Travel Uganda responsibly
Some advise to consider
Do not hand out money, clothes, ball points, sweets or whatever to children. How cute and poor they might be, it encourages begging and a distorted view of tourists. Instead show genuine interest and play and talk with these kids. If you want to bring goods to distribute in Uganda, please consult a local organisation how to do this best. Consider if instead you can buy these good in Uganda to support the economy. Same applies for leaving stuff behind in your room. Better to give it to the lodge owner, than leave it for the maid to find, which might cause friction among the staff.
Most lodges have a tipping box and distribute the tips equally among all the staff. If you enjoyed the service, just be generous and contribute to the tipping box. As for your driver, guide or ranger, tipping is highly appreciated.
You will not be the first roadtripper moved by the fact that Uganda and its people has been such a warm welcome, and you want to show your appreciation. Below a few initiatives which you can sponsor. These are local, sustainable initiatives that are well managed, of which we know your money is well spent.
About Roadtrip Africa
We think that a sustainable contribution to a developing country such as Uganda is about doing business in a fair way; creating durable jobs and be good for your employees. This is what we are doing at Roadtrip Africa. As the company grows, our employees are enjoying this growth through earnings, well-fare and capacity building. We are not going to brag about trainings and fun team outings that we do. We find that normal in The Netherlands and therefore also normal in the countries where we operate. We are a team of happy people and we hope to be an example for the tourism sector in East Africa.