Kikooko Africa Safari's Impact

How traveling with Kikooko supports Uganda's communities

At Kikooko Africa Safaris, we believe in supporting the communities that make our country so special. 

We invest to fund and support community initiatives that educate local people about wildlife conservation and environmental protection and facilitate action to put learning into practice.

We are happy to be able to share the success of our projects with you. Because of your trips and travels to and through East Africa, we are able to spread these benefits with the communities we travel to – and the places we’re from.

Kikooko Community Projects

Loan Saving Scheme

With the aid of a Swiss client, we have been able to develop a pilot project that loans community members money at just a 2% rate. So far, the results of this project have been positive and the income has been put into financial community saving groups.

Land Investment

Part of the revenue from Kikooko has gone to purchase land that provides jobs to the community through agriculture projects. This includes farming projects, entrepreneurial activities like bee keeping and goat and sheep rearing, and environmental conservation projects, including tree planting.

Health Centre & Primary Schools

Revenues also go to support a health centre and two primary schools in our founder’s home village.

Kampala Reading Project

We support two villages outside of Kampala with a community reading project. Our goal is to improve the reading culture of our communities with this book-sharing idea. This was especially well received and important during the pandemic when our children were not in schools.

Our Impact By The Numbers

Through tours and our accommodations, Kikooko Africa Safaris directly employs 13 families. That employment includes our drivers, guides, and staff, for an impact on an estimated 150 people.

Through our community projects, Kikooko supports 12 villages and over 5,000 people in South Western Uganda. These include villages in Kiyebe, Mushangye, Kigumira, Mafuga, Kashasha, and Ruhija. Many of our Kikooko clients have been able to share direct interactions with our friends and family here.

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Ugandans Benefitting From Community Projects

Kikooko Sports

Through athletic programs that include football and running, Kikooko supports more than 600 children and student athletes. 

Kikooko Athletics Club supports the youth in the following ways:

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Talent Identification and Development

We give students the opportunity to develop their skills and compete on an international level. Recent trips have taken our youth teams to China, to Egypt, and to Europe.

Cultural Exchanges

Through athletics, we are able to expose our youth to a more international mindset with friendly competitions in different cultures, regions, and countries.

BOKEFU, the Basket of Kikooko Education Fund

One of Kikooko’s former clients, Joke, wearing a dress made by participants in a community skilling project. 

Get Involved

By traveling with Kikooko Africa Safaris, you’re already helping to support these much-needed projects.

Many of our past guests have  become committed, continued supporters of these communities by partnering with us on innovative projects, school tuition, scholarships, and more. Their involvement continues to this day.

If you’d like to get involved, please feel free to reach out to us to discuss further. We will get back to you within 2 business days.

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