The quintessential wildlife experience in Uganda is trekking the lush green forests to catch a glimpse of a gorilla family, who share 98% DNA with humans. The other draw to this area is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local Ugandan culture and join the Ride 4 A Woman organization, which teaches new skills and offers jobs to women in their community who struggled with poverty, HIV, and domestic violence. Since its inception in 2009, more than 300 women from 11 villages benefit from the Ride 4 A Woman community center. As a visitor, you can interact with local women and learn from them how to weave baskets, pedal sew and cook local dishes. Watch the women showcase their culture through traditional dance — or even better, you can learn to dance with them. All proceeds are put straight back into the organization to continue its initiatives.