Ngerengere River Eco Camp

Non-governmental organization

ABOUT NGERENGERE RIVER ECO CAMP

OUR WORK AND LOCATION

We are a Tanzanian non-governmental organization located in the village Lukwambe,

40 km from Morogoro in Tanzania.

Our philosophy is to work with the community, for the community. We focus on education,

health, alternative means of income and environmental sustainability. For more detail on

our projects click here.

Our office is in the small town Bwawani (directly at the

highway between Dar Es Salaam and Morogoro), but we

usually stay at our beautiful Ngerengere River Eco Camp in

village Lukwambe. At the Camp our team plans all our

social projects which are carried out in and with the

communities in our area. Eco Camp is also a place for

networking and partnering with volunteers and guests

from all over the world.

OUR HISTORY

Ngerengere River Eco Camp started in 2006 as an initiative of Mr. Remigius Mushenga in

association with local volunteers and organizations. In 2009, we became a registered,

Tanzanian organization (No.189625).

OUR INDEPENDENCE

Our projects are financed through donations and earnings from our ecotourism and other

activities. We do not receive financial support from governments nor international

organizations in order to make sure that we keep our full independence. We tailor our

projects to the needs of the community but not according to criteria from governments or

organizations without expertise in this region.

REMIGIUS MUSHENGA - FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

It is not possible to describe Ngerengere River Eco Camp without mentioning its founder

and director, Mr. Remigius Mushenga (called Remmy by most people). Raised in very poor

conditions in rural Northern Tanzania, he faced similar economic difficulties as people

in Lukwambe.  

In the past, he has been involved in

many social community projects:

  • Founding a pharmacy in Bwawani with his wife in 1986

  • Establishing an unregestered NGO called ARCNI (Association for Rural Children Nutrition Improvement) between 1987 and 1999

  • Volunteering as a secretary in the Wildlife Management Area of the National Park Wami Mbiki from 2002 to 2008

  • Starting the construction of Ngerengere River Eco Camp and launching the first project Sustainable Charcoal Production in 2006

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