Guided safari game drives in Uganda and other African destinations involve traveling through a savanna park in a four-by-four safari vehicle, accompanied by a professional local guide and observing wild animals. A game drive is a highlight of any classic Africa safari taking you deeper into the natural environment and bringing you closer to the great and small animals inside the safe boundaries of a 4×4.
Safari game drives in Uganda are accessible to anybody. Most tourists however prefer to be guided. This guarantees a more comfortable experience in the bush because a local expert will take care of discovering the animals and placing you in the right area at the appropriate time. In this guide, we look at what to expect on these drives, which parks offer the greatest game drive experiences and how to make the most of driving in Uganda’s safari game parks.
The most enjoyable guided game drives will take place between the foggy daybreak and late in the chilly nights or at night, when most wildlife are more active. Every game drive, regardless of safari destination, is unique, making animal encounters unexpected and thrilling. However, the operational format with various ground operators may be identical. In Uganda, a regular game drive may last 4-5 hours. Other game drives last longer than six hours with short intervals to allow the passenger to stretch, loosen up, and snack.
For short stops, the guide usually finds a location with nice views of the plains. For early morning wildlife drives, several safari camps provide breakfast settings in the bush. Afternoon game drives are typically planned to conclude with a well-timed refreshing sundowner. The local guide, who is most likely your driver, will be in charge of the adventure excursion, finding the animals, driving you along unexpected game viewing paths, and telling you funny stories about your wildlife experiences.
Although wildlife numbers in Uganda’s safari parks do not compare to those seen in other East African regions, wildlife viewing on an expert-guided safari game drive in Uganda is significantly more rewarding. Because the number of tourist cars in the game parks is a fraction of those visiting more developed areas, game drives in Uganda are more private. On a good day, seeing a lion, elephant, or leopard is a rare treat, and such encounters are rarely shared with swarms of vehicles. On Uganda’s savannah plains, famous game drive sightings include tree-climbing lions in Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Ishasha sector, elephants, buffalo, leopard, several antelope species, hippo, and the isolated Rothchild’s giraffe.
Expect to be driven in a largely closed 4×4 Land cruiser with wide windows for each seat and a roof pop-up for photographing. In other cases, you might find an open-sided multiple cruiser at a camp, but it’s unlikely in Uganda. To avoid long winding drives from the airports to the safari park, Uganda safaris are operated in closed cruisers.
Take an exciting night drive to see the world of Africa’s nocturnal predators and give your regular game drives a new perspective. The moon shining off the lakes makes Queen Elizabeth National Park’s nighttime drives particularly beautiful. After a leisurely dinner, depart the lodge at around 20h00 and spend roughly three hours exploring the park. Your knowledgeable tour guide will lead you through the park’s various habitats in search of nocturnal creatures and sounds, providing you with a whole new perspective on the landscape.
The park’s wild animals are in excellent health because of the consistent water supply throughout the year. There are several elusive species that are hard to spot during the day but very active at night. If you keep a lookout, you might be able to spot shy genets, slender civet cats, and spiky porcupines. The enormous hippos contentedly foraging by a leafy tree on the side of the road may be easier to spot. There are frequently reported sightings of roving leopards in the park, though it is not guaranteed that you will see one. Lucky for you, the golden lions, who are the monarchs of the jungle, take great pride in sleeping all day.You have more chances to see them in queen Elizabeth Night game drive
Two game drives per day are often recommended. On the afternoon of your arrival, you can expect to go on your first safari game drive. Safaris departing from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park’s trekking gorillas cannot skip the tree-climbing experience of Queen Elizabeth National Park’s southern Ishasha region. Safari vacations typically include at least 2 game drives every day, one in the mornings and one in the evening, lasting between three to five hours each. On your final day in the park, your tour guide may include another game drive on the way to your next destination.
