Conservation and Community support
We Engagi Safaris understand the importance of being pro-active in supporting effective organizations and conservation projects in order to preserve our wildlife and habitats for future generations. Safari travel is playing one of the most important roles in conservation right now. One of the ways that wildlife and habitats can be preserved is through expanding areas under formal protection and these are often funded by successful tourism initiatives. Did you know that 20% of your gorilla permit fee goes to supporting the surrounding communities? On our tours, we use local guides and Ugandan owned lodges where possible to encourage as Many funds from your tour go back into the communities. We include activities on our tours that promote community development. These can be village walks, cultural performances, buying local souvenirs from local craft shops and by following eco-friendly and sustainable principles as much as we can while on safari. We are working on several initiatives and projects to help the communities and also working on ways that we and make our future tours more eco-friendly and sustainable. Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages to keep up to date with our progress. We are excited to partner and work with two community and conservation projects which we are passionate about. These are the Happy Girls project, The Ugandan Bee Project & The Little Angels Uganda, both are based in the southwest Uganda areas where our tour company originates.
The following is a list of much needed supplies for the project and to supply to the girls: Sewing machines (manual singer sewing machines are most wanted), Sewing materials such as press studs/snap fasteners, towel fabric for the pads, Bras (New or good used condition), Underwear (ages 11-20 years old, plain no frills), Wash cloths, Reusable pads(you can bring some from your country). Mini sewing kits(so girls can repair their pads) Also supplies for the schools in general:
School supplies-pens, pencils, chalk, maths sets, dictionaries etc. Sports equipment, Health and hygiene products like plasters, first aid kits. We can take you to meet the project founder Madam Gumoshabe Harriet and you can deliver your donations to the schools to see the effect and impact you are making. If you would like to know more about how you can help on your tour or if you have ideas of other things you would like to bring then please get in touch with us today