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Žana   –  
Slovenia SI
Visited: August 2023 Reviewed: Aug 1, 2023

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

Best experience ever
5/5

Safari with Uwandatours was great! Best experience soo far! Our guide was very nice, he spoke english fluently, he told us a lot about animals and land! We really enjoyed. They also made a pick up for us, even-though we stayed at the hotel outside the Zanzibar city. Would really recommend!

Andrea Tartaglia   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Aug 1, 2023

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

The most amazing experience ever
5/5

We did a 3 days/2 nights safari with transfer by plane from Zanzibar. We are a group of 4 and my friend already wrote a review, but it was so good that I also have to write one. It was the most amazing experience ever. We stayed at the Selous Impala Camp and the accomodation was simply perfect. The tents had everything you could possibly need plus the most beautiful view on the river and the woods. The food was delicious and the people working there were amazing. They really did everything to make our stay great, from wake up service with coffee brought to our tents to complimentary laundry (done wayyyy better than what I do at home). The bush babies visiting us in the evening were super cute.

Our guide, Godlisten, was more than amazing. He knows everything about animals, nature, Masai culture, .. he was never tired of answering all our questions (and there were a lot) and was always in a good mood. Godli is also the best driver and was very respectful of the animals and everyone’s safety. The activities we did were one better than the other, and everytime we tought it couldn’t get any better he was able to top himself again. We saw a lot of animals, giraffes, elephants, lions, hyppos, zebras, pumbas, baboons, hyenas, impalas, monkeys, crocodiles, birds, … it was a dream coming true. My personal highlight was having a delicious breakfast by the river, watching the hyppos nearby and other animals drinking a little further away.

I absolutely recommend this safari. Selous Impala Camp and Godli will provide you with the most magical experience ever. The only negative part was that we had to leave :) I would have loved to stay longer.

Gemma Hunter   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 31, 2023

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

Friendly, knowledgeable, attentive and committed to providing the best for us.
5/5

We booked onto a 3 day safari in Selous Game Reserve which consisted of a full day game drive on day 1; a bush walk with local Masai and herbalist doctor, a local village tour with a local guide and a sunset river Safari on day 2; and a Masai village visit where we learnt about the village life and were able to join in some the activities on day 3. All of our drivers were very punctual and friendly and our guides were fantastic! So many brilliant stories from their lives here in Tanzania and facts about the different elements of life and nature here. Our accommodation was good. There had been an issue with our room before we arrived which rendered it out of action but they put us into another room which had been newly built and was clean, had a ceiling fan and good amenities including a constant supply of bottled water. As it was newly built there were a few teething problems but the staff were very quick to put anything right. The accommodation had a clean pool and food was good and plentiful.

Game drive day 1: Our guide Mr Martino was absolutely brilliant! He made us feel at ease the whole time and made sure we always had a good supply of water and there were bottles of soda too to drink. His knowledge on the animals was excellent and there weren’t any questions he wasn’t able to answer. The way the driver and Mr Martino found the animals in the vast park was incredibly impressive and we saw so many of the animals, up close and the whole experience is one we will remember forever.

Day 2: All guides on this day were brilliant. And we enjoyed each of the parts for different reasons. Our highlight was the river Safari where we got to enjoy sunset on the beach of the river, watching the hippos bathing and playing.

Day 3: the Masai visit was truly brilliant. The chief of the village took us around and immersed us into the village life for a few hours.

Overall, a visit we’ll never forget. Thank you so much!

Andrea, Emilie, Jamie, Michele   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 27, 2023

Email Andrea, Emilie, Jamie, Michele  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Unique and magical experience at Selous Impala Camp
5/5

We spent 3 days and 2 nights at the Selous Impala Camp. As a group of four friends, we were beyond happy about the experience provided. A real dream come true, one activity after the other.
Our guide, the staff at the camp, the location. Every minute was better than the other. The team and the guide pay attention to details, safety, share interesting facts about the wild life with passion.
The lodge is a real gem in the middle of the bush, above the river. If you get lucky, you can encounter some animals crossing your path. We saw some girafes at sunset by the pool! Plus, the food is delicious.

We highly recommend Uwanda tour and the Selous Impala Camp.

A huge thank you from the bottom of our hearts for these moments spent together!


David & Theresa & Markus   –  
Austria AT
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 26, 2023

Email David & Theresa & Markus  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Great time @Nyerere NP with Mr. Martin & Mr. Duller
5/5

We had a great time with our guide Mr. Martin and our driver Mr. Duller! 5/5! Thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!

We booked a 4-day fly-in safari from Sansibar, even though the itinerary and the lodge were changed from the original booking - it was so great!!!! Transport/pick-up, luggage storage on Zanzibar was very good & the communication with the operator was very easy. Value for money was okay with 260$ per day - we would have wished some control over our itinerary (how many days of safari e.g.) if we pay the same price for every day. The car was very good - cool water all day long in the truck and overall great food!

