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)
Average User Rating
Email Rami | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Very professional. Well organized and excellent service
The tour was very well organized, everything worked smoothly and on time. They were very flexible with changing and adjusting the itinerary according to our request. Our Guide- Alfa was amazing, very experienced and gave us a lot of information regarding the animals beaver and different plants in the savanna. It was really an amazing experience.
Email Pierre | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Everything you would expect
Our guide Alfa and our driver Omari was reliable, nice talking to and they explained a lot about the wild and the animals! I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Nature is unreliable but we had luck with both the weather and got to see a lot of animals! Great day!
Email Marjon | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Everything was vey well organized. Nice people and great safaris.
Communication with Uwanda by mail was fast.
We went during low season but we were lucky enough with good weather and saw a lot of animals. Also thanks to the great driver we had.
Accommodation was very good as well
Email Deema | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Uwanda Tours is professional, responsive and gave us a tour that exceeded expectations!
Uwanda Tours and Safaris is an exceptionally professional company and Salumu was very responsive and patient during the planning stages our our trip. He guided us through every question and made perfect recommendations for our 10 day safari in the southern circuit of Tanzania, despite it being "rainy" season. The flexibility, open-ended possibilities if we needed to reroute due to rain was very reassuring. Our guide, Emanuel is extremely knowledgeable, and guided us through very long journeys from one place to another (Dar Es Salaam-Mikumi-Udzungwa-Nyerere-Dar Es Salaam) with amazing driving skill (we chose drive the distances to see the country, long but worth every minute), exceptional knowledge about every single inch of every park, knows everyone and is extremely friendly and strong (no problem on rough roads, long drives, hard to spot animals). Everything was perfect, and definitely do research with different types of lodges or tented camps that suit your interests as there are several options inside the parks and outside (we recommend lodges inside the parks to be closer to the animals). The ONLY suggestion we have is if anyone chooses the driving route to these stunning areas of Tanzania, to request a safari truck with reclining seats if possible. The drives are spectacular and there is so much to see along the way and you don't feel the time, but could use the recline to rest along the way. The lodges, the parks, the people, the scenery...makes a world of difference with the right guide! Thank you for the most incredible memories and we will be back!
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
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.
Email Laura | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Well organized and accommodating operator with excellent guide/lodge
I did a 5 day safari (mid-range, private) at Selous National Park with my family, which included a short boat trip on the first day, two full days of Jeep safari, a boat safari, and then a bushwalk and Maasai village visit on the final day. We had an absolutely amazing time. Between the flight, lodge, guides, and different activities there are a lot of moving pieces to manage and Uwanda tours was able to organize what we requested and be flexible with last minute changes. When planning, be sure to triple confirm dates, travel times and activities as there are multiple emails/messages back and forth. We did have some last minute mix-ups with dates, but Uwanda was able to resolve everything smoothly.
Our guide Mr. Martin and our driver Mr. Ramadani made our safari experience exceptional. They both have many years of experience working at Selous and it shows. Mr. Martin knows the animals' typical habits and where to best spot them, allowing us to see amazing events like a wildebeest herd's daily migration to drink water, a zebra/giraffe/gnu hangout spot, and baboons howling around a lion to warn other nearby animals of its presence. Mr. Ramadani is an expert at navigating the off-road conditions of Selous, and gets you closer to animals than you would think possible. They will also go above and beyond to give you the memories of a lifetime, for example staying in the park later than typically planned in order to catch a mother lion and her three cubs resting and playing under a tree.
We stayed at Africa Safari Selous lodge which was run by an exceptional manager, Mark, who knew our schedule better than we even did and made sure we were always in the right place at the right time. Again, being flexible is key- there was an issue with room availability for our first night and they only had one hut available instead of the three we had booked. We were offered housing in another lodge for that night. Instead, we chose to sleep in the two tents they had available both for the fun of it and to avoid the hassle of going to another site just for one night. In the end, everything worked out (it seems to work out for everyone) and we had a truly unforgettable experience.
Email Nina | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
This safari trip was truly the highlight of our holidays. We had an amazing driver Michael who put a lot of effort to make the gave drive special and to find and see a lot of animals. We were very lucky to see a lot of elephants and a family of lions. Not to mention a lot of other animals like hippos, giraffes and many more. Really recommend to do your safari trip with Uwanda tours, they are professional and work hard to make your safari special!
Email Emanuele | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing experience for a family
It was the first time in a Safari for us, we are a family with 2 children of 4 and 5 yo. We choose the Selous reserve because we expected to be less crowded compared with the northern parks, and no need of long transfers during our stay. I think we did the right choice.
The organization was perfect. Before we got there the agency answered quckly to all our questions; the accomodation was nice and the staff always avilable and professional. The first day we enjoyed the visit of a local village and a boat safari. The second day, with the same guide Alpha, that was very friendly and qualified, we did the drive game in which we sized lots of animals in an beautiful landscape. Even if Selous reserve has less density of animals compared with other parks, we never spent 5 minutes without see some. We got very close to to many giraffes, hippos, lions, elefants, crocodiles, hyenas, and may others, including many kind of birds. No issues yo do the safari with the kids, after lunch they even had their nap in the car.
The last day we did a walking safari with the bushman, Simba. He is an excellent storyteller, the kids really enjoyed the role play of being hunters and to lit a fire in the woods with the sticks. We are really satisfied with Uwanda tours.
Email Jeani | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
2-day safari game drive nyerere national park Selous
Our safari was absolutely amazing! We were on our own in the car with a guide and a driver (who was a mechanic as well). He tried to find all the animals we wanted to see and did his best to make us happy. They were always punctual and polite. He always stopped the car whenever we wanted to stay a little longer or to take a picture. They had a lot of cold water stored for us so we all stayed hydrated. The guide could answer all of our animal questions and told us everything we needed to know about the different animals too. The communication to the other guides was very good. They always stayed in touch to make sure everyone could see the rare animals. In that way he also got to know in which area the animal we wanted to see has been seen last. We highly recommend Uwanda tours and would always book again!
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