Assume you’re staying at a safari park or lodge for three nights. In that situation, your agenda calls for six short game drives. Photography safaris typically include one safari drive every day that lasts 6-10 hours and includes a picnic lunch. Visitors who prefer a single drive per day are more likely to return to the camp’s more leisurely activities in the afternoons, such as nature viewing, hikes, conversations, swimming, reading a book, or seeing local cultural presentations.
On Uganda safaris vacations, the local driver-guide is typically paid per day to drive, supervise, and lead 1-6 visitors per vehicle. They have control over how many game drives are conducted each day. You should consult with your tour guide early in the morning or after each safari drive to establish how many excursions you should have that day and when the next one should be. Our personalized bespoke safari game drives in Uganda accommodate one to six passengers per safari truck (without the guide), with each occupant having an adjustable window seat with appropriate legroom.
The most gratifying safari game drives in Uganda take place in four of the country’s 10 national parks. The country’s wildlife reserves provide limited opportunities for animal observation. In southern Uganda, Queen Elizabeth and Lake Mburo National Parks are popular with travelers wishing to explore the primate-rich forests of Bwindi and Kibale forests. Murchison Falls in the northwest and the vast wilderness of Kidepo National Park in the far northeastern part are two of the most popular safari destinations for safaris lasting more than a week or two.
If lions are a must-see on your Uganda safari vacation, safari game drives in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park should be on your itinerary. The park is home to the most of the lions in the country. Spotting lions on any safari game drive, on the other hand, is always difficult anyplace in the wild and takes a good local guide, luck, and tenacity. It’s not as straightforward as what nature television shows portray.
An experienced safari guide can locate the big cats in the grassy Kasenyi plains of northern and southern Ishasha. Aside from the usual lion sightings, the park is well-known for its tree-climbing lions which are frequently sighted blissfully reclining on the large fig trees that bloom in the southern Ishasha area.
Other game that travelers frequently see when traveling across the Queen Elizabeth savannah grasslands include massive herds of elephants and buffalo. You’ll also see a variety of intriguing antelope species, including Uganda kob, and bushbuck. The enormous forest hog is exceptionally visible. Look for the elusive leopard in the Kasenyi trails. Night game drives, on the other hand, are ideal for seeing the elusive leopard. A typical Uganda safari will include 2 days in Queen Elizabeth following or before the gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as well as a couple of safari game drives.
If you’re not interested in seeing large game, safari game drives in Lake Mburo National Park would suffice. A safari drive will reveal large herds of impala, zebra, waterbuck, eland, topi, and buffalo. Mburo is typically used as a break stop on lengthy journeys to the southern Uganda safari loop, where travelers may expect more animal action drama. As a result, guests often favor the park’s active safari activities, such as wildlife watching on foot or horseback, as well as the relaxed sunsets. A typical Lake Mburo safari may include a day or two in the park before heading further into the western circuit to trek gorillas in Bwindi or explore Queen Elizabeth National Park’s Rwenzori Mountains-shadowed savannah plains.
Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda’s largest savannah park, is located up the Nile at the fringe of the Albertine Rift. Murchison Falls is one of three big safari parks in Uganda that provide outstanding guided safari game drives. A decent safari drive on Murchison’s wildlife paths will take you to four of Africa’s Big Five, with the exception of rhinos. On game drives, buffalo and elephants are very prevalent. The park boasts a thriving lion population that feeds on the plentiful Uganda kob. You’ll also see oribi, Jackson’s hartebeest, Defassa waterbuck, grey duiker, and bushbuck, among other antelope species.
On each of the safari game drives in the park, you will see vast herds of Rothschild’s giraffes. The reclusive leopards, albeit few in number, are most likely to be seen around Pakuba track. On the grassy plains, keep an eye out for armies of the endangered Pata’s monkey. Murchison Falls National Park is around 200 km from Kibale National Park, the closest park, and hence is somewhat secluded from the western circuit. As a result, it is frequently the first or last destination on the finest of Uganda safari vacation. However, the Murchison Falls itinerary through Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary is the only one that guarantees a sighting of Africa’s BIG FIVE animals.
