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We've chosen Home To Africa [ad] as tour operator for our gorilla safari in Uganda and have never regretted it. The team around Elias made our gorilla safari an unforgettable time in Uganda.
Home to Africa's new website offers a great overview of the highlights of their gorilla safaris and other trips around Uganda. Wildlife watching, gorilla trekking and many other highlights make you dream of an amazing time in Uganda - the pearl of Africa. Besides their selection of tours, you will find information about the team, reviews of other travellers, useful information about visa and other useful information. You can call Home To Africa, email them or get in touch via social media.
We contacted Elias, the founder of Home to Africa, by mail and he gave us a very friendly and patient consult, so that we found the perfect Uganda gorilla safari for us. We finally opted for an 8-day safari with gorilla trekking in the end of the trip. We were able to clarify some details by Skype call with Carina, the German employee of Home to Africa. She answered very kindly to all of our open questions. The opportunity to speak with Carina has convinced us even more to book our Uganda gorilla safari with Home To Africa.
All tours provided by Home to Africa are carried out exclusively. That means you are among yourselves during your safari. You do not have to conform with anyone else and the guide can respond optimally to the preferences and needs of the guests. The starting date of the safari is not fixed, but is up to the wishes of the guests. This way of travelling is very elitist. If you want to have company, you can meet other guests in the evening at the lodges. You meet the same again and again during the trip.
The Pakuba Safari Lodge was the first lodge of our Uganda gorilla safari and is located in the middle of Murchison Falls National Park. There are no fences, so you cannot move freely in the camp during darkness. You go to bed with wild animals and wake up with them. Even at the pool we got a visit from giraffes. The rooms are sufficiently comfortable, the staff is very accommodating and the food in the restaurant is really tasty.
This guesthouse is situated on a mountain with a gigantic view of a crater lake on one side and the Kibale rainforest on the other side. The lovely designed cabins include a large canopy bed and a private bathroom. The garden and the whole complex are beautifully maintained and invite you to take a walk. Even own fruit sand vegetables are grown here. This is a really cool lodge.
This lodge has the most amazing view, we had during the entire gorilla safari. Situated on a hillside, the property impresses with its majestic view over the vast plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park. We stayed in traditional luxury straw huts, with a comfortable bed and a private bathroom. Our favourite lodge of the entire Uganda gorilla safari.
The Broadbill Forest Camp is located at 2,400 m in the Bwindi Impenetreble Forest. Accordingly, the temperatures are also quite chilly. At night it can get really cold in the tents of the lodge. The staff, however, supplies the frozen guests with hot-water bottles, so that no one has to freeze. The food at this lodge was outstanding and in the evening, guests and staff meet at the campfire and listens to music.
Our safari car was a Toyota Hiace minivan. At first we were a little bit surprised because we had actually expected a classic safari jeep. However, the minivan has proved to be extremely comfortable and reliable. The plus of space is really appreciated. If we had the choice on our next round trip, we would take the minivan again.
We had full board during the entire gorilla safari. Breakfast and dinner were served in the lodges mostly a la carte. We often had lunch on the way as a small picnic in the national parks or during a break on the transfer trips. The food was always plentiful and tasty. During the activities, there was always enough drinking water available. In the lodges there were of course also other soft drinks, beer or wine to buy.