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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. 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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1 Day Kampala city tour

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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11 hours
from $143.59

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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3 days
from $1,569.24

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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5 days
from $2,451.29

2 Days Wildlife Safaris at Lake Mburo National Park

The 2 days Uganda safari to Lake Mburo Is a rewarding short Uganda safari to a serene lake, rolling hills and abundant wildlife makes Lake Mburo a gem of a national park. Search the savannah for Burchell’s zebra, giraffe eland, hyenas and leopards that are all found here. Take to the water in search of crocodiles and some of the over 300 hippos living in the lake. The park is also conveniently close to Kampala making it perfect for that weekend getaway.
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2 days
from $533.34

1 day Mabamba (Shoebill) bird watching tour - Shoebill & canoe tour

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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9 hours
from $205.13
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Gil Chris De Los Reyes wrote a review Jan 2020
Los Angeles, California4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our guide/driver Tony was great and made our trip wonderful. He took the time to ear our meals with us to go over the trip plans and answer any questions we had. The gorilla hike was amazing and definitely recommend it, the rangers were really helpful and great. Once in a lifetime trip and recommend doing it with Tony and Friendly Gorilla Safaris, they made our trip memorable.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from gorillatoursug, Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear Chris, Thanks for choosing Friendly Gorillas Safaris and we are thrilled to know that the encounter was amazing. However much this booking was somehow close to the starting date, your corporation made all things to run as expected. Once more time, we are glad to know all was fine as expected. Regards,
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CM2909 wrote a review Jan 2020
Beverly Hills, California7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Tony, our driver and tour guide, was absolutely wonderful. Not only is he a kind high-character person, he is very knowledgeable about Uganda and really took the time to answer all of our questions. Tony took the time to go the extra mile to ensure our entire trip was special, and to show us his culture and beautiful country. Every minute, from when arrived early to pick us up to when he helped us with our luggage at the airport at the end of our trip, we felt completely taken care of by Tony. Friendly Gorilla Safaris was wonderful, from Anthony promptly responding to all of our emails and questions, to Tony making our trip great. Definitely recommend them! The Gorilla hike was absolutely amazing and a once in a lifetime experience, I could not recommend it enough! You have to do this tour and you have to ask for Tony to make it even more wonderful. A couple tips: - Ensure that the hotel is close to where your permitted hike is located. I did not know that there are 5 locations where you can hike to see the Gorillas, depending on where your permit is for. Double check that the hotel you stay at is convenient to your permit hike site. Our hotel was the Rushaga Gorilla Havens Lodge, which was absolutely Wonderful and you can check out my review of them, and they are close to one of the hiking sites but it turned out that our permit was for another location so we had a 2 hour drive in the morning to get to our permit hiking site. It made for an especially early morning and a closer hotel to our hike would have been nice. Though the Rushaga really was wonderful. - If there is a way to choose where you hike and what group of gorillas to see then you should 100% ask for the Nyakagezi group. That is the group we visited, and it was Amazing. The hike was only about 1.5 hour to see the family of gorillas which had 3 silverbacks and 2 babies. The rangers we were with were all lovely. They were so helpful to ensure we got amazing views and photos of the gorillas, and they answered all of our questions. We felt completely safe with them and had a wonderful time. Once in a lifetime trip with our awesome tour guide Tony, definitely recommend it!!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from gorillatoursug, Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris
Responded Jan 23, 2020
Dear Christina, Thanks for choosing Friendly Gorillas Safaris and we are glad to know that the encounter was amazing. Thank you for recognizing the social and professional attributes of our team. We strive to improve and offer even better services in the future. However much this booking was somehow close to the starting date, your corporation made all things to run as expected. Once more time, we are glad to know everything was fine as expected. Also, thank you for the useful tips :) Regards,
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Mark M wrote a review Dec 2019
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If you are a first-time traveler like me and planning to visit Africa for the first time, you have an idea of the fears i had. Thankfully, Anthony from Friendly Gorillas did an amazing job for me. I asked him over and over but he never got tired of me and kept encouraging me with detailed testimonials and information that made me finally decide to go to Uganda. During te tour, our guide Chis did us really good. He was knowledgable and explained to us several facts that broadened our Gorilla experience. The fears that I initially dad all went and we concluded our trip with total satisfactions. I advise you to use Friendly safaris when planning your trip to Uganda even if you are a first time traveller or solo tourist. thank you Anthony & Chris :)
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from gorillatoursug, Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris
Responded Dec 16, 2019
Dear Mark, Thank you for the time you spared to share your experiences with us. We are pleased to read this and continue delivering satisfactory services like this. Thank you once again.
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jbiddens89 wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
We initially wanted to visit Uganda and Kenya but due to an emergency change in our travel plan, we decided to go to Uganda only. The experiences we had were more than we expected. I and my girlfriend really enjoyed the 3 days tour with Friendly Safaris. Our guide Ronald was very skilled and made sure we were totally satisfied. The Uganda maize is something you MUST test when you visit Uganda. We tracked gorillas from Rushaga which I find to be the best and most recommended region you should choose from. thanks, friendly.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from gorillatoursug, Manager at Friendly Gorillas Safaris
Responded Dec 16, 2019
Hello Bidden, A great review there. Thanks for the encouragement and trust you had in us. We are always privileged to ensure your safari satisfaction is met. Hope to host you again :)
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Trevas P wrote a review Dec 2019
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
I and my girlfriend decided to go to Uganda foe a honeymoon and the choice to use Friendly Gorillas was the best. Ronald our safari guide was very friendly, knowledgable and above all flexible. he took us through out our stay in Uganda and made our Gorilla encounter pretty amazing. We enjoyed the Kampala Rolex at one of the best restaurants in Uganda - Cafe Javas. You really wanna try these guys out and i promise you will never regret.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Responded Dec 5, 2019
Thank you Trevas for sparing your precious time to tell the world about the encounter you had with us. We're glad and so excited to host you. looking forward to having you back again. Many thanks once again.
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