According to Jalamang, responsible tourism is the best kind of tourism that a person can be involved in. It allows the tourist to interact with the local people, learn from them, exchange ideas, meet the people in communities, and learn about their way of their life.
Apart from Janjanbureh, Jalamang guides his travellers also to the villages of Jamali Ganyado and Tabanani.
In TABANANI, visitors are welcomed by the Kanyaleng woman’s group. The Kanyelengs perform rituals for infertile women so that God can bless them with children. Visitors will join the elderly man in making hand fans, keep them as a souvenir, and learn how to make a delicious domoda fresh from the local garden.
JAMALI GANYADO is a very cultural community. That’s why any visitor that visits there is always amazed. When visiting the village, visitors are always taken there by a horse cart. When they reach there, they will be entertained by the Fulani musical instrument called the Riti accompanied by women dancing and singing. Locals will always invite visitors to dance with them. After the welcoming ceremony, visitors have a workshop with the community cooks to prepare a special breakfast meal locally called Chura gherte. From there, the head of the community, locally called the Alkalo, is allowed to explain how the village came into existence and the type of work they do to feed their families.
With the passion in his voice, Jalamang concludes: “With the villagers, you are free to do anything you want to do because they are always willing to share their experience with the visitors. And that I think is the best thing about community-based tourism”.