Api Tourism – Kenya & Uganda


Bwindi Impenetrable Forest – Uganda


This project led by CIBIC (Community Initiatives for Biodiversity Conservation) and funded by Bees Abroad is right at the entrance to the Forest. The project supports the Bwindi Batwa tribe who were hunter gathers until they were forcibly ejected from the forest. You will:

  • Meet the Batwa who will explain their beekeeping, their cultural heritage and their history of honey hunting in the forest.
  • Visit the CIBIC resource centre where honey is processed and learn more about the project. Meals are available too.
  • Have the opportunity to buy honey and other locally produced products.
  • Learn about the natural history of the Batwa and their cultural values.
  • You will definitely enjoy the Batwa dance in the wilderness
  • You will visit the Batwa traditional homestead and experience their culture

Note: These projects are run by local communities for the benefit of their community.  Bees Abroad has no responsibility for the visit and arrangements are made entirely at the visitor’s own risk.

CONTACTS

Email: communityinitiatives4@gmail.com

Phone +256 782657007

www.bwindicommunityinitiatives.org

 

Maasai Mara Wildlife Reserve – Kenya


The village of Kishermoruak is a short drive from the reserve entrance. Here Bees Abroad supports and trains a group of 30 women – “The Mothers of Kishermoruak”. Depending on the timing of your visit you may:

  • Meet representatives of the group, share a meal and learn how they use income from the project to educate their daughters preventing them being forced into early marriages.
  • Learn all about local beekeeping practices and visit some of the hives out in the bush. See the honey processing building and shop that the women have built themselves.
  • Taste and buy local honey, body creams, soap, polish and candles made by the group. Try making these products under the supervision of the women themselves. If time allows you may also be able to visit a local market where the products are sold.
  • As the village is close to the Maasai Mara game reserve it is possible to combine a visit to Kishermoruak village with a game drive in the reserve. This would entail an overnight stop at a local tented hotel. The reserve has all the iconic Kenyan safari wildlife and if the visit is in July/August then you would be able to experience the Wildebeest Migration – one of the wonders of the natural world.

Note: These projects are run by local communities for the benefit of their community.  Bees Abroad has no responsibility for the visit and arrangements are made entirely at the visitor’s own risk.

CONTACT

Phone: 254 723 850339

Mercy Mburu

Email: ahimidiwesana@yahoo.com

 

Queen Elizabeth National Park – Uganda


This project led by LIDEFO (Liberty Development Foundation) is based in Kasese which is on the main road shortly before the park. You will:

  • Be driven by an English-speaking driver.
  • Learn about beekeeping in the area.
  • Visit the honey collection and honey processing centres.
  • Discover how beekeeping helps pay for education and medicines.
  • Visit a beneficiary family.
  • Visit primary school children involved in beekeeping.
  • Taste local organic honey and have the opportunity buy beeswax candles and honey.
  • Have a personal tour of an apiary and open a beehive. Protective clothing is supplied.

Note: These projects are run by the local community for the benefit of their community.  Bees Abroad has no responsibility for the visit and arrangements are made entirely at the visitor’s own risk.

CONTACT

Email: ridechange@gmail.com

Phone: + 256 772629673

www.lidefo.net