Local Experts Crafting Extraordinary Safaris

We've excelled at unique gorilla trekking and big game safaris since 1995

On Mountain Gorillas

On Mountain Gorillas

Reference: https://alchetron.com/Hanno-the-Navigator

In 5BC, Hanno the Navigator encountered apes on his African expedition. The Carthaginian described the apes as “gorillaie” meaning hairy and savage. Millennia later, Hanno’s description was the basis of gross misrepresentation of gorillas in popular culture and contributed to the serious existential threat which saw mountain gorillas numbers plummet to 459 in 1994.

But, efforts to protect gorillas through gorilla trekking averted extinction. Today(2023), there are an estimated 1,096 gorillas and a thriving forest habitat thanks to trekkers who support conservation. Gorilla trekking is a thrilling safari experience, where guests trek into the rainforest to find and observe gorillas in their natural habitat. It’s a bucket list must-do.

Mountain Gorillas left in the Wild
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DNA is shared with humans
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Mountain Gorillas are only in Uganda, Rwanda & DRCongo


These are our favourite places in Africa. We know where and when to go, and we enjoy nothing more than sharing and exploring these with the world. Safaris are an inextricable part of the progress and green future in Africa.

In these destinations, we create unforgettable experiences for our guests while putting emphasis on responsible travel that enriches ecosystems and impacts lives of Africans, the custodians of these rich biodiversity that attract millions from all over the world.


Your Safari Memories



Your Safari Memories


A Couple of Your Kind Words.....

  • star ratingBuutu safaris  - Absolutely breathtaking! We saw elephant, girafs, lions, Buffalo's hippo's, different bird species and so much more. Great tour guide.
    What a life changing adventure and journey. It was an honer being on this trip with buutu safaris, my family and i are forever greatfull

    avatar thumb Kim L
    July 25, 2023
  • star ratingBespoke Gorilla Trek for Incredible Value - We were looking to plan a gorilla trek in Uganda and was referred to Buutu by a friend. From planning the trip through to the trek, the team was great. They checked in regularly and was incredibly responsive. The package we designed was reasonably priced and the accommodations were spectacular. Furthermore, our driver/guide Moses was fantastic. All around an incredible trip. Would highly recommend working with Buutu for planning your Uganda visit.

    avatar thumb Phillip L
    September 6, 2023
  • star ratingGreat family trip  - Awesome service. They kept us updated and were on time for pick up. They catered to our needs and even changed location stop off to get better food. The drivers were knowledgeable about the area and obviously knew the game rangers who gave them tips on where to find the elusive lions and leopards. We got to see 4 of the big 5. Food was great, accommodations were great, company was great. Would recommend definitely!

    avatar thumb Olivia K
    July 5, 2023
  • star ratingIncredible Buutu team and trips!  - My experience with Buutu was absolutely amazing. Tony was an exceptional guide and not only did he take me to/from Bwindi to trek with the gorillas, but he taught me so much about Uganda - really an ambassador for the country!
    My entire experience with the Buutu team was seamless - from my initial request for info, to booking, to the actual trip itself. I cannot recommend them enough and hope to return to go on more trips with them in the future!

    avatar thumb HeatherKennedy
    August 23, 2023
  • star ratingVery good Safari and food, just a few things could have been more professional  - The safari was amazing! Got to see so many animals and our driver Moses was fantastic and really wanted us to see everything. The only reason it’s not a 5/5 was the rooming accommodations weren’t very nice with no electricity and wifi. Also they changed our booking at the last minute ti a worse camp. Regardless of this we had an awesome time with great staff and an even better safari and food experience as well!

    avatar thumb Cooper G
    July 24, 2023

Group Safari Partners

Join us on a once in a lifetime gorilla trekking group safari led by one of our travel blogger partners. We work with our partners to showcase gorilla trekking, support conservation efforts and create employment for Ugandans.

These group safaris are a unique experience to enjoy the thrill of trekking of gorillas in the wild and make new connections as you join likeminded travelers.

Conservation Partners