You owe it to yourselves to do this right

Rated 5.0 out of 5
January 3, 2024

If you’re going to go all the way to Uganda, for what, for many will be a once in a lifetime trip, you owe it to yourselves to do it right. Gorilla Tracking Safari with David Agenya is the way to do it.

We just returned from a two week circumnavigation of Uganda, under David’s expert leadership and the steady hand on Anthony at the wheel of the Toyota Four Wheel Drive van. Several things made this trip special. First, David is very flexible. This was a highly customized trip for just four of us. First we wanted to visit the critically endangered Shoebill. David says “I know a guy” and off we go. This involved a ferry crossing that could easily have added hours of delay, but David had friends managing the ferry queue and we go to the front of the line. David knows someone everywhere. He has been a ranger in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for decades, and many of our guides for our gorilla trekking had learned their craft from David.

Two of the four of us are birders (I’m not). Both David and Anthony are eagle eyed and can discern bird species from hundreds of yards with the faintest of clues. After the Shoebill (which we did see close enough to get pictures on our phones (as well as our zoom lenses, but frankly, aside from the birds, most of the wildlife we saw was close enough to photo / video on our phones)) we began our counterclockwise traverse of the country: rhinos, elephants, leopards in trees, lions, lions in trees, giraffe, hippos, chimps, zebras and of course the gorillas. More on the flexibility: we asked, and David arranged for us to visit the gorilla’s on two consecutive days. (We heard that occasionally groups go to see the gorillas but they are nowhere to be found). That wasn’t our experience, both days were spectacular. In each case after about an hour of dense machete led bush whacking (it’s not called “Impenetrable” for nothing) we came upon the Gorillas. A different tribe the second day. There is a real rush to being up close to a silver back that is charging (not us), pounding the ground and beating his chest.

The whole trip was delightful. The accommodations were great (not the Four Seasons, but must more appropriate lodges that fit with the experience). Food was terrific. On the Shoebill day, we went to a lodge where they asked us what we wanted for lunch, when we said “fish” they caught several Tilapia from their dock on Lake Victoria, and fried them right up. Can’t be fresher.

I recommend David Agenya and Gorilla Tracking Safari, unconditionally.

Dave McComb

Knowledgeable and Kind!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 12, 2023

I met David while staying in a lodge in Kibale National Forest. He was so kind and knowledgable about all things Uganda and conservation, especially with the primates. I really appreciate his emphasis on supporting local communities, as well as supporting conservation efforts in the country. I would have loved to be able to spend more time with him!



Rated 5.0 out of 5
July 4, 2023

This trip was awesome!!! David was so knowledgeable and full of info…any questions we had he knew the answers right away. He knows his stuff from info on the animals to where to find them. We saw so many animals and shot some amazing photos. I highly recommend this trip and hope to do it again the future.


An amazing wildlife adventure.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 12, 2023

My family of three spent nine days with David and Anthony in December 2022. We experienced numerous wildlife interactions, took hundreds of photographs, and experienced Uganda through the eyes of locals. Every effort was made for our enjoyment and we stayed in beautiful locations. Multiple highlights including the Chimpanzee safari, the night Bushbaby hunt, and of course the Gorillas. Standing on the mountain, surrounded by gorillas, will remain a core memory for us all.

Amanda Sorell


Rated 5.0 out of 5
June 3, 2023

The experience with David was epic! I’d recommend him for any tours in Uganda

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