APS – Uganda Safari Client Testimonies
A Group of 15 people from China Visited Uganda, And this is what they said after the Tour with us:
Amazing and memorable trip~we got lots of surprise in Uganda
All of us have a wonderful and memorable time in your beautiful country. We learn lots of things from your beautiful country and all the warm,virtuous people .
We got lots of surprise in Uganda,
-We are surprise the good air temperature in the hot summer,
-We are surprise all the nature environment, beautiful river of Nile, full of the plants and animals everywhere
-We are surprise all the kind,warm,truepenny,virtuous people everywhere, they are the guardian of Nile and the nature,so that god also take care of this land I think, it gives rain and sunny everyday and there is no winter,That is amazing!
-We are surprise the primitive belief of the local people, they learn from the nature and get lots of truth. We got lots of information of the west people from Monday( the manager of Ihamba). Great thanks to him.
-We are surprise that the people and animals can get along with harmonious.
-We are surprise all the foods are delicious in Uganda, the fruit,the soup,the rice,the coffee, even a piece of bread. That is amazing!
We love Nile ,we love Uganda, we love every inch of the land and all the local people. That is amazing trip for us.
Thank you so much indeed.
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“Excellent Trip, Professional and Friendly Service!”
My husband and I had the fortune of visiting Bwindi to see the gorillas with APS in March 2012. From the start, our contact Edris was prompt and professional, and arranged our tour without hassle.
Our driver/guide Daniel was lovely and knowledgeable about the area. We stayed at the community bandas (budget option) but were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the accommodation.
We would highly recommend APS to anyone planning a trip in Uganda!
“Highly Recommend APS.”
“We recently visited Uganda and had done a lot of research before hand on which safari company to use to visit the Gorillas in Bwindi. APS (particularly Edris our main contact) were very impressive in terms of prompt responses to emails, ability to cater a package to our needs and work to our timings. We were initially a bit nervous about transferring such a large sum of money before the trip but our minds were put at ease from reading various reviews online.
The trip itself was amazing! Grace our drive/guide was fantastic. He was informative and able to answer any questions we had along the way. We opted for the budget trip and stayed in the Buhoma Community camps which was more than adequate and nicer than we had expected.
An amazing trip made very easy with the help of APS.”.
Recent 2012 Testimonies;
Dear African Pearl Safaris,
I would like to thank you for an amazing holiday in Uganda.
Myself and 3 friends were in your beautiful country for a week (17 – 22 February 2012) on tour with your company.
We had a wonderful time and saw and did so many amazing things! The Borilla tracking was one of our favorites!!
We were lucky enough to have Drake as our tour guide and I would just like to compliment APS and Drake himself!
Not only was he professional, knowledgeable and accommodating – he was informative (we learned so much!), friendly and in general a pleasure to be around!
I cannot imagine our holiday without him! He was always making us laugh or entertaining us with interesting stories and history about Uganda.
Everywhere we went, Drake was met with smiles and handshakes – we could tell he is greatly respected in his industry!
We will all be recommending APS and Drake to all of our friends!
My 3 friends and I have sent him a small gift, which will arrive in Bwindi next week. I have asked the person who is delivering it to leave it with the people at the Bwindi gorilla tracking office.
Please could you pass on this information to Drake so that he can fetch it the next time he visits the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
Please also tell him that we have also sent a bag of pens, pencils, crayons and notebooks for the children of Bwindi.
If Drake has the time, could he enquire if these things have been handed out to the children who need them.
Once again, many thanks for the spectacular holiday, I look forward to visiting Uganda again!
Recent 2012 Uganda Safari Testimonies;
A number of Tourists who have had Their tours with African Pearl Safaris in 2012 Have said that;….
Thank you so much for organizing the wonderful safari. All of us thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and I’m sure we will be talking about this holiday for many years to come. Drake was a fantastic guide that took really good care of us. He went out before and after our safari and for the certificate APS made for us.
We have all fallen in Love with beautiful Uganda and would like to go back to visit there again in the future.
I have intended to send you a message and let you know what a wonderful trip I had – everything was perfect thanks to all of you at APS!
