Prepare yourself for an exciting safari, culture experience and community engagement in Uganda. Experience Uganda in a comfortable but also adventurous way while working hand in hand with local communities. Enjoying stunning wild views in Uganda that you have never experienced before. This will be your unforgettable experience!
- 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
- Explore Kampala and Jinja Cities
- 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
- 11 nights’ accommodation
- Starts every 15th of the Month
Beacon of Hope Uganda is inviting you to a truly unrivaled Uganda experience that offers so much more beyond other regular safaris. The most exciting part of the tour is being able to experience wildlife galore and the breathtaking scenery of the safari and getting involved in community development projects.
On top of that, this safari also offers to you the sights and sounds of a refreshing Uganda which brings out the excitement and fascination that makes this country come alive. Don’t miss out on this amazing 12 days Uganda experience!
Beacon of Hope Uganda specializes in reliable and challenging international volunteer travel packages in Uganda that make a real difference in local communities.
Travel with purpose! Beacon of Hope Uganda programs allows you to experience a country in a different manner than any other travel opportunity. It provides a fun adventure packed with rich ingredients that will not only make you feel good, but will improve the lives of others.
Make a positive impact on the community in the areas of education, childhood development, healthcare, and other social services.
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 12 jam-packed days!
Trip Start Date: 15th of every month (All year round)
Trip End Date: 27th of every month
Trip Cost: USD$1400
- 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 6: 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 7: After breakfast, early morning drive to Jinja town, the adventure capital of Uganda. The guide will make a stop in Mabira Forest, for a beautiful walk through pristine rain forest. If you want to experience the Mabira Forest Canopy Super Sky adventure (The opportunity to fly through the rainforest canopy and experience a bird’s eye view of the lively forest below), just let us know. No matter what your interests are, you’ll never run out of ways to enjoy the beautiful forest. The hike back from the skyway takes you past the beautiful Griffin Falls.
After the forest experience, the team proceeds to Jinja town to experience the cool breeze at evening drive at the source of the longest River in Africa –the River Nile. Lunch and dinner in Jinja and enjoy a cold beer, before getting for the next day’s adventure.
Day 8: Here you have a couple of either option, going for water rafting, bungee jumping, All Terrain Quad-biking Adventure or Horse riding adventure. 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.
Day 9: After breakfast, we drive to Kampala city through Mukono town for a boda-bike tour of the city. Take a ride around Kampala the city of originally Seven Hills. This Kampala city tour includes prominent places such as: Kasubi tombs, Makerere University, Uganda museum, Namirembe and Rubaga cathedrals, Kibuli and Old Kampala mosque, Namugongo matyres shrines, Bahai temple, and Mulago hospital and Kampala’s organized chaos. Late evening, you will be at leisure to shop for souvenirs, before transferring to the hotel or for an experience of Kampala’s night life.
Day 10: Depart at 7.30am in a customized pop-top safari van with driver/guide.Take a brief break in Masindi, before proceeding into the park.
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 11: 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!
11.00: Take the ferry back to the South Bank and enjoy lunch and a well-deserved break at the Camp.
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.
Day 12: 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!