Why Riddick

Riddick Safaris is part of the conservation culture. Through our safaris, we create awareness about the importance of preserving the wildlife in our country. Our tours are to enjoy, but also to highlight how important these species and forests are in keeping our ecosystem balanced and healthy.

Additionally, in 2004, the number of Orphans in Uganda was estimated to be 1.8 million and by 2009 that number had grown to nearly 2.6 million. Over one million of those children have lost their parents to HIV/AIDS related complications and some of their problems are as follows;

Orphans find themselves isolated within their communities, surrounded by those who are unwilling or unable to reach out to them. Many of these children are deprived of their basic needs due to high levels of poverty.

Nearly half of the population lives below poverty line, out of which 19% are children. Uganda’s rural areas in particular struggle with a very high poverty rate.

Poverty breeds desperation and leads people to many drastic choices. Children get killed, trafficked for child labour.

Children are precious and are a big part of our future. Therefore we cannot sit back and continue to watch in their dire conditions but Re-light their candles by offering to them the basics. Riddick Safaris intends to give back to the less fortunate, part of the proceeds will be used to help underprivileged school children with school fees and basic needs in different parts of Uganda.