We propose spending at least two nights in Murchison and then continuing your love of the African savannah to the enormous wildness of Kidepo Valley in the far northeast for yet another two nights.
If you want to spend more time in a single savannah park in Uganda, Kidepo National Park is the finest option. The park is a predator refuge, safeguarding several predators that can only be found in Uganda’s parks, such as the cheetah and black-backed jackal. On a safari game drive at Kidepo, you may see the bat-eared fox, cheetah, stripped hyena, lesser Kudu, caracal, aardwolf, Beisa Oryx, Grant’s gazelle, elephant, Orbis, Burchell’s zebras, Jackson’s hartebeests, bush pigs, buffaloes, bohor reedbuck. A skilled local safari guide will notice the side-striped jackal, Kongoni, black-backed jackal, and spotted hyena, in addition to lions, leopards, and other small cats.
We recommend spending 3 or 4 nights in Kidepo National Park at, Nga’Moru Wilderness Camp, Apoka safari lodge or Kidepo savanna Lodge to obtain a Mara-like experience with unparalleled seclusion that few safari parks can offer.
Expectations that are realistic
Uganda safari parks are enormous, with wild creatures dispersed across wide savannah plains. You’ll have to drive across extensive game paths to reach concentrations of animals. Sightings are not assured no matter how much you pay for your safari especially for the huge elusive species.
It’s advisable to discuss your expectations with your knowledgeable local guide about the kind of animals you could meet. Safari game drives are more difficult than what wildlife television shows portray. Before you plan your trip, learn more about the park you’ll be visiting including the types of animals and the quality of the game drives. In general, it’s preferable to go in with as few reasonable expectations as feasible and be surprised with unexpected animal drama.
Carry a patience bag.
On the savannah plains, the best wildlife viewing opportunity is frequently a waiting game. Having patience on a safari game drive is essential for generating memorable wilderness experiences, whether you’re sitting by a watering hole or gently tootling through the wilderness with your eyes peeled. So, be patient with your local tour guide since he or she must guarantee that your experiences are as spectacular as possible. It is better to stick with a potentially nice sighting rather than driving from animal to animal. Spending time will allow you to see some intriguing animal behavior.
More watching, less camera time
Taking pictures on safari ought to be enjoyable. Don’t let your camera take over every wildlife sighting unless you’re a professional photographer. It’s enlightening to put down the camera, calm down and take in the sights, scents, and sounds of the African wilderness. A safari game drive in Uganda provides fantastic opportunity for wildlife photography, but you should also have some rewarding encounters with your tour guide. You’ll most likely develop a deep relationship with your guide and ultimately, it’s the human talks that will stick with you. So put down the camera and you’ll discover that fantastic photo.
The primary purpose of your safari guide is to make the best of your African adventure. Most guides are skilled at identifying animals and can provide interesting information about the sightings. They’ll definitely have many incredible stories to share. Interact with them to gain a clearer image of your experience, the ideal location, to identify uncommon creatures, to ask questions, and to gather stories to share with your friends and family. Sometimes people get caught up in the moment and forget you’re not hearing them.
Finally, because the Big 5 and other large animals are extensively promoted, it’s easy to become too fixated on them during guided safari game drives. The major goal of every safari excursion appears to be to find them. Viewing little animals and birds on the other hand may be quite gratifying. A snapshot of a dung beetle or a bright bird is more intriguing than seeing a sleeping lion for 30 minutes. Driving slowly on the game tracks is a good method to concentrate on the details.
The Best Time to Visit for Game drives in Uganda
The optimum times to go on safari game drives in Uganda’s western savannah parks are from June to August and December to February. The greatest time to go on a game drive in Kidepo Valley National Park is just after the rainy season in September, October, and November as well as during the lengthy dry season from December to April. The beginning of the rainy season on the other hand is usually a terrific time to drive on the safari routes and take in the greening scenery.
What to bring on game drives in Uganda
If this is your first safari, you’ll be wondering what to bring or wear for a safari game drive in Uganda. Now that you’re aware of your predicament, here’s a fast rundown of what you should do.
