Western Uganda wildlife tour
Description of Western Uganda wildlife tour
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PlanetWe work with the policy of ‘take nothing but memories, Leave nothing but footprints’. In other words, we ensure that we as a company leave these areas as we find them and as such we operate a strict no litter policies, taking all refuse to either be recycled or properly disposed of in nearby towns.
Wherever possible we have chosen to stay in recognised eco accommodation :Days 3, 7, 8 and 13.
The nature of this tour involves some in-country travel, which is done by road, to avoid the heavy carbon load of internal flights, and to embrace the road journey as an integral part of the adventure, taking time to observe and start to relax into the African environment we pass through.
On Day 2 of our adventure we first hear about the work of the Conservation through Public Health NGO and we support their work by using their Gorilla Conservation Camp accommodation for 2 nights of our trip, as well as of course, supporting the Ugandan Wildlife Authority and Jane Goodall Institute with our purchase of wildlife permits.
We are very proud to be working with Pure Hydration, specialists in personal and expedition water purification, instantly, and on-demand. We recognise that the ability to produce safe drinking water from sources off the beaten track, of sometimes dubious quality, offers incredible benefits to our adventure travellers and so are excited to be subsidising this product to make it more accessible to you. Having a re-usable filtration bottle avoids single use plastic, with each bottle purifying 350L of water. RRP is £39 but our clients are able to purchase a bottle for £20.00.
PeopleWe operate just 2 small group tours (max 12) per year and throughout this exciting 2 week adventure our clients will meet and benefit from the work and support of many local guides, and those working within the accommodation we use.
On Day 9 of the adventure we spend time with a Batwa tour guide in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The plight of the Batwa people is emotive and complicated - their fates tied in to the conservation of gorillas and use of land for agriculture. We aim to help our clients understand the complexities and sensitive around this, as well as giving them an insight into the fading culture of this group.
We inform our clients as much as possible about the local culture and the expectation of visitors so we make only a positive effect on the areas and communities that we visit.
We encourage our travellers to support the communities by spending their money with local businesses through the purchasing of locally sourced goods and souvenirs.