We work with any itinerary of your choice so that you have the tour that matches the interests and profile of any group of students. Whether your major interest is art, music or languages, culture, sports we can build a tour that helps bring your learning interests to life. Our student trips and vacations cater for School education trips, University student’s trips/vacations, graduate students, college students, high school students or research and study trips/vacations.
We intend to expose students to new and stimulating situations which help to build confidence in young people, both now and for their future.
Get to interact with the people of the host country, while making a meaningful contribution through short-term mission projects or community-related activities. We have a great range of volunteer projects in Uganda -East Africa.
You may choose to help children in Uganda, build a school in Kenya or save wild animals – the choices are endless! We guarantee you’ll have a really unique and meaningful volunteer travel experience in Africa with us.
- Arrival at Entebbe Airport, transferred to Accommodation location, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Jinja
- A visit to Ngamba Islands, afternoon departure to Jinja. Check in on arrival.
Day 3: Jinja
- Service learning with Soft Power Education, build or renovate primary schools in Jinja area.
- Afternoon whitewater rafting on the Nile River.
Day 4: Jinja/Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary/Murchison Falls National Park
- Morning departure for Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, Guided walk to observe rhinos.
- Arrive Murchison Falls late afternoon, Drive to the top of the Falls.
Day 5: Murchison Falls
- Morning Game Drive
- Afternoon boat cruise on Nile River to base of Murchison Falls
Day 6: Murchison Falls
- Morning game drive,
- Afternoon visit the communities.
Day 7: To Kibale Forest National Park
- Morning departure for Kibale Forest National Park
- Late afternoon arrival
- Evening educational session on areas of your interest:
- Medicinal plants
- Chimpanzee behavior
- Primates of Kibale Forest
- Community development activities
- Women of Uganda
- Mysteries of the forest elephant
Day 8: Kibale Forest National Park
- Morning chimpanzee trekking
- Afternoon visits to Bigodi Primary and Secondary Schools
- Meet teachers and students and learn about Uganda’s education system, visit classrooms and plant trees
- Participate in traditional crafts: making baskets and mats from sustainable materials, Watch students perform traditional dance
Day 9: Kibale Forest National Park
- Morning: Nature walk in Bigodi Swamp
- Afternoon: visit women’s group and learn about community development activities in Kibale area
- Evening forest walk to observe nocturnal life.
Day 10: Kibale Forest/Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Morning: depart for Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Late afternoon game drive, Evening educational session
- Animal behavior, Conservation issues and strategies
- Status of Africa’s wildlife, Human-wildlife conflicts
Day 11: Queen Elizabeth National Park
- Morning game drive
- Afternoon guided boat launch on the Kazinga Channel
- Evening educational session.
Day 12: Queen Elizabeth/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Morning game drive, departure for Bwindi
- Late afternoon arrival
- Evening educational session: the critically endangered mountain gorillas by Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka, Director of
- Conservation through Public Health
- Behavior and ecology
- Conservation challenges and successes
- Human-gorilla conflicts
Day 13: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Gorilla tracking
Day 14: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
- Guided walk in Bwindi area communities
- See traditional activities such as a Natural Healer, brewing banana wine, crop harvesting, etc.
- Relaxation time
Day 15: Bwindi/Kampala
- Morning departure for Kampala
- Arrive Kampala early evening
Day 16 and 17: Kampala/Watoto Orphanage
- Service learning at Watoto children’s home for AIDS orphans.
Day 18: Kampala/Departure
- Shopping and depart for Entebbe airport
When you choose an Eco safari tour you are guaranteed a worthwhile work placement and a support network to guide you through it. This means you spend less time organising your trip and more time making a difference because our safaris/tours are designed to benefit the local partner projects and communities involved and create a sustainable developing environment through tourism.
These safari vacations are aimed at using volunteer tourists labour and funding to alleviate poverty in East Africa-Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. To help protect cultures and ways of life, forests, environment wild life, and promote sustainable tourism mindful of the needs of the local people while at the same time giving our clients a great time with Real Safaris and Real adventure activities.
Who is eligible to apply?
There are no formal qualifications required to participate in this program, but volunteers must have a willingness to help and share a passion for working with those in need. Most participants are aged between 15 but there is no upper age limit for participation.