As we always say, you don’t have to choose between taking an adventure holiday and volunteering when you sign up to Beacon of Hope Uganda’s amazing volunteer and adventure combo tours.
This is one of our best and popular volunteer adventure tours, 5 days of Unforgettable Uganda experience combined with safari and volunteer projects. This is one our volunteer vacations and tour experiences like no other!
Travelling across Uganda, with two days stay on at least one volunteer projects that we run giving you enough time to make a difference and get the full volunteering experience without compromise and then 3 days wild adventure to most popular safari destination Murchison Falls National Park.
For those interested in tracking gorillas consider our 5 Days of Uganda Wildbest Adventure Tour and for those interested in Chimp tracking, consider our 5 Days of Serenade Wanderlust of Uganda.
- Unlimited game viewing drives
- Personal involvement in Uganda Community Development Projects
- Professional safari directors and guide-drivers
- Authentic branded safari hat and safari essentials pack
- Custom designed pop-up roof Safari vans
- Murchison Falls Safari Experience
- Daily meals will be provided
- Round trip airport transfers
- 4 nights’ accommodation
- Starts every second Monday of the Month
This trip will take you to an awesome unforgettable experience of 5 days of Uganda- commonly known as the Pearl of Africa. Explore Uganda’s most visited park with the most animal populations. Murchison Falls never fails to deliver and enjoy a lot of activities from game drive sessions to picnics. Not to mention all of your meals and accommodations are covered so that you can focus on your holiday alone. Come and pursue your wanderlust here in Uganda!
Uganda is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Africa. The country is famous for a lot of things including its wildlife, happening beaches, lush green jungles, picturesque mountains, enthralling adventure activities and fascinating flora and fauna. In short, Uganda has all the ingredients that you need to make your vacation a memorable one.
Trip Start Date: Every second Monday of the month
Trip Cost: USD$1000 pp
- International flights from your country to Uganda
- Tips and personal donations
- Alcohol Expenses
- Souvenirs Shopping Expenses
Day Activities, Location and Accommodation:
Day 1: Arrival at Entebbe International Airport. Drive to Mukono town, base of Beacon of Hope Uganda, check in at accommodation. Take a tour around Mukono town and orientation about the trip and introduction to Uganda, rest and get ready for the start of the adventure.
Day 2- Day 3: Depending on the season and month of your travel, we always have a list of much needed services which can be provided by volunteers within our projects around Uganda. Beacon of Hope Uganda (BoHU) recruits volunteers for locally-run community, conservation, teaching, health care, building and sports projects around Uganda. Volunteers are an integral part of everything that happens at BoHU. We couldn’t do it without you! There are many ways to volunteer your time, skills and talents to help out. Our Volunteer Program is an immersion program customized for individual travelers, students, professionals, families, groups, or anyone with the desire to serve in rural villages in Uganda. The time you spend volunteering, your destination community, and the projects in which you will be involved are all geared to your skills and interests, and the community’s needs. The program came about in collaboration with BoHU and the under-served rural villages.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our communities and place volunteers in programs that have the skills that fit the community’s need as well as the motivation to make the best out of their stay. Simultaneously we provide safe and meaningful experiences for you as our volunteer. Because it is an immersion experience, days in the villages allow for a variety of opportunities. And whether you work in a clinic, school, or orphanage, participate in building or agricultural projects, or simply assist in the day-to-day tasks. BoHU will work closely with you to ensure comprehensive preparation, including both an understanding of the people with whom you will be working, and all considerations necessary for traveling overseas.
14.00: Arrive at the Top of the Falls, where you may take your packed lunch if you have not already enjoyed it en route! Take a guided walk around the thunderous Murchison Falls, with an optional mini-hike to view the sister falls, Uhuru, which was created in 1962 when the river burst its banks.
16.30: Travel on to the accommodation on the south bank of the Nile at Paraa. Accommodation consists of safari tents with twin beds, including bedding and shared bathroom facilities (but not towels). Upgrades to ensuite bandas with solar hot water are available on request (please enquire for pricing/availability). Look out for resident warthogs, hippo and other wildlife around the camp! Enjoy dinner and drinks and a camp fire when weather permits.
Day 5: Depart 6.45am for the ferry crossing to the North Bank, taking along a packed breakfast. Enjoy a 4-hour game drive around the Buligi game tracks, which stretch between the Victoria and Albert Niles, and down to the Nile-Lake Albert Delta. Most of the park’s game and birdlife can be viewed from here, but please note – nothing is guaranteed!
14.30: Depart for a 3 hour boat cruise along the Victoria Nile to the base of the Falls, Along the way, you will be able to observe a wide variety of birds and wildlife, including numerous hippos and crocodiles – as well as breathtaking scenery.
17.30: Your driver/guide will meet you off the boat and take you back to the camp for another night in the camp.
Day 6: Depart 8:30am for the ferry to enjoy a final game drive along the Wangkwar or Delta sector, for approximately 3 hours before leaving the park. A final chance to spot some more wildlife!
11.00: Leave the park and head back to Kampala, taking in the beauty of the soon to be dammed Karuma Falls en route. Stop for a bite to eat at Kabalega Diner before continuing with the homeward journey.
18.30: Arrive back in Kampala between 17.00 and 18.30, depending on traffic.
Late evening hotel drop off (in case you are staying longer in Uganda) or transfer to the airport for your out bound flight.
End of Tour!