Sort By: Date Most Helpful Rating 21-30 of 140 Reviews
Olivier and Eva   –  
Rwanda RW
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 24, 2023

Email Olivier and Eva  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Fantastic trip to Lake Mburo

We went on a four-day trip with Ngoni from Kigali to Lake Mburo and the equator. Communication with Sedrick was quick and very interactive. We had a fantastic trip. Our driver/guide Twaha was great and really listened to our requests. Twaha made sure that we got to see and do everything we wanted.
We can highly recommend the cycling safari in Lake Mburo as well as Mihingo Lodge where we had a great stay!

Elif   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 19, 2023

Email Elif  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris


I experienced my 16-day solo trip through Rwanda & Uganda as very pleasant with Ngoni Safaris.
From my first email describing my desired activities and destinations, Sedrick maintained prompt and personal contact. Everything was taken care of down to the last detail and surprisingly enough I was delighted with upgrades to a more luxurious hotel with fantastic views in Kibale NP and Murchison Falls. Many thanks for this!

And then my guide & driver Twaha: he is the bést company you can wish for when you are on the road together for so many days. For good conversations about life, knowledge about the country, the animals and the culture, fun in the car with cheerful music, fantastic organizational skills and a flexible attitude, you can contact him!!! He has a wonderful personality and is very generous towards people.
Thanks to him I experienced the countries in a pleasant and safe way.
Twaha: thanks for the good care and the new friendship!!!

In short: if you want to experience Africa, you have to do it with Ngoni Safaris!

Julie   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 11, 2023

Email Julie


We came to Uganda for our honeymoon and did an 8 day trip to Kampala, Murchison, Queen Elizabeth NP, Kibale, Bwindi and Lake Bunyonyi. Rahim’s family is from Tanzania, and I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Tanzania, so we were very excited to come to Uganda - and learn some of the languages (Luganda, Tooro, Runyankore - all with help from Stanley!!).

Before coming to Uganda, we started off by having great communication with Sedrick! He was able to answer all questions we had, and made us feel at ease knowing that we did not have to do much planning besides picking out the tour that works best for us. He came with his associate, Jolly (who is absolutely lovely!), to the airport at 3AM to pick us up and offered a full tour day for us in Kampala our first day (we were exhausted since we came from another jam-packed day before landing here so opted to relax instead). Sedrick was so willing to help us with anything we might need, it was amazing to meet him. He even went above and beyond when one of our flights was canceled the day before we were supposed to leave to help us rebook.

After our day in Kampala, we were ready at 0700 the next morning to meet our driver/tour guide extraordinaire - Stanley. We cannot say enough great things about Stanley. He is the absolute BEST and we are grateful we were fortunate to luck into having him as our driver/tour guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable, is an amazing driver, is kind, courteous, willing to have fun with us and joke around, and all around an awesome human we are glad to call our friend now. He made sure we had the sweetest pineapples, the best bananas, and always made us feel cared for. Our drives were absolutely beautiful! Somehow, the lodges knew it was our honeymoon (I'm thinking Sedrick may have something to do with that!) and every place we stayed had a special surprise for us, which was so nice.

We were very fortunate to see lions, hyenas, so so many hippos, crocs, warthogs, cobs, waterbucks, Jacksons, giraffes, elephants, zebras, chimpanzees, baboons, gorillas, rhinos, and the ever elusive leopard. We did have one game drive where all we saw were some cobs/warthogs (we kept joking the animals went on vacation to the Congo that day!) - it STILL was such a fun time being in the open jeep and soaking in the landscape. The tour guides at every place we stopped at were amazing! Stanley had told us a lot too, so it was good information reinforcement (and he made us look a bit smarter!). The community walk in Kibale is so wonderful - we met a lot of great people there (learned to make baskets, coffee, banana juice/beer/gin, and talked with the village witch doctor). The chimpanzee walk was unforgettable, as was the gorilla trek. We ended up on a medium difficulty trek, mainly because we ran into 2 jungle elephants and had to divert our path. One of our favorite times was when Stanley taught us some card games back at the lodge after dinner whilst it rained - similar to Uno! We had so many awesome adventures, and our trip was doubly amazing because we had such a great driver and new friend in Stanley. He made sure we could see everything we wanted to when places became a bit crowded (eg lions, leopards sightings) and adapted quickly to our sense of humor and adventure.

If you're comparing different companies and hemming and hawing about price/experiences/etc. - look no further. Ngoni Safaris is absolutely the way to go!

Sarah Scott   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 8, 2023

Email Sarah Scott  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Ngoni Safaris are unique in the service and experienced they offer and their guides are world class.

