At Mamaland Safaris we see giving back to the community as an important part in our efforts. We do this in different ways but the aim is always to spread the positive effects of tourism so more Ugandans can benefit.
Uganda is rich in nature, friendly people and fascinating animals but we are classified as one of the poorest countries in the world. With this in mind there are many people in need and a little support can go a long way. At Mamaland Safaris we see a brighter future ahead for our beloved mamaland.
Mamaland Safaris’ has a lodge called Pumba Safari Cottages by the edge of the park Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is located by a village called Kyambura and we like to give some support to the families living there so that they feel that tourism brings something to them. Through a project of teaching crafts such as making simple shoes we hope to give a skill that can provide some extra income and when possible we hand out shoes and clothes to families in need.
This school is located in the Katwe slum in Kampala and the children enrolled live under ruff circumstances. Tony, the owner of Mamaland Safaris, has known the lady running the school for many years and tried to help when possible. We have given support for construction and brought our visitors on safari to the school when they wish. Visits like these have contributed to support for the school when first a couple from Belgium decided to sponsor a permanent roof for the building and later a lady from Sweden started giving regular support to the school which has so far contributed to among other things improved desks and chairs for the class rooms and the chance to rent an extra building to be able to take in more children. We hope to be able to continue supporting the school in their efforts to educate the children in Katwe.
Bring along left over clothes or toys that can be given to families in need or school supplies like pens and writing pads for the school.
If you include a day in Kampala during your safari a visit to TimTom infant school can be arranged. You get to learn about the school, how they work under challenging conditions and meet the lovely children. Go here for an itinerary including a visit to Timtom infant school, note that most of the itineraries you find on our site can be adapted to include a day in Kampala. If you include a visit to Timtom infant school in your safari we will donate part of the profits of your safari to the school.
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P.O. Box 28645 Kampala