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Brigitte   –  
Austria AT
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 8, 2022

Email Brigitte  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Gorillas & Wildlife in Akagara National Park

I just came back from amazing 3 day trip, drive from kigali to akagera , there even Rhino !! + elefant, buffalo, lions - drive safari very good but absolutely fabulous was the evening boat safari. Next day long drive to Uganda for gorillas, yet explanations of driver/guide on scenery/country/peoples made it worthwhile. Then gorillas: a big silverback plus female and baby, watched the whole group for 1h. It was not cheap, but I am so glad I decided to go for it! Can only recommend 100%, organiser excellent. Pls take also small money with you for tips for locals - women dancing, the trackers, the porters etc.. so good when villagers see that tourism brings more than poaching!

Laura   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Sep 21, 2022

Email Laura  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

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!

Erin   –  
United States US
Visited: September 2022 Reviewed: Sep 20, 2022

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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!

Mike Bray   –  
United States US
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Aug 26, 2022

Email Mike Bray  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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.

Simon C   –  
France FR
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 11, 2022

Email Simon C  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

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!

Fabio   –  
Switzerland CH
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Aug 6, 2022

Email Fabio  |  Experience level: first safari

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!

Milan   –  
Qatar QA
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 25, 2022

Email Milan  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Very Responsive and Supportive in Customising Tour to Fit Schedule

Very reasonably priced compared to other tour operators, but I couldn't tell where there were any sacrifices made in the final product. The lodges/accommodation were nice (paid for budget option) and the tour guide Jackson was also friendly and informative, finding out what interested me the most and seeing if any additional stops/excursions could be made. There were no surprises, as Edison provided a full itinerary and even though I paid my card, did not charge me an extra 3% to 5% like other places in East Africa did to me. Highly recommended and would use them again in a heart beat if returning to the region.

Carlo & Valeria   –  
Italy IT
Visited: July 2022 Reviewed: Jul 19, 2022

Email Carlo & Valeria  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Everything worked perfectly

Edison, the chief, is a steady and smart person. He accorded every our details and changing while stating the vacation assets. The same i can say of our guide Herbert and the lovely driver Mohammad, both ravailable and reliable people, always ready to fulfill every need we had. I strongly recommend to travel with Bamboo and discover Ugandan wonder through them.

Hazel   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jul 18, 2022

Email Hazel  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


Bamboo ecotours were outstanding on all

They are a small, specialised, local, community based company. The company gives a percentage of profits to the community (we saw some of the water wells and benefits of this). The owner met us personally at the end for our feedback.

Their communication was extremely responsive and timely throughout . We got a 10% discount , no other groups in the vehicle (so a private tour) and upgrades on some hotels as we confirmed v early (6 months). Excellent result and much appreciated. It was a 10 day tour with only 2 nights at stayovers so a huge amount of driving for the guide. (5-8 hours most days).

The organisation was meticulous. We always felt safe and supported. All treks (gorilla, golden monkey and rhino) the guide ensured we specifically knew our ranger/porter and they knew us. The guide answered all questions including on agriculture politics food, culture as well as of course the amazing animals (and what to wear when and what to take).

Our guide, Herbert, deserves a special mention. He seemed to know everyone everywhere. He could not have been more professionally caring, calm or knowledgeable and his passion for his job and the animals shone through. He worked so hard to ensure we saw all the animals (leopards and a hyena on the last nighttime game drive!). The safaris with him driving and spotting animals in rough terrain were crazy. And brilliant.

Ugandan people were lovely and welcoming everywhere. (Even immigration!!). Rightly proud of their country.

And the animals…. We saw the big 5 plus mountain gorillas, giraffes and more. Truly an epic adventure.

I would have no hesitation recommending bamboo ecotours from our experience. 10/10.

Claudia   –  
Australia AU
Visited: June 2022 Reviewed: Jul 16, 2022

Email Claudia  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Excellent service, efficient organisation, friendly, responsive, capable

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Bamboo Ecotours. They were very responsive, professional and helpful when we were organising the trip, which was very reassuring for us and took a lot of the stress away. During the tour, everything ran smoothly, as promised and on time. The driver was excellent and very accommodating. We really enjoyed experiencing Uganda with their guidance, and we are very grateful to the staff for facilitating this in such an efficient and friendly manner. We have no hesitation to recommend Bamboo Ecotours and are certainly recounting the trip with much enthusiasm and fond memories.

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