African Wild Tours

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African Wild Tours is a tour company based in Uganda and operates in Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya.

We organize wildlife safaris, gorilla and chimpanzee tracking tours, boat trips, mountain trekking tours, community visits, River Nile excursions and tours, honeymoon tours, and hotel reservations. We arrange all these activities based on our clients' interests and budget.

All our Staff have visited the sites, and therefore being in touch with us means being in touch with the ones who know what is on the real ground.

Vehicle description: We use open roof cars which are well maintained and serviced for the safety of our clients and staff. We use Toyota Supercustoms and Toyota Landcruisers for your safari but we also own a saloon car which we only use for airport transfers and city tours. Each client is entitled a window seat in our cars to enable them enjoy the magnificent beauty of the tour sites.

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maxandjills_24665 07/04/2017

“Uganda Camping Adventure”

1 month ago

This tour of Uganda certainly gave us a memorable taste of what Uganda has to offer for a tourist, so pleased that we by chance, browsed the internet and met Daniel. His communication before we arrived was regular and we felt like...

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Date of safari: 
05/06/2017
Length of safari: 
21 Days
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Wildlife parks visited: 
Lake Mburo National Park, Bwindi Forest, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth NP, Katwe Salt Lake, Kalinzu Forest, Rwenzori Mountains, Semuliki NP, Ziwa Rhino Park, Murchison Falls

This tour of Uganda certainly gave us a memorable taste of what Uganda has to offer for a tourist, so pleased that we by chance, browsed the internet and met Daniel. His communication before we arrived was regular and we felt like friends as soon as we met at the airport.

He personalised our tour according to our interest in birds as well as being very knowledgeable about what African wildlife we would see and where it could be found. We had extensive game drives, morning and evening, whilst in the game parks. What he didn't know, we learned together as we researched reference materials. We felt we got excellent value for money with this personalised tour.
Daniel has quite a lot of guiding experience, having worked for other companies prior to starting his own, so he knew how to give us combinations of experiences/places that gave us the best value for money and time.

In each area where specialised guiding was required, Daniel sourced local guides such as happened in the Rwenzoris. Ignatius was in his local environment as he featured the area for us over three days.

Daniel's driving was always vigilant and safe, keeping to low speeds at all times to avoid any dangers and be ready to stop for the many photographic opportunities of all the 'big 5' and more. With Daniel we identified 114 birds, including the rare shoebill and the giant pied king fisher. The vehicle was comfortable and capable for the wide range of roads and track conditions we encountered. The only drawback was a seal in the side door letting in dust which could be difficult to cope with at times.

This was truely a wonderful camping experience for us and being used to tenting most of our lives the holiday was easy to manage with the packing and unpacking of a tent most days. However, I think as Daniel grows his business he should be able to invest in sturdier tents.

As there was only two of us touring we sourced our food as we went along, from supermarkets and roadside stalls. It was up to us to take the initiative to let Daniel know what we would like to eat and drink as there were no set menus for each day. In some places we were able to have great restaurant meals. After crossing the Nile on a ferry, a baboon stole some of our food which gave us a good laugh as well as a laugh to some local onlookers. But being Uganda, shopping for food isn't always available so this meant some extra driving the next day to purchase some more.

We needed to visit some schools, staying for a month at one in Uganda and another in Kenya for eight days and Daniel modified the itinerary to suit these needs and made sure we were not reliant on public transport to find these out of the way places. We were very grateful to have the benefit of his experience.

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namzannet_23892 02/15/2017

“Safari of my life”

6 months ago

My husband and I have been married for 5 years. It was getting close to our 6th anniversary and we wanted to make the next celebrations a bit different. Due to suggestions from his and my friends, we thought Uganda would work for a...

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Date of safari: 
12/06/2016
Length of safari: 
12 Days
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Mgahinga National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwuindi Forest

My husband and I have been married for 5 years. It was getting close to our 6th anniversary and we wanted to make the next celebrations a bit different. Due to suggestions from his and my friends, we thought Uganda would work for a safari.

We went to Uganda for 12 days which ended up being memorable due to the numerous interesting things we saw and did in the country. We made game drives (Queen Elizabeth N.P), hiked mountains(mountain Sabinyo) tracked golden monkeys (Mgahinga N.P), tracked chimpanzees (Kyambura gorge) and tracked mountain gorillas (Bwindi Forest. We did a lot of trekking and game drives which we never get chance to do in Belgium.

Special thanks go to our Tour operator African Wild Tours and our guide Fredrick who made this safari special.

Anna

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melanievanpol_23029 09/23/2016

“A WEEK IN AFRICA”

10 months ago

We went for a birding and primate safari in Uganda this July.I and my wife's main focus was on big animals and primates while my grandmothers' was on birds. African Wild Tours arranged us a safari which included both. We...

