Why We love Community Based Tourism

Why We love Community Based Tourism

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Community-based tourism is a type of tourism where local communities invite tourists into their communities, giving them insight into their culture, attractions and daily lives. It is a form of sustainable tourism that allows travelers to connect closely to the local community they visit. Travelers are able to experience the diversity and customs of another culture and to interact with the local community. Think about homestays, farm visits, cooking and crafting together, storytelling, village tours and more that shows insight in their daily lives. These types of activities create the foundation for increased awareness and knowledge of another culture, its beliefs and social norms. This is what we need if we want to create a futureproof tourism industry where we sustain local culture and nature for future generations! The market…
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Why I am Addicted To Roadtrips

Why I am Addicted To Roadtrips

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Road Trips Make Me Lose My Mind (in a good way). There’s something about the idea of a road trip that makes many people, including myself, go nuts from intense excitement. Just the thought of a road trip triggers such giddiness and ecstasy that I immediately start dreaming of all kinds of magical road trip scenarios. And I can get lost in such thought for hours. Usually, what makes me so enthusiastic about a road trip has nothing to do with the region where it might take place or the vehicle I’ll drive or the route I’ll take. It’s the absolute freedom that gets me going, the freedom to go wherever we please, to stop whenever we want, to be in complete control of our travel experience. My brain finds…
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Getting To and Around The West Nile (Arua/Yumbe)

Getting To and Around The West Nile (Arua/Yumbe)

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There are so many options in which you can get to the west Nile. Pakwach Bridge is the main gateway to West Nile sub-region and beyond, with alternative routes being through Adjumani using a ferry and Wanseko in Buliisa District also via a ferry. A small volume of passengers pass through Obongi also using ferry from Adjumani or flying from Entebbe. Option 1: You can fly from Entebbe to Arua airstrip (the largest city in the sub-region) Option 2: You can drive your personal car or hire a vehicle, you will need a 4×4 (SunTrack Adventures) offers car hire services. (You will really need a handsome budget if this is your option). Option 3: Use a bus! There are several bus companies to the west Nile, BUT I will highly recommend NILE STAR…
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Falling in Love with Western Uganda

Falling in Love with Western Uganda

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My very first trip to western Uganda 10 years ago led me to this humble woman’s home in Bushenyi. “Maama Afrika” (as she is popularly known) hosted us, slaughtered a goat for us and lots of chicken (my first time eating a whole chicken alone). I got to know Mama Afrika through her daughter Prima who was running a restaurant in Mukono town. Mama Afrika was running a community school which was catering for orphans and vulnerable children in the area. So I led a team of volunteers to Bushenyi in 2009, to carry out a number of activities and setting up various projects to support the community school. After the first visit, I became a “son” of the house, she could send me sacks full of matooke at least…
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