Pole Pole Safaris

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Offering both budget and luxury tour options, Pole Pole Safaris is a unique East African company that operates to all national parks, game reserves, mountains and island destinations in Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Burundi, Kenya and Tanzania. The Company was established in 2008 by a group of Ugandan and Rwandan young enthusiastic entrepreneurs with a vision to make East Africa the most popular tourist destination on the continent.

Our eco-friendly tours and safaris are designed to fully provide you with the most exhilarating vacation in The Region. Working hand in hand with you, we ensure that you get the personal attention you need to experience the most fulfilling and most satisfying holiday.

We arrange African wildlife safaris and ecological tours for individuals, couples, families, special interest groups and corporate clients who are interested in Eco Safaris and are moved to protecting the environment.

We Know that for most people, an African safari is a “trip of a lifetime;” hence, our priority is to offer a nurturing experience that is leisurely paced, enjoyable and provides you with the time for soul searching and reflection in addition to giving you quality time for big game viewing and relaxation.

Pole Pole Safaris Company is fully owned and operated by Locals, with the main Office in Kampala/Uganda and representing offices in Rwanda and Kenya.

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hmak5050 03/06/2014

“Highly Recommended”

3 years ago

I used Pole Pole Safaris last year and would definitely recommend them. They have excellent tour guides who are very professional – friendly, extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating in regards to all requests (my wife and 2...

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Date of safari: 
03/06/2014
Length of safari: 
14 Days
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I used Pole Pole Safaris last year and would definitely recommend them. They have excellent tour guides who are very professional – friendly, extremely knowledgeable and very accommodating in regards to all requests (my wife and 2 daughters felt very special). The great thing is that they take great pride in being a tour guide and love helping you in every way...

The whole trip was professionally planned from start to finish with no glitches whatsoever. The safari exceeded our expectations in every way and we managed to see what we did not imagine. We really enjoyed all aspects of the safari and really hope to return soon. My girls are still talking about this holiday and wanting to go back...

I would highly recommend Pole Pole Safari as a good reputable company...

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afrikanab 03/05/2014

“Pole Pole is the Best”

3 years ago

When my Friend and I decided to go on a trip, we had a hard time deciding where to go. We have been to a lot of theme parks and beach resorts. However, we wanted our next trip to be something different. We wanted it to be something...

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Date of safari: 
03/05/2012
Length of safari: 
14 Days
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Virunga National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Nyungwe Forest, Volcanoes national park

When my Friend and I decided to go on a trip, we had a hard time deciding where to go. We have been to a lot of theme parks and beach resorts. However, we wanted our next trip to be something different. We wanted it to be something more exciting. Paul and Ben are not “joking” anymore and I notice that they are always looking for something rare, something unique, and something wherein they can learn something from. What I did is gave them an hour to use the internet and they can look up different places where we can go. After the given time, all of them wanted to go to Africa.

I have only heard how difficult it was and how stressed out some of my friends who went to Est Africa. The effect was the exact opposite of what they were planning to achieve by going on vacation. However, I vaguely remember that a cousin of mine had a great time in Burundi, Rwanda, Congo and Uganda and how she raved endlessly about sleeping on an active volcano’s crater and how they had the best tour guide. I looked up all these eastern countries in the internet and sent an e-mail to my cousin asking her to tell me more about their trip.

She responded after an hour and told me about their trip and how she wished they had more than 14 days to spend there. She told me about Pole Pole Safaris Company and I contacted them immediately.

When we arrived in East Africa From south Africa, it was nothing like I imagined. I thought it was going to look more like a place spoilt by the civil war and that the only beautiful thing about the trip will be the volcano tour. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Rwanda is very clean and there are interesting looking establishments in the area. To top it all, the place was not really crowded unlike other tourist destinations. It is probably because of people’s negative notion about the place. However, they could never be more wrong. We had fun staying out late and we never felt worried about doing so. The people were always smiling, very approachable, friendly, and helpful!

After Visiting Gorillas, Then it was time to climb Nyiragongo Volcano in the DRC. When we first arrived in Congo, some people told us that we might have a hard time with the police and the immigration officer. However, our tour guide must have been really great in talking as we had no such problems at all. We had the best Democratic Republic of Congo experience. I must say that having the right tour guide matters a lot. I am thankful that we chose the two-week package. It was the ultimate vacation experience. I bet it would have been a different scenario if we did not have our tour guide.

Therefore, I would say that Pole Pole Safaris is the best when it comes to Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and Uganda vacations.