Uganda National Parks wildlife holiday
Description of Uganda National Parks wildlife holiday
This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) holiday so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.
PlanetTravel has the power to transform not only the traveler but also our world. This belief forms the foundation of our business. We have a deep commitment to protecting and preserving the destinations we visit and building a better world through sustainable travel.
We operate on a completely paperless basis when communicating with clients and our contacts on the ground, recycle all plastic bottles from the tours. We maintain safe distances from all wildlife experiences, including gorilla and chimpanzee tracking, and do not allow flash photography while close to the wildlife. Guides show travelers the way, so as to not disturb the natural flora and fauna of the parks.
For our tours to Uganda, we reserve a portion of the tours to support the World Resources Institute. WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations. In Uganda, WRI engages in climate mitigation and adaptation, sustainable finance, and access to information issues.
We encourage travelers to reduce waste and consumption wherever possible. We provide all travelers with canvas totes prior to their trip to reduce the amount of plastic bags. Limiting water usage by actions like taking shorter showers and declining bedding changes for example. We encourage travelers to reduce waste and consumption wherever possible, specifically in the more remote lodges in the western part of the country.
All fees that are paid to the wildlife authorities in Uganda go to protecting the wildlife of the national parks. You will be directly supporting wildlife conservation in Bwindi, Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, and Kibale National Parks.
All trekking experiences in Bwindi and Kibale National Parks are carbon-neutral activities.
PeopleWe start by focusing our tours during the off season, which creates economic stability in the country. By booking directly through our local partners, are utilizing local guides, encouraging clients to buy local souvenirs, and staying at locally owned & operated lodges, not only do our travelers have better experiences but as much money as possible stays within Uganda.
To date, 90.31% of the full cost of all tours booked with us have gone directly back into the local economies.
We reserve 5% of our clients’ total package cost to invest in the local communities and environment through our partnering 501(c)(3) Second Look Worldwide. These investments are tangible projects which our clients can see during their trip. All projects are determined by the communities and dependent on their most direct needs, however, we are focusing on projects that support water management solutions.
In Uganda, we have partnered with ASTCF to support its numerous initiative mainly in the Fort Portal region of the country. Clients on this tour to Uganda will be able to see the vibrancy of the Ugandan food and culture, both past and present, and be able to see and interact with locals throughout the tour. Travelers will be able to interact and participate in local activities like handicraft and bee hive making, which not only are fun experiences, but directly impact locals in positive ways through economic development and women empowerment.
We encourage travelers to purchase locally produced goods and utilizing local services such as souvenirs, crafts, meals, guides, and establishments. These all can enhance the traveler experience and have a positive impact in Uganda.
We provide accurate pre-trip information concerning Uganda, including the social and political situation and require all travelers to respect the local customs and traditions of Uganda. Being mindful of our actions abroad always results in a better experience while traveling.