Our guide for the first part of the tour, Joseph Mutebi, was outstanding. In addition to being a very safe driver, he was very attentive to our needs and made us feel most welcome in Uganda from the first moment we stepped out of the airport arrivals hall. He has an exceptionally sharp eye for spotting birds (and other wildlife), and a keen ear for bird calls as well. He was very patient and proficient in helping us to locate and see what he had spotted, and he could identify the birds as quickly and accurately as the local guides (even with their specialized local knowledge). We had a nice birding rhythm and a great tour with Joseph, and we were very sorry when we had to say goodbye to him midway through our tour. We have travelled extensively in southern and eastern Africa, and we can honestly say that Joseph is one of the finest guides we have encountered.