Our safari operations involve various social and environmental protection programs, mainly through our two safari lodges which directly engage with most of our guests.
These sustainable programs involve raising ecological awareness as part of the safari experience by passing on this information to our guests and allowing them to get deeply involved.
As a travel company and team, we believe in contributing to broader societal goals and look beyond simply making a profit.
We understand and are concerned about our human impact on the planet, fostering rapid climate change resulting from massive over-consumption and depletion of resources.
While the need to go the proverbial extra mile is central to Nkuringo Safaris company philosophy — 'In Harmony With Nature' — our ethos is that our guests depart emotionally rich, more informed and ecologically aware than when they arrived. That they return home more appreciative of the world is of paramount importance to our operations.
Our responsible travel policy also endorses the principles of Fair Trade in Tourism. It is about ensuring that the people whose land, natural resources, labour, knowledge and culture used in tourism activities benefit from tourism.
We work to maximise the benefits generated by tourism for local economies and people by preventing leakages, ensuring that trip earnings actually stay at the destination while providing our guests with a great travel experience.
With our parent brand, Nkuringo Walking Safaris, we focus on our core values; to be adventurous, have fun, stay active, keep things personal & sustainable, connect with locals, and explore more on foot.
Pack for a purpose
If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact on the lives of our local children and families.
We keep giving
Friends of Rafiki Campaign
In 2020 during the pandemic lockdown, after one of my most friendly silverbacks was killed by illegal hunters, we raised more than $10K to support Bwindi Impenetrable National Park rangers to cope with the pandemic period. One of our most successful wildlife conservation campaigns.
Batwa Women's Group
Through our child organisation, Gorilla Junction, Nkuringo Safaris supports a group of 15 Batwa women and their families living on the outskirts of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park to learn to live in a fast-changing world through education, financial support, and market for their creative work.
Nkuringo Bwindi Gorilla Lodge
Our lodge on the edge of Bwindi is our environmental and community heartbeat. The lodge employs locals in construction, maintenance, gardening, and guest services. The lodge is where we show our ability to host guests with sustainable services, and aggressively support nature conservation programs.