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Would you like to get in touch with a previous volunteer? We have a large register with previous volunteers who are happy to help you and can give you important information before your trip.


Uganda is a safe and friendly, landlocked country, located in East Africa. The country has a unique blend of wildlife with half the world’s mountain gorillas, beautiful varied landscape of hills and terraces and in addition pleasant, accommodating people. You can hike, visit nature parks, go rafting or purely enjoy the lush beautiful landscape.

To see and do

When you are free from your volunteer work there are exciting attractions and activities for you to see and do. Here is a few:

Nature/National parks/Safari

Lake Victoria

Lake Victoria is Africa’s largest lake and stretches itself between Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The lake is 70,000 square feet and contains 3000 islands. The Nile starts its journey here to the Mediterranean Sea.

Bwindi National park

The national park lies in southwestern Uganda and is today on UNESCO:s world heritage list. The area consists of both mountains and lowland forest but is mostly famous for their mountain gorillas. Book a gorilla trekking through us by contacting us by email or telephone.

Mgahinga national park

The park lies in the area Virunga and is the second spot to do gorilla trekking in Uganda. You can also climb the three Virunga Mountains.

Queen Elisabeth National park

The National park is known for its spectacular animal life were you can see many of Africa’s big animals such as hippopotami, elephants, African leopards, Congo Lions and chimpanzees. Also the unique and well known tree climbing lions live here.

Sun & sea

Uganda is not a destination for sun and bath. You have to be careful or avoid to bathe in lakes because the water contains parasitize. However, you can if you want take a swim in Lake Victoria.

Culture

Kampala

In the capital city you will find lots of culture, among other things the Bagandas palace.

Uganda National Mosque is located at Kampala Hill in the old Kampala area. The mosque was completed in 2006. It seats up to 15,000 worshipers and can hold another 1,100 in the gallery, while the terrace will cater for another 3,500. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi of Libya gave the mosque as a gift to Uganda and for the benefit of the Muslim population. In Uganda there are many mosques but this one is a skyscraper.

Ndere Centre

If you are in Kampala you have to go to Ndere Centre. Ndere Troope is performing here and they will show and capture incredible songs, dances and unique instruments from the 56 nationalities (tribes). The troop weaves them with humorously stories and presents them in an authentic but artistically developed spectacle every Wednesday and Friday. This is the best way to get an introduction to Africa´s culture and ways of life, a unique experience that you shouldn´t miss.

Weather

Uganda has an even temperature between 20-25 degrees Celsius year around and that is because the high altitude.

Uganda has two seasons – dry season and rain season.

It is hottest in December – February and the temperature can rise up to 30 degrees Celsius.

Rain can fall heavily in April – May and in September – November.

 

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