Reviews & Testimonials
From the words of our clients, learn more about the unique experiences that we at Pete Oxford Expeditions deliver
We’re excited to share with you the experiences and stories of the travelers who have accompanied us in our adventures around the world. We invite you to read these comments and reviews. If you have traveled with us, feel free to tell us about your experience. We would love to hear from you.
By HELEN AND ALAN C
This was the first time we travelled with Pete and Renee and we certainly intend to travel with them again. The safari was full of animals, some of which we had not seen before such as shoebills, tree pangolins and chimps, and many old favorites including elephants, giraffes, antelopes, crocodiles, hippos, and the ever wonderful mountain gorillas. Birds of all sizes and colours were in huge numbers everywhere on drives as well as at the lodges. We also had some beautiful encounters with the Ugandan people both in passing and also during a planned visit to Ride 4 A Woman, a charity which supports and helps to educate women in need and which is well worth knowing more about. The whole two weeks was packed with fun and spur of the moment additions to our experience of the country. Pete's ability to jump out of the plan and add a visit to such things as salt mines, Angola longhorn herds, and the tree pangolin rescue organization added to the variety of our experience and made the 2 weeks a more encompassing and exciting journey than we have experienced before. And these are only some of the highlights from the 2 fabulous weeks we spent on safari in Uganda a trip well with taking. Thank you for your untiring exuberance Pete, thank you Renee for all the organizing and help you gave to us in the background and thank you Harriet for the organization on the ground. Thank you too to our three amazing drivers whose skills were extraordinary. Two of our drivers were women, as of course is Harriet, which is a super achievement in Uganda and they are such great role models for young women and girls all over the country.
February 28, 2023
By Marvin C
Pete and Renee's wow factor continues unabated and we returned home exhausted from the sensory overload of a trip which encompassed river safaris with animals from shoreline to horizon, roads where we sat next to relaxing lions and browsing elephants and walking where we were so close to Rhino, Chimpanzees and Gorillas that I needed a smaller zoom lens. As ever Pete, Renee and the local team were expert in anticipating behaviours and getting us in the right position for the best photos. We're already looking forward to the next trip. Thanks guys!
February 26, 2023
By Maureen D
As a tropical biologist, I was able to travel extensively for work in wild places in the New World tropics. Our recent trip with Pete Oxford Expeditions to Uganda did more than allow me to realize a childhood dream of seeing chimpanzees and gorillas. The entire expedition was chock full of experiences--with wildlife viewing, cultural exchanges, learning about Uganda as we traveled in three luxury safaris! The local team, provided us with generous expertise and safe driving over 1000 miles on paved and unpaved roads. Our drivers knew the wildlife and best positions to take for viewing. Friendships formed quickly as we all the participants shared in views of elephants, rhinos, gorillas, shoebill storks, chimpanzees, kob, lions, hyena, hippopotomus, and many other primate, ungulate, and bird species. I fell in love with the people of Uganda, the delicious food, the strength of the people, and empowered women! Two of our three drivers were women and they turned heads all along the roads. Pete, Reneé, Harriet, and our drivers helped all of us fall in love with the "pearl of Africa" and I cannot wait to return to this must see wildlilfe-encountering destination.
February 23, 2023
By Lis D
Double wow-- I am not sure that I have returned so enthusiastically from a trip longing to share all the details with family & friends. Thank you so much Renee & Pete for all the help before & the enthusiasm, knowledge & great fun on our Journey through Uganda. Yet to look at photos, Gorillas, Rhino, Chimps, Shoebills etc etc, --but that will be wonderful & bring it all back. Here's to the next time!
February 22, 2023
By Vicky S
There's not a single superlative to accurately describe our trip. So many highlights on an extremely well planned and executed experience. From the initial contact to sadly saying farewell everything was amazing. As an inexperienced snorkeler I was a little concerned to begin but the multitude of underwater settings and observing soon melted my concerns away! I absolutely loved it. The wealth of knowledge from Pete and Colette our guide was shared with both humour and sensitivity to the flora, fauna and landscapes that we were introduced to. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and experience the wonderful islands and of course the fabulous MV MaryAnne.
January 8, 2023