Access is freely granted almost everywhere by a warm local welcome. Most Ugandans are extremely poor by comparison to most travelers, so they might expect climbers to share or give something. Climbers are not obliged to give anything in most cases, but giving a little something small can go a long way.
Rather than giving handouts, I look for every opportunity to pay Ugandans for useful goods and services. That might be paying a guide or porter, or hiring someone to look after my car. Additionally, I agree to give donations to schools and churches if I camp on their property. I regularly give 2-5k UGX for parking on someone's land. I also buy local produce, stay in local guest houses, and eat locally. I try to always mention that I am climbing or hiking and also try to thank everyone for welcoming me into their community. Through this, I hope to give positively to these communities and build a positive impression of climbers and hikers in all these communities. I hope this will not only boost the local economy, but help pave the way for more adventurers to come and explore this amazing country.©
Parking at the school
Climbing is mostly unknown in Uganda. Please do climbers a favor and build a positive impression in the country through exemplary behavior and conscientious contributions to the communities you visit.©
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