Africa & the Middle East Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Looking for private driver or reasonable tour operator in Uganda

Jump to last reply

Hi all!

I'm planning a week-long trip with my mother to Uganda at the end of Feb - early March. I know this is last minute planning since we want to see the gorillas!

I lived in Kibale National Park 15 years ago while habituating chimps with the Jane Goodall Institute, and now live in Nairobi. So I'm familiar with East Africa and comfortable getting around on my own to a certain degree. But I don't have time to deal with gorilla permits and all of the little details.

Can anyone recommend a reasonably priced tour operator? I haven't been able to find any in my search so far. $2,200 for 5 nights in budget places…NO. These operators totally rip people off! And yes, I know the permits are expensive, but budget hotels are not.

Has anyone just hired a private driver and booked the hotels on their own? Or maybe just had a tour operator book the gorilla trekking and done the rest on their own?

I'm planning to visit Bwindi to see the gorillas, up through QE for a safari drive and canal tour, and then back to Kibale to see my beloved chimps. Ideally 7 nights.

Any advice would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Michelle

6 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Writers Needed for Georgia Coast
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Rwanda and Uganda
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:12 PM
  • Writers Needed for Zimbabwe, Zambia and Tanzania
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Jul 18, 14 at 03:11 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 FOREX Nairobi airport
  2. 2 Trip Report Saw the Big 5 in one day in the Mara last week!
  3. 3 Trip Report Trip report/blog - South Africa honeymoon
  4. 4 Trip report about self-driving in Northern Namibia for 2 weeks in May 2014
  5. 5 To go to Israel or not?
  6. 6 Israel/Jordan -- other trip options to bypass Israel?
  7. 7 Lamu or Zanzibar?
  8. 8 Eastern Cape Lodges
  9. 9 Questions about Chobe
  10. 10 Best Month for Experiencing The Great Migration
  11. 11 Dubai > Oman?
  12. 12 Dubai > Seychelles hop
  13. 13 Botswana Green Season 2014/15 Camp discounted pricing
  14. 14 Trip Report trip report s africa, victoria falls & Botswana Zambezi Queen
  15. 15 Morocco Tour: Marrakech Fes Merzouga Camel Trek in Sahara
  16. 16 Trip Report Tanzania (Selous): Trip Report for Lake Manze Camp
  17. 17 Trip Report Tanzania (Selous): Trip Report for Selous Impala Camp
  18. 18 Tanzania (Ruaha): Trip Report for Mwagusi Camp
  19. 19 Masai Mara Epic Big Five and Wildbeast Migration
  20. 20 Trip Report MAGICAL, MEZMERIZING MOROCCO (Revised)
  21. 21 Wild Dogs (Lycaon pictus) seen in Samburu Kenya
  22. 22 Awesome trip and still not done
  23. 23 South Africa
  24. 24 Some Cape Town hotel - day tour suggestions?
  25. 25 Trip Report 2 weeks in Oman - Our experience
View next 25 » Back to the top