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Ahmet Aydin   –  
Turkey TR
Visited: February 2022 Reviewed: Aug 23, 2022

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Excellent and Perfect service
5/5


I with my friend experienced nice Safari operated by uwanda tours and Safari, we enjoyed a lot at Nyerere National Park.

I recommend Uwanda Tours And Safaris

Jp   –  
Tanzania TZ
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 25, 2022

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

Evrything was well arranged
4/5

The tour was maybe short, but it was a amazing experience. The service from Uwanda was great, you can ask your question on whatsapp, so that was easy.

Kata   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Aug 27, 2022

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

Fast responses, reliable service, everything done as the itinerary promised.
5/5

We booked a private two-person safari with Uwanda Tours. I would recommend the operator, as everything happened as planned, they are reliable and we enjoyed our trip very much!
A driver picked us up at our hotel in Zanzibar and took us to the flight to Mtemere Airstrip. Our itinerary consisted of a boat tour, a full day game drive and a walking safari. All guides and drivers were on time, all of them could give us information on the program and what to do next. The guides were experienced, they knew exactly where to look for the animals, so we have seen many and they told us lots of interesting facts about the nature.
The accommodation was at Africa Safari Lodge, the room was comfortable with a private bathroom, there were three meals per day and the staff was helpful.
We felt like our safety was their priority, we had a great time. Thank you for the tour!

Lianne   –  
United States US
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 2, 2022

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

Paul was relatively quietinformation regarding, but when asked a question he answered knowledgeably
5/5

Information regarding departure times and meals was reliable, and we always left on time. The water Safari on the first afternoon was very enjoyable! Our guide was great! And we loved stopping at the sand bar to watch the sunset. Our Driving Safari was 11 hours and Paul was determined to help us see as many animals as possible! The Village Tour the last morning however was disappointing. A hot walk thru the village with no information given. We stayed at Africa Safari camp and the room was very comfortable, except we had very little water stuff first night.. Meals were ample and tasty. Overall a great value for the money!

Bogdan C   –  
Romania RO
Visited: August 2022 Reviewed: Sep 5, 2022

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

Excellent experience
5/5

We booked the 3-Day Flight Package from Zanzibar to Nyerere/Selous with Uwanda Tours and Safaris in Aug, 2022.

It was a really great experience, they were very responsive and arranged everything (transfers, flight, accommodation and safari) on a very short notice, as we booked the package just two days before departure time.

About the trip:
1st day - a taxi picked up from the resort in Zanzibar (Kiwengwa) early in the morning and dropped us at the airport. then we took a flight to the Mtemere airstrip, where someone was waiting for us and brought us to the safari lodge.
The lodge and people working there are very nice, so we had a good experience with that one as well.
Just don't expect a 5 star hotel in the middle of nowhere and try to enjoy it and take it as a once in a lifetime experience.
After the lunch, our guide took us to a near village, where we could see how local people are living. We had a short walk and visited the primary school in the village.
In the evening we had a boat tour until the sunset. It took about 2 hours and we saw a lot of birds and the hippos.

2nd day - a whole day Safari drive with some short breaks and a stop for lunch
we got to see almost all the animals that live in the park. it's a great experience to have such close encounters with wild exotic animals.
the guide answered all our questions and also provided a lot of interesting information during the safari about all the animals and the environment that they live in

3rd day - a morning bush walk together with an interesting guide. the guy knew a lot of things about the things in the nature and how we can benefit of them.
an experience I would highly recommend to anyone that loves nature and wants to understand it better.
after the bush walk we had lunch and then back to mtemere - zanzibar and then to the resort in Kiwengwa

Special thanks to our guides, Martin for the Safari and Simba the Bushman for the walk.
They're great guys and shared with us a lot of interesting things during the trip.

Hope you'll enjoy the experience as we did!

Adrian   –  
Czech Republic CZ
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 14, 2022

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

Great overall experience
5/5

We took the "2-Day Zanzibar to Selous by Boat, Car & Back by Airplane" tour as it looked like an interesting combination, and indeed, it turned to be an unforgettable experience from the first day.

On the first day we took the ferry at 7:00 from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam which was a new experience for us as never before have we travelled by such vehicle. The ferry was a fast machine so the journey took just 90 minutes. The seats were comfortable, there was TV where a movie was running. The ride itself depends on how much you like to travel on sea, for us it was something new to try and experience another aspect of average Tanzanian person's life.