Regarding the Safari itself:
Day 1: warm welcome at the airport and a full day in the bush. Lots of elephants, lions, giraffes etc. - no excessive chasing of animals by the driver, which we liked very much! Very good food under a great bao-bab tree. Completely vegan food was possible, as ordered.
Day 2: bushman tour, village tour with a local, visit to a local school. This tour and introduction to the local life was astonishing. We felt warmly welcome and bought local goods and did learn a lot about Tansania, the challenges of the people and their lives. Before the tour we had a bushman walking tour early in the morning - which seemed to be a bit staged, we did not like that very much… we ended the day with end epic sunset on the river banks of rufiji river and the boat safari, where we would have liked to get closer to the hippos (like other boats).
Day 3: full day again in the jeep! And again lots of animals and wild game - especially lots of elephants with their babies. The only con on this day: we ordered 2 times vegan food & 1 meat portion, in the end we got 2 meat portions and 1 vegetarian. Not a huge problem, as we tried to share then - but worked very well! Maybe a table for the lunch would have been nice as well!
Day 4: Maasai village visit, chill-out at the lodge and transport to the airport and back to ZNZ. We promptly received our stored luggage & were transported to our hotel.

Lodge (Safari Selous Lodge):
5/5! Great time, great property and the loveliest people around. Always clean, very tasty food & the worlds greatest staff. You cannot feel alone there, there’s always someone who talks to you, asks you about your day or to play games with. We even had dancing lessons with our Maasai guard by the bonfire. Everyone was interested in us, our home countries and so on. Thanks so much Sarah, Jafar & Jastin!

Conclusion: we can recommend all our lodge, agency and guides! Thanks for the good time at Nyerere NP!

Christine KB   –  
France FR
Visited: June 2023 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2023

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

Professional, available quickly to answer all questions and needs
4/5

Hello
It was a good experience that we won’t forget.
the game was very pleasant and the people very nice. even if we could not enjoy the pool, everything else was very good! at the lodge and in all our trips. special mention for Omary. it's the best. doing this travel without my husband with 3 children was a bit worrying for me. he was more than perfect. for the game but also everything around it. we felt safe and very well guided at all times. It was great. He explains clearly all we want to know about animals and the country. Very kind, professional. calling the boat safari is disappointing.. you see very few hippos and crocodiles. it was just a very pleasant ride to discover the country. by car, nothing to complain about, it was very addictive! rather than doing the safari while walking, the rest was deserved! it will be for next time… and one time for sure it was thanks to Omary. He knows his job and do it well

Chris   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 14, 2023

Email Chris  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

First class organization and fabulous guide and driver with 1 2 1 attention from start to finish!
5/5

This was my 7th Safari and the best one yet. So well organized from the beginning and the added bonus of being 1 2 1 with my guide and driver and not having to share with other groups. As a solo traveler I was not expecting this. The 9 days I spent on safari were varied and interesting and very informed. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone was so reliable at all times. I cannot recommend Uwanda Tours highly enough as the whole experience was fabulous.
I did a lot of research before I booked with Uwanda Tours and I chose the best I could find with good value for money and location.
As for the tour itself, I saw everything I wanted to see except Wild Dogs and so much more than I expected including 2 Elephants with babies having a water and mud bath, rolling in the mud and enjoying it so much, a pride of 13 female Lions, Elephants you could almost reach out and touch, more Giraffe, Hippos and Crocodiles than I have ever seen, and video of a Lilac Breasted Roller going into a tree hole to feed it's chicks.
The varied landscape was a winner as well and the trip to bathe in the Hot Springs was a highlight as well as the boat safaris. If you have never been on a safari before, or even if you have, you could not find a better company to go with.

Pierre   –  
France FR
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 13, 2023

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

Great guide
4/5

We were treated to the best guide and more Francophone: Moussa

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Rachel   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 7, 2023

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

Seamlessly organised, incredible experience
5/5

We did the 2 night, 3 day safari trip to Selous National park, staying at Nyerere tented camp. It was amazing. Everything ran so smoothly, despite a couple of schedule changes. We were collected promptly from our hotel, greeted at the airport, greeted at the airstrip at the National park by our guide for the safari drive, Arii. He was an amazing guide, we saw a pride of lions, a herd of elephants, a close encounter with one elephant, wilderbeast, crocodiles, hippos, baboons, etc etc. He worked really hard to ensure we saw everything we could as we only had one day on the game drive - we were picked up at 7 and he dropped us at the hotel at 6, a very long and tiring day but totally worth it. And you are in charge of the itinerary so if you want to return to the hotel sooner, you can. The following day we did the bush walk with Simba, which was fabulous. He really engaged with us both, my son in particular and we learnt a lot, including how to make a fire in the bush. We did the village tour and boat safari and were lucky enough to see an elephant crossing the river. Overall awesome trip and totally recommend Uwanda tours and safari

R   –  
United States US
Visited: July 2023 Reviewed: Jul 6, 2023

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

Amazing, organized and just plain awesome
5/5

We really loved everything from dealing with the tour operator, to answering my questions really fast, and actually enjoying the safari we really loved it all. So well organized, and our guide and camp also amazing. I was nervous to book over the internet but I took a chance and it was well worth it!

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