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Melanie   –  
Austria AT
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2023

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

Very friendly, a great guide! He is very attentive and funny. Had a great time.

We booked a 6 days Trip, which was very great.
All activities were great, and very professional. We had a great time, and were very satisfied.
The lodges were nice, the food delicious and the tours turned out great.
Chris tried his best, to make us a great tour.
Highly recommend booking with this company!

Laura Taylor   –  
Singapore SG
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 9, 2023

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

Wow. A 7 day tour that was full of adventure, animals and excitement

I booked a week tour with Native Africa just 3 weeks before I headed to Uganda. This was a solo trip so I was a little apprehensive but this was the best decision and it really was one of the best holidays of my entire life. Wow Uganda is an absolutely beautiful country. Within a week we saw gorillas, chimpanzees, lions (killing and eating a buffalo), hippos, elephants and more. And this coupled with a friendly tour guide, fun (long) car journeys and excellent food. There are lots of long drives but the scenery is so beautiful and constantly changing and you take in the local way of life so I never felt bored.

As a solo female traveller I was instantly put at ease and I can honestly say I didn’t feel in danger or at risk once during my trip.

My tour guide was Johnson was excellent, he is kind, calm, fun and informative. Being just one person with one tour guide could have been awkward but he is good at figuring out the level of interaction you want for different types of people. He shared the local music with me for the car journeys and we had a lot of fun during the weeks tour.

The booking process was also very smooth and friendly. I reached out to enquire with my dates and some small preferences of what I was looking to do and very quickly the owner Chris came back with a proposed itinerary. He answered any questions I had quickly and put me at ease and we changed some of the plans together through simple discussion. For example of the accommodation looked a bit too budget for me so I suggested we upgrade slightly and this was also quick simple and easy. We also changed the order of the itinerary as the gorillas I had heard to be strenuous and I didn’t want to do that straight away after a long haul flight.
He also guided me through the visa process and what I needed to take with me for the trekking.

Everything we did was incredible but the gorilla trek was a real highlight. 9 hours trekking through the forest and seeing the gorillas roaming the mountains in action is something I will never forget. Be prepared this gets precarious at times!!! (Not the gorilla proximity but the trek through the impenetrable forest)

Jamie   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: May 2023 Reviewed: May 26, 2023

Email Jamie  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Native Africa Tours are extremely professional

I had the best time on the 3 day Gorilla trekking with Native Africa Tours. Chris was so helpful and organised. The accommodation both nights was absolutely stunning and the company showed great professionalism throughout. Chris even allowed me to pay on the day of the tour as I had problems with my bank back in the U.K. Thanks Native Africa Tours!

Mariam   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 28, 2023

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

Reliable, trustworthy and SAFE.

I took an amazing once in a life time gorilla trekking trip with Native Africa Tours.

Communication was excellent before and during the trip. There was never a time I felt confused on what was happening or anxious about where my guide was. My guide picked me up and was by my side the entire time working hard to ensure I enjoyed trip. I really appreciated this since I was a solo, female traveller. I felt very safe with him by my side.

Transport was a 4x4 which turned out to be very important because the last kilometres to Bwindi are off road. Also, the driver having experience in this region is important as there are long winding roads which are kinda one way. On the morning of my trek there was extreme fog and the driver was able to navigate that based on his years of experience, driving in that region.

The itinerary provided before the trip was followed completely. And I was given everything I was entitled too.

Value for money was important to me, because I didn’t have a huge budget. My guide, Chris worked with me to ensure I was making the best use of my money. He also insisted I add a little, so I wasn’t dissatisfied with the accommodation. I’m glad I listened, both hotels were great. With amazing service and scenery. I was there low season so was given the best rooms.

All in all, don’t hesitate to book with Native Africa they’re trustworthy and extremely reliable. I HIGHLY recommend them.