What to Put On during your Game drives in Uganda
Drive early in the morning and wear comfortable layering of safari attire for the most of the day. You’ll be able to acclimatize to the vast variety of temperatures you’ll encounter on a regular day this way. While it might be cold in the mornings in western Uganda, it turns hot by lunchtime. Therefore, safari outfitters will spare you the bother. Even Detachable pants and a light jacket are fantastic alternatives if you’re going on safari in the wet seasons because you’ll be spending most a lot your time in a closed safari truck. Bring a shawl and gloves for the cool morning game drives.
On safari, sun protection is a major concern. Carry a hat, sunscreen, and polarized sunglasses to prevent glare. It doesn’t matter what sort of hat you wear as long as it protects you from UV radiation and matches your style. However, avoid using strong colors. Although you may spend the majority of your time on a safari game drive within the vehicle, you may occasionally get out for a stretch, sundowner, or to take a better look at an intriguing small animal or plant that your tour guide may point out. Wear a pair of comfortable shoes in that case. They don’t have to be hiking boots, but a pair of canvas shoes should suffice.
During these times, keep a bottle of hand sanitizer, a facemask, and insect repellent in your handbag. According to the park SOPs, you must wear a mask and disinfect all contact points. Insect repellent is especially important on evening and night drives when mosquitoes are most active. If you want to learn more about the African bush, bring an animal handbook with you on safari. Your guides may be using a guide book but having your own animal handbook would be quite exciting.
Snacks and drinks
To prevent polluting the environment with throwaway water bottles, bring a refillable water bottle. Stay hydrated during the scorching safari drives by refilling your bottle at your camp.
Snacks for game drives include nuts, energy bars, and dried fruit. The excitement of the environment and the fresh air can work up an appetite, so have some snacks on hand.
Carry a small first-aid kit with you on long-distance wildlife drives to be prepared for the unexpected. Aspirin, bandages, stomachache remedies, plasters, anti-septic, and anti-histamine lotion can all be included in the kit.
Begin your morning with the whistling of the wind and the lure of adventure. Our well-maintained cars, which have been specially designed for the tough safari landscape, gently churn up the dirt on the plains trails keeping you on track in your desire to explore the African wild. The huge windows, high chairs, and pop-up canopy ensure you don’t miss anything as you travel through the vast savanna plains. To ensure a comfortable wildlife experience, our safari vans are outfitted with a fridge, a picnic bag, and binoculars on request. We recognize that the guided game drive is the core of any private Africa safari, thus we strive to provide our visitors with delightful experiences using specialized 4X4 safari vehicles and professional local guides.
Other than game drives in Uganda, there are more ways to experience the various wildlife that the country has to offer. Since Uganda is blessed with various eco systems, the need to explore the different inhabitants terrains has led to different safari activities. To get a best of your Uganda safaris, Laba Africa combines these safari activities with game drives in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit the amazing mountain gorillas of central Africa’s rainforests on the Virunga Mountains’ slopes and in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Travelers who have participated in this Uganda safari strongly recommend it. No other animal encounter in Africa, they say, compares to the unforgettable experience of sharing face-to-face time with Uganda’s wild gorillas in their native habitat. Mountain gorillas cannot thrive outside of their natural habitats, including zoos. They only exist in two remote tropical jungles in east and central Africa, namely Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic : READ MORE
Chimpanzee tracking safaris are one of Uganda’s most popular safari activities, guaranteeing dramatic primate encounters.Uganda offers a unique capacity to combine a decent selection of wildlife viewing experiences with witnessing wild chimps in a single itinerary, with a good number of chimps among the estimated 5,000 chimps habituated for tourists inside their natural habitat. Tracking chimps through the thick, tangled bushes and ancient trees that carpet western Uganda’s rainforest requires patience and a wacky sense of humor. A native guide, equipped with a machete and a walkie-talkie, usually leads the route. You, on the other hand, will be wearing light hiking boots, proper jungle attire, and a crazy hat to keep the thorns out of your head. READ MORE
Uganda Boat Safari
Viewing wild game from the water on a boat launch safari offers a unique perspective on wildlife behavior. Uganda provides amazing opportunity for wildlife viewing from a boat. Although typical African safaris are mostly done in a safari vehicle or on foot, Uganda delivers a more stunning experience of observing wildlife from a boat on the banks of water bodies prevalent in savannah parks. Three of Uganda’s best locations contain bodies of water that attract big numbers of wildlife that come to drink from the life-giving waters. Tourists can see live wildlife action on the banks of the water from the boat without having to beat the bush.
