About Us

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Our Team

Our History

Our History

Our amazing team are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. We occasionally recruit volunteers interested in applying their skills and experience to deliver positive change to communities in need. We currently have volunteer openings in our education, livelihoods, and wildlife conservation projects in Uganda. Think you would be interested in volunteering with Planet Bridges Foundation in Uganda? Get in touch for more information.

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Our History

Our History

Our History

Planet Bridges Foundation is an initiative of Bamboo Ecotours, a safari company based in Uganda. We work closely with local organizations and private sectors to deliver programs that have a lasting impact on communities adjacent to protected areas and national parks in the East African region. We invest in projects that integrate wildlife conservation, ecotourism, livelihoods, sustainable agriculture, economic empowerment, education, and livelihood development. 

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Our Mission

Our History

Our Mission

We focus on investing in ideas that are scalable, innovative, and sustainable. We support projects that focus on wildlife conservation, livelihoods improvement, ecotourism, education, and sustainable agricultural practices in wildlife tourism dependant communities. Our work is directly contributing to several UN Sustainable Development Goals. Explore the Programs and Projects section of this website to learn more about our work.

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Current Projects in Uganda

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COVID-19 Relief Fund for Wildlife Tourism Dependant Households

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Wildlife Tourism Dependant Households

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Wildlife Tourism Dependant Households

We are raising funds through our COVID-19 relief funding stream to support families hardly hit by the closure of ecotourism businesses in the Bwindi-Mgahinga Gorilla National Park area in southwestern Uganda. The funds raised will help finance alternative  livelihoods activities for tour guides, porters, lodge employees, and women handicraft groups. The initiatives will generate alternative revevnuew streams and have a direct impact on wildlife conservation, especially the endangered mountain gorillas..

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Development of Community Based Ecotourism Sites

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Wildlife Tourism Dependant Households

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Wildlife Tourism Dependant Households

Planet Bridges Foundation is supporting the development of community-owned eco-tourism enterprises in the Bwindi-Mgahinga Gorilla National Park area of southwestern Uganda. The goal of the project is to develop sustainable alternative tourist activities beyond the favorite gorilla trekking activity. These products include coffee farms, cultural sites, and food tours. The project will have a direct impact on the education and livelihoods of the local community as well as wildlife conservation, especially the mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park.

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Marketing Strategies for Ecotourism Enterprises

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Wildlife Tourism Dependant Households

Marketing Strategies for Ecotourism Enterprises

In partnership with Mgahinga Community Development Organization (MCDO), Planet Bridges Foundation is developing a post-COVID marketing strategy for the two lodges managed by MCDO. These are Amajambere Community Camp and Mutanda Eco Community. The marketing strategy is projected to increase guest numbers and revenues, which will ultimately improve livelihoods, education opportunities, and wildlife conservation in both Bwindi and Mgahinga Gorilla National Parks.