While this entire tour aims to feature and support women in tourism in Uganda, we are also exposing you to several important projects and initiatives in Uganda and Lamu (Kenya) that do important work within the spheres of wildlife conservation and women empowerment. Your participation in this tour will help support the following causes:
Uganda Carnivore Program
The Uganda Carnivore Program is dedicated to monitoring, researching, and protecting the predators and communities in the parks of Uganda. Predators like lions and leopards are increasingly under threat due to expanding human activity around the park, habitat loss and ensuing human-wildlife conflicts. Conservation initiatives like this often struggle with obtaining reliable sources of funding that can ensure long-term success of their efforts. As a visitor, you can contribute to the conservation of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park through Uganda Carnivore Program’s lion tracking activity, included in your tour on Day 4 of this itinerary.
Ride 4 A Woman
Ride 4 A Woman is a social enterprise set up to help support women living in the Buhoma sector of Bwindi Forest who are struggling with issues associated with HIV, domestic violence and poverty. At the Ride 4 A Woman Community Center women learn new skills like sewing and basket weaving and through the organisation’s microfinance scheme they are given the opportunity to help themselves make a better living for themselves and their families. While taking part in the activities that Ride 4 A Women offer, you will be helping to support this important initiative.
Bright Girls Secondary School (Lamu)
It is estimated that 1 of 10 girls in Africa miss school every year because of their periods and lack of access to sanitary products. Banana House & Wellness Center, the organisation behind the Lamu Yoga Festival, provides sanitary pads to the Bright Girls Secondary School; an all-girls school dedicate to keeping girls in school and make sure they are not left behind in their education. When booking the Lamu extension we will pledge a donation of USD 10 per person to go to sanitary pads for the girls at the Bright Girls Secondary School.