Ride 4 A Woman – Empowerment through Enterprise

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, famous for it endangered Mountain Gorillas in the south west of Uganda, is also home to other inhabitants. Around the edge of the National Park in a Village called Buhoma there is a community of women trying to make a difference.
These women are the bedrock on which the community is built and do everything to ensure that they can thrive the best the can in an environment they find themselves in.
All the work the day to day work they do stifles their ability to learn new skills and earn money, due to lack of time and opportunity to peruse other interests. This in turn has led to a cycle of feeling, undervalued and disempowered.
To help the women two courageous people, Evelyne Habasa and Denis Rubalema began Ride 4A Woman. This venture started off by renting bicycles to tourists in the hope of garnering income to enable to women to partake in job-training schemes and other revenue generating activities.
All the work the day to day work they do stifles their ability to learn new skills and earn money, due to lack of time and opportunity to peruse other interests. This in turn has led to a cycle of feeling, undervalued and disempowered.
To help the women two courageous people, Evelyne Habasa and Denis Rubalema began Ride 4A Woman. This venture started off by renting bicycles to tourists in the hope of garnering income to enable to women to partake in job-training schemes and other revenue generating activities.
As time went on the success of the scheme grew there was a need for a full time bike mechanic and the venture took a big turn for the better when Evelyne met a group of Australian travellers who offered the assist in setting up a sewing programme. Fast forward to the present day and Ride 4A Woman has the following community based projects all aimed at empowering women in their community:
· Bike Rental scheme
· Bike Maintenance scheme
· Sewing Programme / Local Crafts and Textiles
· Agriculture
· Micro Finance
. Bakery

At Let’s Go Travel we support this incredible enterprise by giving a free 30,000 UGX voucher to all our visitors who come to Uganda and do a Gorilla Trekking Safari to take to the Bwindi Women’s Community Centre in Buhoma to take a look at all the products that the ladies have made and perhaps purchase some for themselves.
We believe that this little gesture gives the ladies a continued line of people going to visit them so they can show off what they do and share their story. When items are bought from the shop each one travels to a different part of the world with a unique story about the woman in Buhoma who made it and how her life has changed because of it.

 

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Plan your Gorilla trekking trip with an expert  

15-gorilla-bwindi-forestMountain Gorilla Trekking in East Africa can be done in the following places: Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest National Park, and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and the Virunga Mountains.  It is a once in a life time unforgettable experience.

There is something about staring into the eyes of an animal so human and seeing a recognition and acknowledgement of the resemblance we share that makes it impossible to leave without a very different attitude to all our fellow inhabitants of earth.
Start shaping your tailor-made trip with recommendations, up-to-date knowledge and an authentic take on Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda from our specialists.

Murchison Falls National Park

murchison-falls73 day experience

Murchison Falls National Park is famous for many things, primarily for the Murchison Falls itself. The waters of the mighty Nile River squeeze through a narrow gorge, only 7 metres (23 ft) wide, before plunging 43 metres (141 ft) below forming the magnificent Murchison Falls.
Murchison Falls National Park is Uganda’s largest national park and and there are a whole host of activities to allow you to integrate and experience all the park has to offer. Game drives along the Buligi Game Tracks, Boat Cruises along the Nile and up to the base of the Murchison Falls, bird watching and animal spotting at the Albert Delta and Karuma Falls as well as a wide variety of mammals and birds in the Bugondo Forest, Rabong0 and Kaniyo Pabidi Forest Reserves.

 

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Queen Elizabeth National Park

lion3 Days Uganda Wildlife Safari

Queen Elizabeth National Park (QENP) is known for its wildlife, this is due to the wide range of  habitats contained within the park that are subsequently home to a variety of animals. These range from the open Savannah of the Kasenyi Plains and Ishasha sector, the meandering route of the the Kazinga Channel, the lush greenery of Kyambura Gorge and Maramagambo forest, the beautiful crater lakes of the Albertine Rift and the vastness of Lakes George and Edward. Although the park gets it’s reputation from the hippos in the Kazinga Channel to the tree climbing lions of  Ishasha. There are plenty of bird and monkey species in the forest areas some of which can only be found in Uganda
The Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari is designed to give you excitement vacationing in the beautiful savannah grasslands of Africa and meeting the most talked about wild animal species.

Primates & Wildlife Safari

binp-silveback-gorilla-eating8Days | Lake Mburo, Bwindi Forest, QENP and Kibale Forest Adventure

The Primates and Wildlife Safari takes you on a comprehensive safari around the national parks in western Uganda . Beginning with Lake Mburo National Park, the closest National Park to Kampala. Continuing to Bwindi Impenetrable Forrest National Park for a first encounter with a Primate, the Mountain Gorilla . You will then head north  and connect to Queen Elizabeth National Park for some of the big 5 wildlife viewing. The safari comes to and end but not before your second meeting with primates, this time in Kibale Forest National Park, where you will take part in Chimpanzee Trekking, before heading off back to Kampala on your last day. There are not many places in Africa that offer as much as the national parks in western Uganda, come and see for yourself.

 

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Lake Mburo National Park Tour

mihingo-lodgeA 2 day break to Lake Mburo National Park is a great way to introduction in to the Uganda Safari Experience! Lake Mburo National Park it the smallest Park in Uganda and what it lacks in size it makes up for in adventure and activity. Game drives, boat rides, game walks, bird watching, sport fishing and horse riding to name a few, you will not leave Lake Mburo National Park, disappointed!

 

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Gorilla Group Trekking

bwindi-national-parkBwindi Impenetrable Forest was originally made up of two Crown Forest Reserves called, Kayonza Crown Reserve and Kasatora Crown Reserve with a combined area of 207 square kilometres. In 1942 the two reserves were combined, enlarged and were renamed the Central Crown Forest.
This new forest covered an area of 298 square kilometres. In 1964 the forest was renamed the Impenetrable Central Forest Reserve and the area was designated and animal sanctuary with a remit to provide extra protection to the mountain gorillas. In 1966 the area was again increased to 321 square kilometres by incorporating two other forest reserves. In 1991 after the merging of Mgahinga Gorilla Forest Reserve, Rwenzori Mountains Reserve and Central Forest Reserve, the combined area was given the name Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This had a huge impact on the indigenous Pygmy tribe, the Batwa who resided in the forests as they were evicted and could no longer live in the new Park. In 1993 the first Gorilla Trekking activities were offered by the Park and the following year it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site. The Park continues to be a popular tourist destination and serves as one of only 3 places in the world where you can see Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.

 

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