Simply Uganda One Week Holiday Tour

We recognize that not everyone is in a position to stay in Uganda for an extended period of time to volunteer and explore the Pearl of Africa. So we have established a one week adventure humanitarian service packed combo package for individuals who would just like to spend just 3days volunteering, one day rafting or bungee jumping and 3 days wildlife safari.

We have established our very popular “Simply Uganda One Week Holiday” package. If you only have one week over the winter holidays, spring or just few days during your career break, Beacon of Hope Uganda has the right experience for you in Uganda. We can help you make your next vacation to have a real, meaningful impact!

Trip Highlights:

  • Unlimited game viewing drives
  • Personal involvement in Uganda Community Development Projects
  • Professional safari directors and guide-drivers
  • Raft or Bungee Jump the mighty river Nile
  • Authentic branded safari hat and safari essentials pack
  • Custom designed pop-up roof Safari vans
  • Queen Elizabeth Safari Experience
  • Daily meals will be provided
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • 6 nights’ accommodation
  • Flexible start date

This one week holiday in Uganda will be a stimulating and provoking experience. Beacon of Hope Uganda will enable you to absorb the fascinating Ugandan culture and wildlife whilst sharing your knowledge and skills with the host community. The projects will provide an unforgettable eye opening experience for a gap year, vacation, spring break or career break for groups and individual travelers.

Like no other country, Uganda represents the changing faces of recent African history. Behind the people’s optimism and the country’s beauties lay the horrors and ruins of a dark and gloomy past. However, Uganda is more than worth a visit – not just because of its awesome landscape and its incredible bio-diversity. It is simply moving to see how the people overcome the nightmares of the past and how they fight for a normal, settled life.

Our projects are children, women, youth and community orientated projects and enables volunteers to work with rural villages in building and renovating schools, promoting basic primary education, sports and caring for children in our orphanage.

Everyone who has limited spare time and is fit enough to travel to Uganda can take this form of vacation. Beacon of Hope Uganda is receiving people from all countries and from 18yrs and above. The only conditions are an open mind and tolerance on your side.

If you want to come with your family, group or friends, no problem, you are welcome. Uganda is easy to travel and children are welcome everywhere.

Unlike other volunteer travel packages we offer, we allow our participants to start on any date of the year on this tour!

Itinerary Details:

Uganda is a brilliant, beautiful place landlocked in East Africa. It’s bordered by DR Congo, South Sudan, Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. It has Africa’s highest mountain range and borders on Africa’s largest lake. Its home to the protected Mountain Gorillas, and is the source of the Nile River. And we’re going to try to take in as much of it as we can over 7 jam-packed days!

Trip Start Date: Flexible (Any date of the month)

Accommodation: Budget

Trip Cost: USD$1150

Cost Excludes:

  • 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.

Day 4: Early morning drive to Jinja town, the adventure capital of Uganda, breakfast enroute, to experience, your choice of Jinja adventure, either white water rafting, bungee jumping, All Terrain Quad-biking Adventure or Horse riding adventure or source of the Nile drive. Late evening, you will be at leisure to shop for souvenirs, before transferring to the hotel or for a dance at famous club in Jinja. You will enjoy your dinner and cold beer, while enjoying the sounds of river nile waves.

Day 5: Early morning breakfast, depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park in a customized pop-top safari van with driver/guide. You will pass through Uganda’s beautiful green countryside. You will make a few stops at the Equator to take some photographs and in Mbarara for lunch. From there you will continue to Queen Elizabeth National Park as you marvel at the breath taking scenery, tea plantations, the open grasslands, long horned –Ankole Cattle, the woodlands and the Rift Valley Escarpment. Have a game drive in the evening as you drive to your place of accommodation.

Day 6: Have an early morning breakfast then go for a morning game drive within the park. Anticipate to see the famous big five including Buffalos, elephants, Lions and other mammals like Giant forest hog, Bush bucks, Kobs, Hyenas and waterbucks. In the afternoon hours you will partake in a launch cruise along Kazinga channel. You will appreciate the high scores of Elephants, Hippos, Buffalos and crocodiles. A number of bird species will also be seen along including the rare shoe bill.

Day 7: Enjoy your relaxed breakfast then go for guided primate walk along Kyambura Gorge in search for the habituated chimps within the gorge. Later, drive to Kasese for lunch. Return to Kampala at your own convenience where you will be dropped either to your hotel/residence or airport.

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!

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