I just returned yesterday from a trip to Uganda with GoExplore. It was a mother/daughters trip. After researching and comparing many safari companies, I chose GoExplore because of several reasons. All of my communication was with with Brian, who answered (promptly and professionally) all of my questions, paid close attention to my needs and requests for the trip and customized the itinerary according to what I wanted (at an affordable price). We requested visiting children in need in order to take school supplies as small gifts and he made sure that was also worked into the schedule. I had asked for basic and safe accommodations with a safari focus on wildlife and community. Brian went out of his way to make sure that we had the customized trip we wanted. Although I was okay with and expecting basic lodges, the lodges and services surpassed my expectations (and I will post reviews on those specific pages later after jet lag fades away). We had a great time, saw much of the highlights of Uganda and felt welcome and safe the entire time. I have absolutely no complaints about the company, the itinerary, the driver, or anyone that we were involved with during our trip.
Moses, our driver, was calm, dignified, professional, knowledgeable and an excellent driver. Moses took us safely and calmly through the countryside, dodging potholes, goats, cows, people and wildlife with amazing aptitude. (The readers who have visited Uganda and some other countries in Africa will understand what this means.) Moses also made sure we were safe and taken care of. Even at times when we did community walks and he did not have to be involved, he was always nearby, watching our backs and going over and beyond. We never felt unsafe in any situation and always felt like he was looking after us. Moses is also intelligent and knowledgeable about his country and wildlife. Moses felt like part of our family by the end of the trip and we hated to say goodbye.
I highly recommend this company for the personal service, communication, the cost, and the employees who took care of our needs. Brian knows what he is doing and hopefully will have great success with his young company.