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Gorilla and Chimp Safari UG

Visiting: Uganda
Tour Duration 11 Days
 

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Gorilla and Chimp SafariScores 9.4 out of 10 based on 17 reviews
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

This was our first Explore trip. All the lodges exceeded our expectations. Food was good and all the staff were lovely. We originally went to see the Gorillas, but for myself I loved the Chimps, with their screeching, and we actually got closer to them than the Gorillas. I also loved the Lions at Ishasha. That was amazing. Our Gorilla track started early, and we were to see the ORUZOGO group, which we came upon around half an hour into our treck. It wasn't an easy treck as it was down a steep ravine and very slippery. My porter was my lifesaver, but she could'nt save me from falling when we left her. We came upon 2 silverbacks, 1 grumpy black back, 1 female, and a baby climbing a tree. We could see the bushes moving all around us so knew the other group was there, but they were shy. Never the less, we got some amazing pics. All our other activities were brilliant. From the walks to visiting villages and schools. Uganda is a beautiful country, and we were amazed at some of the stunning views.Peter was such a laid back gentle funny person. He had to deal with a couple of difficult people on our tour on several occasions, and did so with dignity. He was with Robert, who was a keen bird watcher and very informative, along with Umar, who had a quiet personality, but was lovely, and also had very good knowledge of the country and wildlife.
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2015
Published on: 12 March 2016
(10 out of 10)

Confirmed traveller

This was our first Explore trip. All the lodges exceeded our expectations. Food was good and all the staff were lovely. We originally went to see the Gorillas, but for myself I loved the Chimps, with their screeching, and we actually got closer to them than the Gorillas. I also loved the Lions at Ishasha. That was amazing. Our Gorilla track started early, and we were to see the ORUZOGO group, which we came upon around half an hour into our treck. It wasn't an easy treck as it was down a steep ravine and very slippery. My porter was my lifesaver, but she could'nt save me from falling when we left her. We came upon 2 silverbacks, 1 grumpy black back, 1 female, and a baby climbing a tree. We could see the bushes moving all around us so knew the other group was there, but they were shy. Never the less, we got some amazing pics. All our other activities were brilliant. From the walks to visiting villages and schools. Uganda is a beautiful country, and we were amazed at some of the stunning views.Peter was such a laid back gentle funny person. He had to deal with a couple of difficult people on our tour on several occasions, and did so with dignity. He was with Robert, who was a keen bird watcher and very informative, along with Umar, who had a quiet personality, but was lovely, and also had very good knowledge of the country and wildlife.
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2015
Published on: 12 March 2016
(9 out of 10)

Heather

Ferndown, Dorset
The chimps and gorillas were wonderful and so were the leopards which I saw on optional night safari on last night.

Go on the night safari. An extra night at the last stop -the magical Rwaboko Safari Lodge - would make this trip just about perfect.
Confirmed traveller: 23 September 2015
Published on: 13 October 2015
(10 out of 10)

Stephanie

Cardiff
Apart from the once in a lifetime primate experiences, both chimps and gorillas, the bird watching was amazing.100 plus species over the trip. Like many Explore trips you need a little stamina and flexibility , but the first rate guides go out of their way to ensure everyone gets the best out of the trip.Thoroughly recommended !
Confirmed traveller: 22 July 2015
Published on: 07 October 2015
(10 out of 10)

LINDY

Colchester
It was the best trip so far with Explore.
Highlights, unsurprisingly the Gorillas and Chimps, they were wonderful. Really everything was very good.
The guides also on the tour were amazing, they were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable, efficient, empathetic to any problems and great company too. Most of the local guides were excellent.
I would highly reccomend this trip to bird and animal lovers.
Confirmed traveller: 05 February 2015
Published on: 05 October 2015
(9 out of 10)

Michelle

San Jose, CA USA
Loved the gorilla trekking, of course, but also found the chimp trekking to be much more interesting than I expected. Explore guides were really great and went out of their way to make sure everyone had a good holiday. Uganda sometimes is given a bad rap in the western press - largely because of what is happening in neighboring countries - but it really is a beautiful place with warm, friendly people & amazing wildlife and very safe.
Confirmed traveller: 15 September 2015
Published on: 02 October 2015
(10 out of 10)

Susan

London
Being close to chimps and gorillas was amazing. The guides made it possible for everyone to share the experience even those not super fit.
Confirmed traveller: 22 September 2015
Published on: 01 October 2015
(10 out of 10)

Clive

Danbury, Essex
We have taken many trips with Explore and have always found them to be well organised with excellent tour guides. They are great value for money and visit places well off of the tourist track, so that you experience the true country. The group sizes are small and well matched in ages and ability. For adventure holidays we would recommend Explore to anybody.
Confirmed traveller: 23 October 2014
Published on: 01 October 2015
(9 out of 10)

Paul

Manchester
This is the second explore trip I have done and I have to say the on the ground organisation is top quality. My only disappointment was the free included insurance, I was unable to extend the insurance to give me annual cover.
Confirmed traveller: 26 July 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015
(9 out of 10)

Elaine

Liverpool
Explore arrange everything from the first enquiry telephone call to final documents with ease. Guides are very knowledgeable and make it all seem so easy. Although I am sure there is lots of organising in the background. I like the security of being with a group of people who soon become friends. Looking forward to booking my next holiday with them.
Confirmed traveller: 16 September 2015
Published on: 30 September 2015