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Active African Vacations

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“self drive”(12 reviews)
“guide jackson”(2 reviews)
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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Plot 4, Kimathi Avenue, Kampala, Uganda
+256 774 819223
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Reviewed 11 October 2018

Book a trip starting in Kigali, Rwanda ending in Entebbe. Our Rwanda itinerary was Twin Lakes and golden monkeys, then in Uganda it was gorillas, Queen Elizabeth National Park, chimpanzees, Murchison Falls, and rhinos. Was a little nervous waiting in the lobby the first morning...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank J3f_the_Wanderer
Reviewed 23 September 2018

First let me say that Maggie was wonderful to work with during the planning stages. The our guide Jackson was fantastic. He went above and beyond and truly made our vacation more than I could have asked for! We saw the Golden moneys and then...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sherry P
Reviewed 18 September 2018

This review is meant to calm some concerns you may have from using Active African (aka Self Drive Uganda), but to introduce others you may not have thought of. My wife and I reserved a car and sent Joy $'s to purchase us gorilla tracking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mgwyman
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Billy was attentive and helpful from the outset when we were planning our trip. When we arrived he was prompt and helpful and took us through all we needed to know about the car rental and Ugandan driving. Our vehicle (a Land Cruiser V8) was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Steve C
Reviewed 24 August 2018

My husband and I planned a trip to Uganda, but we were very late deciding what we wanted to see and do. We already had our Gorilla trek booked with another company. We found AAV online and proceeded to book a 6 day safari w/driver...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank corinne m
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We spent almost two weeks visiting Uganda on a self-drive holiday with driver. The organization was excellent. We were met at the airport at 3 am and taken to our hotel in Kampala. The rest of the trip was very well planned with great activities....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Nigelbowles
Reviewed 13 August 2018

At first look, the 4 wheel drive is desperate need of good upholstery and a non electric cooler box to keep drinks chilled is recommended. But our guide Jeff has gone out of his way to get us chilled bottles and stopped to buy the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Kosing2015
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Perfect! Indeed not a new car but you do not want that in Uganda. We rented 2 times in 2 weeks with different pickup and delivery points. They were always sharp on time. An important feedback: we had an accident with quite some damage. Godfrey...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AlexDusseldorp
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

We recently returned from a trip to Rwanda and Uganda with Active African Vacations and couldn’t have been happier with our experience. First, Maggie was incredibly patient throughout the planning process and did an excellent job with our itinerary. She made sure we were able...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank teresaortiz78
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We had a great time on our vacation through Rwanda and some of Uganda with out guide Billy. He knew all the best spots and helped get us into the best groups for hikes and tours. We went from Kigali, to Volcanoes National Park, to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Suzie A
20 September 2018|
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Response from Kosing2015 | Reviewed this property |
Once confirmed, they are there to meet you at the airport and the rest is smooth as, very reliable. BTW, wear trousers not shorts as the bushes can be very prickly. Also there will be 2-3 muddy creeks and as it is not worth... More
15 February 2018|
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