Uganda – The Pearl of Africa!
Famously called the Pearl of Africa by Winston Churchill, it is home to one of the most diverse and concentrated ranges of African fauna including the highly endangered mountain gorilla and the endangered common chimpanzee. Uganda is known as a whole year round travel destination to any tourist planning to travel. This is due to its climate and location to the equator.
Uganda is a landlocked country in East Africa whose diverse landscape encompasses the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains and immense Lake Victoria. Its abundant wildlife includes chimpanzees as well as rare birds. Remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. Murchison Falls National Park in the northwest is known for its 43m-tall waterfall and wildlife such as hippos.
Uganda is an adventure capital of its own. There is something for everyone from mountain walks to wild game rides! At night Uganda really lights up with a vibrant nightlife second to none. It boasts a huge variety of venues ranging from trendy clubs to pubs and bars full of atmosphere and everything in between. As a visitor to Uganda, you can go almost anywhere in Uganda and experience the ultimate combo of nature, wildlife, culture, adventure, heritage and vibe – you’re spoilt for choice, so pack it in!
TOURS AND EXCURSIONS
With a tapestry of landscapes, excellent wildlife watching and welcoming locals, Uganda packs a lot into one small country. It’s home to Africa’s tallest mountain range (the Rwenzoris), the source of the Nile, the world’s longest river and the continent’s largest lake. Rafting the Nile offers a world-class adrenaline adventure, but the country’s most iconic experience is tracking mountain gorillas in their misty habitat. And if you view the Big Five, you’ll see that nature – diverse and resplendent – looms large here.
Many travel to Uganda to catch sight of the mystical, mountain gorillas living in the dense forests. Uganda’s attractions don’t stop there. The hippo-filled rivers, abundant birdlife, serene lakes and villages filled with enthusiastic locals consistently capture the attention, imagination and hearts of travelers worldwide.
Uganda is undoubtedly one of best destinations to visit if you are really passionate about adventure travel. Uganda will be a life changing experience, no matter if you are coming as a business traveler, short term volunteer, or going on a Safari.
Your visit to Uganda is incomplete without exploring the diverse cultures and traditions of the Ugandan people. With Go Volunteer Africa’s Culture Experience you will experience the traditions, cultural heritage, Customs, food, music, and art.
One of Uganda’s greatest charms is its wonderfully friendly people. Uganda has many diverse ethnic groups of people, some live semi-nomadic lifestyles, moving with the seasons to find food such as game animals and plants, as well as water.
Go Volunteer Africa offer a range of high quality meaningful opportunities for people taking a gap year, career break, retirement or time out from education, employment or training. school, corporate and adventure expeditions for groups can be tailor-made to suit specific requirements.
Our projects range between 7 days to 12 months adventuring the diversity in Uganda. You will experience another culture like never before and really get to know its people. You will gain new perspectives and insight into the culture and yourself. A volunteer placement is an exciting and personally inspiring experience, and you’ll develop memories that will be with you forever.
Several communities that we work with offer opportunity for you to spend time with the local Ugandan tribes to learn more about their amazing traditions. We don’t go to places with staged authenticity, where people perform dances for money. We want to ensure that our visits are beneficial both to our volunteers and to our hosts, preserving authentic culture for future generations.
During the trip to Uganda, you will explore the arts and craft which may include sculpture, weaving, beading, painting, pottery, jewelry, headgear and dress. beliefs, values and customs.
VOLUNTEER TRAVEL RESOURCE
We have opportunities for building, community outreaches on HIV/AIDS awareness, organizing games and sports, working with women in crafts projects and teaching primary and high schools in English and Geography and other social subjects.
The beneficiaries of our projects will welcome you into their community with open arms. You will be made to feel at home and you will taste all the different cultural foods, see their dancing and have the opportunity to join in. The children always enjoy having visitors and will be very friendly towards you.
Uganda has plenty for you to be doing and seeing during your time off, from white water rafting to on foot safaris. If you are interested in getting involved with us please choose below the perfect program for you. We are committed to provide you with a life changing volunteer safaris and truly amazing volunteer in Africa experience. Come join our trips and change the way you see the world!