Volunteer in community based tourism programme for sustainable community development

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A Community Tourism Project is in process currently targeting rural youth of as the first direct beneficiaries.

 

Vision

A Poverty Free Teso Region Rural Community

 

Mission

To conserve and exploit the local natural and cultural resources towards sustainable development by promoting community based tourism in Teso region

 

Main Objective

To promote, lobby and advocate for Education, Research and Rural Development activities to support and assist Teso region communities improve their livelihoods”.

 

Visitors Targeted

Eco-tourists, Agro-tourists, Vacationers, Adventurers, Volunteers, Interns/students, Scientists, Researcher

A Brief on the Project Area

Teso Region comprises of the districts:-Kumi, Amuria, Soroti, Kaberamaido, Katakwi, Pallisa and Bukedia. The People of Teso Region speak the local Language "Ateso". These districts are either found in the eastern or north-eastern part of Uganda-Eastern Uganda (East Africa). Agriculture is the major eco... Icon_arrow_rightMore

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How does your trip to me help?

With the community tourism project becoming a success, we shall among others expect:-

  • Employment opportunities for the rural poor created.

  • Contribute to improved literacy levels among the rural poor.

  • Local natural and cultural resources fully and sustainably exploited towards rural community development.

  • Youth Programme activities sustained thus improved service delivery

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How to get there

Through our contact, a Tour and Travel company www.paradiseexecu-tours.co.ug shall handle general transport services/issues.

However, for tourists interested in traveling to Omiito (Community) on their own, below is information regarding Transport infrastructure and transport costs:-

Both buses and taxi (van) can be used to travel to Omiito.
Although some parts are still under repair, the road to Omiito is majorly tarmac. You take a bus from the old bus park (Kampala) to Soroti District via Tirinyi road at a fee of about $9 (15,000/= [Uganda Shillings]). Ask the conductor to stop at Kapir Trading Centre which is about 20 km after Kumi town. One needs about $1 (1,000/=) to take a motorcycle to omiito community or identified host family-distance is also walkable and the road isn’t tarmac but sandy (vehicles can also use the road). I wouldn’t advise using a taxi from Kampala to kapir trading centre because it shall require a stop over in Mbale district (district before Kumi district) thus take another taxi heading for Soroti district. Kapir Trading centre is the last trading centre along Kumi-Soroti Road.

How much does it cost?

CATEGORY ONE:-Requirements from Volunteers, interns and individuals on private study

Volunteer, Internship & Study Opportunities-Requirements

a) Short-term volunteers/Interns & Work Camp Participants

· Time duration- 2 to 3 weeks at 250 US Dollars facilitation/participation fee

· The fee is towards security, accommodation (community host families), feeding, field work (i.e. within the community/field)

· Cater for own travel expenses and upkeep (i.e. outside the community/field)

· Entitled to village and nature walks (i.e. within the community/field)

b) Mid-term volunteers/Interns

· Time duration- One Month at 300 US Dollars facilitation/participation fee

· The fee is towards security, accommodation (community host families), feeding, field work (i.e. within the community/field)

· Cater for own travel expenses and upkeep (i.e. outside the community/field)

· Entitled to village and nature walks (i.e. within the community/field)

c) Long-term volunteers/Interns

· Time duration- One month to One Year at 2400 US Dollars facilitation/participation fee

· The fee is towards security, accommodation (community host families), feeding, field work (i.e. within the community/field)

· Cater for own travel expenses and upkeep (i.e. outside the community/field)

· Entitled to village and nature walks (i.e. within the community/field)

d) Private Study (Researchers, Scientists etc)

· Time duration- (1 Month)

· Cater for own travel expenses and upkeep (in & out of the community/field

· A contribution of 200 US Dollars towards administration costs

CATEGORY 2-Requirements from Vacationers, Adventurers, Eco-tourists, Agro-tourists etc

  • The rates are flexible and shall depend on individual (s) interests:-

    Types of sites available include

    Religious/spiritual, ceremonial (Occasional), Colonial/historical, Archaeological, Natural/wild life, Domestic/Residential and others

    Possible opportunities for Tourists

    Rock and mountain climbing, swamp walks, sport fishing & boat cruises, swimming, mountain biking & hiking, Gorilla & Chimpanzee tracking/tours, Cultural & Historical Tours, Canoeing & Boat rides, volunteer placements, science & research (individual studies), village walks, Nature tours, Bird viewing, Rafting, School trips & safaris, Bungee jumping safaris, Game viewing safaris,

    Possible services available

    Airline reservations and ticketing, Airport transfers and hotel/lodges bookings, visa assistance and passport processing, Car renting, tour planning and budgeting etc

  • Available days/best time to come

    Please contact about this:

     

    P. O. Box 4610, Kampala (Uganda)

    Phone: +256-772-695899

    E-mail: ida_cbt2k@yahoo.com