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Brad   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 6, 2023

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

All arrangements went ahead on time, staff were friendly and reliable.

Our tour consisted of travelling from
Zanzibar to the safari and back, and consisted of a river safari and full day vehicle safari.

Mr Martin and Mr Musa were excellent, they tried very hard to spot as much wildlife for us as possible. Martin was always happy to share his knowledge on the animals and answer questions, and Musa was willing to drive pretty much anywhere to get us the best views, no matter how much reversing and tough terrain he had to navigate.

A couple of slight frustrations were that due to a miscommunication with the other safari hosts, we ended up wasting quite a lot of time trying to meet up for the lunch break. Also if I were to book again, I’d choose the option to fly both ways (rather than Ferry and taxi there and flight back). It took around 8 hours from Zanzibar to the safari lodge on the way there, but the flight back was only around 30 mins! Not sure why they would organise it that way.

Overall, based on the service of our guides, I’d happily recommend this tour operator.

Ava b   –  
Sweden SE
Visited: February 2023 Reviewed: Feb 5, 2023

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


Me and my husband did a one day safari at Nyerere National park. Our guide/driver name was Assad. Assad had the BEST car that gave us a true safari vibe and experience. The ride was so comfortable and smooth. Assad made sure that we got to see as many animal as possible during our drive! We wished we had 2 weeks with Assad because one day Safari felt like 3 hours because it was so much fun!
Assad could speak perfect English with made the experience even better. Assad made everything he could to make us happy! He even gave us an exciting ride when we he was looking for an elephant pack! I can’t even describe how lucky we were to get Assad! His kindness and knowledge about the animals and the drive was over the top! Also, unfortunately had a sad experience at the range. Another company had booked to many guests on our return flight and the ranger and a man called Fernando tried to force us to stay behind at the park!! We said no because we had a ticket but Fernando was very aggressive and tried to get me and my husband off the plane. Thanks to Assad who spoke to the pilot and the ranger as well as other passengers we could return to Zanzibar. Assad never left us until the flight was up in the air. It’s because of Assad that we could return to Zanzibar. I don’t even know what would happen to us it Assad wasn’t there. Also there was a tall guy on the Safari that wasn’t that nice during the breaks.

So to sum everything up. Me and my husband will come back for 2 weeks next year because of Assad and we only want Assad. We will ONLY recommend Assad. If Assad isn’t there we or our friends/family won’t come. It’s not safe if his not at the park due to aggressive men like Fernando and the ranger. Please make sure that you ask for Assad and make sure that it is Assad that will be taking care of you!

UWANDA SAFARIS is the name of the company that Assad works for!

Dirk & Carine   –  
Belgium BE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Feb 4, 2023

Email Dirk & Carine  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


Me and my wife went on a 2-days Selous drive with Uwanda Tours and Safaris. As we left from ZAnzibar, we chose to travel by airoplane to not loose to much time travelling. After sending an application via the website, Uwanda Tours and Safaris provide a Whatsapp service; a telephone number is shared for comminication; All questions before and after ordering were answered adequately within 1 to 2 minutes, that is QUALITY which deserves respect! The included taxi service to the airport arrived punctual at the hotel to pic us up, similar for the return from the airport to back to the hotel; again a professional service. The taxi driver guided us to the waiting zone to board the airplane where another "Uwanda" awaited us, he lead us to the entrance and gate for boarding. After a 25 min flight, we arrived at the Nyerere National Park where we were awaited by our driver for the Selous game drive: Maarufu. As our Jeep stood right next to the landed airoplane, we immediatly started the Selous game drive. Maarufu appeared to be very motivated by going the extra mile for us: we must say, a time of a lifetime experience!
The second day is a bit less filled but the boot tour and visit to the village were worth doing... we still would recommend the 2 days - before the 1 day trip. It would have been perfect if we would have been aware in advance that our lodge where we staid has a swimmingpool so we would have brought our swimming gear. Returning to Zanzibar, pick up - flight - taxi, all punctual and professional again. Thank you Uwanda Tours and Safari for this great experience!

Tanja   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 31, 2023

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

Just perfect!!!

Our trip with Uwanda Tours was really perfect!! The communication was great (all questions have been answered quickly), everything was very well organized according to our wishes. The value for the money was absolutely OK for this amazing trip with the best guide we could have had! Tanks for everything!!!!!

Henrik   –  
Germany DE
Visited: January 2022 Reviewed: Jan 30, 2023

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

It was a wonderful trip with wonderful guides!

We booked the trip from Germany at very short notice, but everything was 100% perfect. When we landed in Nyerere NationalPark, our super guide picked us up right away. Our guide (Mr. Martin aka. Rasti) accompanied us in the 3 days. Top information, very very nice, perfectly organized by the agency and the driver and guide were super nice. We had a lot of fun and would book the Tour Rasti again at any time.;-) THX!

Georgia William   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 22, 2023

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


We had a great safari with Uwanda Tours And Safaris in 3 days. Our guide was very nice he did his best to give us Fantastic experience of nature with its animals in Nyerere National Park.
If you’re looking for a good experience with no bad surprises

We recommend to go with Uwanda Tours And Safaris

Sevim   –  
Netherlands NL
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 15, 2023

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

He was very helpful & flexible to create the customized program for us and he was very responsive

Operator was really flexible & helpful and payment link went smooth. Francis was our guide and he was really nice & friendly. We spent 3 days in Safari and Uwanda tour has customized everything for us. Thr place where we stayed had the best price value performance. The food was great and people were lovely. We had a chance to see almost all animals during safari. We really enjoyed a lot, we recommend to everyone

A.W.   –  
Austria AT
Visited: January 2023 Reviewed: Jan 11, 2023

Email A.W.  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Reliable Tour Operator

We participated in a three day safari to the selous nationalpark. Everything was organised very good - the trip by plane, the accomodation at the
national park and the safari.
We specially liked the different kinds of safaris we got offered - we had a boat safari, a whole day game drive and a walking safari with a bushman - so each of them was very different and interesting. We also saw animals, which are rare to see in Selous, like lions, elephants, hyenas and wild dogs - special thanks therefore to our guide Alea Lunga.
We had a great time! We can really recommend Uwanda tours and safaris.

Laura   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Dec 29, 2022

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

Excellent service, unforgettable Safari

We had a fantastic experience with Uwanda tours. We signed up for a 1-day safari in Mikumi (leaving from Zanzibar) very last minute; we communicated easily via WhatsApp and had all our questions immediately answered which gave us the confidence to book with Uwanda.
The safari itself was amazing. Everything worked seamlessly, we saw more than we could have hoped for in one day and travelled comfortably in a small group of five. A big thank you to our excellent guide James and skilled driver Felix who were helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable.

Joana   –  
Hungary HU
Visited: December 2022 Reviewed: Dec 28, 2022

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

Mr Martin is very experienced, super friendly and great with kids!

We got an excelente service from our operator, Mr. Martin, from the moment we arrived to Selous Safari, to the moment he put us back on the plane. He is really experienced, loves nature and respects animals. He is fun, super friendly and gave great insights about the animals. He is also great with kids, our son really liked him!

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