Welcome to National Forestry Authority ecotourism site!

Thank you for visiting our website! 
    
National Forestry Authority ecotourism 
sites provide you great nature experience in Ugandan forest reserve. Enjoy our nature walk, bird watching, biking, camping and chimpanzee tracking with our local ecotourism guides.


mon'tbell again supported our ecotourism guides and patrol men

Patrolmen in Kaniyo-Pabidi
Japanese outdoor equipment company mon'tbell donated 100 shirts and caps for our ecotourism guides. This is our second time to receive donation from them.
We are pleased to wear their clothing and now proud to work in the Central Forest Reserve. Thank you very much for the kindness!! 
*Mon'tbell webstie page


Kaniyo-Pabidi Ecotourism guides


Patrolmen in Busingiro

Patrolmen in Mabira

Patrolmen in Mpanga 

mont-bell supported our ecotourism guides and patrol men!

mont-bell, the Japanese outdoor equipment company supported our ecotourism guides and patrol men! 


The Japanese company, mont-bell known for a great quality outdoor equipment provider kindly supported NFA by providing 40 shirts and caps and rain jackets for our ecotourism guides and patrolmen.

This is a request made by the Japanese volunteer who applied the company's cooperate social responsibility program.
The company supports qualified groups or individuals who are trying to challenge some adventures or conserve natural environment for future generations.

*Mon'tbell webstie page


NFA has been trying to fight with illegal deforestation activities as much as we could, however unfortunately the activities are still going on in the forest.
We believe that ecotourism gives local communities an idea of alternative source of incomes by conserving natural forest.  










Since we had not have uniforms, we were very much pleased and excited to wear them. Also the uniforms increase our sense of belonging. We became consider ourselves as a team to protect our forest than before. 




A new primates tracking in Mabira forest

Have you heard about Mangabey??



NFA and an indigenous Ugandan non-government organization is now developing a new ecotourism product, which is "Grey-cheeked mangabey tracking."The species, grey-cheeked mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae), occurs almost exclusively in Uganda. The species used to occur in several forests along the northern shore of Lake Victoria and in some forests in western Uganda but new information shows that it is increasingly becoming localized to Mabira Central Forest Reserve and Kibale National Park. This will be the first time that groups of the species are being habituated for tourism. On November 21st, we co-hosted the launch of habituation of groups of mangabey monkeys in Mabira Central Forest Reserve for tourism.


The launch started from tracking Mangabey for invited guests. Luckily, they enjoyed watching the primates which is very unique for Ugandan tourism.
Then we had a function.We enjoyed speeches by invited guests and traditional dance performed by community people.

According to the Dr.Olupot, who is supervising the habituation, the monkeys are more habituated than they expected and we would be able to open the tour soon.

Please be patient for sometime, we will inform you!

Who is the winner? Chimpanzee popularity poll @ ESTC 2013 Kenya

We asked ESTC exhibition visitors to vote their favorite chimpanzee of Kalinzu ecotourism site!




Thank you for your vote! 
This is the results!



Tosihizo was the most popular chimpanzee of all males! Congratulation. Many people chose him because of his warm hearted personality!







Tsuri was also the most popular chimpanzee among other females because of its kind looking. Congratulation!




Again, we appreciate your vote! 
We hope you to come and see your favorite chimps 
in Kalinzu ecotourism site! 

NFA ecotourism exhibited ESTC 2013 @ Kenya!


NFA ecotourism team exhibited the ESTC 2013 @Kenya.
Special thanks for having visited our booth!
We enjoyed exchanging information with you!
We hope your success in sustainable ecotourism operations!

HOT NEWS: NFA Ecotourism team is participateing Ecotourism Sustainable Tourism Conference 2013, Nairobi, Kenya

NFA Ecotourism team is participating the conference!
Please visit our exhibit desk! We will looking forward to seeing you there!



Sept 24-27, 2013 | Nairobi, Kenya





Tourism's Role in Sustainable Community DevelopmentThe Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC) is a unique annual conference focused on the advancement of sustainability goals for the tourism industry. Promoting policies and practices benefiting businesses and communities, the ESTC helps to reinforce the role of tourism in building a more sustainable future. The ESTC13 (September 24-27, 2013, Nairobi, Kenya) is co-hosted by TIES, Kenya Tourism Board and the African Wildlife Foundation, and in cooperation with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and IUCN Tourism and Protected Areas Specialist Group.




Program

With a strong focus on promoting ecotourism’s role in sustainable development, the ESTC13 aims to strengthen the industry’s commitment to the recent UN resolution, "Promotion of Ecotourism for Poverty Eradication and Environment Protection", which recognizes ecotourism’s positive impact on sustainable community development efforts.
Download ESTC Overview  (PDF, 700kb)





The ESTC13 will bring together 500+ professionals from over 45 countries, and offer you unique networking, professional development and partnership building opportunities to help you get ahead.