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 some of the conditions can 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, water system, or orphanage, 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 can be anticipated. At times there will be running water, electricity, showers, and common eating areas, and at other times there may be only bucket showers and very primitive outhouses.
*Please note that we must have a minimum of 20 – 25 participants for this expedition to proceed. Please refrain from purchasing airfare (or purchase travel insurance) until the expedition is confirmed.
ARRIVAL: JUNE 16, 2018
International flight arrival to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) at any time.
DEPARTURE: JUNE 26, 2018
International flight departure from Entebbe International Airport (EBB) 4:00pm or later. *Most flights will leave the evening of the 26th, however, those that do not have an evening flight, a hotel room will be provided for departure on June 27th.
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 + $400 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.
Registration opens February 1st