After researching several different tour companies, I decided on Pamoja Safaris and am so happy that I made the right decision! I cannot say enough about how easy it was to work with Charles in planing a tailor made itinerary for the 12 days my friend and I spent exploring Uganda. Charles was the perfect guide. He is very personable as well as an excellent driver and problem solver. (When our luggage didn't arrive in Kigali as planned, he worked with the airlines and the airport in Kigali to locate and return it to us. The lodges were all wonderful, but when one of them assigned us to a room we did not like, he worked with the owners to give us one that exceeded our expectations.)
Charles is extremely knowledgeable about his beloved country, its history, its people and its wildlife. Not only was he an absolute pleasure to be with, he was able to spot (from a distance!) animals that other tours missed. He also arranged for us to spend 4 hours with the gorillas of Bwindi instead of the usual 1 hour. This "habituation experience" was amazing and I highly recommend it.
Every day was a new and unique experience. We tracked Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park, Gorillas in Bwindi, Chimpanzees in Kibale. The game drives and cruises on the nNile were fantastic! Charles knew exactly were to take us to view lions, leopards, elephants, giraffes, baboons, hippos various antelope and so much more. We also were able to track rare Rhinos in the Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.
Another unique advantage to traveling with Charles is that he took us to
the Mubaku Community where he grew up to meet its people, visit its school and learn about the life of people in rural Uganda. This experience was very special and not available with other tour companies.
The 12 days spent with Charles surpassed my expectations by far! I highly recommend choosing Pamoja Safaris!!