Uwanda Tours and Safaris
- Office In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2021)
- Tour Types:
- Custom budget & mid-range tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $200 to $400 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Nathan & Céliane | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very nice experience !
We took a private 3 days safari with lodge (boat, jeep, walk).
The general organization of the tour was pretty good. Our driver picked up us in DAR and dropped us in DAR too, he was really arranging !
First day, 4 hours max of driving to Selous and then lunch at the camp. After that we went to boat safari for 3~4 hours, really great experience with a lot of animals (birds, crocodile, hippopotamus) and with a beautiful sunset on the river !
Back to the camp for dinner, by the way food was very good during all the stay, and then we sleep in the lodge, it was clean and corresponding well to pictures on safari booking. Be careful the electricity is not available during all the day, but it's clearly not a problem.
Second day, approximately 7 hours of game drive in the Nyerere national park, which start at 7am. Amazing experience, we saw a lot of different animals (lion, elephant, giraffe, birds, pumba, hippo, impala...) with perfect explanations from our guide HENRY.
Third day, the one where we were the most disappointed for the walking safari. We thought that we were going to walk during 2~3 hours, but in fact we start at 6:30 am, and we almost didn't walk (15 min). Our "guide" talked to us about a nest and a cactus during 1 hour, and after that he showed us how to make a fire like Bear Grills. It's interesting, but not what we expected.
The lunch wasn't included for the last day, therefore we don't understand why the company didn't recommend us to take a plane at DAR in the evening. If you're making the walking tour, it ends at 8:30am, so it's ok to take a plane at the end of the day. So we preferred to stay for lunch and enjoy the swimming pool and camp. Thank again to our driver, who wait for us !
Special thanks to Henri, who was really kind and with excellent knowledge for our game drive !
Email Mat | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Francis was an excellent guide on the game drive. He came with all provisions necessary to enjoy the drive. We were fortunate enough to see all mammals and the overnight camping in the Serengeti was incredible as we got the chance to view the sunrise the next morning. Thank you Uwanda Tours and Safaris.
Email Rachel | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Maria&Harald | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very good organization, everything worked!
Our experience with Uwanda Tours and Safaris was great. We were in Tansania in September and spent three days in Selous Park. Everything worked very well with the organisation of the tour operator, the pick-up, the different tours, the delicious food in the park ... On arrival we were warmly welcomed by our guide, Anton, who accompanied us very professionally all the three days long. He has a big experience and know-how. With him the safari tour became a unique experience. He always took care of us and explained clearly everything we saw or asked, so that we could follow and understand everything. Even the different types of eagles we were able to accurately identify due to his experience and his special book about birds. He always tried to fulfill all our wishes, with success! On the last day, he showed us his little town with its market and school, which was actually a moving and emotional experience. We were very satisfied with the organiser and really recommend Anton as a very experienced guide as well as a lovely and very warm-hearted person.
Thank you for this amazing time.
Maria & Harald
Email Diana O'Grady | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Worked very hard to show us all the animals . Really wanted us to have the best experience ever.
Thoroughly enjoying . Everything was organised brilliantly . Plane sailing throughout excursion. saw 3 of the big five - not bad going for a 2 x day trip! Guides were professional and knowledgeable.
Plane journey too and from, were hassle free and excellent. .
Would certainly recommend you and my guide in the future.
Email Irene | 65+ years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Very friendly and helpful.
The communication was very good, but the evening bevor they changed the lodge for the first night and it was not as good as the second lodge. All over all it was a very good safari but rather expensive as we stayed not in the national park lodges. Our driver was very nice and had a good knowledge of animals and their behavior.
Email Lionel Racour | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Two wonderfull immersive days in the bush
We were very well received by our guide Mr Martin who accompanied us during these 2 days spent in the national park Nyerere.
We did not imagine seeing so many animals of all kinds but the experience of our guide and our driver meant that we were able to see a lot of things. Impala, okapi, elephants, hippos, zebras, antelopes, lion, wildebeest, buffaloes, giraffes, hyenas, monkeys, baboons, warthogs...
The visit to the park was exceptional and the meal in the bûche was an unforgettable experience.
Only small downside, the accommodation in the lodges was not up to our expectations. No electricity during the night, no hot water in the morning, very basic comfort.
Nevertheless, we strongly recommend this visit!
Email Pascal W | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Organisation was perfect from pick up at the hôtel until return at the hôtel.
Our Guide Martin was Very kind and expiremented. We had the chance to see lion girafe, and a lot of other wild animals. Our driver Omar was perfect. The meal in the middle of the bush was great. Accommodation was à little bit under our expectation (ex. Pool was not clean and greenish) but People were wonderfull. A once in a lifetime expérience with Uwandatours.
Email Monika | 65+ years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
We had a very nice and professional driver, Katuku.
The value for the money was good. Only the change to the nyerere tent camp at the very last minute was not ok, althoug the rooms there were very nice, but in african safari lodge we could take a swim and at night there were Elephants coming to the existing pond.
A big thank you to the nice driver Katuku!
Email Isabelle | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Mr Hassan was incredibly responsive and did everything to please us, even last minute plane changes.
Our family of 5 with adult children spent a wonderful 5 days at Nyerere Park. The tour operator takes care of all the details and you do not have to worry about anything. From pick up in Zanzibar, flight to Nyerere, drive to the lodge (Africa Safari camp) , games, excursions and return to Dar Es Salam, everyone was always on time. The lodge itself is rustic with very large, clean, attractive and comfortable quarters ( I would recommend the banda) and good mosquito nets. Of course this is not a luxury camp so do not expect windows, air conditioning, electricity 24/7 and a hair dryer. The manager Mr. Marc has the best personality and will solve all your issues. Forgot your adaptor- he will find one. No cash to settle your bills- he will take a credit card. No hot water- he will make it appear. Meals were included and plentiful, if a bit repetitive but the logistics of feeding so many people far from everywhere is mind boggling. The excursions were of course the highlight of our stay and we truly believe we had the best guide (Mr. Martin) and driver (Mr. Ramson). They drove us tirelessly from morning to dusk through very diverse landscapes and were able to spot all the animals we had hoped to see. We were literally face to face with elephants, visited a lioness with her cubs, observed a very large herd of buffalo lining for the water and spied on a hyena crunching the spine of a carcasse. In the last hours of our last drive, Mr Martin pushed on and managed to spot a male lion which he said we could not leave Tanzania without seeing. We bathed in the hot springs, did a long river boat where we saw many types of birds (in addition to hippos plenty) including an African Fish Eagle catching fish and pushing his victory call. In addition to being a great tracker, Mr Martin was an excellent source of information on all subjects. On our last day we visited a Masai family. With the help of Mr Martin as a translator, we were able to ask many questions and answer theirs. There was also a friendly Masai jumping/dancing competition betweeen our boys and the boys of the family which was a lot of fun. I cannot conclude without mentioning the bush walk with Dr. Simba who is such a character and will make you laugh with his stories. Everyone we met in Tanzania was very friendly. All in all incredible memories. We really did not want to leave.
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