Enjoy an unforgettable experience as you observe wildlife up close on exhilarating walking expeditions across natural areas. Nature walks are an excellent way to get up close and personal with wildlife while exploring Uganda, the Pearl of Africa.
Unlike game drives, where visitors are driven through park trails to see wildlife, nature walks require individuals to walk through the same routes that animals does; what a true jungle experience.
Uganda is not as famous when it comes to mountaineering, its often shadowed by the neighboring countries like Tanzania and Kenya etc. But the fact is that Uganda is one of the few places in the world where you can combine Uganda wildlife safaris and Gorilla trekking through age-old tropical rain forests with adventurous Mountain Climbing. Mountains in Uganda will take you from old age jungles to snow-capped peaks. climbing in Uganda can be easily combined with Big 5 safaris and if that’s not enough, it’s just an hours and half away flight to Zanzibar for your beach extension. READ MORE
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We have experienced adventurous gorilla trecking, chimpanzee tours, safari accompanied by waterbuffalo, pumba, giraffe, antilops etc encounter that has made our trip supercool I appreciate to have Martin as a… read more local fixer/guide/driver who was familiar in topics, flexible in unusual clients requests and cheerful guy that is soooo needed when travel long hours in a van.Samuel also was cooperative and reliable too
18 days with tent on top of the car with driver. Our driver Alonso helped us and guided us at all times! Good tips for sleeping, where to eat… read more and buy!!! In the safaris he knew all the parks very well and was passionate about birds!!! Agustin and Silvia from Spain we return in love with this country and its nice people!!! Thanks Alonso and Samuel!!! from Laba Africa Expedition!!
We had a 8-day wonderfull travel in Uganda, so well organized by LABA Africa. If you want to discover Uganda, choose this company, and you will have the… read more best experience ever.
We visited Bwindi Forest National Park with gorilla trekking – unforgettable -, beautiful Lake Bunyonyi – with a refreshing swim -, cykling safari between zebras, giraffes, antilopes and birds and finally boat trip to the source of the river Nile in Jinja.
All guides were knowledgeable and took very well care of us, espacially Robert, our excellent driver and guide for the whole tour.
The accomodations were perfect, confortable rooms, helpful staff and good food.
It’s amazing to be able to get so close to the animals, and experence the beautiful landscape and scenery of Uganda.
Thank you so much, Samuel and Robert.
AMAZING journey with Laba Africa all around Uganda for 21 days !! – We’ve had the chance to travel with ALONSO from LABA AFRICA for 21 days all around Uganda. We have met a lot of turists along our trip and I can… read more assure you one thing… LABA AFRICA is THE best company to discover Uganda.
Communication is really easy with Samuel (Laba’s Boss). He will take care of the itinerary, chimps and gorilla’s permits and will advise you perfectly on what to do, what to expect, and will make sure to answer all of your questions before your arrival.
Samuel even bought a Sim card for us to make sure we could get internet data as soon as we arrive in Entebbe Airport.
Our guide was Alonso.
Alonso is our best guide ever… We’ve traveled in a lot of countries, but I can assure you Alonso knows his country better than any other guide. He is very open minded and is able to talk for hours about everything related to his country (way to live, politics, economy, religion, local us and beliefs, etc.).
