The study on the "Analysis of Tourism Community Based Tourism Initiatives among Rural
Communities" was canied out in Western Uganda with specific aims of; estimating the
contribution of COBATI in the growth of the community through exploring the important
economic drivers within the local livelihoods; establishing the challenges experienced in the
promotion of COBATI to suggest possible solutions for promoting COBATI. A review of
related literature was carried out on already existing information on the specific aims of this
paper as a way of comprehending the problem and emiching and supplements the study
findings. The study relied on a qualitative research design under which questionnaires were
administered and interviews were conducted with community members, forest department as
well as local leaders and tourists.
It was established that, the economic drivers included; government revenue., improved
incomes, employment oppmtunities, infrastructure development, capacity building and
instabilities in the neighbouring countries. The challenges experienced in the promotion of
COBATI included lack of inclusiveness of the community (partial representation), unhealthy
living conditions, illegal activities, conuption and unbalanced growth, however solutions
were suggested to improve on the situation which were gazetting, improving indigenous
knowledge and conditions of living, educating travellers, and uplift existing cultural sites.
The study concluded that, tourism has driven responses that stimulate growth, although this
growth has not been a balanced one calling for more sensitization and empovverment to uplift
the marginalised tribes like the Batwa.
The study recommends; Government embarkment on promotion of unique tourist features,
promoting private sector investment in ecotourism, adequate funding of the Uganda Wild life
Authority, evacuate Batwa to distant areas from the forest, and improving the security in the major touristic areas.
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Research, SSA, and MAGALA JAMIRAH "Analysis Of Community Based Tourism Initiatives Growth Among Ruralcommunities In Western Uganda. A Case Study Of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park" Afribary. Afribary, 11 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-community-based-tourism-initiatives-growth-among-ruralcommunities-in-western-uganda-a-case-study-of-bwindi-impenetrable-national-park. Accessed 28 May. 2022.
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Research, SSA and JAMIRAH, MAGALA . "Analysis Of Community Based Tourism Initiatives Growth Among Ruralcommunities In Western Uganda. A Case Study Of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/analysis-of-community-based-tourism-initiatives-growth-among-ruralcommunities-in-western-uganda-a-case-study-of-bwindi-impenetrable-national-park