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Date of safari: 
07/19/2016
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Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Semuliki,Kibale,Bwindi,Mabamba swamp, and Ngamba Island.

We went for a birding and primate safari in Uganda this July.I and my wife's main focus was on big animals and primates while my grandmothers' was on birds. African Wild Tours arranged us a safari which included both. We were welcomed by Joseph at Entebbe airport and then had Daniel as our safari guide. The safari was amazing and Daniel made sure we never miss an activity given the heavy rain in Bwindi. We tasted many local foods which we found tasty. Traveling with this company was really nice and we were happy made the right choice.

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smithjacobs620_21975 08/12/2016

“Fun on the Nile”

1 year ago

We have been for 4 days on safari with Hakim.He is really a big asset to this company. All our activities were on the Nile. From whitewater rafting in Jinja, we went to Murchison Falls ,had a boat trip, hiked to top of the falls,...

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Date of safari: 
08/12/2016
Length of safari: 
4 Days
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murchhison falls N.p, Ziwa rhino Ranch

We have been for 4 days on safari with Hakim.He is really a big asset to this company. All our activities were on the Nile. From whitewater rafting in Jinja, we went to Murchison Falls ,had a boat trip, hiked to top of the falls, and did game drives. Daniel was well equipped with tourism knowledge. He tells you a lot about the animals and birds you see. We also visited rhinos in ziwa sanctuary where we found a separate guide(Sharif) for the activity.

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amandaharvnevik... 07/14/2016

“2 weeks fun filled Holiday.”

1 year ago

I, my boy friend and another couple have been on a two weeks safari in Uganda and Rwanda under the guidance of Colline and Daniel of African Wild Tours. This was just part of our two months trip in Africa and some thing we had...

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Date of safari: 
06/14/2016
Length of safari: 
14 Days
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Akagera N.p,Queen Elizabeth N.p,Kibale Forest N.p,Bwindi N.p,Murchison Falls N.p,Nyungwe Forest N.p, Semuliki N.p, Volcanoes N.p.

I, my boy friend and another couple have been on a two weeks safari in Uganda and Rwanda under the guidance of Colline and Daniel of African Wild Tours. This was just part of our two months trip in Africa and some thing we had planned for over a year. We went gorilla tracking, chimpanzee tracking, guided walks and game drives, boat trips and made community visits. We enjoyed every thing beyond our expectation. We were taken good care of by the host team and we always felt safe and comfortable. I cant forget to talk about the lessons we learned about the animals. Our guide was very informed about the animal life, plant species, birds, culture and political atmosphere. we enjoyed traveling with Daniel a lot. Colline our driver was very good and the car was good too.(4 WD Jeep) They were both helpful when it came to packing our laggage, setting up tents( we chose a camping safari) and so many other things. I do recommend them to other travelers.

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sebdaniel42_18381 04/13/2016

“West Uganda ”

1 year ago

We did not have much time so we had no idea of which sites would be cool for our short Easter holiday. We asked for suggestions from African Wild Tours. They had many suggestions but we chose to visit Lake Mburo and lake Bunyonyi....

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Date of safari: 
04/13/2016
Length of safari: 
3 Days
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Lake Mburo,Lake Bunyonyi

We did not have much time so we had no idea of which sites would be cool for our short Easter holiday. We asked for suggestions from African Wild Tours. They had many suggestions but we chose to visit Lake Mburo and lake Bunyonyi. Thanks for the professional team, response was in time and every thing went perfect. The driver guide was listening,approachable knowledgable and helpful. The car was perfect for the long journey(clean and in good shape). The accommodation chosen for us was very comfortable and relaxing.
I recommend African Wild Tours to anyone.

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jacobkrohg_18131 04/09/2016

“Uganda super safari”

1 year ago

It was such an amazing safari i had in Uganda conducted by African Wild Tours.I consulted them nearly 3 days to my arrival at Entebbe and they responded positively. The director asked if it was okay for me to join one of their...

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Date of safari: 
12/12/2015
Length of safari: 
7 Days
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Kibale forest,Queen Elizabeth n.p,Lake Mburo

It was such an amazing safari i had in Uganda conducted by African Wild Tours.I consulted them nearly 3 days to my arrival at Entebbe and they responded positively. The director asked if it was okay for me to join one of their available group tours and i said yes. It was a six days's trip but turned up to be an adventure of a lifetime.I mostly liked the experience in the Kibale forest, we walked for nearly 3 hours searching for the chimps and the one hour we spend with these wise creatures was extremely interesting. Another interesting bit of this adventure was finding alion which had just killed an antelope in Queen Elizabeth. The zebras in Lake Mburo were too beautiful.Thanks go to African Wild Tours and their employee Daniel for the great work.I recommend this company with out doubt.