Have you ever been to East Africa? Well, I had not until this spring (1st May to 21st May). I wanted to travel through Uganda, to see as much of the country as possible and get into contact with Ugandan people and their cultures. To be prepared for the journey I gathered information from books and the internet before travelling. One of the most important decisions was to decide whether to travel with a guide and if so with whom to travel. I contacted several different companies but the one with the most interesting and flexible itinerary was Borderless-Travel. In the weeks before our stay I wrote them about all the places I wanted to see and if possible on low budget. All of the requests were fulfilled and communication was fast and easy via email.
Meeting Peter Wamono at the airport was already like meeting an old friend. During the following three weeks there was never an uncomfortable feeling. Besides the beauty of Ugandan landscapes, the lively atmosphere on the streets and the hospitable character of Ugandans it was always great to talk to Peter. He gives you background information on history, politics, culture, language or whatever else you will ask him. Peter is an experienced globetrotter who shows you around places you would never find on your own. His way of getting in contact with people, either locals or tourists, is exemplary, open and friendly. I believe that by travelling with Peter and Borderless-Travel you will get the best experience travelling around Uganda giving you the know-how to travel around East Africa.
I recommend everyone travelling to Uganda to see at least one of the big national parks which are very well managed by the UWA. Especially stunning were the primates in the Kibale (chimps) and Bwindi (gorillas). Climb one of the big mountains (either Ruwenzori or Mt. Elgon). Don’t miss to go to a village safari with Peter!!! I have never experienced more hospitality and kindness. And I believe that you haven’t been to East Africa if you haven’t been invited to a village.
Clemens Karwautz (Austria)