Bamboo Ecotours is a grass-roots social enterprise that was established to provide unique travel experiences to people who want to explore the scenic beauty of Uganda – The Pearl of Africa! Our company is guided by two primary objectives: to provide high-quality services and authentic travel experiences to our clients and secondly, to promote tourism as a means to transform the livelihoods of communities adjacent to major tourist hot spots. Bamboo Ecotours is a registered company authorized by the Ugandan government to run tours and travel activities in Uganda. All trips we operate fully comply with local regulations and laws.
As locals, we understand the culture, history, and geography of our destinations, which allows us to provide travel experiences to our clients beyond simply visiting the mountain gorillas. Bamboo Ecotours strives to use tourism as a way to provide opportunities for local people. We invest up to 15% of our income directly into community projects such as building schools, water catchment systems, and health centers. By integrating local experiences into wildlife tours and investing in community development projects around the Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks, we use tourism as a positive resource to improve the livelihoods of wildlife ecotourism-dependent communities. We also provide entrepreneurial training to the local people running small businesses and encourage them to reinvest the earned income to improve people’s livelihoods.
Our approach to travel is unique in that we link travelers to spectacular wildlife (gorillas, chimps, wildlife viewing), authentic cultures, and unforgettable local experiences that directly benefit the traveler as well as the local communities. Our office is located in Kisoro town, right at the Uganda-Rwanda border, which makes it much easier for Bamboo Ecotours to organize gorilla trekking tours to Bwindi National Park via Kigali, Rwanda.