I am still trying to catch up on all the e-mails and work that accumulated while I was enjoying your beautiful country! I will be happy to post a review on TripAdvisor soon.
Thanks again for everything – I hope to return to Uganda again someday!
Peter Arnoff Nielsen:
“Most people I know book their safari through an agent in their home country. I opted for a direct contact with an agency in Uganda. Certainly I had considerations sending a relatively large amount of money to a company I only knew through the internet.
I must say however that all the correspondence I had with African Pearl Safaris went very smooth. They immediately picked up upon my requests and put together a trip that fully incorporated my expectations to a safari in Uganda. The prime sensations obviously being the primates. The different monkeys, the chimpanzees and not least the gorillas. Safari in Uganda differs from most other African countries by much more variation in the experience. Not just two game drive per day; but also boat trips and must importantly walking safari. Though; but extraordinary rewarding.
African Pearl Safari had selected superior accommodation with excellent meal programs and not least outstanding locations for me. Every morning saw a new and fantastic sun rice. They also provided an experienced and punctual driver with a good command of English and knowledge of locations and wild life. Since we spend a lot of time together his forthcoming personality was essential in making my trip a smooth and fantastic memorable experience.
Peter Arnoff Nielsen
Sue and Bernard Wyld:
We just wanted to say thank you for organising such a wonderful holiday- you included all the things about animals and people that we wanted and we couldn’t have had a better itinerary.
The places we stayed in were all v good with excellent food and no tummy Upsets. We weren’t v keen on Arcadia cottages- a bit run down and no character in main shed – probably not helped by rain and being only guests! Garden and views were great though!
We also enjoyed all the boat rides where we saw lots of animals.
We had a good rest at Mihingo Lodge- a beautiful and peaceful place in a stunning setting with lovely rooms and ambience.
Sula, our driver and companion, is a lovely, kind and attentive man as well as being a very careful driver. Those roads are certainly hard work! He was always cheerful and looked after us so well. We miss him!
A very personal and attentive service which made for a fantastic holiday!
Many thanks again
Recent Testimonies on TripAdvisor
MikeDavis79 – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: “Truly professional outfit and Sula is the best driver in the world”
Reviewed 19 October 2011, – MikeDavis79 has been to 69 destinations
Somewhat nervous before we arrived on how this might go, all our concerns were laid to rest from the word go. Was a fantastic 8 day trip that Edris from APS planned perfectly. The highlight for us, apart from the obvious of the safari and the gorillas was our driver Sula. One of the worlds truly great people who went out of his way to make our trip so so special. He has so so much knowledge of the region and such a warm and huge heart. WE LOVE YOU SULA! If we we are to return to East Africa we wouldn’t hesitate to use Africa Pearl Safaris again. Thank you
Dr. Dwain – Bloomington, Indiana: “Gorilla trek, game viewing and Lake Edward cruise”
Reviewed 21 September 2011
I selected African Pearl based on reviews such as this. I have been to Africa many times and done safaris multiple times in East Africa and a number of countries in southern africa. African Pearl rates very high with me. The driver/guide Sulu did an excellent job. The Gorilla trek is much more difficult than advertized. Hire a porter to carry your small pack and assist you up and down some very difficult and slick areas. Trekking shoes are strongly recommended. Garments are not as important as those shoes. I don’t hesitate to recommend this group. Dr. Dwain
I actually visited in 12/09, and Sula was my driver. I chose African Pearl because of Phiona, who arrenged all tour details and was an outstanding communicator. This is an amazing country, with various opportunities to trek (and in the sanctuary, more closely contact) chimpanzees, see big game, and trek gorillas, as well as see a beautiful and exotic countryside. You can be very confident with african Pearl Safaris, as Sula took very good care and was very cautious with me.
A group of 6 people who went for a safari of 5 days;
This 6 people group visited Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth, for 5 days from 10th – 15th Sep 2011 and this is what they said after their tour;
Dr. Dwain Clark Ill man: “I and my friends enjoyed the tour immensely. The office people have been so kind. I would emphasize the difficulty at Gorilla trek to need for more technical hiking shoes. Clothing is important but shoes are the key”.
Pamela Jean Roberts: “I have been on safari 3 times, this was the best”.
