Written on: November 29, 2014
I visited in October 2014
As a woman travelling alone to two new countries – Uganda and Rwanda – on the continent also quite new to me, I spent a lot of time looking for the right travel agency to organize my trip. More, I had two weeks to spend there flying from faraway (the US) and I wanted to see “absolutely everything”, setting my expectations very high.
Encounter Africa Safaris in Uganda was an excellent choice! The Agency answered my numerous questions, advised me on the destinations, and at the end even reversed the order of the trip I wanted to take to accommodate my schedule. I took my trip in October’14 during the time when some tourist were cancelling their bookings in fear of Ebola, but I discussed that issue with the agency and educated myself to be assured that there was no reason to postpone my trip. There was none.
It was the best trip of my life! I don’t expect to ever be able to top my meeting with the mountain gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda with any other experience in the future! It was very thrilling and humbling at the same time! I spent most of the two weeks in Uganda, which is a beautiful country full of wildlife and gorgeous scenery.
Tolbert, my guide from Encounter Africa Safaris who also drove me the entire 1760 kilometers did all possible so I could indeed see “absolutely everything” I wanted and even more than that. I got to know him as a very knowledgeable guide, an excellent driver (on both sides of the road!), and as a wonderful person with a great sense of humor.
I can't say enough good things about Encounter Africa Safaris. I am a professor of tourism, so I travel extensively and have high expectations for any trip I take. Encounter Africa Safaris did an exceptional job with planning and executing my safari. I couldn't be happier. Tolbert, our driver-guide, was excellent. He answered all our questions and was patient ...