Philantrophic Travel ~ Uganda

A family of Mountain Gorillas, Uganda.

A family of mountain Gorillas, Uganda.

A brief look into Philantrophic Travel in Africa, and how this type of travel that is growing in popularity – in tandem with Volunteer Travel (increasingly known as VolunTourism) and Responsible Travel– is being accommodated.

Allowing for Travelers not only to appreciate the beauty of the land and immerse in the culture, but more importantly become more engaged, and potentially be exposed to a life-changing experience. The opportunity to make a difference in others’ lives as well as their own. This is how one Kenyan-based travel company – Victoria Safaris – is promoting Philanthrophic Travel in Uganda.


A Ugandan soldier with displaced children. More than 1.6 million villagers have fled the terror-stricken Northern countryside. Photo: www.un.org

A Ugandan soldier with displaced children. More than 1.6 million villagers have fled the terror-stricken Northern countryside. Photo: http://www.un.org


One of many overcrowded camps for displaced people in Northern Uganda. Photo: www.un.org

One of many overcrowded camps for displaced people in Northern Uganda. Photo: http://www.un.org

Uganda has been ravaged by HIV- AIDS virus, creating a orphan crisis across the country. Victoria Safaris in collaboration with other Uganda tour operators conduct tours and visits to both urban and rural orphanages. We further visit the rural communities who are keeping orphan children in their home-stays for us to contribute towards alleviation of poverty among orphan children.

If you’re interested to help: booking any of your Safari Tour through Victoria Safaris already constitutes the first step in helping promote the cause. Understandably, nothing can replace the power of a “first-hand experience”, and it would help tremendously to visit the various orphanages and communities living with African orphaned children. To allow better understanding of the severity of the challenges faced by these impoverished communities.

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