Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour

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Global EduTours presents a Vacation unlike any other! Experience the Ugandan Way of Life and Take a Walk on the Wild Side of Africa on the Ugandan Cultural Expedition!
You’ll experience breathtaking natural wonders, rare birds, animals, and vegetation, and interesting groups of people that will all combine to create the trip of a lifetime!
No previous knowledge is required for you to enjoy this tour. Our Professional Tour Guides will teach you everything you need to know along the way!
Witness thousands of species including big game like lions, antelope, giraffes, buffalo, and elephants! Observe Giraffes, Zebra, Topis, Water Bucks, and Warthogs in their Natural Habitat!
Enjoy time with fellow travelers and stay in high quality accommodations. Whether you come for the people, the animals, or the scenery, the Ugandan Cultural Expedition is the trip of a lifetime!
Join us as we delve into the fascinating and varied cultures of rural Uganda on this exciting, action-packed learning tour! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 17+
Singles
Couples
Families
Groups
50+
Wheel Chairs

Immerse yourself in the Culture of Uganda and the Beauty of its Scenery and Exotic Wildlife!

Global-EduTours presents a Vacation unlike any other! Experience the Ugandan Way of Life and Take a Walk on the Wild Side of Africa on the Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour!

On one of the most diverse continents on Earth, you’ll experience breathtaking natural wonders, rare birds, animals, and vegetation, and interesting groups of people that will all combine to create the trip of a lifetime!

The Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour starts off with the stunning Murchison National Park Trip with a stop at the Boomu Women’s Group on the way. Witness a rural community run by these women and have the chance to join a cooking tour along with many other activities with the group!

Murchison National Park includes an early morning Game Drive to see the nocturnal species of the area and then a Boat Cruise along the Nile! Witness thousands of species including big game like lions, antelope, giraffes, buffalo, and elephants!

Day 4 marks a journey to the Hoima District, home of the amazing landscapes of the Albertine Rift, before experiencing the Kibiro Salt Gardens and Hot Springs. Enjoy the hike to the salt gardens in the awe-inspiring scenery before learning the means of salt extraction and how the locals create immense income through the natural wonder!

The next stop on the Ugandan Cultural Expedition Edutour is a tour of Fort Portal. Experience the magic and folklore of the area in the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru Caves and the Fort Portal Crater Field that includes scenes of the Rwenzori Mountains (Mountains of the Moon).

The Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour also offers a morning chimpanzee trek and Bigodi Swamp Ecotourism Site before the night’s stay at the Isuna Lodge. This amazing opportunity is followed by the breathtaking Queen Elizabeth National Park that is home to hundreds of different animal species that you’ll come up close and personal with on the Kazinga Channel Boat Cruise!

You’ll then enjoy a Morning Game Drive on the Savannah Plains before the beautiful road trip to Lake George, an experience that will take up your entire morning before you evening’s transfer to the Ishasha Sector and an evening Game Drive.

Day 9 of the Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour shows you everything that the wonderful Ishasha Sector has to offer, including the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the amazing Climbing Lions that await their prey in the hanging branches.

And don’t forget about the legendary Gorillas! Witness them in their natural habitat on a Day Trek for close encounters and photo ops with these amazing animals before an evening excursion into the community to engage with the ancient Batwa Pygmies!

The Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour still has some adventure left as you’ll enjoy a high ropes course and zip-lining adventure. Soar the through the trees and across Lake Bunyoni (The second deepest lake on the continent!) before a breathtakingly beautiful Sunrise Boat Cruise around the lake the next morning.

The Culture of Banyankole is next on display in the Lake Mburo National Park, home of rare species of zebras, giraffes, Topis, and Antelopes.

Day 13 offers a dive into the Enyemebwa Center to experience the rich history of the natives before experiencing the wonder of the Savannah Acacia Landscapes on Safari!

The last day of the Ugandan Culture Expedition EduTour will end the trip on a high note with a Bush Walking Safari putting hundreds of African Species on display. See the interactions between Giraffes, Zebra, Topis, Water Bucks, and Warthogs in their Natural Habitat, and then visit the Uganda Equator for amazing photo opportunities!

No previous knowledge is required for you to enjoy this tour. Our Professional Tour Guides will teach you everything you need to know along the way!

Enjoy time with fellow travelers and stay in high quality accommodations. Whether you come for the people, the animals, or the scenery, the Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour will be the trip of your life!


Typical day


Day 1: Arrival in Uganda/Welcome Dinner & Orientation 

DAY 2: Murchison Falls National Park via BOOMU Women's Group 
DAY 3: Morning Game Drive + Boat Cruise along the Nile 
DAY 4: Transfer to Hoima District - Visit Kibiro Salt Gardens + Bunyoro Kitara Cultural Trail 
DAY 5: Travel to Fort Portal, visit the Amabere Ga’nyinamwiru caves, Fort Portal Crater Lake area and Tooro Kingdom palace 
DAY 6: Chimpanzee Trekking & Bigodi Wetland Walk 
DAY 7: Transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park + Afternoon Cruise along Kazinga Channel. 
DAY 8: Morning Game Drive, Visit Lake George then Transfer to Ishasha Sector 
DAY 9: Morning Game Drive in Ishasha & transfer to Bwindi Impenetrable national park 
DAY 10: Gorilla trekking & visit the batwa pygmies. 
DAY 11: Transfer to Lake Bunyonyi. High ropes adventure & zip lining. 
DAY 12: Sun rise boat cruise at Lake Bunyonyi. Transfer to Lake Mburo National Park. 
DAY 13: Cultural tour + game drive 
DAY 14: Bush walking safari then Transfer to Kampala via The Uganda Equator 
DAY 15: Departure Day 

Free-time activities

High ropes adventure & zip lining.
Sightseeing
Shopping/
Souvenirs
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 17 years old on the program start date.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Other Skills
No skills neccessary
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

What's Included

Services by Global EduTours

  • Pre-Departure Support
  • Meals (as detailed)
  • Site Entry Fees
  • Quality Accommodation
  • Professional Tour Guide
  • Airport Transfers

Airport Pickup at Entebbe International Airport
Included
Entebbe International Airport (CODE:EBB)
Accommodation
Twin Share (single room supplement available)
Hotel
Food & Beverages

All meals included

Internet Access
Limited access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Entebbe International Airport (EBB) in Entebbe. We assist you to find cheap flights to Uganda.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Uganda provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Uganda you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Uganda.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Tours start on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
3 - 3 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
15 days (min. stay)
$ 5,090
15 days (max. stay)
$ 5,090
Average fees
$ 2,375 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Global EduTours will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Global EduTours during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or a cash payment at the project site.

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Ugandan Cultural Expedition EduTour

Join us as we delve into the fascinating and varied cultures of rural Uganda on this exciting, action-packed learning tour!

$2375/week

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