African Wild Tours

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A true taste of the African wilderness

Written on: July 04, 2017   |   I visited in May 2017 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. 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.
Meet and greet team
4 Stars
Quality of vehicles
3 Stars
Responsiveness of staff
5 Stars
Knowledge of guide
4 Stars
Quality of itinerary
5 Stars
Overall rating
4 Stars
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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2016.
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 c... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jun 2016.
My boyfriend, another couple and I 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. W... read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Dec 2015.
It was early this year that I came back from Uganda. At first I did not know what to start with while planning our holiday. I contacted African Wild Tours and everything went right. We insisted to first deposit a small portion of the quoted price to just take care of the chimp permits and accommodation which they accepted. Since it was my second visit to Africa, I ... read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Feb 2016.
Daniel was a very friendly and easygoing tour guide. He showed us the beautiful parts of Uganda. We could always contact him with questions and he was always willing to help us. His enthusiasm made the safari much more fun. We felt safe all the time and he gave us an experience we'll never forget.
I can certainly recommend him to others! Also a big gratitude to h... read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Sep 2015.
Am glad to say I had a nice time on my second visit to Africa. I had already been to South Africa, Namibia and Botswana so I had to use this chance to see East Africa.

We were a group of 6 and contacted Daniel of African Wild Tours from a friend. He arranged us a nice 18 day safari and had a lot of suggestions. We agreed on visiting the Murchison falls, Kibale F... read more

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(4/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
It was the first time I ever visited the falls. A fun-filled lifetime exceptional experience is what I would call it. Indeed it was a once-in-a-lifetime moment for me, thanks to the experienced tour operators. read more

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(5/5 stars) Written on   |   Visited: Feb 2016.
What has beautiful landscapes, friendly inhabitants, a huge selection of animals plus very cute and funny guides for a safari? Uganda does!

We saw a huge variety of animals and landscapes and not only visited the tourist spots but also met a lot of locals and experienced their culture. It was a wonderful trip with two great guides, David and his partner, who, un... read more

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African Wild Tours

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
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T: +256 776 298722
Since: Mar 2011

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Meeting grazing giraffes in the wild, close and unhurried beside the van was awesome. The cultural contact trekking in the Rwenzoris as well as trekking for the Gorillas were amazing experiences.

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