Camp Uganda Mountain School Expedition

Trekking in Uganda will open your eyes to one of the most beautiful countries in Africa. From vast mountain ranges to the immense Lake Victoria and incredible waterfalls, Uganda really is the ‘Pearl of Africa’.

During your 4 week life-enhancing school expedition you’ll be able to take in the exceptional wildlife at Murchison Falls National Park, home to Uganda’s most remarkable animals including elephants, giraffes and buffaloes.

Undertake a challenging 4-5 day trek up the spectacular extinct volcano of Mount Elgon. Travelling through terraced fields and vibrant bamboo rainforest before you trek the crater rim and experience the exhilarating feeling of reaching the summit. Waking in the early hours of the morning you will attempt to summit the mountain and witness the spectacular sunrise.

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Camp Uganda Mountain School Expedition

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the impact you will make

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Rhino Conservation (Ziwa)

Rhinos have been pushed to the edge of extinction due to poaching. Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary plays a critical role in breeding and protecting white rhinos for release into the wild. You’ll gain privileged access to these incredible animals as you support the rangers in their ongoing conservation work to safeguard the future of rhinos in Africa.

wildlife volunteer projects

activities include

  1. Learn about rhino conservation on patrol with the Ugandan Wildlife Authority
  2. Wildlife monitoring
  3. Maintaining the protective perimeter fence
  4. Clearing footpaths to make ranger patrols easier
  5. Taking part in environmental education workshops with local children
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School Improvement (Sironko Demonstration School)

This is a very poor area of Uganda and lack of resources means that many schools do not have proper classrooms, resulting in children being taught in temporary unsafe structures. You’ll help by building permanent school buildings for the children to provide a safe and creative place in which they can learn.

volunteer project

activities include

  1. Digging classroom foundations
  2. Laying bricks
  3. Plastering, painting and decorating buildings
  4. Making classroom furniture
  5. Painting educational murals on the new classroom walls

 

 

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Camp Budadiri

Camp Budadiri is a rural camp located at the western foothills of the impressive Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano that rises up to more than 4,000 metres above sea level. The town is a popular staging area and base camp for those who are preparing to trek the mountain. On a clear day you’ll be rewarded with some great views of the surrounding lush emerald scenery.

Location: 300 km (8 hours drive) from Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: Tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern  toilets, cold showers & sinks

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator. British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, sausage and omelette for breakfast; stew/curry with veg & chapatis for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Mandazi (delicious donut type pastry), Hog roast

Social: Camp fire, lounge area, town nearby

 

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Camp Ziwa

Definitely one of our most exciting camps, Camp Ziwa is a tented bush camp in the heart of Uganda’s best rhino sanctuary. This is the perfect camp to get away from it all and reconnect with nature as you are surrounded by monkeys, antelopes, warthogs and a host of amazing birdlife. Camp Ziwa is complete heaven for nature lovers everywhere!

Location: 210 km (5-6 hours drive) from Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: Tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets & sinks,  hot showers

Power: Mains electricity backed up by generator. British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: No

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal,  and omelette for breakfast; sausage & chips, spaghetti bolognese for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Matoke (green banana)

Social: Camp fire, surrounded by beautiful wildlife, spectacular sunrises

 

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Camp Hairy Lemon

Hairy Lemon Camp is a small island hideaway located on the magnificent River Nile. Accommodation is tented under beautiful rainforest canopies that are home to an array of beautiful birds and a few red-tailed monkeys. It’s the perfect place to chill out in nature and enjoy the Nile.

Location: 150 km (4-5 hours drive) from Entebbe International Airport

Accommodation: Tents with comfy mattresses & bedding. Modern toilets & long drops, sinks, cold showers

Power: Solar power available in the morning. British 3 pin power sockets

Phone Signal: Intermittent

Meals: Three healthy, well balanced and tasty meals a day e.g. toast, cereal,  and omelette for breakfast; pitta bread & lentils, roast pork & roast potatoes for lunch/dinner & fruit

Signature dish: Homemade bread rolls & soup. Jackfruit

Social: Camp fire, chill out zone. Firefly spectacle at night

 

camp hairy lemon

What's included

4 week life-enhancing school expedition
Flights and in-country transfers
Travel insurance
Food and drink
Accommodation
4-5 day mountain trek
Project costs
Access to our Travellers Gateway
Ongoing pre-expedition and fundraising support
Dedicated Qualified Expedition Leader and supporting staff costs
Orientation and local language lessons
24 hour emergency support
Reserve location
The option to earn UCAS points