In 2014, Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation (ASTCF) was established by a diverse and passionate group of local people as a grassroots, a non-profit tourism NGO to focus on the conservation of biodiversity and development of rural communities in high tourism potential areas in Uganda to supplement household incomes through a diverse and holistic sustainable tourism practices and other environmental sustainable businesses to alleviate poverty, fight gender inequality, empower local communities, and in particular disadvantaged groups (women, youth, ethnic people), and encourage the conservation of cultural and natural heritage.
At Africa Sustainable Tourism Care Foundation we link tourism to conservation, cultural heritage, and sustainable rural development to enhance livelihoods and enrich Uganda’s tourism product. We work directly with communities to understand the obstacles they face and provide solutions specific to their needs. These solutions provide jobs, conservation training, educational opportunities, and, ultimately, the ability for people to better their own lives.
Our Mission is to create a more enabling environment for sustainable tourism practices that focus on economic, socio-cultural, and environmental sustainability leading to improved livelihoods in Uganda.
Our Goal is to promote sustainable tourism practices that will conserve Uganda’s natural environment and improve livelihoods of associated communities.
Membership & Visitors
- Current members: 300
- Open to new members
- Open to visitors
New members can apply using our email address on our website