$ 1625

Voluntourism

Multi
Multi
min $ 1625
Per person
Tour details
Destinations: Entebbe, Katende, Uganda, Lake Mburo National Park
Guide language: English
Price: min $ 1625
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A trip to experience real Africa. A mixture of volunture work, meeting and interacting with local people and helping orphans. Learn about Ugandan culture and history by living it. Later experience the incredible natural beauty of the country by going on safari.
Voluntourism A chance to help and to learn at Bethel Healing Center for Orphans and Mbirizi Primary School
Astounding National Parks Murchison Falls, Queen Elizabeth, Ishasha, Lake Mburo.
Primates Gorilla trekking in Bwindi and chimpanzee tracking in Kibale
Bragging Rights! You saw it all
Culture Come and meet the people of Bwindi and get to know their way of life.
Boat Safaris: Get closer to the hippos at Murchison and Queen Elizabeth

Day Destination Plan/Activities Accommodation
Day One Entebbe Arriving at the airport you will be warmly welcomed by a Churchill Safaris representative, and transferred to your hotel in Entebbe. An optional tour of Entebbe and the surrounding areas can be arranged for interested parties depending on the time of arrival.  
Day Two Katende After breakfast, you will begin your journey from Entebbe to Katende where you will spend three days with the Bethel healing Centre Orphans and Mbirizi Primary school. Among the services you can offer are helping in painting, building or renovating their Orphanage home or school, teaching English lessons, dance and drama, offering medical services, playing with children, and any other service that you may think of.  
Day Three Katende Still at Bethel healing Centre Orphans and Mbirizi Primary school. Among the services you can offer are helping in painting, building or renovating their Orphanage home or school, teaching English lessons, dance and drama, offering medical services, playing with children, and any other service that you may think of.  
Day Four Katende Still at Bethel healing Centre Orphans and Mbirizi Primary school. Among the services you can offer are helping in painting, building or renovating their Orphanage home or school, teaching English lessons, dance and drama, offering medical services, playing with children, and any other service that you may think of. On this day  you will continue to Lake Mburo National Park.  
Day Five Lake Mburo National Park. Spend the day at Lake Mburo National Park. Lake Mburo is an extension of the Tanzanian Plains and has distinctly different fauna compared to other Ugandan parks. It is the best place in the country to see Eland Antelope, Zebra, Topi, Impala, and Acacia. The five lakes within the park attract hippos, crocodiles, and a variety of water birds, while fringing swamps hide black and yellow papyrus gonalek. Have a morning game drive and a boat trip and later proceed to Queen Elizabeth National Park taking in a game drive as you enter the park before continuing to your lodge for the evening.  
Day Six Queen Elizabeth National Park In the morning, you will have a game drive to the Kisenyi area to look for lion prides and other wildlife like the Uganda Kob, before returning to the Lodge for breakfast. In the afternoon take a cruise along the Kazinga Channel, home to one of the largest concentrations of hippopotamus, as well as herds of elephants, buffalo, and other wildlife that come to drink from the river. The Kazinga also attracts a tremendous variety of bird species including the African Eagle, Open-Billed Stork, and Pied Kingfishers. Queen Elizabeth National Park, which boasts one of the highest biodiversity ratings of any game park or reserve in the world. From open savannah to rain forest, Queen Elizabeth has over one hundred mammal species, and an astounding six hundred and six bird species, making it a premier safari destination.  
Day Seven Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Today you continue to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for two nights, home to over half of the world’s mountain gorilla population. Interacting with these gentle giants is one of the most moving experiences that Africa has to offer and should not be missed! Bwindi also boasts 90 mammal species, including a range of primates, as well as twenty three Albertine Rift endemic bird species, including the African Green Broadbill and the Bar Tailed Trogon.  
Day Eight Bwindi Impenetrable Forest This morning you set off for gorilla trekking. Hiking through the thick, verdant, rainforest to eventually come across the gorillas in their natural habitat is an amazing and unforgettable experience. The time taken for the trek can vary – these are wild animals afterall. If time permits there are a diverse range of activities which are unique to Bwindi which you can participate in during the afternoon. Bwindi Community Hospital Tour: Started by a Canadian doctor BCH revolutionized health care for the Batwa and the Bwindi community. This free hospital tour provides insight into the region and issues that the local community members face. The Batwa Trail: The indigenous pygmy population of Bwindi Forest provides a cultural walking tour, highlighting traditional beliefs, songs, and lifestyle practices. Birding Safari: Take a walk through the forest as you experience the number one birding destination in Africa. Community Walk: The walk takes you into the local communities, highlights include learning the process of transforming banana juice into local gin and meeting a local healer. He can treat anything from stomach aches to impotence; a form of traditional Viagra! Waterfall Walk: Walk along the Congolese border and Bwindi to see the magnificent waterfalls and the incredible scenery.  
Day Nine Kampala After breakfast, proceed to Kampala stopping en route for lunch and to look at the Royal Drum makers at the Equator- where you will be able to stand in both hemispheres simultaneously. Transfer to your hotel or to the airport for your return flight.  

 

Inclusions

 

  • All Overland Travel

    A 4×4 vehicle with viewing hatch and driver will be provided for all trips and journeys.

  • Guided Tours

    Our guides are the same professionals, whichever package you choose

  • Accomodation

    Basic but perfectly functional and comfortable hotels and lodges.

  • Meals

    Three meals per day provided by your hotel or lodge.*

 

Exclusions

 

  • Gorilla permit $600
  • Optional activities and forest walks
  • Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Telephone bills
  • Laundry
  • Bar bills
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Churchill Safaries
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