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 20-25 participants in order for an expedition to proceed. Please refrain from purchasing airfare until the expedition has been confirmed.

TRAVEL DATES & REGISTRATION

UGANDA FAMILY 2020

ARRIVAL: July 30, 2020 International flight arrival to Entebbe International Airport (EBB) at any time.

DEPARTURE: August 8, 2020 International flight departure from Nairobi  International Airport (NBO) 4:00pm or later.

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UGANDA YOUTH 2020 (AGES 16-19)

ARRIVAL: July 9, 2020 International flight arrival to Entebbe International Airport (EBB).  International airfare for youth will be booked by Family Humanitarian to allow the group to travel together. 

DEPARTURE: July 19, 2020 International flight departure from Nairobi  International Airport (NBO).

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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. READ THE FAQs >

EXPEDITION FEES

FAMILY EXPEDITION: $1,450 + $400 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 $130/person) and rappelling down a 300 ft. waterfall (additional $50/person). A $300 deposit is required to reserve your reservation. *Participants must be at least eight (8) years old or older.

YOUTH EXPEDITION: $3295 per person. Includes food, accommodations, ground transportation, project materials, international airfare, cultural experiences, white water rafting on the Nile, and a safari in Kenya.  There will also be an optional opportunity to rappel down a 300 ft. waterfall which will incur an additional expense of $50.  International airfare for youth will be booked by Family Humanitarian to allow the group to travel together.  Departure airport will be from JFK and the expeditioner is responsible for transport to the departing airport.  Due to flight times, you will likely need to book a redeye flight to JFK.  A $300 deposit is required to reserve your reservation.

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

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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