NatureSmart Expeditions

Protecting local ecosystems and heritage with community-based eco-tourism
SEED Starter Team Biodiversity Kampala, Uganda

NatureSmart Expeditions is a community-based tourism enterprise focused on tourism value-addition. It facilitates visitors to make their visits have more environmental, social and economic impacts in the host community through carbon footprint neutralization; volunteer tourism placements; a conservation museum; and eco-accommodation.

These activities are complemented with tourism advocacy and micro-delivery. Community members are active participants in the enterprise; the enterprise raises awareness of the value of the local ecosystem and cultural heritage to foster engagement and participation in community-based conservation. 

 

Eco-Inclusive Impacts

Promoting biodiversity and conserving local ecosystems and heritage with community-based eco-tourism
  • Raising awareness on the importance of environmental conservation. 
  • Promoting responsible, low-carbon and ecologically friendly tourism. 
  • Promoting sustainable agriculture.
  • Contributing to social cohesion of the community through working together.
  • Harnessing the Mabamba wetlands as a community resource for common good. 
  • Providing employment opportunities to residents as tour guides.
  • Building new markets for agricultural produce by connecting suppliers, retailers and tourists. 

Partners

This enterprise is supported through its partnerships with various stakeholders, ranging from national and international organisations, investors, research institutes, suppliers, governmental bodies, NGOs, other social and environmental enterprises and more.

Nature Palace Foundation launched NatureSmart under an eco-tourism project and is the enterprise's parent organisation. 

Buganda Kingdom collaborates with NatureSmart on promoting and conserving cultural heritage and local ecosystems. 

The Mabamba Wetland Ecotourism Association supports NatureSmart by offering capacity-building for tour guides.

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Olivia Nkwanga
Zziba Cell, Kasanje Town Council (Mabamba Ramsar Site)
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256701625963

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