We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bamboo Ecotours

Kampala, Uganda
More
About Bamboo Ecotours
Bamboo Ecotours is a Ugandan low cost eco-tour company that was founded with two major objectives: (i) offer high quality services and authentic low cost travel experiences to our clients, (ii) promote tourism as a means to transform livelihoods of communities adjacent to major tourism hot spots. Our tours are targeted towards the western circuit, especially Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla national parks, Lake Mburo National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, and Lake Mutanda.
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Bamboo Ecotours
Tours from Bamboo Ecotours tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
6 reviews
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.
Read more
from $1,476.00
1 review
Explore the entire western Uganda in 10 days. The major highlights of the 10 day safari are:
-Game drives in Murchison Falls National Park
-Rhino viewing at Ziwa Rhino sanctuary
-Wildlife viewing, Kazinga channel boat ride & tree climbing lions at Queen -Elizabeth National Park
-Chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest National Park
-Gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park
-Canoe trekking and coffee tours at Lake Mutanda
-The Batwa cultural experience at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park
Read more
from $3,762.00
3 reviews
We've got you covered if you want to see more in less time! The 3-day gorilla trekking safari offered by Bamboo Ecotours takes you to the most stunning tourist attractions in southwestern Uganda. The major highlight of the tour is gorilla trekking adventure at Bwindi National Park. If time allows, guests will have an option to do optional activities on Day 1 and Day 3. Optional activities include canoe trekking at Lake Mutanda, Batwa cultural experience, and golden monkey trekking at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.
Read more
from $1,436.00
With the 3 day Kalinzu chimpanzee trekking and gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park safari option, you drive from Kigali, Rwanda straight to Queen Elizabeth National Park in southwestern Uganda for overnight. Trek chimpanzees at Kalinzu forest reserve on day two and complete the tour with gorilla trekking at Bwindi National Park.
Read more
from $1,918.00
1 review
The Sabyinyo volcano hiking adventure takes place in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Mount Sabyinyo is one of the eight volcanoes that comprise the Virunga ranges of East and Central Africa. Mount Sabyinyo hike is one of the highly rated tourist activities after mountain gorilla tracking. The other two volcanoes on the Uganda side of the Vriunga massif are Mount Muhabura and Mount Gahinga.
Read more
from $120.00
See More Tours
Reviews (56)
Filter reviews
54 results
Traveler rating
51
2
1
0
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
51
2
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews mgahinga national park eco tour coffee plantation an amazing experience gorilla trek golden monkey day safari went smoothly days trip the entire trip his team great trip driver guide herbert edison kisoro batwa
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just returned from a 3 day trip to Bwindi where we did the Gorilla trekking. The trip organised by Bamboo Ecotours was seamless, from the correspondence with Edison before our trip to our lovely driver, Fred, during the visit. Fred was always friendly, punctual...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank nikkiziggy
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much Nikki for taking the time to write this review. I am glad you had an amazing trip to Bwindi. Looking forward to hosting you again in the near future. -Edison

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bamboo Ecotours were really great to deal with. Edison was prompt in answering emails and queries. The trip worked out perfectly and met our expectations without exception. Our guides Joseph and Herbert were very well organised and made sure we had a good time and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Janet B
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks so much Janet for giving us a 5-star review. Great to hear you had an amazing trip during the 4 days you spent with Bamboo Ecotours. We hope to see you visiting us again in the future. -Edison & the team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First trekking through Bwindi to see the Gorillas. We found them fairly early which was good because it was very difficult to trek through the forest. Next day was an easier trek up Mgahinga Park to see the Golden Monkeys in their natural environment. Next...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Matthew S
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Matt, I am so sorry to hear you weren't able to see chimps at Kalinzu. This was unfortunate because you are the first Bamboo Ecotours client to visit Kalinzu and not see chimps. I hope you understand that this was out of our control....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 16 year old daughter and I did the 5 day trekking safari with Bamboo Ecotours. From the first email contact with Edison to the last goodbye from Joseph and Herbert, this company provided absolutely fantastic service. Edison organised the trip exactly as we wanted,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lilyohara
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Lily, wow, thank you so much for giving Bamboo Ecotours a '10 star' review. I am very thankful you selected Bamboo Ecotours to organize your vacation to Uganda. It was such a momentous occasion for your daughter to celebrate her 16th birthday on the...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Edison in Bamboo Ectours provided excellent service in connection with our tour to Uganda and Rwanda. Quick response on my emails and questions, detailed and useful information and comprehensive prices. I can highly recommend this company to everyone who wants to explore the best of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank thebutterflytraveler
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am very thankful you selected Bamboo Ecotours to organize your vacation to Uganda. Best regards, Edison

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did a 3-day Kigali-Bwindi-Kigali mountain gorilla and golden monkeys trekking trip with Bamboo Eco Tours in August 2019, and we could not have been more thrilled with our experience! Hiking to see the mountain gorillas (we saw a family of 12, with 2 infants...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank jmt1985
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. I am happy you had a thrilling experience trekking the gorillas and golden monkeys. Your point on the distance between Ruhija and Lake Mutanda is well noted. Ideally you could have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank akgibs
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My overall experience with Bamboo Ecotours was absolutely excellent, from the beginning until the end. I have never received a better service in the 74 countries I visited so far. I did not know any company in Uganda and chose it based on the excellent...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank EmanueleITA87
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Emmanuele, many thanks for rating Bamboo Ecotours the 'best tour company in Africa'. What an honour!! As you pointed out, the logistics of picking you up in a different location as earlier planned worked out pretty well. One of our core values is doing...More

Reviewed August 11, 2019

Perfect organisation of the trip, reasonable pricing, very reöiable. The owner Edison supported us very well in our planning of a family trip that suited adults and children to the South west of Uganda. From the beginning of the trip we felt like being welcomed...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Gereon S
Edison N, Owner at Bamboo Ecotours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks Dr for taking the time to write this review, and for providing us the best rating. So happy the trip went well as planned. We look forward to hosting you again in the future! -Edison & team

Reviewed July 28, 2019

We booked the tour with Edison, who was helpful and patient answering all of our questions related to the trek. We started in Kigali, then gorilla trekking in Bwindi, the Batwa experience in Mgahinga and ending in Kigali. Our driver Fred picked us up in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank AnettadL
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
hurkanlinde
January 15, 2019|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tomáš G | Reviewed this property |
Hi! we've spent 3 days with them around Kisoro. I would recommend them too, good price, great and easy communication, nice people, local company that helps local people;-)
2
Votes
hurkanlinde
January 15, 2019|
Answer
Response from NorthStar797548 | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, I used Bamboo Ecotours in October last year, and found they were excellent. My initial communication, through to booking the tour, was with Edison. He was excellent, and put together the trip, with transport from... More
0
Votes