16 Days Uganda Community Volunteer Groups Tour

Uganda Community Volunteer Groups Tour

Community Volunteer Groups Tour

Duration: 16 Days

Starting from: USD$2,895

  • Rates are per person and based on 2 people sharing 1 room
  • Excluding international flights (from/to your home country)

Highlights: Volunteer to build a classroom block at Bwagogo village combined with evening community walks, a night at Sipi Falls, swimming at Mbale Resort, a 3 days safari to Queen Elizabeth National Park, souvenir shopping, and end your Uganda experience with a tour of Kampala city.

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Best time to go
June to August and December to February (Drier trails make for easy mountain gorilla tracking)

High Season
June to September (Gorilla permits need to be booked long in advance at any time of the year)

Things to consider:

  • Mid-range tour – Accommodated tour
  • Group Tour – The tour is run for more than 2 people at a go
  • Can depart any day? – This tour can depart any day
  • Can be customised? – This tour can be customized
  • Minimun require age – Suitable for ages16 and older
Tour Summary (See full day-by-day for more details)
  • You’ll go to Uganda uganda safaris
  • This tour starts and ends in Kampala (Uganda) – Getting there & away
  • You’ll visit Kamapala (city), Jija Source of Nile, Sipi Falls, Mbale, Queen Elizabeth NP.
  • Activities: Volunteering, Communities, Game Drive, Bird Watching, Site Seeing
  • Getting around: 4×4 Safari Landcruiser / Minivan
  • A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included

Day One

Arrival
On arrival at Entebbe International Airport you’re picked up by our driver/guide and transferred to Kampala city where you will spend the night. Depending on your time of arrival, we will take you for a city tour and also get you oriented with Ugandan money and culture. Arrivals on Sunday morning or early afternoon can allow for a cultural dance and drum extravaganza in the evening.

Dinner and overnight accommodation options: Red Chilli Hide Away-budget, Cassia Lodge-mid range, Serena Hotel –upmarket. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Two

Orientation
Today we will visit the city mall to acquire local currency and make all necessary shopping for all necessary items. We will then drive out of Kampala to our village destination east of Uganda and spend our first night in Mbale town.

Dinner and overnight at Mbale Resort Hotel. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Three

After breakfast head out to the building site at Bwagogo village. Receive orientation on arrival and the hard work begins.

Dinner and overnight at the village house. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Four

Bwagogo
Have an evening village walk before dinner to see the local homesteads and meet the local people and learn about their culture and how people cook, work and entertain themselves.

Dinner and overnight at the village house. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Five

Bwagogo
After today’s work we visit a local market in the evening to experience how trade locally takes place and buy some groceries for ourselves for a firsthand experience.

Dinner and overnight at the village house. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Six

Bwagogo
Building in the morning and a relaxed afternoon to drive to the beautiful hills of Bududa.

Dinner and overnight at the village house. B-L-D

Day Seven

Bwagogo
Building in the morning and a relaxed evening.

Dinner and overnight at the village house. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Eight

Bwagogo
Building in the morning. Evening village walk.

Dinner and overnight at the village house. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Nine

Bwagogo – Sipi
After a relaxed breakfast do the last work possible on the building and have it dedicated and thereafter head to Sipi Falls. This is a series of falls right on the edge of Mount Elgon an extinct volcano towering to 4,321 meters (14,177 ft.) above sea level. This is an ideal place to relax and meditate. Today we will take a walk through the village to the bottom of Sipi falls. If interested, one could go abseiling off the cliff right at the falls.

Dinner and overnight at Sipi River Lodge. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Ten

Sipi – Mbale
Wake up for a relaxed breakfast and thereafter visit the village community in Sipi area to experience the process of making coffee and have a locally made cup of coffee before transferring to Mbale to have lunch at Mbale Resort and go swimming in the afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at Mbale Resort Hotel. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Eleven

Mbale -Kampala
After breakfast drive to Jinja where we will have lunch and visit the source of the river Nile before heading to Kampala.

