This Tour Is Offered By
- Office In:
- 5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
- Member Of:
- Association of Uganda Tour Operators
- Tour Types:
- Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
Bamboo Ecotours is a Ugandan social enterprise that was founded to promote tourism as a means to transform communities out of poverty. We link travelers to authentic wildlife, cultural and local experiences that directly benefit the traveler and the local communities.
Couldn’t recommend enough
Bamboo ecotours is definitely the tour company to use to explore Uganda. We had the wonderful Herbert who really made the whole experience for us. The communication from the company and the information they provided was brilliant, super helpful and very quick with responses (always under 24h). The service we received was 100%, I literally couldn’t fault anything- we had the tour to ourselves with Herbert and this seems to be common for Bamboo Ecotours, they like to ensure you are receiving the best service and are comfortable at all times. The accommodation was lovely, we paid for basic and they even managed to book a few midrange places for us which was a great surprise! Herbert could not have been more accommodating and brilliant the whole tour, always explaining the schedule and making sure we were safe and happy as well as showing us all the fabulous animals. We were super lucky in seeing all the animals that Uganda had to offer (rhinos, leopards, lions, giraffes, zebra, python, hyena, gorilla, chimpanzee, monkeys, baboons, buffalo, elephant, hippos, crocodile)- I would highly recommend doing the 10 day tour so that you can see the Rhinos and get a chance in all of the parks. Uganda is absolutely amazing and Bamboo Ecotours show you all the best of it, they use tour guides from local villages so that you get someone who really knows the local areas and cares about the environment. Literally can’t recommend enough!
Bamboo Ecotours made our holiday easy to plan and gave us an unforgettable experience!
We booked 2 days of Gorilla Trekking and 1 day of Golden Monkey Trekking through Bamboo Ecotours and it was fabulous. Our planning from the USA was seamless with Edison. He was very responsive and clear with his messaging and answered all the questions we had prior to the trip. He also arranged for our Gorilla Trekking permits. We flew into Kigali and our driver, Godfrey, met us at the airport and drove us into Uganda to our first lodge, Nkuringo Gorilla Lodge (which was absolutely amazing!). Godrey was so great and took good care of us while transporting us to our various treks and then back to Kigali. I have absolutely zero complaints and wouldn't hesitate to recommend Bamboo Ecotours to anyone interested in Gorilla Trekking!
Best Uganda Tour Operator
We (family of 6 adults) used Bamboo Ecotours to book our 6 day adventure to Uganda. Every part of the trip went very smoothly. First the booking was a breeze. I had originally contacted 3 tour companies, but Edison was always the quickest to respond, had great itinerary ideas and hotel suggestions and had the lowest price. Our guide was Fred who picked us up in a new safari Jeep that comfortably fit all 6 of us. Fred was always very organized and was a great driver (because many of the roads were very rough). We did the moderate price lodges which were all beautiful and different. Several had swimming pools that made it relaxing at the end of the day to cool off and have a beer. I think my favorite was Rwakobo Rock. Beware there is a lot of driving on this itinerary, but you see so much too. The first day was mostly driving to Kabile National Park, but day two we trekked Chimps. The following day we saw lions, elephant and water buffalo at Queen Elizabeth NP. The next day was the big day to see a troop of 14 gorillas. The final two days were in Lake Mburo NP were we saw zebras, giraffes and were lucky enough to see two leopards hunting, also saw lots of hippo and crocs on the lake. I highly recommend this tour company. There isn't anything I would have changed about our trip.
Amazing trip and guide, we recommend !
We had a wonderful day 4 day experience with bamboo encounters doing gorilla trekking, visiting the Elisabeth national park and doing chimpanzee trekking.
We were accompanied by Fred who is a safe driver, good explainer and most importantly a wonderful person to share such a nice trip with.
The communication with Edison before and after the trip was great, very clear organization and quick answers to all kinds of questions?
We recommend Bamboo ecotours very much!
Fantastic organized local tour operator!
It was really easy to discuss the tour with Edison in advance. He always answered our questions quickly and very competently. In Uganda we were then picked up by Amanya. He guided us safely and competently through Uganda and was very accommodating. The trip through Uganda remains unforgettable! We can recommend a tour with Bamboo Ecotours to everyone!
Other Safaris & Tours25 – Offered by Bamboo Ecotours
5-Day Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimp Trekking at Kalinzu
$2,274 pp (USD)
Rwanda & Uganda: Shared tour (max 4 people per vehicle)
Mid-rangeLodge & Banda
You Visit: Kigali (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP), Queen Elizabeth NP, Kalinzu FR (Chimps), Entebbe (End)
5-Day Gorilla Trekking and Canoeing at Lake Bunyonyi
$2,120 pp (USD)
Uganda: Shared tour (max 5 people per group)
Mid-rangeLodge & Resort
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Mgahinga Gorilla NP (Gorillas), Lake Bunyonyi, Equator (Highlight), Entebbe (End)
3-Day Murchison Falls National Park Midrange Safari
$998 pp (USD)
Uganda: Shared tour (max 5 people per vehicle)
You Visit: Kampala (Start), Murchison Falls NP, Entebbe Airport (End)
3-Day Gorilla Trekking Fly-in Safari in Uganda
$1,933 pp (USD)
Uganda: Private tour
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Entebbe (End)
9-Day Western Uganda Wildlife Safari via Lake Bunyonyi
$3,676 pp (USD)
Uganda: Shared tour (max 4 people per vehicle)
Mid-rangeLodge & Resort
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls NP, Kibale NP (Chimps), Bigodi Wetlands, Queen Elizabeth NP, Ishasha (Queen Elizabeth NP), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Entebbe (End)
8-Day Gorillas, Murchison Falls and Kibale Chimp Trek
$2,838 pp (USD)
Uganda: Shared tour (max 6 people per vehicle)BudgetLodge
You Visit: Entebbe (Start), Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Murchison Falls NP, Kibale NP (Chimps), Queen Elizabeth NP, Kazinga Channel (Queen Elizabeth NP), Bwindi NP (Gorillas), Entebbe (End)
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