Yala Safaris took us on a whirlwind adventure across Uganda. We loved rafting in Jinja and then took a private plane to Queen Elizabeth national park and saw lions sleeping in the trees. Then we saw a family of 15 gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which was an experience of a lifetime! Finally we got to relax on the beautiful lake bunyonyi. The Yala Safari team were incredible at every point. Our guide Michael was knowledgeable, funny, kind and flexible to any request. I have been lucky to do safaris in Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, however this was certainly my favorite! Thanks again!
We travelled for 7 days with yala, we did queen Elizabeth, chimp trekking and lake mburo. It was a great week, everything was organized well, our driver was extremely nice and a good guide. I would reccomend this to anyone looking for a fun and well organized safari!
We planned a trip to Queen Elizabeth National Park and Lake Bunyonyi, over the course of 6 days. We chose exactly how long we spent in each place and were ensured of the lowest price around (Yala Safaris will beat any genuine quote you receive!).
Our driver Godwin was with us the whole time, and was always enthusiastic, friendly and making sure we were having the kind of trip we expected. He made many recommendations throughout our stay and our trip ended up being quite different in terms of activities than we'd originally planned, due to the fact that we found better alternatives and Godwin was always able to arrange these last minute changes of plan. I really couldn't recommend highly enough!!
Yala Safaris took us for a 2 week trip to see the highlights of Uganda. We went to Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Jinja. It was amazing!
Our guide Godwin was extremely knowledgable about all of the areas we visited and with his connections got us an amazing deal price wise. As this company is not as well known it will give you much better prices than the larger tour operators.
I went to the Murchison Falls Nature Park with Yala Safaris. Godwin is very knowledgeable and relaxed person and it was fun to travel with him. I got to see the Big 5 during the three game drives we did. Godwin tried hard to make it happen and we left to the park early in the last morning to catch the last one, the leopard. And we did see it, although only a quite short glimpse at a distance.
The safari included also a boat trip to the Murchison Falls. I found the trip a bit too long (maybe 3 hours), as there was only a limited selection of dirfferent animals, although plenty of them. Mostly we saw hippos and water buffaloes + some crocodiles.
On the way back I got extra adventure as the driver decided to take a shortcut on a highway that is still under construction and closed for traffic. It turned out that the highway ended in the middle of nowhere and we had to find our way back to civilization in complete darkness on very small roads. Also the driver got lost on the backroads in Kampala woods but in overall the driver was very reliable in his driving. (It seems quite common in Kampala,that drivers try to find their shortcuts in the nerve-wrecking traffic jams, so the experience was not the first one to me and not a big minus to the driver)