Nele   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: April 2023 Reviewed: Apr 15, 2023

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

Very close encounter with the chimpanzees in Kibaale National Park

Chris provided an interesting tailor-made program in a short time, safe transport, and was responsible for efficiently organizing an unforgettable day. We were picked up at the hotel at the agreed time and taken to the Kanyanchu Visitor Center where a naturalist guide awaited us for the Chimpanzee Safari. We could see the chimpanzees very close, at one point they just passed us. Unbelievable! Then we did a community walk where we were given an explanation of which plants were grown, how they grew, and how the different parts were used for food. The production and processing of coffee beans into coffee and bananas into banana beer hold no secrets for us. It was a very interesting and varied day. Very worthwhile! Many thanks for the smooth organization!

Paolo   –  
Italy IT
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Mar 4, 2023

Email Paolo  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris


It was our first time in Uganda and we wanted to travel free and day by day. We found Chris and we had a great time traveling through Uganda with him. He was an excellent guide and driver who took us step by step into an amazing trip.

Shailesh Murty   –  
Australia AU
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 24, 2023

Email Shailesh Murty  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent once in a life time experience!!!

I had the most remarkable tour with Chris Sanyu and Native Africa tours! Not only was everything perfect, but I felt, in every instance, that Chris truly cared about the whole process and did his best to make this trip memorable. For a well-traveled individual, this definitely has become the most eye-opening, adventurous, and stunning journey of my life - something I will remember, draw upon, and cherish for many years to come. Chris was pre-emptive and always went the extra mile to make sure every aspect of the trip was memorable. He even altered the initial paid for plan and included side trips (bearing in mind he had to get me to the airport on time). You fee truly safe with his company and the food quality, hygiene is very good. The hotels organised were amazing. I would highly recommend contacting Native Africa tours in the first instance as you will not be disappointed! 5 stars and keep up the amazing work Chris! Cant wait to come back with the family and finish touring the rest if your amazing country! Thank you once again!

Wim Heldens   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jun 14, 2022

Email Wim Heldens  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent, reliable and very pleasant to go on safari witu

We had a wonderful safari and made memories for life. The safari was very well organized and Chris was extremely reliable. He is also very nice and friendly company and ver knowledgeable. I’m very curious and I asked a thousand questions , he could answer them all. The wildlife we saw was breathtaking , very early in the morning at sunrise, to look over the African planes and see the diversity of animals so close up and the beautiful light, we will never forget.
Chris took care of us in a perfect way. I can highly recommend Native Africa Tours!

May   –  
Jordan JO
Visited: January 2022 Reviewed: May 1, 2022

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

An outstanding experience!

We experienced the whole animal kingdom in one place in 8 magical days! Chris Sanyu is a sweet knowledgeable guide, and a great safe driver. The tour was very well organised, diverse, and the views were breathtaking all around Uganda. I highly recommend planning your holiday with Native Africa Tours.

Giovanni   –  
Italy IT
Visited: November 2021 Reviewed: Feb 27, 2022

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

Expert guide and great person! Chris accomplished the three main objectives that a guide in Uganda.

Expert guide and great person!

Chris accomplished the three main objectives that a guide in Uganda is supposed to achieve:
1. Made me feel safe
2. Took care of my health with regard to food and hygiene
3. Got involved in activities to support the local community

More in detail:
1. He always accompanied me and dealt with local authorities, avoiding me stressful waste of time, and guaranteed my safety when approached by locals. He took care of anything that he could possibly think about. He managed to accomodate even the most eccentric request by making possible to squeeze dozens of activities in a week-short trip.
2. He booked the accommodations that were best tailored to my tastes, and made sure I was tasting any local specialities without risking any food intoxication.
3. Most importantly, he helped me support the local Orphanage of Kyambura, which we visited together during one of our stops. After months from our adventure, he still intermediates with the Orphanage, transportation companies and local shops to buy and deliver the sewing machines the Orphanage requires to teach childer how to earn a living.

Without his support my fundaraising campaign would have been in serious danger.

Thank you Chris!

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