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Active African Vacations

Plot 4, Kimathi Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
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Good budget option to travel Uganda

We rented a RAV 4 through Self Drive Uganda (the car rental arm of the business). Joy dropped the... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
Annie W
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London, United Kingdom
Car rental

We rent toyota landcruzer with open roof for 2 weeks from Billy. Although the roads were bad and we... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Goldenberg I
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We are an inbound adventure safari company with over 8 years experience of organizing day tours and exciting vacations in the East African Region. We conduct tours in Uganda, Rwanda, Congo, Burundi and Kenya.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Plot 4, Kimathi Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We rented a RAV 4 through Self Drive Uganda (the car rental arm of the business). Joy dropped the car off in Bunagana and was incredibly helpful - she gave us some great advice about the route we were planning on taking, and was also...More

Thank Annie W
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We rent toyota landcruzer with open roof for 2 weeks from Billy. Although the roads were bad and we drove over 2000km the car did its job and didn't have any problems. Billy was very nice and drove the car for us out of Kampala...More

Thank Goldenberg I
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I booked my 3 day Bwindi Gorrilla Adventure thru email exchanges with Billy. My fears disappeared when he showed up the day before the trip to my hotel and we reviewed the itinerary. He was was extremely professional and always made sure that I was...More

Thank Provinsal
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We booked everything from our home by email, our contact was Billy Ssali and we was helpful all the time. He helped us with the car reservation and finally when we need, he also helped us with some hotels reservations. The car was a bit...More

1  Thank Tomas G
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Reviewed 28 August 2017

We rented a Landcruiser from Active African Vacations in August 2017. We had a great experience, would highly recommend. The team were very responsive and helpful on email, as well as punctual, and the car didn't come with any hidden costs (fully insured etc). They...More

Thank CA2105
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a 5 night safari with Billy from Active African Vacations. The only word to describe the whole experience is "incredible"! From the moment we met Billy at Kigali airport our journey was seamless. He took care of everything, was always...More

Thank MattyA4x
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

We used this company during our time in Uganda and it was an excellent decision. Godfrey was very professional, reliable and extremely helpful to do business with. We rented a land cruiser for 2 weeks for the purpose of self travel around Uganda and the...More

Thank montanahenry07
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Reviewed 3 May 2017

I was traveling solo for work, visiting humanitarian programs several hours out of Kampala. Self Drive Uganda, under Active African Vacations, provided flexible, reliable, and friendly service when I needed to hire a car and driver to get me there and back. Joy was great...More

Thank jlteague
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

It is really a pleasure to recommend Active African Vacations to people all over the world! We returned yesterday from a 10 day Uganda/Rwanda gorilla safari and couldn't be more pleased. This is our third trip to Africa, and to me it seemed the most...More

2  Thank Redmango43
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

I started looking at a holiday to fulfil a long term wish to visit the mountain gorillas last September. a search of trip advisor and Google recommendations suggested we use Active African Vacations. I had researched my trip and knew the rough itinerary I wanted,...More

Thank Michael H
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Dayna W
15 February 2018|
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Response from Billy S | Property representative |
The daily rates differs from the type of vehicle one wishes to take, for example small suv Rav4 goes for $40-45 a day which landcruiser prado goes for $70-80 depending on number of days one wishes to use the car for , people... More
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Marnie G
31 March 2017|
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Response from Billy S | Property representative |
Hi marnie, my name is Billy ssali iam the manager of active african vacations, its true maggie works for active African vacations, and i think you have seen some of the reviews talk about my name and i am a guide as well... More
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