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Janice M   –  
Australia AU
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2023

Email Janice M  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Great tour with Uwanda Tours and Safaris through Southern Tanzania

We had a great time travelling with Uwanda Tours and Safaris for 12 days through the Game Parks of Southern Tanzania. Our driver Emanul was a safe and excellent driver especially with all the trucks that were on the road and also during our final game drive where it had rained overnight turning all the dirt roads into a wet sloshy mud. The skills of his 4 wheel driving were amazing and allowed us to spend the day in the park.
All the accommodation and staff were excellent along with the meals we had at each place.
We completed all that was in the itinerary and Emanul went out of his way to ensure we got the most out of all our game drives.
All communication with Uwanda Tours was very good with quick responses to our emails.
We highly recommend Uwanda Tours and Safaris.

Hannah   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2023 Reviewed: Oct 29, 2023

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

Safari Guide Ari was the best!

it was brilliant

Francesca   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 5, 2023

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

Well organised, knowledgeable and highly recommend

From the moment we were picked up from our hotel in stone town everyone was friendly, welcoming and helpful. We flew from Zanzibar to Nyerere and picked up by Mr Martin and our driver Ommi. It was amazing experience and our guides were both extremely knowledgeable and went out their way to make sure we had the best possible experience. Lunch and coffee spots shared with pods of Hippos, couldn’t have been more special. We stayed at Selous Safari Lodge which was absolutely beautiful.

Sharon   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: November 2023 Reviewed: Nov 15, 2023

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

Amazing safari experience in Selous National Park

Having done quite a bit of research on various Tanzanian safaris we opted to book with Uwanda Tours. We were not disappointed. Communication was good throughout and everything went exactly to plan. We had a 4 day, 3 night fly in/out safari from Zanzibar. This meant that we were on the first days game drive within 1 hour of landing at the airstrip. We saw an amazing array of animals under the guidance of 2 very experienced driver/guides. Both Adi and Ramadami did an excellent job of finding the animals and getting up close so we were able to view them in their natural habitat. We stayed at the Selous Kinga lodge which we can thoroughly recommend. We had the best food of our whole Zanzibar/Tanzania trip at the Lodge. Daniel, James and the rest of the lodge staff made us very welcome treating us with real kindness and friendship. The 4 day safari really was the highlight of our holiday.

Per   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 10, 2023

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

Skilled and caring guide. Flexible booking.

We booked a 2-day Selous private safari to spend between two connecting flights. A tight schedule to catch the flight home. Heavy rain made the roads really bad, so the company made a last minute change in the itinerary so we could get the most of the safari and still manage to catch the flight. This meant the driver had to get up at 3 AM to pick us up. Took about 5 hours to get to the park.

Our driver and guide was Emanuel. Nice, funny, safe driver and with very good knowledge. Told things about most birds, trees, animals and about the culture. Very responsive in what we wanted to do. He could sense when we wanted to stop for photos etc. Saw zebras, giraffes, warthogs, crocodiles, hippos, African buffalos, monkeys, baboons and much more. There were tracks after elephants and Emanuel really struggled to find elephants and lions, but we had bad luck. That's nature...

There was a short boat trip after the first day's driving. Birds, crocodiles and lots of hippos. The lodge to spend the night was titled "budget", but it was really luxurious. Big rooms, modern design with big panorama windows, good food, pool etc. Really nice.

The second day started with an hour walk with a bushman who explained the details in the nature. Showed tracks, insects and what have been worshiped and used as medicine.

Because of the road condition we went back earlier than planned, but we felt that we got a really nice experience and didn't mind going back. There was so much we had seen and learned. Emanuel made sure we had fruit, lunch and water. But skipped lunch himself in order to get back in time, which we did without feeling stressed.

Caroline   –  
France FR
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 27, 2023

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

Just Perfect !

A superb experience with Uwanda Tours. I was a bit apprehensive because it's never easy to book from a distance when you're not on site, you're always afraid of what's in store for you. But all their positive reviews are well deserved. It's actually quite a large agency with quite a lot of staff.
We had opted for a 4-day, 3-night safari, and everything was very well thought out, with 2 days of Game Drive, 2 village visits, including one Masai, and 1 afternoon safari boat. Our guide, Alfa, was a real gem, we were lucky to have him for our 2 days of Game Drive, he adapted to our needs knowing that we had our 5 year old daughter with us. A rare kindness and professionalism, don't hesitate to ask for Alfa!
Flawless organization, we were taken care of from our hotel, the tour is a change of scenery, the food is excellent, the lodge where we stayed (Selous Safari Lodge) was really very good, clean and very comfortable for a lodge, a nice surprise.
Above all, don't hesitate to spend at least one night on site, as this strongly supports the local economy, and then enables investments such as equipment for schools, etc., so in addition to making the most of this magical place, you'll be doing a good deed!
In short, we highly recommend this agency - it's nothing but positive, and you can go there with your eyes closed!

Hesham   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 1, 2024

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

Excellent communication and quality service

Uwanda tours provided us with an excellent service and a memorable tour. Starting from the very beginning of the process with timely communication and prompt responses to all our questions. Sal was always available to address and question, issue or concern. He ensured an every smooth communication throughout the entire journey.

When it was time for the tour. The driver was waiting for us at our hotel as promised, and delivered us to the airport to complete out boarding process. As we arrived at our destination, we were met by the Uwanda guide and driver who were extremely knowledgeable about the area and all the animals there. They went above and beyond to make sure we were satisfied with our tour.

I highly recommend Uwanda tours for your safari experience.

Ulmass Tabaks   –  
Latvia LV
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2024

Email Ulmass Tabaks  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great drover and tour.

Good safari tour, delicious food, excellent service, very good hotel.

Kimberly   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 12, 2024

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


Very good price Value, very good service and comfortable. I was lucky to have Fikiri as a guide and he was really processional, full of knowledge and passionate about his job, that make my experience really memorable.

Andy   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: March 2024 Reviewed: Mar 13, 2024

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

Great experience all round. Easy company to deal with and our guide Kapande was great!

Great experience from start to finish! Our guide Kapande was friendly, knowledgeable, and a pleasure to be with for the 3 days. He made extra effort to make sure we saw all the animals and was punctual when taking us to our river safari, walking safari, and village tour. Would highly recommend.

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