Community coffee plantation tour
Savour the deep scent and flavour of the finest Ugandan coffee on an authentic coffee plantation tour. Situated in the buffer zone between the national park and the farmlands, this exceptional initiative is run by the Omwani Women’s Cooperative, an association of local women committed to growing organic coffee beans without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilisers. Marvel at over 1 500 Arabica and Robusta coffee plants and witness the beans being processed by hand at a communal processing plant. End your experience with a sampling of the plantation’s finest product.
Providing a sustainable source of income this initiative has given vocations to several local women and men, a percentage of who have HIV and are widowers. This excellent programme educates the women in all stages of coffee production – from field to cup and even boasts their own coffee roaster. These women and men are now, thanks to their newly found skill set, able to provide their children with the uniforms they need to attend school and gain an education.
Able to produce and export a constant supply of Arabica and Robusta coffee globally throughout the year, this is due to Uganda being fortunate enough to experience two rainy seasons and a wide range of agro-ecologies. Boasting high altitudes and a cool equatorial climate that benefits slow ripening, this gives rise to the most delicious coffees produced by Africa’s smallholder farmers.