Named the “Pearl of Africa,” Uganda is home to the Nile River and is considered among the top 20 most beautiful countries in the world. FHe expeditioners will travel to Mbale and work in villages near the Kenyan border, in some of the most rural and rugged mountains of Uganda. The scenery is breath-taking and many of the conditions will be primitive.
The expedition will include at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project will be a school, clinic, or water system, and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials. Other areas of focus include training programs centered around business development, education, and healthcare. We strive to adapt each training to the individual needs of each community.
FHe participants will work side-by-side with villagers throughout the day enjoying cultural events in the process. A combination of guest house and primitive camp-like accommodations are anticipated. At times there will be running water, electricity, showers, and common eating areas, and at other times there will be only bucket showers and very primitive outhouses. Sleeping 1-2 nights in a remote mountain village only accessible by riding on the back of a motorcycle up steep mountain terrain on narrow dirt roads is expected.
ARRIVAL: JULY 22, 2017
International flight arrival to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) at any time.
DEPARTURE: AUGUST 1, 2017
International flight departure from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) 3:00pm or later. *Most flights will leave the evening of the 1st however, those that do not have an evening flight, a hotel room will be provided for departure on August 2nd.
PRE & POST TRAVEL
Expedition participants are free to organize their own travel before or after the expedition, but they must attend orientation the first day of the expedition and depart from the village the final day of the expedition.
$1450 + $300 safari fee + airfare per person. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, project materials and a safari. A $300 deposit is required to reserve your reservation. *Participants must be at least eight (8) years old or older.
FHe is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 100% of the expedition fee is tax deductible and can be funded through donations.