Instinct Safaris

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Mountain gorilla tracking in Uganda

Written on: May 08, 2017   |   I visited in December 2016 Initially, my girlfriend and I - we both work with a NGO in Kampala - wanted to simply see mountain gorillas before leaving the country. Instinct Safaris was recommended to us by friends and we decided to approach their office, directly. We also had their business card and flyer in our office.

After two meetings at their location, our itinerary/travel plan was complete and we were ready to go. I am not going into detail about the gorilla track in Bwindi, which was truly breathtaking and the sole purpose of our booking, as I would like to talk about the company more. Our guide and driver Raban's service was exceptional and in all situations - including traffic jam on the main road and resulting late arrival at a lodge outside the forest - we felt in safe hands. Our car was an extended Toyota Land Cruiser with numerous safari modifications, such as an pop roof at the top and larger windows than the usual model. Travel times were relatively long with about 9 hours from Kampala to our lodge near the rain forest. Therefore, it was great to have the comfortable seats and leg space provided in the vehicle. We are planning to come back to Uganda within the year and plan to go see Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls. My girlfriend and I are already pretty sure who to go with :)

Frank and Susanne
Meet and greet team
4 Stars
Quality of vehicles
4 Stars
Responsiveness of staff
5 Stars
Knowledge of guide
4 Stars
Quality of itinerary
4 Stars
Overall rating
5 Stars
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2017.
We traveled with Instinct Safaris this summer and couldn't be happier. Since they have an office right here in Zurich, Switzerland, we had both peace of mind and a great worked out/detailed plan when going to Uganda. We went mountain gorilla tracking twice, which was a breathtaking experience for me and my wife. If we were to plan another trip to the gorillas, we w... read more

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(2/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jul 2015.
Our initial communication with Instinct Safari was good however once in Africa it was definitely downhill. About three days before we were due to fly into Uganda we received the following email.

As the DR Congolese single entry visa is not officially part of our included services, please let us know if you have already applied for it on www.visitvirunga.org and... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Nov 2014.
I hope that some people can use my review as some sort of guidance when they search for a safari operator for their gorilla hike in Uganda. I travelled with Instinct Safaris, who surprised me with their expertise when planning the trip (by fast and detailed emails and personal phone calls). On the ground, the weather and animals we had/got to see made it easy for m... read more

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Instinct Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
T: +41 (0)788 300 239
Since: Jun 2011

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