TravelLocal's partner organised our safari in Uganda. We had multiple email conversations with Steve, with him suggesting itineraries and responding tirelessly to our queries and tweaks. We had a Skype chat with him for an hour before finalising our safari itinerary. Once the itinerary was finalised, Rachel took over to organise the practicalities. We knew exactly what the plan was and we were happy to be able to pay in the UK, through TravelLocal. We were collected from our hotel in Kampala by Isaac, our driver /guide for our 9 day safari. His Toyota van was battered, but spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Isaac and the van got us around Uganda in one piece, over some very challenging roads and tracks. We travelled to Ziwa rhino sanctuary and on to Murchison Falls. We travelled on to Hoima and then to Kibale. We then travelled to Lake Mburu and back to Kampala. We clocked up the miles and experienced 3 game drives, one chimp habituation, 2 boat trips and 2 guided walks. We stayed in 4 lodges....all lovely. Our daughter, who is based in Kampala, joined us half way through the safari....TravelLocal's partner collected her and brought her to meet us. This was all arranged by them and we were guided through all of this by Isaac, who was fabulous. He knew all of the best ways to optimise our experience and he was flexible, when we decided to change our game drive plans en route. We normally arrange our holidays ourselves and this was a real change for us. It was a really pleasant experience being taken care of and spoilt at all of our lodges. We would certainly use TravelLocal and their Ugandan partner company again.
Everything was great.
Isaac, our driver / guide was fabulous and really helped to make the trip special. He really looked after us.
Research well. There’s so much to see and experience. Important to choose carefully as this is not a cheap trip.
Coming face to face with a wild elephant in the jungle at Kibale, while looking for chimps. We surprised him and our ranger told us to run! Scary, but we came out fairly unscathed and it makes a wonderful story. The chimps were great and worth the hard work to see them, but the whole experience made us realise just how vulnerable we could be in the wild and how much we appreciated the rangers who looked after us.