A Uganda Safari Review by Chris Rhodes
After a late arrival into Entebbe airport, I was very glad to see my bed at the Boma Guesthouse, just a short drive from the airport. Whilst not the best accommodation on this trip, the lodge was clean, comfortable, and the food pretty good. A hot shower was very welcome!
After a short walk out the next morning to investigate (and get some local currency), the rest of my group arrived around lunchtime. It’s always slightly nervy to meet the group for the first time, as you know you’re going to be spending lots of time in close quarters for the duration of the trip, but the mix was great, and we all got on really well. We then got to meet our guide and driver for the trip. George was so friendly and knowledgeable, he proved an invaluable companion throughout the whole trip – nothing seemed too much trouble, and I got the sense at some of the places we stayed, George was in competition to make sure we got the best local guides, the best seats on the boat trips, and the best chance to see the wildlife – he was fantastic.
That afternoon we visited the Ngamba Chimpanzee Sanctuary – an hours boat ride to the Island in the middle of Lake Victoria. A really interesting start to the trip, we got to see the Chimp’s being fed – whilst necessarily feeling a bit “zoo” like, it was great to see so many chimps together, and find out about the work the sanctuary do.