Alonso is also a true legend all around his country, he knows someone at every places we have been.. he knows perfectly all the natural reserve and taught us many things about the animals during our safaris.
He is an excellent driver.
If your are planning to come in Uganda and do self driving… Please don’t.. The roads are terrible and I wouldn’t advise anyone that is not used to it to drive on these roads by himself.
The car that Laba Africa provided us was amazing. Big SUV with 4 wheel drive with an open roof and a tent on the roof (amazingly comfortable).
The car is very comfortable and safe. Laba Africa even provided us sleeping bags (for the roof tent), cooler, camping chairs, cooking gaz and all the ustensiles we needed to cook ourself.
Alonso and the company has always been attentive to our wishes, needs and desires and is really customer focused.
During our trip, we’ve met a lot of locals, and it has been an amazing human adventure. Uganda is not only a destination to see animals and wildlife, it’s also a beautiful country that has so many to offer (waterfalls, landscape, tea fields, lakes, mountains, volcana, natural reserve, culture, traditions, people, local dance, music, crafts, hikings, cycling, rafting, boats trip, etc.)
Here are the main places we’ve visited : Kidepo National Park, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchinson Falls National Park, Queen Elisabeth National Park, Bwindi Forest, Bigodi Village, Kibale, Lake Mburo National Park, Sipi Falls, Jinja, Kampala.
Among our best memories, we will remember for ever our homestaying with a lovely local family within the Bigodi community, our night safari in Queen Elizabeth NP with the Lions turning around the car, and the quiet Jinja city on the Nile.
We really wanted to spend some time with locals and share a night with them. Laba Africa never organise Homestaying before. We’ve asked Alonso if it was possible. Of course, he made it possible because Alonso would make anything possible for you. So i wanted to thank him again because he made this trip amazing for us and now we keep this experience as our best memory from this trip.
Our trip was supposed to end on the 31st of December as our flight was very early in the morning on the 1st of January.
Alonso drove us to Samuel’s house. Samuel and Morgan (Sam’s GF) cooked for us for lunch and have spend the 31st of December with us. They’ve made a city tour for us, drove us to the craft market in order to buy some gifts for our family before our departure.
And the cherry on the cake… They took us with them in a party to show us “how we celebrate new year Eve in Uganda”. It was on the best rooftop of Kampala, to watch the midnight fireworks.
Honestly, do you know some company that can offer you such experience?
Don’t make a mistake and hire Laba Africa for your journey in Uganda, and please, stay at least 2 weeks if you want to discover most of the things this country has to offer.
Thank you again Samuel, Morgan and Alonso.
I will not forget you guys and I wish you the best for the future, you deserve it!!
Hope to see you again.
we keep in touch
We experienced a very well organized 9-day trip with a driver& guide (Robert) filled with amazing experiences like game drives, chimpz and gorilla tracking and boat safaris. The communication… read more with Laba Africa was very smooth and they tailored the trip according our wishes. The guide was very flexible and came up with ideas and options while on the road. We really appreciated him being with us. The Laba Africa guide had a vast knowledge about flora and fauna and was happy to answer all our questions. The accomodations chosen and booked by Laba Africa were absolutely stunning with very helpful staff.
Laba Africa planned a (4 days, 3 nights) trip to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest with a stop in Lake Mburu (Uganda’s smallest national park). We had a great and friendly guide… read more in Alonso, who was very organized and patient. Making a stop in Lake Mburu breaks up the long drive to Bwindi, and is a great opportunity to get very close to giraffes and many other animals in the park. The gorilla trek itself was amazing and surreal getting very close to a gorilla family. All the lodges booked by Laba Africa, were in beautiful and serene locations with nice rooms, friendly staff and good food! After my third trip with Laba Africa, I would recommend them to anyone any day!
Great 3day trip go Murchison national park and falls! Also passed by rhino sanctuary on our way there. Really liked our driver and guide (Robert) who drove is there safely… read more and found tons of animals for us to see in the park.
