The Pearl of Africa lived up to its name with an amazing tour.
I travelled to Namibia with this company in August and was so impressed with all aspects of Masihambe Afrika I went back a few weeks later as they had a cancellation on their Uganda tour. There were just six of us and our awesome, knowledgeable guide, Ant. Part of this tour was camping (and putting up our own tents) in remote places with few if any other people around. Ant is a great cook and story teller and we loved sitting around the campfire sharing stories at night.
Uganda exceeded my expectations. The gorilla trek just amazing as was the chimp trek. There are just 36 white rhino in Uganda and 34 in the reserve where we stayed and walked with them. The Nile river was clean and teaming with wildlife as was the delta. The people, especially the children, are friendly and happy.
I would highly recommend Masihambe Afrika. Would not go to Africa with anyone else and have now booked my third trip with them to Botswana next year.
We would totally recommend booking with Masihambe Afrika.
Masihambe Afrika was well organised from The start.. This was our first trip to Africa travelling through South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Ant Washford, our guide did a fantastic job of organising us all, sharing lots of knowledge about all the animals we encountered and using his culinary skills to keep us well fed.
The varied accommodation was great. We would totally recommend booking with Masihambe Afrika.
This Safari tour is highly recommend and tops for value for money.
From the time I first got in touch with Jude at Masihambe there was
communication whenever I needed information and or even to tell
her I had started my countdown at -6months. Then all the communication and help with the visas was great as we were going
two weeks prior to the Safari.
Once we were picked up by Anthony we were living the dream. All
lodgings, camps, tours and excursions was taken care of. Every
type of accommodation was a wow factor and all the time the
question was asked “how did you find this place?" Excellent food whether in fabulous lodges or over wood fires (3 course meals!!!) and our needs attended to by friendly helpful staff, cooks, and guides?
Our main guide through the trip was Anthony - amazing
knowledgeable person in all things Africa from wildlife to flora and
fauna, border diplomacy and crossing to head chef, looking after
our group of eight between 60-75 year olds. Such a great sense of
humour and stories to tell while round the camp fire. He and all the guides amazed us at their ability to spot game in long grass that none of us could see, to leopards and snakes up trees, so well camouflaged. Without the guides I am sure we would have missed half of the big five and the smaller creatures and birds that no-one knew of before the trip.
The tour far exceeded all expectations in regard to every aspect - organisation, accommodation, food, wild life experiences, and the knowledge and skill of Ants, our guide/driver.
Having seen the Big 5 on our 1st day in Kruger, which was only the 2nd day of our 25 day tour, I’d have been quite happy to have gone home after that.
Then I had so many more days when I kept saying, “I can go home now”.
The animals we sighted and how close we got to them, was way beyond what I thought would be possible.
Had I leant over out of the vehicle I could have patted a huge male lion as he walked by!
All within the group were able to get within 10m of White Rhinos.
My prime purpose for going, was to photograph the animals and birds, and I’ve returned with 3,000+ photos.
I’m more than delighted with hundreds of these.
Would I go again? - YES.
Would I recommend this tour to others? – YES..
Everything about this tour was excellent.
We had a new adventure every day with a wonderful and very knowledgeable tour guide. It exceeded my expectations and loved the game drives which never disappointed. I would recommend Masihambe Afrika to anyone
When I mentioned to family and friends I was off to Uganda, I was greeted by a look of surprise and the questions – Why? Where is it?
I’m off to see the Gorillas and Chimps was my reply, it’s always
been a dream of mine, so now is the time to tick another wish off my bucket list. What an amazing country, the scenery, the people, the animals, also to my surprise the wonderful assortment of birds
and butterflies – just amazing!
Masihambe Afrika have put together a great safari that I highly recommend from start to finish. So many highlights and so many wonderful memories.
PS: I now consider myself an expert at putting up tents and cooking over an open fire.