Bulago Island tour in Uganda
Description of Bulago Island tour in Uganda
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. This trip will take you to the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary. The project protects abandoned and confiscated chimps that the Uganda Wildlife Authority has rescued from poachers. The entrance fees to visit the sanctuary help protect, feed, and care for the chimps here.
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, specifically in the more remote lodges in the western part of the country. We provide all travelers with canvas totes before their trip to reduce the amount of plastic bags. We encourage limiting water usage by actions like taking shorter showers and declining bedding changes.
PeopleWe start by focusing our tours during the off season, which creates economic stability in the country. By booking directly through our local partners, 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 total cost of all our tours has 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 initiatives, 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.
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 Uganda's local customs and traditions. Being mindful of our actions abroad always results in a better experience while traveling.