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Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours

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Mutungo Hill, plot 1001 block 243, Biina Road, Kampala, Uganda
+256 41 4267153
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Good & reliable agency if you know what you’re looking for.

We just spent 8 days travelling west and south west Uganda, discovering the chimps at Kibale... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2018
Eric G
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Paris, France
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An amazing two week holiday in beautiful Uganda

We booked this holiday through Audley Travel who use Great Lakes as their ground agents. From start... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Julie C
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Hunstanton, United Kingdom
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Welcome to Great Lakes Safaris, where the journey into the wild begins! Great Lakes Safaris is a specialized safari company offering tailor-made safaris and small group tours to the heart of East Africa. Explore Uganda’s hidden pearls, from the mighty river Nile to the lush green rainforests home to Africa’s highest density of primates. Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Dian Fossey and come face to face with the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. Travel through the vast open spaces or climb Africa’s highest point, Mount Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania. Discover the land of the great migration and its large herds of wildlife in Kenya. And why not end your safari adventure by unwinding at one of the tropical paradises along the Kenyan coast or magical islands?
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Mutungo Hill, plot 1001 block 243, Biina Road, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We just spent 8 days travelling west and south west Uganda, discovering the chimps at Kibale Forest, elephants, tree climbing lions and the savanna animals at Queen Elizabeth National Park and finally Gorillas at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. And we viewed more than 100 birds on...More

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Uganda L, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Warmest greetings from sunny Uganda! We would like to start by sincerely thanking you for traveling with us and going a step further to share your experience. It is our duty to ensure all our guests have an excellent all- round experience during their safari...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

We booked this holiday through Audley Travel who use Great Lakes as their ground agents. From start to finish it was an experience of a lifetime. We were met at the airport by our lovely guide, Enock Tugume, who stayed with us for the whole...More

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Uganda L, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Warm greetings Julie! We are so happy to receive your feedback! We are delighted to have you as our ambassador now - Uganda really is East Africa\'s best kept secret and it through guests liek you that the country will get more in the lime-light...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

First time in Africa continent for us. We both are birders and photographers, so we choose Uganda for a birding safari. It has been an amazing experience! It was a private safari, just the two of us whit our driver and guide Alex Gabiito. He...More

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Uganda L, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2018

Warmest greetings from sunny Kampala Maria and Manuel, WOW! We are truly honored to have been your guide into the Africa for the first time. We sincerely thank you for choosing to travel with Great Lakes Safaris and for taking the time to share your...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2017

Second visit to the beautiful Uganda, with this great company. A slightly different itinerary from the previous one, which didn't disappoint. In fact it was just AMAZING! This time we went to Murchison falls. Both our drivers Robert and Robert, were fabulous, Great experience in...More

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Hello Sonia! We are so happy to receive your review! We were more than happy to have you travel with us to Murchison Falls National park and are more than glad to know you enjoyed your trip just as much. We hope you will be...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

This is a good travel agency here.I had a tour from Entabbe to Kigali staying at two national parks.Robert drove me all the way a good dtiver and guide.More

Thank SE s
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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Hi SE, welcome back from your safari! And thank you so much for taking time out of your day to write us a review on TripAdvisor. We are so glad to hear how much you loved travelling with Great Lakes Safaris. Robert sends you his...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

We came to Uganda with our own guide who had arranged for us to use this incredible company for our 12 days here. Peter and Alfred were our drivers and they took care of us every step of the way! They are professional and courteous,...More

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Rashida123, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hi Tennille2017, Welcome back from your travels to the Pearl Of Africa! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the service of our guides, Peter and Alfred. All our guides are indeed professional, courteous and knowledgeable. We hope you will be visiting us soon,...More

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My best friend and I were travelling East Africa for 3 weeks and included 2 nights/1 day in Rwanda to do the Gorilla trekking (New Years Eve). As most reviews state the Gorilla trekking is a once in a lifetime experience and no words can...More

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hello KBradley, Welcome back from the land of a thousand hills! Gorilla trekking on New years Eve, now that's how you enter the new year! It is indeed a once in a lifetime experience and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your experience...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We did a short trip to Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas. It was an amazing experience and Great Lakes did a fantastic job looking after us. Our guide Safari (yep that was his real name!) was very knowledgeable about the history of Rwanda and...More

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Dear LPat, Greetings from the land of a thousand hills. Thank you so much for choosing to trust Great Lakes Safaris on your recently concluded journey into the wild and going a step ahead to post us a review. Our clients often tell us how...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2015

How can I start? We stayed 2 and a half weeks in Uganda, it wasn't our first visit to Africa, but it was something we were really looking for, the Gorillas were something new to us, this was the highlight of the trip. But then...More

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Hello Go Now Travel! Greetings from sunny Uganda! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to review Great Lakes Safaris day tours. We're grateful that you trusted us to prepare your wonderful first ever safari to Uganda for the 2 and...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2015

We enbarked on a package tour to Uganda from the UK, and this is the company that was used. There were 16 of us on the tour. Initially when i saw the vehicles that were used i wondered if we would ever make the tour,...More

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UgandaLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Great Lakes Safaris - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2016

Greetings Roblady! First of all, accept our sincerest apologies for the delayed response but we're very delighted that you took the time to review Great Lakes Safaris. We are very pleased to note that your safari went smoothly and our guides were always courteous, polite...More

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