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Johnnie Uganda Safaris

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Entebbe, Uganda
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About Johnnie Uganda Safaris
We offer nature safaris and birding watching for both individuals and groups. Come experience the essence of Uganda´s beauty through by visiting the National parks, mountains and valleys on the most popular safari tours.
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unmichelle wrote a review Jun 2019
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Johnnie and Agnes are both amazing. We went with a group looking for parrots, as well as mammals. We went to multiple places in Uganda. It is obvious that Johnnie and Agnes care about birds and other animals, about conservation, about people, about Uganda, and about everyone's overall experience. Johnnie takes answering your questions very seriously, and tries to find answers to questions he doesn't know (though, he knows a lot! He is a walking encyclopedia.) What really impressed me, though, is that even after our tour with them ended, Johnnie called ahead to connect with a guide with another company we were using for gorilla trekking to make sure we had the best experience possible. The other guides we met seem to know and love Johnnie and Agnes, too, which indicates what a great resource they are not only to their clients but also to their profession in general. Many had attended training sessions given by Johnnie to improve their knowledge of Uganda wildlife. I hope to go on another tour from Johnnie and Agnes! Uganda is beautiful, and you are in excellent hands with Johnnie and Agnes.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from johnnieU2018, Manager at Johnnie Uganda Safaris
Responded Jun 25, 2019
Hello Michelle, Thank you so much for the wonderful review, we really appreciate. We hope you had a good time with the Gorillas. Best Regards, Agnes
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jenseits wrote a review Jun 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia5 contributions4 helpful votes
I thoroughly enjoyed my two weeks in Uganda, in no small part due to Johnnie's expert guiding. If you're coming to Uganda to see wildlife, especially birds, then you want your guide to be exceptionally knowledgeable and skilled at seeing the subtlest signs of animals and hearing things long before anything comes into view. Johnnie can spot things that don't seem humanly possible and has the magical ability to talk to you, listen to other conversations going on, and then also hear and identify bird calls out in the distant sky. He really pays attention to what interests you and then goes out of his way to point those things out to you. If he comes to a sudden stop and jumps out of the jeep, you better follow with your binoculars ready ... he's about to point out something really cool! He's a great conversationalist (it seems like he speaks every single local language; a great asset, by the way) and presents a lot of interesting information about whatever interests you... by it about birds, mammals, local customs and cultures, whatever interests you. In addition to being interesting to talk to, he's a consummate professional with exceptionally high standards. Our co-guide was Agnes, who was a delight. Johnnie and Agnes will make sure you see what you want to see while keeping you safe, well-fed and hydrated, and making sure you get where you need to be, on time. On our trip, we changed locations about every two days in order to fit in a packed itinerary -- that's a lot of logistics. And Johnnie and Agnes made the whole trip easy and enjoyable! Highlights of this trip included a game drive in Queen Elizabeth Park, where we saw so many elephants, lions, buffalo, hippos and more. Plus great birding in many locations. The chimp tracking was incredible! So many once-in-a-lifetime experiences packed into just a few unforgettable days. Other guides I talked to later all knew Johnnie because he's an well-respected trainer of guides, country-wide. And they all agree that he's the best. I can't recommend Uganda, and Johnnie Uganda Safaris, enough.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from johnnieU2018, Manager at Johnnie Uganda Safaris
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for choosing Uganda as your safari destination.We were very honoured to have been your host and we are glad you had a fantastic trip. Hope to see you again some day! Best Regards, Johnnie Uganda Safaris
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LoveAllCreatures wrote a review Jun 2019
San Antonio, United States7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We are a small group of parrot lovers traveling to Uganda hoping to see the endangered Congo African Grey Parrots in the wild. We started from Entebee, passing Lake Mburo, Queen Elizabeth and Kibale Forest National Parks and visited the Bugala Island before looping back to Entebee. It was a 10-day Journey. Johnnie and Agnes, owners of Johnnie Uganda Safaris, provided excellent care and knowledgeable information along the way. Their interest in conservation, curiosity about all wildlife and love of Uganda made this trip a very pleasant experience. Luckily, we managed to see some Congo African Grey Parrots and yet the number of birds we saw in total is less than 60. It really matters to protect these birds and many other endangered wildlife. Ugandans are very friendly people and Uganda is a very beautiful country. Johnnie can 'see the birds with his eyes'. Enjoy!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from johnnieU2018, Manager at Johnnie Uganda Safaris
Responded Jun 19, 2019
Thank you so much for the fantastic review and we cannot thank you enough for choosing Uganda as your destination. Our goal is to continue sensitising people about the importance of conservation putting emphasis on the endangered species like the African Grey Parrots. Thank you once again for choosing Uganda as your safari destination. Best Regards, Johnnie Uganda Safaris
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trevad27 wrote a review Feb 2019
Kampala, Uganda9 contributions4 helpful votes
Look no further if you need to make a memorable trip to or within the Pearl of Africa, Johnnie Uganda Safaris are only an email or phone call away to come up with great itineraries for your memorable trips. They are just the best! I have traveled to a number of places with in Uganda such as Kasenge in Mukono (I enjoyed the family forest nature walk and camping ) in 2015,Griffin falls in Mabira ( Zip lining was an adventure together with a forest walk) and Queen Elizabeth N.P in 2016 (seeing those wild animals at close range was unforgettable), Eco tourism place in Mukono, i forget the name (we enjoyed the forest walk together with learning more about plants in their herbal garden) in 2017. The most recent trip in Dec 2018 was Lake Mburo N.P with my son; It was his first experience in the "jungle" and he really enjoyed every bit of it. Right from seeing the animals he sees on TV and story books live such as Impalas, warthogs, zebras, monkeys, baboons, waterbucks, bird species, name it . We also had a walk around to learn more about the Ankole culture (long horned cattle, milking, making eshabwe, ghee, identifying tree plans and their importance, bird species, etc). We visited the museum at Igongo Cultural center on one of the trip days and it was extremely educative.I could go on and on and on... Johnnie and Agnes are personal friends /family to me. It is a very professional duo, great at time keeping, responding to inquiries in record time and make people feel at home. I am always at peace when i book a trip with Johnnie Uganda Safaris and Birding in Paradise because they have all the itineraries already figured out and all I have to do is relax and enjoy and make memories for life. Again I say, look no further ...Johnnie Uganda Safaris (and Birding in Paradise) are the best at handling your dream trips to and within Uganda
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Date of experience: December 2018
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Ivan Philip wrote a review Feb 2019
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Its like Johnnie never misses a lion! First class treatment top notch time management, very knowledgeable conversations, a safe trip, memories, inspiration, they really got me on that path to self discovery out on the wild, i could even hear myself think in the serenity, such a peaceful journey, they are very good with little children, teens even the adults and have conversation for all age groups, i even became so famous for touring in my circle and even got revered for my touring because my experiences were so intimate and unique, not to mention, photographs, and lovely moments, it felt like i was part of the family, fine dining, i had a view over the queen elizabeth park in my wooden cottage with glass doors, felt like simba in the lion king. Whenever i want to tour Uganda i know who to call on speed dial to schedule my trip.i also went to sipi falls with them, did zip lining in mabira, bird watching in multiple locations,
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Date of experience: February 2019
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