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Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
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“Lovely place, wonderful staff!”
Reviewed 20 August 2012 via mobile

This is an excellent place to stay for a base for trekking the gorillas at Bwindi. We arrived after a long ride all day to a warm reception with hot towels and tea. It is very remote so my sisters and I could not believe that there were hot showers and electricity. We shared a large permanent tent with wooden floors, 3 beds and a separate, connected bathroom. There are also lodge-type cabins as well and a beautiful courtyard. Yes, the hot water bottles in the beds and fresh flowers were a lovely touch! Dinners and breakfast were excellent, but the standout is the service. Wes was our waiter for every meal and he was just fabulous. I would absolutely recommend Wagtail for a place to stay for gorilla trekking.

  • Stayed August 2012
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Pleasant place with a good location for trekking to see gorillas in bwindi (nkuringo). The staff were very friendly and the rooms were surprisingly plush considering the location. Putting hot water bottles in the bed whilst we were at dinner was a nice touch. We would be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 9 September 2011

Lovely locations exist all over the world, and yes Wagtail has gone to great measures to retain the natural foilage, the rooms are rustic and very clean in a tranquil setting, but it is the staff that stands out the most here!
We were greeted with warm cloths to wipe the dust from driving ALL day. Meals were great and they seemed to go above and beyond to be sure we were pleased. After a full day of Gorilla tracking our clothes were ruined, filthy, and wet. My white shirt was black! We figured we would get them laundered anyway . They came back to me the next day spotless!!! I was amazed.
Another plus; They truly have the BEST coffee I had in Uganda. I never understand why so many places serve instant when Uganda is one of the worlds leading growers of coffee. Wagtail uses fresh coffee from the mountains of Uganda. As I raved about the coffee each morning they finally showed me exactly how they prepare it. Forget the fancy coffee makers let them show you their simple secret to the best coffee ever!!

Lovely place. I can't wait to go back!!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 July 2011

Wagtail Eco Safari Camp is located in the small town of Rubuguri. You can trek the mountain gorillas in this area. This area is working hard to get more tourist to come . The People at Wagtail are wonderful and make sure you are well taken care of. The lodge is very clean with good food. It sits right in the small town so you can take a village walk, nature walk etc. The people in the town are very friendly.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Property: Wagtail Eco Safari Camp
Address: Rubuguri, Kisoro, Uganda
Region: Uganda > Western Region > Kisoro
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