Hi Sedrick, I wasn’t sure where the best place to leave a review of our recent trip with Ngoni was so I thought I’d send it to you here first.

First of all I would like to say thank you to David for making our 8 day experience so incredible. He was a fantastic guide and made all our experiences extra special by making sure we got the best rangers, views, and opportunities to view the amazing animals in all the national parks.
We stayed in the most fantastic accommodation which exceeded expectations. All the staff at each venue went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and relaxed. The journeys between each national park were breathe taking, and again David made sure we got to see hidden gems such as the Crater Lakes. David’s professional knowledge on the game drives was excellent and we learnt so much from him. He made us feel very relaxed and was happy to answer any questions we had.
We got to spend a fantastic evening at Buffalo Safari Lodge celebrating my fiancés 30th birthday. David made sure everything was catered to and he helped to organise a surprise birthday cake for James. I am very grateful for his assistance with this.
We have had the most magical experience in Uganda. We feel incredibly blessed to have seen so much and be able to experience the wildlife, culture and history of the country. It truly is the Pearl of Africa, which David displayed to us so wonderfully. We cannot thank Ngoni Safaris enough for this organised trip of a lifetime and all the “behind the scenes” organisation that went in to making sure we enjoyed every minute. Thank you, we can’t wait to return for our next visit. Sarah Scott and James Staddon. 24th June - 1st of July. 8 day gorilla, chimp and game drive experience.

Scott & Tracey Peterson   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jun 15, 2023

Email Scott & Tracey Peterson  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The trip of a lifetime

This was the trip of a lifetime. Ngoni Safaris Uganda planned out our itinerary perfectly which also provided some time for relaxing as well. Our guide was David and he made sure everything was perfect and stress free for us. He was very patient answering our questions and had to do some fancy maneuvering over some bumpy dirt roads! We highly recommend Ngoni Safaris. Don't forget to bring you Pepto Bismol.

Ben   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: Jun 3, 2023

Email Ben  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Ngoni Safaries

I used this tour operator, which was very reasonably priced. Elly, who was the guide, was amazing. He looked after me well and went extra miles to make sure I have a great experience. The tour was the highlight of my holiday in Uganda.

Pamela Scott   –  
Uganda UG
Visited: March 2023 Reviewed: Apr 6, 2023

Email Pamela Scott  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

James was knowledgeable, patient, and kind.

I recently completed a 12-day Uganda Safari. The tour from beginning to end was wonderful. I visited 5 national parks. Each park had its own special features. James, my tour guide was so knowledgeable. He could identify and explain about the animals, birds, flowers, insects, and trees. I saw lions, leopards, giraffe, zebras, warthogs, cape buffalo, antelope, impalas, elephants, rhinos, hippos, monkeys, gorillas, chimps, water bucks, and many birds and butterflies. The safari was beyond any expectation I had. I would highly recommend Ngoni Safaris.

Markus   –  
Germany DE
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 13, 2023

Email Markus  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Perfect Tour Guide

I had David with me and he was very competent TourGuide. He was very reliable and always willing to go an extra mile/effort. All planned agenda stops in our 8-day were gratefully achieved/succeeded and his advice was always very helpful. NGONI has great people and achieves a very high service level!

Fran   –  
Spain ES
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 13, 2023

Email Fran  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing trip

One of the best experiences of our life. The trip was perfect, we made many changes to the itinerary to suit our preferences, thanks to Sedrick for making this possible.

The accommodation and food were perfect. The food is delicious and the accommodation is amazing.

The activities were great, we saw all kinds of animals thanks to the experience of David and Denis who took us to the best places.

Many thanks to David and Denis who were always watching over us, worried that we were always well. Always integrated with us like two more friends of the group. You already know that Galicia is now your home, thanks for everything guys.

(automatic translation from Spanish)

Carolina   –  
Colombia CO
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 29, 2023

Email Carolina  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

One of the best experiences ever!

Seeing gorillas in nature is one of the most amazing things I've done in my life. And Ngoni Safari made this adventure a very good one! Our driver, Arthur, was very polite and responsible. Even though it was a very long trip from Kampala, he did the best of it. We stopped for pictures, to stretch our legs, to buy local fruit (jackfruit and avocados), even to the ATM! Then, when we arrived in the accommodation the night before seeing the gorillas, we were actually impressed by the beauty of the place, the calm (perfection) of our lodge and delighted with the delicious food. We also had a beer and the chance to meet some locals! Ngoni: highly recommended! I wont' change a thing!

Average User Rating
Rating Breakdown
  • 5 star 136
  • 4 star 3
  • 3 star 1
  • 2 star 0
  • 1 star 0
Write a Review


  • All corporate and/or tour info is provided by NGONI Safaris Uganda, not SafariBookings