Encounter Africa Safaris
About Encounter Africa SafarisEncounter Africa Safaris ltd is a Safari company with its head offices in Entebbe and specializing in small group and tailor made tours to land focusing on primates and community visits. We are members of Association of Uganda Tour Operators and work closely with other tourism stakeholders.
As a woman travelling alone to two new countries Uganda and Rwanda on the continent also quite new to me, I spent a lot of time looking for the right travel agency to organize my trip. More, I had two weeks to spend there flying from faraway (the US) and I wanted to see absolutely everything, setting my expectations very high. Encounter Africa Safaris in Uganda was an excellent choice! The Agency answered my numerous questions, advised me on the destinations, and at the end even reversed the order of the trip I wanted to take to accommodate my schedule. I took my trip in October14 during the time when some tourist were cancelling their bookings in fear of Ebola, but I discussed that issue with the agency and educated myself to be assured that there was no reason to postpone my trip. There was none. It was the best trip of my life! I dont expect to ever be able to top my meeting with the mountain gorillas in both Uganda and Rwanda with any other experience in the future! It was very thrilling and humbling at the same time! I spent most of the two weeks in Uganda, which is a beautiful country full of wildlife and gorgeous scenery. Tolbert, my guide from Encounter Africa Safaris who also drove me the entire 1760 kilometers did all possible so I could indeed see absolutely everything I wanted and even more than that. I got to know him as a very knowledgeable guide, an excellent driver (on both sides of the road!), and as a wonderful person with a great sense of humor. Nature Enthusiast
I can't say enough good things about Encounter Africa Safaris. I am a professor of tourism, so I travel extensively and have high expectations for any trip I take. Encounter Africa Safaris did an exceptional job with planning and executing my safari. I couldn't be happier. Tolbert, our driver-guide, was excellent. He answered all our questions and was patient when we had special requests. He made sure we were paired with the best trekking guide and that we got to see a family with babies- which we really wanted! Also, I was a single traveler, but when I contacted Encounter Africa Safaris, I told them I could not afford to pay the single supplement. They were great, and paired me up with another single traveler. We were able to split costs and became great friends as a result. I would love to go back to Uganda and do another safari with Encounter Africa. They were excellent. I cannot praise them enough. Thank you again for a great experience!
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