Robert was a great guide. We went on Safari at Murchison and to the rhino sanctuary. The bGreat food and company. 10/10
On the way to the safari we went to the rhino sanctuary which was a cool experience. We slept at Fort Murchison which was a really good place to stay… read more in. The next day we went on the safari trip and a boat trip which was amazing. We saw so much animals.
Our guide, Robert, really gave us the best experience one could get.
Really recommend going with Laba!
I certainly got way way more than I imagined on this trip. I seen it on YouTube but not many indulge how fantastic the service this company has provided. My… read more guide Patrick was 10 out of 10. Friendly, informative and never refused an activity I wanted to see or do absolute gentleman. Then little did I know I was going to be provided with bony a top top quality chef. I was expecting package meals but no the food was excellent that I actually gained weight on this trip. I travelled the world but must say this company really exceeded my expectations.
Sam put together a perfect itinerary for our mother-daughter trip. Alonso took us around Kampala and showed us the main sights (Buganda kingdom, the mosque and bustling downtown Kampala), and… read more Robert took us to Murchison Falls National Park, then to Jinja and our final destination Entebbe (4 days). We had such a wonderful time and loved every minute of it: the roadside life, the food, the nature, the magestic animals, the friendly people – everything. They say that once you have experienced Africa, you will always feel a tug to return. Be prepared Laba!
My mom and me went on a two nights trip to Murchison Falls for safari and it was amazing! Sam organized a great trip for us and the communication was… read more very smooth the whole way. Our guide Robert was so nice and we saw so many animals each day. Sam also organized a city tour in Kampala for us and we also went to Jinja on a boat trip to see the source of the Nile, the local markets, and ate Ugandan food. Every part of our holiday was amazing and I would recommend Laba to anyone travelling to Uganda (and elsewhere)!!
I went on a two day Safari in Lake Mburo with Laba Africa Expeditions and it was an amazing trip. Everything was organized very well and our guide Samuel was… read more wonderful and came with suggestions during the trip and listened to our wishes as well. I would recommend this to everybody who wants a fun, safe and amazing safari. Even the rangers at Lake Mburo was great. I had not expected a safari to be such a incredible experience but it really was!
Samuel is the real fixer in Uganda! Within a week he got me the Gorilas permit to Bwindi. He also advised me in anything else I needed.
Adam, my… read more driver who took me from Kigali (Rwanda) to Bwindi, crossing Uganda’s border, became a friend. Is the best guide to move you around! Truly recommend both of them. Laba africa is the best!
We rented a car with roof tent for three weeks and I can highly recommend Laba Africa.
Great advise for trip preparation and replied instantly to all our (many) question… read more by whatsapp. Also arranged for gorilla trekking which was very pratical.
Car turned out to be great, no mechanical problems. Our rooftent was never used before it was brand-new.
Uganda is a beautiful country with very friendly population. We had a great time.
We went three friends on a safari to Murchison Falls (2 nights) and we had the best time. Everything was timed and organized to the last detail by Sam –… read more the best guide and the best company. We saw so many animals and it was an incredible experience for all of us. Sam was very knowledgable about the animals and the nature in general, which added to the whole experience. We stayed in a great lodge just outside the park. There was great food and a nice pool! We would definitely recommend this trip to anyone!
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We rented a car from Laba Africa. They are very service minded and nice people. The car was kept in good condition. Recommended
We hired a land cruiser with a tent on the roof. The car and tent were great and pick up and drop off were very smooth- they met us at… read more our hostel each time.
We had a wonderful time with Laba Africa. From the beginning till the end of the trip we felt welcomed and very comfortable.
The accomodations we‘re well chosen and they… read more even prepared a surprise for our honeymoon :).
Samuel and our driver Alonso know a lot about the country and their way of presenting it to us was very pleasant.
The gorilla trekking in bwindi forest was definitely the highlight of our trip. Only after 30 minutes of walking we met the gorilla family and the rangers made sure that all of us could take nice pictures of the animals without disrespecting their personal space. We can really recommend the Bakiga Lodge for the Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi. The staff was really friendly and the food was great. The view from the top is breathtaking and the lodges are lovely decorated.
