Uganda offers a very rich and diversified nature. We visited different regions (Bwindi, Kibale, Murchison and Ziwa) in July, which is a very good period (dry season). We experienced many fantastic situations. Even on days we were transitting, we had incredible experiences (beautiful landscapes and unexpected encounters with animals). Visiting the gorillas in the mountains and the chimps in the forest are of course a must but all the other activities were impressive as well : boat tour on the Nile with the hippo’s and crocodiles, seeing the top of the impressive Murchison falls, game driving amongst elephants, giraffes, water bucks, buffaloes, lions, leopards and many other wonderful animals. We highly recommend Encounter Africa Safaris: they are very professional, they know the country, the parcs and the rangers very well. They are one of the best references to organise the safari of your dreams ! Monica was highly responsive and helped to choose locations and activities based on our preferences. Even when we needed help with the entry visa, she was able to jump in.
Do not hesitate about travelling to Uganda despite the covid situation: healthcare is taking very seriously by Encounter Africa, the hotels and the parcs ! Our guide Hannington had masks and sanitizer and helped us to get a mandatory covid test before our departure. In the parcs, temperature is checked, masks are mandatory and hand sanitizer is used upon arrival, before and after meals, even before approaching the gorillas!
Everyone is very friendly and our guide Hannington was really super and very professional during the entire trip ! He is very experienced, he knows the country and the parcs very well and he is an excellent driver! We learned a lot about the country, the food and the nature with him. During our safari game drive he even managed to spot a well-hidden leopard! He went above and beyond expectations to make this trip incredible. Thanks a lot to the organisation and the professionalism and kindness of our guide Hannington. We highly recommend him !