Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Uganda Volunteer Opportunity

I have an opportunity to create a Volunteer Vacation with a group, Aid Africa.  We're planning a trip for August, 2011 and perhaps twice a year after that.  Not all work, because all work and no play makes for exhaustion - the beginning of the trip will go to Jinja,  which is the location of the Source of the White Nile.

The heart of the trip will be about 6 days at Aid Africa's center in Gulu - visiting villages, distributing trees, building stoves, dropping shoes donated by a local Montrose California Running Store, and a bit more. 

We will do some game viewing, of course, because it's Africa after all - and for you birders, Uganda has more bird species per capita than anywhere else - like this beautiful Crested Crane, the national bird:

And there is the opportunity to extend your visit by going to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest to observe the Gorillas.  Rates to be advised, dates to be advised, but please comment here if you are interested in signing up for this amazing trip!


  1. This sounds compelling but not sure we'd even be able to afford to get there, although August is a long way off to save for = let me know what you think it would cost and the 2 of us will see if we can do it = Cheers!

  2. Hi Michael. The trip itself is going to be $3158 per person plus the cost of airfare. Air is going to be around $2100 per person from Los Angeles, but you would not be coming from LAX. The one other piece is a suggested donation to the organization which is $700 per couple, so while this is not inexpensive, it is an amazing experience. email me at jkitzes AT montrosetravel DOT com for more info.