Uganda holiday, the Batwa & wildlife
Description of Uganda holiday, the Batwa & wildlife
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.
PlanetUganda's wildlife is unique and it's what attracts most of its visitors. Therefore, protecting their habitats means protecting their most valuable resources and natural heritage. In order to do this, we will be travelling with official tour guides and we will be looking for golden monkeys and gorillas with park rangers. We will obviously limit group sizes to a maximum of 10 people to respect these habitats carrying capacities.
We are also part of the global team fighting against the use of plastics and we will make you aware of this from minute 1. In the online material (yes, we do not waste paper either) we will provide you with once onboard, you will have our responsible travel tips. We will provide you with a beautiful and shiny water bottle that you will be able to refill (don't worry, we know where and how). Straws, plastic bags and wrapped fruit (they are naturally wrapped!) are also banned from this tour.
PeopleOne of our main goals with this tour is to make sure people in Uganda benefit from it. Therefore, everyone involved in the creation and development of the tour comes from this beautiful country. Irene, born and raised in Uganda shaped this experience and made sure everyone involved is local. Tourism is one of the main drivers for Uganda's economy but money does not always go to the right hands or stays within the country.
Additionally, Irene has been working towards the creation of the WATU foundation that seeks to empower women and guarantee access to education for them.
As with all our other experiences, we encourage our guests to learn and adapt to the local culture and show respect for its traditions and heritage. That's the whole point! As part of our tour, you will meet the Batwa to learn how they live and understand how protecting natural habitats has affected them and their close connection with nature.