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4-Day Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee Trekking at Kalinzu Forest provided by Bamboo Ecotours

4-Day Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee Trekking at Kalinzu Forest

4-Day Gorillas, Wildlife and Chimpanzee Trekking at Kalinzu Forest
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About
Bamboo Ecotours organizes low cost and eco-conscious trips that benefit the guests and local communities. We invest up to 15% of our revenues into community projects such as rehabilitating health centres, building water catchment systems and providing education scholarships to students.
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  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 123662P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Transport, gorilla & chimp permits, park entry fees
  • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
Exclusions
  • Flights, visas, travel insurance, and items of personal nature
Duration
4 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our pick up locations in Kigali are the airport, hotels, guest houses, and homes for those who live in Kigali.
  • Kigali, Rwanda Our representative will pick you up in Kigali and drive to Bwindi National Park. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda's northern town of Ruhengeri. You will then cross over into Uganda via Kyanika border post. The drive continues through the nearby Kisoro town and finally to Bwindi national park. The journey should take about 4-5 hrs. Arriving at Bwindi national park early afternoon will give you an opportunity to do optional activities such as hiking, visiting the community, etc. Since Bwindi is closer to Kigali, it is possible to depart Kigali around mid-day.
  • Ports:
  • Kigali International Airport
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Transport, gorilla & chimp permits, park entry fees
  • Entry/Admission - Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • Entry/Admission - Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Entry/Admission - Kalinzu Central Forest Reserve
Exclusions
  • Flights, visas, travel insurance, and items of personal nature
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Our pick up locations in Kigali are the airport, hotels, guest houses, and homes for those who live in Kigali.
  • Kigali, Rwanda Our representative will pick you up in Kigali and drive to Bwindi National Park. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda's northern town of Ruhengeri. You will then cross over into Uganda via Kyanika border post. The drive continues through the nearby Kisoro town and finally to Bwindi national park. The journey should take about 4-5 hrs. Arriving at Bwindi national park early afternoon will give you an opportunity to do optional activities such as hiking, visiting the community, etc. Since Bwindi is closer to Kigali, it is possible to depart Kigali around mid-day.
  • Ports:
  • Kigali International Airport
Duration
4 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
2 stops
Day 1
Transfer from Kigali to Bwindi...
Day 2
Gorilla Trekking Adventure
Day 3
Transfer to Queen Elizabeth...
Day 4
Chimpanzee Trekking at Kalinzu...
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Madoka W
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Honest and trustworthy tour company run by compassionate local people.
We made our last minute decision to book our Gorilla and Chimpanzee trekking tour. We contacted 5 different tour organizers and chose Bamboo Ecotours! The reason that we decided on this tour operator was because the quote we received was precisely laid out and it was very easy to compare from budget to midrange price lodges and from a driving option to flying option. Edison the owner gave us complimentary upgrade to Rushaga Gorilla Lodge! He was always on top of everything and explained to us thoroughly regarding our concerns of current COVID travel restrictions. He made sure everything would go smoothly. He also programmed our PCR tests in our itinerary so we could have the results back on time for our flight home. We arrived Uganda from Kenya on August 31 and the next morning, Herbert our guide picked us up from our hotel in Entebbe. Because of the current travel restrictions, tour companies cannot pick up their clients from Rwanda and cross the border into Uganda so he had to drive out of his way (which we believe it was a long distance) to meet us in Entebbe. As soon as we met him, we got along very well. He has a sweet and friendly personality and is passionate about his profession. He speaks English fluently! He drove us from Entebbe to the trekking location, which was Rushaga sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. On the way via the equator crossing, we stopped for our lunch. The buffet lunch was very nice. We loved the chicken soup, freshly squeezed passion fruit juice, and some local dishes. All of them tasted delicious! We wished we had stopped there one more time on our way back. The next morning we did gorilla trekking. The trekking took about only 2 hours, and we could see a family of Silverback, mom, siblings, and baby gorillas. My partner is 67 years old who has a pain in his abdomen and back resulted from his surgery two years ago, but he made it through with a help of a porter. It only costs $15 (before tip) and makes a huge difference! The porter was a young person from the community and he carried his backpack and took his hand to help him climb the steep up and down. After the trekking, Herbert took us to Batwa community where we took a tour around the village. Elias was the guide of this community. He was very passionate about his local community and help the people raise funds for their necessities. The performance by the whole member of the village was very special. Chimpanzee trekking at Kalinzu Forest was another great experience. We could see and hear many chimpanzees and were able to take pretty close up videos as well. Some of them were walking on the trail paths in front of our group! We can say that we recommend both of our lodges Rushaga Gorilla Lodge and Engiri Game Lodge at Queen Elizabeth National Park. All of the lodge staffs were very friendly and accommodating. We also enjoyed our boat cruise at Kazinga channel. We came from Kenya and Tanzania before Uganda, but we saw nothing like this prior to this segment of the trip because we had never seen the forest elephants by the lagoon with hippos surrounding on the lake. We saw so many hippos there. We already miss our guide Herbert! He picked our PCR COVID test results from the lab and took us back to the airport the next morning. He is an excellent guide with a kind heart. We recommend Bamboo Ecotours for everyone that is looking for a honest and trustworthy tour company in Uganda!
Written September 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Edison N
Thank you so much for writing such an extensive review of your trekking experience with Bamboo Ecotours. I'm certain the excellent and detailed feedback of your trip will be helpful to our future guests. We really appreciate your support -Edison
Written October 12, 2021
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Anna Gibson
1 contribution
FANTASTIC tour of Uganda!
Jul 2019
I had the loveliest time with Herbert, driving all over Rwanda and Uganda. The gorilla trek was phenomenal, well surpassing my expectations. Our time in Queen Elizabeth National park was amazing as well; we saw just about every animal possible there. Highly recommend also doing the boat safari (a little extra cost, but 100% worth it), as Herbert recommended. The accomodations were LOVELY, both my cabin in the jungle and the tent cabin in Queen Elizabeth park. Herbert did a superb job driving us everywhere and adding commentary as we went. Would do this again in a heartbeat!!
Written August 14, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a lot for taking the time to write a brief overview of your safari experience with Bamboo Ecotours. I am glad you enjoyed every bit of it. Herbert equally enjoyed showcasing the beauty of our country! Edison & the team
Written August 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

