Impact Trip

July 5-16

Volunteer and learn about microfinance in the most entrepreneurial country in the world.

Uganda

The Pearl of Africa

In 1907, when Winston Churchill arrived in Uganda, he called it the Pearl of Africa. Lonely Planet calls it, "Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful countries on the continent". When you hear “Uganda”, think savannah safaris, chimpanzee tracking through the jungle, hiking through the jungle to see Mountain Gorillas, and whitewater rafting down the Nile.

 

Uganda is one of Africa’s best kept secrets. Unlike Tanzania and Kenya, it’s not packed with tourists, you’re not waiting in line to see animals, yet the Safaris are well known as the BEST in the world. And now when you travel to Uganda, the proceeds go towards providing education for impoverished and orphan children.

 

Go now, before the rest of the world wakes up to the Pearl of Africa!!!

Itinerary

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Day 1 - Overnight Flight To Uganda

Flight not included.

 

Day 2 - Arrive at any time in Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

When you arrive, you'll get picked up by a private shuttle that will bring you to your hotel to unwind and relax.

 

Day 3 - Meet the children that you're supporting

Your trip is helping finance Omuto school for underprivileged children in Uganda. Meet the children, play with them, teach them about what your life is like back home, and ask them about their lives in Uganda.

Day 4 - Optional White Water Rafting

You have the option to either spend another day teaching a class and playing games at the school on any topic you'd enjoy teaching, or you can go Class V rafting on the Nile River ($200 rafting fee not included).

 

Day 5 - Drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park 

Today we'll drive to the western side of Uganda and arrive at Queen Elizabeth National Park where there are lions, giraffes, water buffalo, hyenas, elephants and more.

 

Day 6 - Safaris By Water and Land

At the break of dawn, we'll head out on a Game Drive in search of Africa's most prized animals. Then we'll hop on a boat safari to Colossal Falls where we will see hippos, crocodiles swimming, and on the shoreline giraffes and elephants will be drinking out of the lake. You'll also notice the massive diversity of birds in Uganda including king-fisher, bee-eater, African Eagle, herons, and many more.

Day 7 - Travel to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest

Today we'll travel through the beautiful countryside across the equator and take pictures at the monument on the equator. At the end of the day, we'll arrive at the foothills of the mountainous jungle where the only wild gorillas in the world reside.

 

Day 8 - Penetrate the Impenetrable Forest

After an early morning breakfast and a quick briefing, we're going to track the gentle giants into their natural habitat. The duration of hike entirely depends on where the Gorillas are, near or far. At night, we'll rest at a resort on Lake Bunyonyi.

Day 9 - Cultural Show in Kampala

There are 52 different cultures, languages, and tribes in Uganda and tonight you're going to see people from each and every one of them put on a show for you based off their own cultural norms. You will also get a chance to shop around the art district in downtown Kampala.

 

Day 10 - Visit Our Microfinancing Clients & Office

This trip is held by Muvule Financing LTD, our office in Uganda, which supports women in poverty and small businesses get the financing they need in order to grow their businesses and personal incomes. You'll get a chance to meet some of the clients we support and hear the story of their business. You'll also get to see our office and meet the Ugandan team behind Muvule who keep the business running. This will be a truly inspiring and heartfelt day for you.

Day 11 - Fly out of Entebbe International Airport (EBB)

Book your flight to depart at any time today.

 

Day 12 - Arrive back home.

What's Included?

Just sign up and go, knowing everything is taken care of for you!

What's Not Included?

 

Flight ($1200-1700 from USA)

Ugandan Visa (Purchase at airport upon arrival)

Travel Insurance (recommended)

White Water Rafting ($200)

Souvenirs, Tips, Alcohol, Spending Money

Everything Else Is Included

 

All Accommodations (3-4 Star Hotels & Lodges)

Private Transportation

Park Entrance & Activity Fees

Meals & Water

Price & Availability

Not just a great adventure,  also a great deal!

The breakdown below is what most other tour companies are charging for a similar, yet less authentic experience. Since our co-founder Moses, also started a safari business, we're able to skip all middlemen and go straight to the supplier, getting you the best deal you'll ever find for an adventure like this.

Itemized Breakdown

All Meals Included

3-4 Star Accommodations

Private Transportation

Safaris & Activities

Guiding & Other Expenses

Value

$1,050

$3,430

$3,850

$2,200

$1,950

Total Value = $12,480

Actual Price!

$2,675

Only 10 spots left!

Save your spot by placing a $200 downpayment

What's the catch?

You may be wondering, how could this trip be so cheap? The truth is we make the price super low to allow anyone to come because we know that once you're here you will fall in love in Uganda and with our mission of helping the people here. We hope that by coming with us to Uganda, you leave inspired to find a way to help out.

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Is it safe?

Safety is a huge concern for our travelers, as it should be. But Uganda has had 40 years of political peace and there is no reason to fear for your safety. When we track animals we have an armed park ranger with us to guard us from animal attacks.

 

Who can go?

This trip is family friendly, but make sure that everyone on the trip is capable of walking for several hours on nature trails on their own.

 

Want to learn more about our initiatives?

We partner with a school and safari company to give you this great experience. Both organizations were started by our heroic co-founder, Moses Muwunguzi.

What should I pack?

We will send you a packing list once you sign up, but you will need both light clothing for the daytime and layers for at night. You will also need hiking boots for natures hikes and regular shoes or sandals for relaxation.

 

Where is Uganda?

Uganda is a landlocked part of East Africa along with Tanzania, Kenya, and Rwanda. It's also at the headwaters of the Nile River and bordering the largest lake in Africa, Lake Victoria.

 

What kinds of animals might we see?

Lions, giraffes, hippos, elephants, chimpanzees, warthogs, impala, zebra, wildebeest, gorillas, leopards, buffalo, crocodiles, baboons, hyenas, and over 1,200 bird species.

What is the weather like?

Uganda has amazing weather year round. It's on the equator, yet at elevation so it never gets too hot or too cold. The average high is 84F (29C) and the average low is 63F (17C).

 

Why Uganda?

Uganda is the only country in Africa with both Savannah and Jungle safaris. It's also the only place in the world with wild mountain gorillas and due to the Nile River, it has 1,200 bird species. More than anywhere else in the world.

 

Will I need vaccines?

Yes, you MUST have the yellow fever vaccine to enter the country. You should also ask your doctor to get pills to prevent malaria. Ask your doctor what else you might need.

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