Bamboo Ecotours

5.0/5 – 66 Reviews

$2,989 pp (USD)

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Edison (Director) visiting the Nile in Jinja.

Edison (Director) visiting the Nile in Jinja.

Bamboo Ecotours

5.0/5  
(66 Reviews)
Office In:
Uganda Uganda
Size:
5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
Member Of:
Association of Uganda Tour Operators
Tour Types:
Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
Destinations:
Rwanda RW
Uganda UG
Edison (Director) visiting the Nile in Jinja.

Edison (Director) visiting the Nile in Jinja.

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.

Reviews66

Terrific and Professional!
5/5

I did a 7-day tour with Bamboo Ecotours, including both Rwanda/Uganda. They were very helpful in also adding Akagera to their more standard 6 day Rwanda & Uganda Wildlife Safari itinerary. Edison and our driver/guide Fred were very professional and went above and beyond throughout. I would highly recommend them. It was an absolutely incredible experience.

Gorillas were an amazing experience! Would do it all again!
5/5

TRIP PLANNING & BOOKING
Our coordinator was great to work with and very responsive to our needs. We had a short fixed window to work within and wanted to do a lot, in which they were very accommodating. We received a highly customized experience, even accommodating last minute changes we introduced. In the end, we received a detailed itinerary was a plan for an exciting adventure.

TRIP DETAILS
It was 3 days in Uganda - river, chimps, tribe, and gorillas.
- Chimp Trekking Forest: Kalinzu Forest
- Gorilla Trekking Forest: Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
- Boat Ride: Kazinga channel
- Hotel 1: Buffalo Safari Lodge
- Hotel 2: Mutanda Lake Resort
- Tribe: Pygmies (Echuya Batwa)
Both hotels were great, but fell in love with Mutanda!

THE RIVER EXCURSION
We started with a boat ride, touring herds of hippos, buffalo, crocodiles, lizards, and birds among other river dwelling creatures. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. While not the highlight of the entire experience, it was fun seeing giant reptiles and albino buffalo, as well as learning about ‘loser’ buffalo, removed from the herd.

CHIMP TRACKING
The hike through the forest may have been more exciting than the chimps themselves. We went during the winter when the chimps stay at the top of the trees for warmth, so we weren’t able to get close to the chimps, rather watch them walk along the tree traps and sleep. Highly recommend going during the summer when they come down to the ground for the cooler temperatures and you get better viewings.

GORILLA TRACKING
By far the highlight of the whole trip. We were able to see the gorilla family after 1.5 hours of walking, which is considered quick. We got up close to the gorillas and took lots of pictures. It felt shockingly safe, despite their huge size. Watching the baby gorilla play with grass and spin around was another little highlight.

THE GUIDE
Our guide was super friendly and very helpful. He was a source of information, and helped with things like exchanging money and covering when out of cash. A very joyful individual to be around. More than helpful and very flexible with our random requests. Thank you, Amanya!

TIPS FOR TRAVELERS
- Bring lots of cash and small bills for tips
- Bug spray
- High socks for ants that like to bite
- Prepare for rain, mud, and slippery ground

Come as a guest stay as a friend
5/5

Perfect organize! Charles would help you with anything and your wishes! He is very friendly and helpful! Know he is a friend

Anazing trips and superb organisation
5/5

I cannot recommend Bamboo Ecotours highly enough! Edison was the most superb organiser from day one. As a highly organised person I met a kindred spirit! From the planning stage to the trip, he was mega efficient, quick to reply, and so helpful with organising - even items outside the tour of which the highlight was mountain gorilla trekking. Our guide Fred was so knowledgeable and looked after us so well. The trio lived up to all our expectations - and more!

All good as planned.
5/5

My guide and driver Herbert was very good. We faced many challenges in the roads but he is very skilled to overcome all of them. Also, a nice company during the trips. I recommend Bamboo Ecotours and Herbert as tour partners.

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  • This tour is offered by Bamboo Ecotours, not SafariBookings.
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  • This group tour requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
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