In Dar es Salaam we were greeted by our driver/guide Katuku who drove us to Selous. Seeing daily live in Dar es Salaam was another reason for why this tour is great as you get to feel another side of the local life, this time in a multimillion city. The drive to Selous took about 4 hours (we arrived around 14:00) and we were transported in the "normal 4x4 vehicle" (Toyota Landcruiser "Safari" I think). The vehicle was used also for the game drive on the second day and it was comfortable. In the end we had a private tour so it was just 2 of us in the back.

After being accommodated at the "Africa Safari Selous" lodge, we had lunch and went for "boat safari tour". The tour was good, saw all the animals you could expect on the river. Unfortunately we didn't get to see nice sunset due to cloudy weather. Returning back we had dinner and were ready for the night so let's describe the accommodation.

On the first look, the lodge was a shock for us. In retrospect it's what you should expect from a 3 star african accommodation, however, we don't have much experience with that type so we were truly worried about how we will manage to get through the night lol. Don't get me wrong. The bungalow was clean, bed made up, etc., food tasty (not huge selection but that should be expected) so the accommodation is objectively very good. Just be sure to manage your expectations. In the end the location was marvellous and we enjoyed the lodge a lot, sleeping in nature with hearing wild animals (elephant, bush baby, ...) around you (and also seeing warthogs and baboons in the camp). Of course because of the animals you cannot move around the camp alone during the night but there were massais to escort us when needed.

On the second day Katuku picked us up around 7:00 and the game drive started. Being in the closed vehicle with pop-up roof allowed us to observe elephans from distance that I don't think would be possible in an open safari vehicle (one elephant literary walked around us). The vehicle also shields from trees and dust. We've got to see many animals and Katuku provided a lot of interesting information about them, attending to our questions and accommodating to our needs on how much time we wanted to spend with each animal we encountered. The launch was packed by the hotel and we ate it at a common meeting place where also other safari tours converged. It was a day when nobody saw a lion (we checked during the lunch) but after lunch we managed to find one. Finally we flew back to Zanzibar with other (1-day safari) visitors at 16:00.

Overall it was an amazing experience, we loved the diversity of the tour, the different transportation means, observing a different side of daily Tanzanian life, experience a night on Safari and finally the game drive. If you want to get a feeling for the local life, I recommend the tour. If you will be accompanied by Katuku, you will enjoy his humour, knowledge and overall nice personality.

P.S. Don't forget to bring a binoculars, safari is not a zoo and we were surprised how few people had it.

Anis DEMDANI   –  
Algeria DZ
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 16, 2022

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

Everything perfect
5/5

Everything perfect ! Katuku is the best guide, ask for him !!

Saaj   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 18, 2022

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

Very good
5/5

Very good overall…………………..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!’nn

Sahel   –  
France FR
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 22, 2022

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

Nice operator
5/5

We had a such good experience thanks Uwanda Tour.
I recommend them for the excellent informations they provided to us and also the competitor price .

Everything was planned as they explained us in their offer . No bad surprise .

Also it was easy to pay online with a credit card (if you don’t want to pay by cash).

The staff on site was really nice and we had no difficulties with our children there (6 yo and 11 months).

There is only one thing that we didn’t really enjoy is the boat trip.
I expected to see croco and hippo really close to our boat but actually there were more far than the first day in game drive(car) .

So for my opinion it would be better to remove the boat tour and add another game drive .

Thank you Uwanda

Joanne   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 25, 2022

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Outstanding experience, very reliable tour operator
5/5

We booked a 9 days/8 nights safari with Uwanda Tours and Safari for a reasonable price compared to others. From the first contact to the very last day, we were not disappointed once. We asked to customize a bit the original itinerary, which was done without any problem. We did visit Mikumi, Ruaha and Nyerere National Parks + the Udzungwa mountains for a hike. We did everything according to the plan and the whole trip was honestly above our expectations. We discovered very different landscapes and unique environments within all National Parks. Katuku was such a nice, funny and friendly guide. He cares a lot about his guests and always made sure we were happy and could enjoy the most of the wildlife experience. He made us feel a lot of time like we were almost alone in the park, driving around and always looking for animals till the very end of each day. We could stop and admire the wildlife as long as we wanted. He is a very experienced guide who knows a lot about the nature and animals and shared a lot with us.
We had amazing time for our safari. Very trustworthy tour operator, everything was well arranged and they provide very good services. Accommodation and food were very good too. We don't regret our choice for the southern parks instead of the more busy ones in the North. The extra distance by car is so worth it -- the trips on the road are part of the experience, you can see a lot of small villages and local life. Thanks to Uwanda for this outstanding experience, highly recommended!

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