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We used Emmy Gongo as a guide and frankly he was the best birder I have come across anywhere in the world. Simply fantastic! He knows all the birds, 80% of the calls, and can imitate perfectly 75% of those! I barely used my tape-recorder. He even whistled down an over-flying Senegal Plover which landed c.20m from us - one of the most amazing feats I have ever seen. Emmy knows all the Albertine Rift endemics. He got 18 of the 22 possible in Uganda for us, plus lots of other goodies. In 3 weeks we had 525 species.His organisation was also outstanding – great safari tent, wonderful food, reliable vehicles (essential!) and friendly and professional staff.Oh, and he seems to know everyone.Put simply, if you use Emmy you will guarantee yourself one of the best birding trips you have ever had – period.

P Edwards, UK


We think often about the beautiful trip we did in Uganda which was so successful because of Emmy's knowledge and incredible capacity to hear and find the birds. We can tell you that he is the best bird guide we have ever seen.

J & J-M Erard, Switzerland


My son and I are intrepid nature lovers with varied interests: keen ornithology and larger game. So when we decided to visit Uganda in 2012 we needed to find a guide who could ‘give us the best of both worlds’. After communicating with experienced Ugandan travellers, researching and checking referrals, one name kept appearing as the ultimate choice ….. Emmy Gongo.

During our 3 weeks in Uganda we saw the vast majority of the country and the safari was a perfect blend of activities and relaxation. Emmy was the consummate professional in absolutely every aspect and was also delightful company. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The whole safari ran like clockwork and Emmy would constantly go out of his way to ensure we were completely satisfied.

I have been fortunate to travel quite extensively in Africa (and other parts of the world) and can comfortably say that Emmy is the best guide I have ever experienced. His knowledge of ornithology is second to none, his vision in spotting both birds and game is nothing short of spectacular (often seeing things with his naked eye that I had trouble viewing through binoculars!) and his passion for his country is contagious.

I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Emmy to anyone visiting Uganda, regardless of their chosen interests.

Dr G Lane, Australia


Emmy is a first class bird guide - he knows all the birds by call and has incredibly sharp eyesight - he had often spotted and correctly identified a bird before I even knew which part of the tree it was in! We saw over 470 species during our 3 week trip including all our target birds as well as several unexpected species. We wanted to see some pretty difficult birds which took time, but Emmy always produced a result. We also saw Gorillas on three occasions and many other mammals as well.

Everything went very smoothly thanks to Emmy's organisational skills and he was prepared to put in as much time as we wanted. I would be very happy to recommend his services.

M Goodman, UK

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