All in all a trip we‘ll never forget.
The gorilla trekking with Laba Africa was absolutely gorgeous. We were lucky to find the family after just 20 minutes of walking through forest. The rangers were always helping us… read more to get great pictures and they knew much about the animals.
Our driver Alonso was also very kind and gave us many valuable information on the pearl of Africa.
We really enjoyed every single moment that trip and can recommend it to everyone else.
An amazing experience! We saw so many animals, so many incredible landscapes. We also have the chance to discover the local cultures.
The guides were very nice… read more and we learned a lot!
Every lodge we slept in, was perfectly chosen. Uganda is worth a visit! Go there!
Did a great weekend tour visiting the Mundari tribe near Juba, South Sudan. Everything went well, I really enjoyed the trip.
Traveling with Laba Africa was a great experience!
We saw amazing landscapes and animals in different national parks and spent the nights in beautiful lodges. The guides were extemely… read more nice and fun to be around.
Especially the planning of our trip was amazing. We had some special requests because I wanted to visit some friends in between our Safari tours. That was no problem and got nicely included in our plan for the trip. Whatever we requested was made possible!
I can only recommend traveling with Laba Africa. We will definitely return!
My family and I just came back from a three-week-customized roudtrip of Uganda with Laba Africa. It was a tremendous experience!
Starting with chimp tracking in Kibale, we saw lions… read more the same day in Queen Elizabeth NP. Then on to Ishasha, Lake Mburo NP and jinja, where we had a short break. Then we went to a small village near Soroti to visit friends of our daughter. From there we went on to Karamoja, Kibale NP, Murchison Falls NP before we came back to Entebbe.
It didn’t matter what special requests we made, Laba Africa made them possible, sometimes even more!
But the most important thing is this: The planning of this trip startet in autumn 2019 and it was mostly paid for in January 2020. It should have taken place in March 2020, but then the pandemic destroyed our plans. Through all the insecurities for that 18 months peroid until we finally could make the trip, Laba Africa held contact, took care that our chimp tracking permits did not to expire und charged nothing additional – except for some new requests we had.
So Laba Africa is absolutely the best and most reliable partner for visiting Uganda or any of the other countries they are offering tours to! We will return to Uganda and to Laba Africa for sure!
The best part was definitely chimpanzee tracking, that was an incredible experience! Next amazing part of our trip was community walk, where locals showed us their traditional beer, gin, coffee… read more and basket making. It was great to have time to talk to them :) Game drives through savanas was so amazing, our guide Alonso did everything to try to find the best parts of the park and to find every animal there is to see, but you can never be sure, you’ll be lucky enough to see them all. We also saw Murchison falls, that was so nice, although the boat ride to see them from the river was kind of boring, too long for too little of experience. But overall amazing trip!
We really enjoyed out trip through Uganda with Laba Africa. The tourguides took good care of us and they showed us so many fascinating things! Furthermore, it was very… read more easy to change or add additional things to our already existing program.
I can really recommend a trip with Laba Africa to everyone! :)
Thank you very much to Samuel and his team! We really enjoyed our time in Uganda and with you.
Amazing experience!! Very serious and friendly team!! I really advise this company to travel in Uganda!!!
My friend and I did a 10 days Safari through Uganda which was one of the best things we‘ve ever done! Laba Africa organized an amazing tour and we really… read more enjoyed all of it. They took very good care of us. We also got to know local communities such as the Batwa tribe. Thanks to Samuel for this unforgettable adventure.
The trip was simply amazing! Had an experienced guide(Alonso) who showed is not only ugandian nature, but also explained many things about culture of this country. I would aspecially recommend… read more visiting community near Kibale NP.
Naprosto skvělý výlet. Zkušený průvodce, skvěle vybrané cíle i ubytování! Mohu jen doporučit.
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