NAMED THE “PEARL OF AFRICA,” UGANDA IS HOME TO THE NILE RIVER AND IS CONSIDERED AMONG THE TOP 20 MOST BEAUTIFUL COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.

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Expeditioners will travel to Mbale and work in villages near the Kenyan border, in some of the most rural and rugged mountains of Uganda. The scenery is breathtaking and some of the conditions can be primitive.

There must be a minimum of about 20 participants in order for an expedition to proceed. Please refrain from purchasing airfare until the expedition has been confirmed.

*If you have a group and would like to plan a private expedition, please let us know.

TRAVEL DATES & REGISTRATION

UGANDA SUMMER 2023

ARRIVAL: June 29, 2023 International flight arrival to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) at any time.

DEPARTURE: July 8, 2023 International flight departure from Nairobi  International Airport (NBO) 4:00pm or later. (The later the better.)

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UGANDA CHRISTMAS 2022

ARRIVAL: Dec 23, 2022 International flight arrival to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) at any time.

DEPARTURE: Jan 1, 2023 International flight departure from Nairobi  International Airport (NBO) 4:00pm or later. (The later the better.)

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PRE & POST TRAVEL

Expedition participants are free to organize their own travel before or after the expedition, but they must attend orientation the first day of the expedition and depart from the village the final day of the expedition.

*FH is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 100% of the expedition fee is tax deductible and can be funded through donations.

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EXPEDITION FEES - FAMILY

FAMILY EXPEDITION: $1,450 + $445 safari fee + airfare per person. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, project materials, cultural experiences, and a safari in Kenya.  There may also be opportunities for white water rafting on the Nile (additional $120/person) and rappelling down a 300 ft. waterfall (additional $50/person).   You will also need to plan for additional COVID testing fees (currently one at $30 and two at $55 each.)  A Yellow Fever Vaccination, Malaria pills, and a VISA will also be necessary. $300/person deposit is required to reserve your reservation.

*We recommend that participants are at least eight (8) years old or older.

Each expedition includes at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project is generally a school, clinic, or water system and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials. Other areas of focus include training programs centered around business development, education, and healthcare. We strive to adapt each training to the individual needs of each community.

Each expedition includes at least one village-driven building project in which everyone is welcome to participate. The project is generally a school, clinic, or water system and is directed by local masons and foremen using local materials. Other areas of focus include training programs centered around business development, education, and healthcare. We strive to adapt each training to the individual needs of each community.

Family Humanitarian participants will work side-by-side with villagers throughout the day enjoying cultural events in the process. Hotel/Guest House accommodations with running water, electricity, cold showers, and common eating areas  can be expected.  Expeditions may also include white water rafting on the Nile, Chimpanzee tracking, tribal naming ceremonies, a safari in Masai Mara Kenya, rapelling down a 250ft. waterfall, and more!

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Uganda is one of the world's poorest and least developed countries.
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Mountain gorillas in Uganda are a major attraction for tourists all over the world. It is estimated that half of their population lives in Uganda in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
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Almost half of the country’s population is under the age of 14, which makes it one of the youngest countries in the world.
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Although English is the official language of Uganda, it is home to 56 tribes and 9 indigenous communities that all have their own language.
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