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Friendly Gorillas Safaris

9 reviews
Kampala, Uganda
About Friendly Gorillas Safaris
Friendly Gorillas Safaris Ltd is one of Uganda’s finest tour operators dedicated to taking you as you explore the amazing Uganda beautiful features. Friendly Gorillas Safaris is locally owned and based in the heart of Kampala. We are experts in short excursions, Gorilla Trekking and small group Safaris in Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. We offer memorable and very satisfactory tailor-made experiences that are 100% African. Our undoubted exploring capabilities, handpicked Safari guides and broad network of travel associates certifies that we are also talented to combine the most impressive and astonishing experiences that comprehend the very finest of Africa’s most award-winning African made Safari holidays. Vehicle description We use modern 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruiser all with pop up roofs and maintained to the highest level. All vehicle are equipped with a first aid box. Freebies are always available in our vehicles.
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3 days Uganda Gorilla safari tour with relaxation on Lake Bunyonyi
You are expected to arrive a night before the safari or have an early morning landing. Your driver/guide will pick and depart for Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. Encounter the gorillas firsthand on your trekking expedition. With a strenuous day trekking, it would be ideal to find a better place for relaxation. That place will certainly be Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. You will transfer to Lake Bunyonyi after the Gorilla Trekking. Enjoy a swim in the lake before a return to Entebbe
Let Friendly Gorillas Safaris take you on this remarkable 3-Days trip to Bwindi National Park – The ultimate gorilla experience, Lake Bunyonyi – a place of little birds. Surely the memory will stick…!
Fun: gorilla trekking, a swim in the lake.
Bragging Right: Close encounter with the gorillas firsthand in their natural habitat.
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$1,540.00 per adult
5 days gorilla & Wildlife safari in Uganda
This safari will take you for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, west across the Albertine Rift Valley. Most importantly, this safari will take you to meet humans’ closest relative, the gorillas. There, you will view the terrain of the forest, the plant, animal life, and birdlife plus some butterflies, then you will head to Queen Elizabeth National Park for the launch trip on the Kazinga Channel and game driving. Kazinga channel is a very powerful boat ride destination, positioned between Lake Edward and Lake George in the western arm of the Great Rift Valley. Join the trip and see the beauty of Uganda nature with Friendly Gorillas Safaris!
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$1,783.00 per adult
1 Day Kampala city tour
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Explore the city of Kampala on the back of a motorcycle known as a ‘boda boda’. This tour fully wraps you in the local culture driving around. You experience the authentic life of Kampala city as you see, smell, and taste the sights and sounds of Kampala!
The tour lasts 4-6 hours and exposes to you Kampala from all angle and viewpoints. It covers all of Kampala’s original 7 hills plus all the remaining hills – a total of 23 today. This is an adventure tours that makes you feel ‘Kampala’. You will not only explore the thrilling 27 hills of Kampala, but also discover the cultural, historical and hysterical sites Kampala has. This tour is for you!
Go shopping to the local Kampala market, enjoy Uganda’s ‘rolex’ (fried eggs in chapatti), thrilling luwombo – local Buganda food and many more
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$140.00 per adult
1 day Mabamba bird watching tour
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The 1 Day Mabamba Birding Excursion is an entire birding that is suitable for day break from the towns of Kampala and Entebbe. The day trip starts and finishes in Kampala exhibiting an entire day magical encounter swamp environment on the shores of Lake Victoria keeping counts of unique birds including the uncommon shoebill stork. The swamp dwelling sitatunga is also present. The famous Mabamba swamp presents an impressive birding experience on canoe.
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$200.00 per adult
1day Equator safari in Uganda
This one-day Equator tour takes you to Uganda’s Equator, an imaginary line that splits Uganda into two, the Northern and Southern Hemisphere. In this short Uganda tour to the Equator, you will also do a Kampala city tour before setting off for your incredible moments at the Equator.
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$200.00 per adult
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Reviewed April 12, 2019 via mobile

Chris the driver guide was very accommodating and made us feel welcome and went extra miles to show us around. We had enjoyed this one day city Kampala tour under the extraordinary care of our guide. I highly recommend this company and Chris the guide

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank sfdiver29
gorillatoursug, Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for choosing Friendly Gorillas and special appreciation for sparing your time to give us a great feedback about your trip. We're pleased to host you. Thanks once again.

Reviewed March 31, 2019

The communications with the operator to organize the tour were efficient. I was picked up on time in a car in good condition, The guide was knowledgeable about birds and plants. The boat ride was pleasant, though no shoe bill stork was seen, many other...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Alberto J
gorillatoursug, Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2019

Thanks a lot for the feedback Alberto. Your trip was on short notice but we are glad we were able to deliver exactly what you needed. Thanks for sharing detailed review once again. We will be glad to host you again.

Reviewed March 15, 2019

We had an excellent gorilla trekking experience with Chris and Anthony from Friendly Gorilla Safaris. We drove from Kigali Rwanda to Uganda and I highly recommend this as you get to see a lot of the 2 countries by road.

Date of experience: February 2019
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gorillatoursug, Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2019

Dear Lavita, Thank you for sparing your precious time to give us and future travelers a kind and keen feedback. Hosting you guys was amazing and we're glad we met your tour expectations. We're always glad to serve you. Thanks again.

Reviewed January 1, 2019

I have had the most remarkable Gorilla encounter. The last time i visited Uganda, i came to encounter the Wildlife where i saw giraffe, lions, elephants, etc. This time around i wanted to see Gorillas and honestly, i got what i wanted. Everything was seamless...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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gorillatoursug, General Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Hello Grey, Thanks for choosing Friedly Gorillas. You stay with us was wonderful. We hope to always continue taking you to your favorite Uganda or Rwanda destinations. Most importantly, thank you for the review.

Reviewed January 1, 2019

My visit to Rwanda using Friendly Gorillas Safaris in December 2018 was incredible. I and my friend Edward wanted to visit Uganda though later, we changed our mind and visited Rwanda instead. Visiting Rwanda using a Uganda based company did not look like a great...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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gorillatoursug, General Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2019

Dear Fidel, The meeting you during your Rwanda trip was wow. We are glad that you enjoyed and found it worthwhile. Hope to see you next time probably when you plan to visit Uganda. Thank you for the review, this makes us continue improving our...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

I had the very best trip of my life with Uganda Gorilla Tours. The encounter of Gorillas was something i ever wanted. The amazing chimpanzees we saw at Kibale was incredible. I truly recommend you!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cannin M
Uganda Gorilla T, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Dear Cannin M, We are glad that we were able to meet your expectations. Thank you so much for this excellent feedback. Please come again

Reviewed May 8, 2018

Now i understand when they say meeting Uganda Gorillas is one of the most incredible encounters you can make. This trip was merely the trip of a lifetime for our group of four, and it will be quite some time before we stop talking about...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Okoth R
Uganda Gorilla T, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Hello Okoth R, We are glad to have met your expectation. Our top priority is ensuring you are fully satisfied and encounter a truly authentic African safari. Thanks so much for this over whelming feedback!!!

Reviewed January 7, 2018

I chose Uganda Gorilla Tours LLC, i must confess, at first i was worried, but these guys surprised me. They provided the best that i and my wife expected. Traveling this way I was able to meet and have many one on one conversations with...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Robert m
Uganda Gorilla T, Public Relations Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Dear Robert M, We are thrilled by your strong recommendation about our company. Thank you for the kind feedback as well. We hope you become our ambassador soon!

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