect free in our living spaces, this was quite a shock.
Written January 8, 2023
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Ronja P
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
We booked a 3 day safari to Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater. Our guide Medard was very friendly, super helpful and gave us lots of information about the animals, the nature and the area we visited. The tour operator Winnie was very helpful as well, communicated extremely quick and professional.

But the company itself can not be recommended as their payment method in Uganda was a big problem and stressed us throughout the whole trip. In addition the company told the driver too late to pick us up so that we had to wait 3 ours on the first day. And in total, the trip was too expensive for 3 days and only 2 nights (only one night was in the park). So we had lots of driving hours as well because one accomodatio was far outside of the park.
Written October 22, 2022
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Yemisi C
Neuchâtel, Switzerland3 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
Great experience from start to finish. I went with my 80 year old mom and Winnie, the main organizer made our lives easy by walking us through a bespoke safari and Zanzibar package. It was our first time in Tanzania and Winnie was very professional, she fully explained the options, was responsive and followed up to ensure our experience was top notch. Thank you Winnie, you are the best. Shame we couldn’t meet in person.

Our safari guide Mickie, was excellent. He was very knowledgeable, respectful and navigated us with ease to all the best sites. I never thought we would see so many animals but Mickie made it possible and even gave us more information about the animals. It was indeed a great safari experience and I would highly recommend him 10 out of 10
Written July 29, 2022
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Vegan explorer
Tacoma, WA25 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
My sister and I just got home from our trip to Africa and part of that was spent with Focus East Africa in Uganda.

The reason I chose them was because out of all of companies I contacted (about 10), they were the lowest price with the nicest accommodation’s, and a quick response.

I must say, at first I was a little worried because the only travel company I’ve used before was more proactive with communication and “held my hand” through everything. They mailed me specialized itineraries, told me what to pack, gave me info about weather and other facts, checked in closer to departure time and really communicated every step of the way - but they were very expensive to use! With Focus East Africa I had to ask a lot more questions and check in with them but they always responded right away and eased my mind.

Our tour guide was John and he was absolutely fabulous! He was always on time (a little early - which was great) and he took really good care of us. He made sure we were the first to arrive to our destinations so we always got first dibs to everything and beat any crowds. He would tell us the best places to sit to get the best views (on the boat safari) and he always prepared us fully on what to expect the night before. He was a great driver and really knew his way around. He was full of knowledge and information and we all had a fun time together.

The highlights of the trip were the beautiful morning safari in Queen Elizabeth national park, the chimpanzee trek in the Gorge (we very sadly didn’t see any chimpanzee’s but the trek was still beautiful and we got to walk so close to hippos, colobus monkey’s, and even a huge crocodile), and of course the gorilla trek in Bwindi which was incredibly exhausting and difficult but seeing gorillas that close was a truly amazing experience!

Focus East Africa was a fabulous company to work with and I couldn’t ask for a better guide. Thank you for making a dream trip a reality for us!
Written February 19, 2020
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Robert M
3 contributions
Jan 2021
I was very happy that I went on this trip and very happy that I used East Africa tours and that Joy helped me. It is true everything was not perfect, but that is expected from this traveler. I have been to 71 countries now and I don't remember any perfect trips. I do not at all recommend the Forest Lodge in Kampala, Uganda. I did get to see the big 5 in the Serengeti plus lots more than that. There is nothing that can take the place of watching a big male lion and his brother come walking past you from 10 meters away. Being stared down by a huge buffalo and a male elephant because a baby was nearby. It was truly a thrilling and adventurous trip. I recommend it to all. I had a guide Aggrey in Tanzania and the Serengeti, he truly went above and beyond to help me and guide me through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, a day trip to hike Mount Kilimanjaro and even inside Kampala including getting me from and to the airport. I would highly recommend him. When going to Uganda for the gorilla excursions, I had a guide, Hassan who did a remarkable job. I got exactly what I had hoped for which was an intimate encounter with a troupe of gorillas including several silverbacks and a baby as well. It was just thrilling to say the least. This is the time of covid, so there were obstacles, but Hassan and Aggrey both helped me greatly to get the testing I needed while there. I highly recommend this tour now even with covid since money goes further, and one does not have to deal with crowds or dust. It is the perfect time to go now. I had a wonderful time, and when I go again I will deal with Joy and with luck, Aggrey and Hassan who are both true professionals and a joy to be around. I asked lots of questions of both of them, and they were patient and informative. Go now, you will thank me later.
Written February 5, 2021
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Lilibeth
Kampala, Uganda10 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
Nairobi city is finally off my bucket list 😚😚😚
I had great time in Nairobi national park and then visited the Giraffe center and the Museum.

Everything was perfect.
I recommend 2 or 3 days within Nairobi to full explore the best of Nairobi including a visit in Nairobi national park just about 30minutes drive from the city centre or visit some of the attractions in the Nairobi city.

It's all worth a visit.

Ken planned my trip and David was my guide.
They are both wonderful people
Written August 17, 2021
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TripEnthusiast80
6 contributions
Oct 2022
We completed the 1 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari tour. We did a 1 day tour as we already spent days in Kigali and completed many tours of the city including the memorials/museum. Vincent was our tour guide with Focus East Africa. The entire process of booking was seamless as we booked 2 days before the tour day, down to completing our covid PCR tests. The actual trip there was perfect and beautiful. The guide who assisted (Patrick) at the park was also amazing. Rwanda and its citizens are amazing, the topography is amazing and the gorilla experience is like no other. If you are hesitant to book, just do it, you will not be disappointed.
Written October 25, 2022
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