Yulanda Burley: “Sula was wonderful! Efficient driver/guide and one of our team. He took good care of us and we loved every minute we spent with him”.
Jill Lynn Buffenbarger: “ Sula was an excellent driver, he became our friend and trusted advisor”.
Pamela Roberts: “Sula, thank you for your care, you gave us a safe trip. Sula I will pray for you, Jesus loves you, and I will always remember you. God put you in our life; you are a blessing from God”.
What other Clients had to say after Safaris with us;
Glynis Clacherty from South had a Africa 3 Day Gorilla Tour: She talked about her driver Lule Daniel that he was a friendly, attractive and careful driver. About the gorilla safari; she said that it is a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience. Buhoma Community Rest Camp accommodation was excellent. A wonderful trip. Thank you Daniel and Evelyn
Danny Lui from Britain and Chiara Tardivo from Italy: 5 day Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Parks. The Driver/ Guide Sula Kasajja scored great for all. He has been great, very helpful, knowledgeable, punctual and perfect. Wonderful trip. Gorilla safari and Queen Elizabeth is a fantastic itinerary.
Professor Kibujjo M. Kalumba from America, 3 day Queen Elizabeth National Park, City tour, Kakaka’s trail and Jinja.
Sula Kasajja was very knowledgeable, informative about the country and culture. Greatest driver ever, very punctual and courteous, his skill and experience added very positively to my experience in Uganda Amazing trip and accommodation and could not ask for a better and more knowledgeable driver. Sula rule. Thank you so much, we will definitely use you again.
Subramani Kaarthik and Kshama Umakanth Alur from South Africa, 3 day gorilla tour.
About their driver Sula Kasajja – he is friendly and helpful always was around to take care. Overall very happy with the trip and APS would recommend it on Trip Advisor.com
Ciara Anne Dockery and Ryan Karl Kaple from America, 3 day gorilla tour.
Lule Daniel was an excellent driver and guide. The gorillas were a wonderful experience. Thank you! Everything went smoothly (except the bumpy roads)
Dr. Kirti Ranchod from South Africa, 6day gorilla and Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Sula was an excellent driver despite the ad roads and weather. We always felt safe. The vehicle was very comfortable on bad roads and we were especially impressed with the variety and quality of the food. Buhoma Lodge at Bwindi was the highlight.
Mr. Cristopher Trow and Nik Heliza Nik Hussin British from Malaysian.
Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Parks x 5days. Excellent trip and will recommend this company to other people. Thoroughly enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Guide was Kirwana Bosco
Amber Wison United states,
Bwindi and Queen Elizabeth National Parks x 5days. An amazing experience, I have loved the “Pearl of Africa”. Thank you for showing me your country. Would recommend to anyone coming to Uganda.
Douglas Thomas Wells United Kingdom, MFNP 3 days.
Could not have wished for a more considerable helpful person as our driver/guide Sula. Excellent experience – It will be remembered for many years. Would recommend it to anyone.
Philippa Norman and William Robert Arathoon from Britain, MFNP, Kibale, QENP, Bwindi, Lake Kivu and Volcanoes National Park.
Sula is the best driver I have engaged anywhere, in the USA, Europe, Asia or South America! Treasure him.
Great itinerary and well placed. Gorilla Safari Lodge in Bwindi was excellent
Mary Capsanis, Teresa Capsanis & John A Capsanis from Australian, 3day gorilla tour.
No negative comments about our driver Drake. Excellent choice of accommodation, exceeded expectations, Drake was professional and knowledgeable. We had a marvelous trip. A well organized tour, we enjoyed the entire experience, Thank you
Darren Sheedy and Amanda M Johner Canada, 3 day Gorilla tour.
Sula could not do enough for us, he is very professional in regards. Truly enjoyed his company. An amazing experience and look forward to coming back again. We will recommend African Pearl Safaris to our friends and family.
Kelly Nellestyn, Leta Hill Louise and Kennedy Brenda Louise from Canada, 3 day gorilla tour.
From initial contact through the entire experience with APS, it was less than fantastic. Quick responses to questions, courteous service, wonderful accommodation. Assistance with booking further trips. Thanks so much! Will highly recommend to others.