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Umubano Tours - Day Tours

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Carina wrote a review Apr 2021
Polokwane, South Africa24 contributions1 helpful vote
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From day one I was impressed with Umubano Tours. Found them thanks to reviews on tripadvisor, and so glad I did. Herbert Gato organized a dream trip for me. Everything was arranged perfectly. Accommodation, gorilla trekking permits, airport transfers and a hotel in Kigali for the required 24 hours quarantine, everything. It was easy to communicate, Herbert was always available on phone, whatsapp, and via email. On arrival at Kigali airport, I was met by the driver from 2000 Hotel, and taken straight to the hotel, awaiting my Covid test results. After receiving the negative test result the next morning at around 10am, I was met at the hotel by Bosco - my guide from Umubano Tours. Bosco was an excellent guide and incredibly good driver. He speaks English, and I learned so much about Rwanda in this week. In the north, I stayed at Ingagi Park View lodge, as arranged by Umubano Tours. I was able to book 2 gorilla treks, due to the discount offered to African citizens ($500 per permit instead of $1500, for a limited time in 2021). On the gorilla trekking days, Bosco met me at the lodge, to leave early, to drive to the Volcanoes National Park entrance. All I can say is, if seeing gorillas in their natural habitat is something you want to do, DO IT NOW, contact Umubano Tours and travel to Rwanda. It was one of the best experiences of my life, and I will most definitely be back. Bosco, Herbert and everyone else I met in Rwanda was so welcoming and a joy to meet. Rwanda is a beautiful country with incredible people and scenery. The rural north is beautiful, I extended my stay by an extra day, rather than going back to Kigali. This extra day was arranged by Umubano Tours and was much appreciated. I highly recommend using Umubano Tours for a trip to Rwanda, I will certainly book through them again, soon.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Jeff W wrote a review Jan 2019
Gold Coast, Australia77 contributions28 helpful votes
We did a 3 day 2 night tour that took us through the volcanoes national park over the boarder to Uganda. It was quite journey driving to the motel Dianne Fossey stayed in Uganda. From there it was the most amazing day trekking to the gorillas where we spent an hour with a family of 9. Do you get close? Well we were within a couple of feet at times it was just remarkable. Herbert communicated well and everything was smooth. our guide was also terrific. I suggest you get a porter to assist on your trek.
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Date of experience: February 2018
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debsidoo52 wrote a review Sep 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
We had a fantastic time in Rwanda and cannot praise Herbert and his team highly enough. Our guide, over 10 days, was excellent. Didier was knowledgable, helpful and shared his passion for his country and its people. We had a wonderful insight into rural life and also enjoyed the well organised tourism of the National Parks. We would strongly recommend this local company. Attention to detail and the care in generating our itinerary meant that we had a taylor made trip that gave us a variety of very special experiences. We hope to return to Rwanda soon and would definitely use umubano tours again.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Allgators wrote a review Jul 2018
Fernandina Beach, Florida6 contributions4 helpful votes
Herbert Gato helped plan the perfect Trip to Rwanda, it combined 2 days of Gorilla Trekking, golden Monkey walk and relaxing day at Lake Kivu. Once we arrived, he met us at the airport and explained the history of Rwanda He also made certain we were in the correct Gorilla trekking group. After 3 days, Didier became our driver and guide Both men were excellent drivers and guides. I would highly recommend you contact Herbert to assist you in your plans.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Pocatgirl wrote a review Jul 2018
Hong Kong, China4 contributions
I took my dad on this trip and we were not disappointed. Everything was very well organized and the trekkings were just amazing. Our tour guide/driver Gato was awesome. He was very caring, knowledgeable and had a lot of cool stories to tell. We were there when the World Cup was on and he went out of his way to take us to bars to watch the games after the activities. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: July 2018
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