Dinner and overnight accommodation options: Red Chilli Hide Away-budget, Cassia Lodge –mid range, Serena Hotel -upmarket

Day Twelve

Queen Elizabeth National Park
Depart Kampala after breakfast driving southwest; the drive today takes you across the imaginary equator line, through beautiful highlands and tea estates with a lunch stop in Mbarara. The drive today including all stops will be approximately 8 hours. When we arrive the park we will check in at our accommodation, and then take an evening game drive.

Dinner and overnight accommodation options: Simba Safari Camp -budget, Ihamba Safari Lodge-mid range, Mweya Safari Lodge- up market. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Thirteen

Game drive, boat cruise
We will be up early today, depart at 0630am for a morning game drive. This morning we aim to catch the big cats i.e. lions as they hunt or feed on their morning kill. Lions mostly hunt as the day dawns in because the temperatures are cooler and more hunting-friendly for the king of the jungle. Other sights to expect are hyenas before they disappear into the thickets, Cape buffalo, the handsome Uganda kob, warthog, elephant, leopard, and waterbuck. Return to our overnight Lodge/camp for late breakfast and lunch. Right after lunch, we will drive to Mweya to take a cruise on the Kazinga channel. Queen Elizabeth National Park boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game reserve in the world and this afternoon boat ride confirms it well.

Dinner and overnight accommodation otpions: Simba Safari Camp -budget, Ihamba Safari Lodge-mid range, Mweya Safari Lodge-upmarket. Meal plan B-L-D

Day Fourteen

After an early breakfast leave the lodge/Camp and drive to the Kyambura gorge for a primate walk. A walk in the forest here allows for sights of chimpanzees, black & white colobus monkey, velvet monkey, olive baboon and the occasional leopard. After the primate walk, we drive to Kampala with lunch en route.

Accommodation options: Red Chilli Hide Away-budget, Cassia Lodge-mid-range Serena Hotel-upmarket. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Fifteen

Souvenir shopping
Today is a shopping day; we will take you to the craft markets where you can buy African drums and all other types of African souvenirs.

Accommodation options: Red Chilli Hide Away-budget, Cassia Lodge-mid-range Serena Hotel-upmarket. Meal plan: B-L-D

Day Sixteen

Day of departure
Possible activities today are; a city tour including the local markets, the taxi park and more souvenir markets. Transfer to the airport for evening flight out.

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Transportation

By Road (4×4 Custom Safari vehicle), it will take you around 5hours from Kampala with about 305 km. Paara covers a distance of about 85km from Masindi town by the shortest route.

Accommodation Options:

Kampala options:

  1. Red Chilli Hide Away – budget,
  2. Cassia Lodge-mid – mid range,
  3. Serena Hotel – up-market
  4. Meal plan: B-L-D

QENP Options:

  1. Simba Safari Camp-budget,
  2. Ihamba Safari Lodge-mid-range,
  3. Mweya Safari Lodge-up-range.

Meal plan: B-L-D

Lake Mburo Options

  1. Lake View Hotel Mbarara – budget,
  2. Lake Mburo Safari Lodge – mid-range,
  3. Mihingo Lodge – up-market.

Meal plan: B-L-D

Jinja, Nile options

  1. Black Lantern,
  2. 2friends Hotel – mid range,
  3. Wild Waters Lodge – up-market.

Meal plan: B-L-D

Included in the price

 

  • Ground transport
  • An English speaking driver/guide
  • A visit to Sipi Falls
  • A boat activities in the park as indicated
  • A chimpanzee permit
  • A gorilla permit
  • A hike to the foot hills of Mount Rwenzori
  • Game drives as indicted
  • A visit to the source of the Nile
  • A village experience
  • A visit to Lake Bunyonyi
  • Either water rafting or bungee jumping
  • Accommodation for 20 nights
  • Meals as indicated against each day.
  • Park entry fees
  • 2litres of bottled water daily while in the vehicle

Excluded:

  • Entry visas and flights
  • Items of personal nature/tips/laundry
  • Personal insurance
  • Sodas/alcohol/ teas and extra water
  • Extra meals and activities
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