Gorilla Tours and Safaris is a "sale-ing"name for Trips in Africa Limited which is a Tour Operator registered and incorporated in Uganda, “The Pearl of Africa”
Our offices are based in Kampala, Uganda. Our trips cover all national parks of Uganda, Rwanda Kenya and Tanzania.
Gorilla Tours and Safaris offers trips to Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya and Tanzania(Includes Mainland and Zanzibar)
Our Price package options are luxury, upmarket and budget options.
The company policy is to provide quality tour and travel services while aiming at surpassing your expectations.
A combination of experienced managers and staff who have worked and attained experience in the industry are employed. Our tour guides are born and raised here and have all the knowledge you need about this banana republic. Clients we handle recommend us now and again.
We are a team of highly experienced, innovative and knowledgeable tour experts. They include accounting personnel, a systems administrator, Geographers, Environmentalists, Zoologists, botanists, Social workers, Linguists and Professional driver guides.
FULL STAFF PROFILE
Mr.Bwengye Amos-Tour Manager
Bwengye Amos is a professional Tour Consultant. He has been in the industry for 10 full years now;focusing on tour Planning,Ground Handling and General management of Associated Services.With him,your trip is always the best!
His love for tourism made him pursue a course in Tourism Management at YMCA-Kampala.
He is charged with all the activities of Ground operation of trips, Safaris and Tours.
The passion for his job drives him to sometimes leave office and act as a field guide for special VIP groups.
He has worked with various reputable tour operators in Uganda and Rwanda.
Amos is responsible for coordinating all tour and field activities and Receiving our Payments
Mr. Etyang Alex-Finance Manager.
Alex (as he is usually referred to) is a Ugandan gentleman who is well qualified in the finance field.
Having worked with several financial institutions in Tororo-Eastern Uganda, he decided to give it a try with Gorilla Tours and Safaris and he has been outstanding.
He is a diploma holder in accounting from Uganda College of Commerce,Tororo and is currently pursuing a professional qualification of ACCA from Uganda Management Institute(UMI)-Kampala.
Dativah is a young, proffesional and confident marketer who heads or large marketing team.
She is a diploma holder of Diploma in Business Administration with a bias in Marketing from African College of Commerce, Kabale.
Other staff are drivers /guides, Systems administrator, and other support staff.
Why our staff?
Our services are dependable, reliable and efficient. Our driver guides have been leaving our clients with an ever-lasting smile on their faces because of their outstanding performance. The office staff, which is responsible for planning Tours and Safaris, are the Ones that ensure that everything goes well while on your tour.
Client Consultative Tour Package.
We take the time to discuss your interests, travel style, budget, and timeframe – all the factors that can influence your trip – to ensure we suggest a tour that’s just right for you because in your satsfaction, lies ours.
Our staff has traveled to almost all the safari camps, lodges, and hotels throughout East Africa.
Timely and flexibility in response.
We ensure a 24-hour response time to your inquiry. Continually we update you on the status of your request, keeping you informed with a keen attention to detail and efficiency.
Efficiency in Communication.
Our guides are equipped with Mobile phones to ensure that your safari is connected to us in the office much as you are miles way.
Our mission is the provision of the highest quality services to our clients while conserving our environment and ecosystems.
To be one of the best Tour Operators in Africa.
We are an indigenous Tour Operator with experienced staff in arranging tailor-made safaris for travelers of all budget levels. Our staff have unrivalled knowledge about Africa. We at Gorilla tours and safaris are dedicated to giving you a personal and professional service while helping you plan a perfect Safari, with expert, informed advice whether you are a first time or experienced traveler.
We have short tours, which make excellent add-ons to any safari and for those with only a short time to spare.
We offer expertly planned itineraries incorporating the best of Uganda , Rwanda ,Kenya and Tanzania(including Zanzibar)irresistible attractions including – Gorilla tracking in Bwindi in Uganda, parc de volcanoes in Rwanda.
In execution of our services we observe and follow Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Policies, the Custodian of all protected areas in the country. Further we observe the ethical international conservation policies of endangered species. We make sure that nature is conserved and help the communities by encouraging Eco -tourism .We do not at any time encourage activities that may lead to depletion and endangering species of any sort.
Uganda Tourist Board (UTB) is a government body to market and harmonize the tour operators in the industry and at the same time to ensure the smooth running of tourist activities by different stakeholders in the country and we make sure our services are of given standard to keep the Uganda destination number one.
Transfers (airport) are provided only on packages booked privately. However Most Hotel establishments offer airport transfers upon request.
We use 4x4 wheel drive vehicles in good mechanical state. These include normal Land Cruisers, and Toyota mini buses – Hiace or Super Custom. Our vehicles have electric sliding open roofs or pop up roofs that can allow game viewing photographing and sight seeing for clients. Where open roof are not available, at least vehicles with sliding windows are available but we don’t use air conditioned vehicles since it has come to our attention the most of the Japanese Vehicles (which we use mostly) are vandalized by importers and they remove essential components that make the air conditioning systems ,replacing them with ones which have been proven by health experts to be a health hazard.
Our Drivers/guides are home trained mostly English Speaking guides who render professional services and make your safari a memorable one. Bird watching safaris include special bird guides all throughout with their associated expenses.
A successful safari/tour, need right pre-safari designing and planning to cater for clients’ interests. This is in the realm of our specialty and we can easily identify clients interests and be able satisfy their interests.
Accommodation is always in Triple,Single and Twin sharing or Double rooms. Where the client is to stay single but participate in a group tour, single supplement is provided. Accommodation options include Luxury, Upmarket, and Mid-Range and Budget Accommodation options.
Three meals per day –breakfast, lunch or packed and dinner while on safari. 1st day of arrival meals are based on dinner and breakfast.
All protected park fees are covered and they include: park entrance fees, game reserves, boat cruises and rides, park ranger guides, natural walks and chimp permits.
Gorilla permits are sold on first come first serve basis hence there is need to book early at least 6 months in advance. In Birding safaris gorilla tracking is always taken according to one's wish.
Bwindi gorilla permits sell out first and clients need to try other parks because viewing is the same. However Mgahinga Gorillas at times cross border to Rwanda and DRC and make tracking impossible. When this happens clients will be diverted to Rwanda provided a top up is done to cover costs. Or arrangements will be done to refund permit money later after Uganda Wildlife Authority as paid out the refund basing on their policy.
All tour price packages are quoted in U.S.A Dollars.All prices are subject to change without prior notice.
Tour cost does not include:
All expenses of personal nature, tips, laundry, beverages, gratuities, souvenirs and border country crossing fees (visas). Tipping is done at each persons’ discretion and not mandatory.