LCT
1 contribution
Excellent tour, professional guide and company
May 2019 • Friends
My friend and I did a 4 day gorilla and lake tour of southern Uganda from Kigali. I would highly recommend both the tour, the company, and our guide Fred. Communication with the company was easy, they were very responsive, payment was easy, the hotels we stayed at were great, and our guide Fred was very professional and had a lot of information to share with us. He was a great driver and also seemed knowledgeable about our questions on local history and culture.

I had hoped to see gorillas interacting with one another, but unfortunately for us our gorilla family were found in a very dense part of the forest so this wasn't possible, and we couldn't see them very well. We did, however, get to see the silverback very clearly. Fortunately were were just 4 tourists in our group so we were able to easily maneuver around each other in the dense vegetation to get a good look at him.

I would also highly recommend doing the 4 day tour and going to the lake. The hotel there was wonderful and the setting gorgeous, with many volcanoes in the background. The lake is swimmable (no bilharzia) and you can rent paddleboards or a canoe, or take a boat across to an island and hike. Lots of options of things to do there. Plus the food was delicious.

I don't normally give 5/5 reviews, but all in all this experience was great!
Written June 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We do appreciate taking the time to write this review. So glad to hear you had a wonderful trip. Thank you!! Edison & Bamboo Ecotours team
Written July 20, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
About the operator

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By: Bamboo Ecotours
Renschoe
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Very professional tour operator with exceptional service
Great experience in a beautiful country! Bamboo Ecotours is very professional and tailored our trip perfectly to o
Coridefe
Coridefe
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Service beyond my “picky” expectations
It is difficult to find a tour operator that is so willing to accommodate your expectations. Edison from Bamboo jus
travelertim21
travelertim21
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Fantastic!
Bamboo Ecotours are fantastic! We had to postpone our trip for over a year due to COVID after our permits had alrea
Petros M
Petros M
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Bamboo Ecotours: In the Pearl of Africa, the Pearl of Tour Companies!
What an incredible trip! Uganda: land of rare primates – our closest relatives. Land of stunning landscapes you’ll
803christerp
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Uganda experience
I did the chimpanzeehabituation experience which was just thrilling. My driver Fred, Bamboo Ecotours was a real goo
Cwljr
Cwljr
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Outstanding Gorilla & Chimp Trek
Bamboo Ecotours organized our 5 day safari/gorilla trek. They did an amazing job! Their attention to detail is seco
NicoleM801
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Fantastic from start to finish
All-around great experience and wonderful trip with Bamboo Ecotours! They are professional, organized, responsive,
vas_traveller_123456
vas_traveller_123456
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The perfect way to discover Uganda
Me and my wife were travelling from Germany and were looking for a reliable tour operator in Uganda for a 12 day Ug
Quest402245
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Unlocking Gold and Silver!!
We are fanatically independent travellers who refuse to go for all-in packages but prefer to vet hotels ourselves a
JamesJ3462
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Don't Hesitate
This was a fantastic adventure. The 5 day gorillas and chimpanzee trekking safari was phenomenal and I highly recom
tuxedokittty
tuxedokittty
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Journey of a Lifetime
I cannot recommend Bamboo Ecotours enough. I had the journey of a lifetime going through Western Uganda and seeing
Sophie5693
Sophie5693
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Well organized trip with great activities
We've enjoyed an unforgettable tour through Uganda. Our driver and guide Herbert always made sure that we are comfo
imogens232
imogens232
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Exceptional service during an amazing experience
We booked for a 3 day gorilla trekking experience in Bwindi, but our trip was so excellent that we extended it to i
katharinelaine
katharinelaine
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Excellent DMC/tour operator in Uganda
Edison and his team at Bamboo Ecotours are wonderful! I run a small group travel/tour operator agency in the USA an
MarjolijnH14
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Highly recommend to book with Bamboo!
From the first contact, planning, payment and the trip itself: I was highly impressed with the professionalism of b
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