Bamboo Ecotours

5.0/5 – 100 Reviews

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Ecotourism in action

Ecotourism in action

Bamboo Ecotours

(100 Reviews)
Office In:
Uganda Uganda
5-10 employees (Founded in 2012)
Member Of:
Association of Uganda Tour Operators
Tour Types:
Customizable private tours and fixed group tours
Rwanda RW
Uganda UG
Ecotourism in action

Ecotourism in action

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.


An unforgettable experience

My partner and I had a trip of a lifetime thanks to Bamboo Ecotours. We did a 4 day tour involving a golden monkey trek at Volcanoes, and gorilla trekking at Bwindi.

Edison, the founder of the company, was exceptional when organising our tour - super quick with his responses, professional and attentive to our needs. He managed to provide us with an itinerary which suited our preferences, budget and was great value for money. We also had to book last minute but Edison was very flexible with the payment/refund policy.

Our guide Herbert was amazing - he was considerate, knowledgeable and skilful at driving! The roads in Uganda are no joke - super bumpy and muddy when wet. One of the most memorable times of our entire Africa trip was when on the morning of our gorilla trek, the one-way road which led to Bwindi was blocked by a broken down truck. With only centimetres to spare from the cliff's edge, Herbert safely and expertly did a U-turn and got us to the trek on time. He also made sure to contact the park so that even if we were late, we'd still get to do the trek.

Our accommodation at Mutanda Lake Resort was also a highlight. The views of the volcanoes in the background and the lake in the foreground will forever be etched in my memory.

What also sets Bamboo Ecotours apart is their commitment to supporting disadvantaged communities in the area who are overlooked by the tourism sector, by providing financial support and only hiring guides who come from these communities.

We highly recommend Bamboo Ecotours and will definitely be using them again when we're back in Uganda!

Amazing experience from start to finish

We had an amazing time with our guide Herbert! We had a great time every step of the way from the moment we were picked up. Hiking with the gorillas was UNREAL! We felt so lucky seeing them in their natural habitat.

Herbert was so helpful and accommodating. On our last day we wanted to hike with the golden monkeys but also needed to catch a flight that evening. Herbert made sure we were able to do both, and even made arrangements for us to have a quick shower after the trek at a nearby guesthouse.

Amazing experience, and an outstanding value

We are so happy we did the "10-Day Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Wildlife Safari" with Bamboo Ecotours. Our pre-trip planning with Edison (the company director) was the best communication we've ever experienced in 42 years of traveling. This tour included a lot of nice extras that were not included in similarly priced tours offered by other companies. Our guide Herbert was awesome as well. He was always attentive to our needs and made us feel like family. Most importantly of all, Herbert has amazingly sharp vision and his years of experience allows him to spot animals that we would never have seen on our own. We would not hesitate to recommend booking a tour with Bamboo Ecotours to our friends and family.

Excellent Trip To A Beautiful Country

What a fantastic trip we had. From the communication and planning with Edison, tailored to our requirements. To our driver/guide Jackson, we felt in very safe hands and couldn’t have been treated any better. He had a great knowledge of the wildlife and explained what life was like in Rwanda. He was always on time and had a very friendly manner.
Rwanda is a very clean, lush and beautiful country. It was very interesting to see the hardworking locals and smiling kid’s faces on our travel.
I will never forget the day we came face to face with the mountain gorillas. The trek was about an hour long. We were able to get very close to these gentle giants. Such an amazing experience.

Comfortable and comprehensive 7-day tour in Rwanda and Uganda

We booked a 7-day tour with Bamboo Ecotours starting and finishing in Kigali, covering most of Rwanda's top sights and activities, with a quick detour to Uganda for the gorilla tracking. Our tour included visits to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Volcanoes NP, Lake Kivu, Nyungwe NP, and Akagera NP; we also made a stop at the Genocide Memorial in Kigali. Our guide Godfrey made sure we had a comfortable tour, with a friendly attitude, in-depth knowledge about the countries, and catering to our needs. During our tour, we always felt safe with our guide. I believe Bamboo Ecotours offers the best value for money for this kind of tours, as we managed to see and do a lot for a reasonable budget. Also, although we chose to stay at budget accommodation, most of the lodges were really nice and felt more like mid-range. Communication with Bamboo Ecotours was also very easy, both pre-tour and after our stay.

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