Shoebill Safaris

Shoebill Safaris of Kampala provided vehicle and guide services for my family in July of 2010.

Our guide (Morris) was a consummate professional, and the entire experience with Shoebill was positive.  He was prompt, courteous, trustworthy, and extremely knowledgeable of the wildlife, bird life, and ecosystems of Queen Elizabeth National Park.  He went out of his way to help ensure that every member of the family (my wife and I and our 11 and 15 year old kids) had a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Upon our return I recommended Shoebill to some friends who then also booked their Safari with Shoebill, and had an equally positive experience, even with a different guide.

I definitely recommend a safari vehicle with “Pop up roof,” which made viewing and photographing the many animals both easy and fun.  Both Shoebill guides we and our friends interacted with, are part of an established network of fellow guides who cooperate via cell phone in finding out where the animals are at a given moment, so they can bring their Mzungus in for an up close encounter.  We even had numerous lion encounters, thanks to our Shoebill guides. While there is no guarantee of seeing them, I have another friend who lives in Uganda, and has taken 15 “Self guided” safaris, and is yet to see any lions.

Thanks to Assiimwe in their Kampala office for helping organize our tour in a professional and up front manner.  She communicated well, was straightforward with all information and pricing, and we always felt we were in good hands.

While our time in Uganda volunteering at an orphanage was certainly rewarding, our Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari was the highlight of our time in East Africa.

Based on our firsthand experience, and that of our friends, I’m very comfortable recommending www.shoebillsafaris.com.

Thanks to everyone at Shoebill for a job well done!

Dan & Danielle
Louisiana, USA

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