Uganda School Trips & Projects


 

Safety - our number 1 priority

Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when travelling with World Youth Adventures.

Minimising risk

Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners our track record is exemplary.

Service Learning specialists

School Service Learning Community Projects offer a unique way to experience genuine cultural interaction while also providing real tangible benefits to underprivileged communities. Every Service Learning project is guided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Trusted accommodations

We only utilise trusted accommodation on a twin-share basis (unless otherwise requested) which we know to be clean, reliable, in a safe location and are regularly inspected by local authorities. Wherever possible, adjoining rooms are provided to ensure that students are provided with adequate supervision.

When camping your group will be provided with all group camping equipment including tents, quality sleeping bags, sleeping mats, eating utensils, kit bags as well as three hearty meals per day prepared by our trained cooks in a hygienic and controlled environment.

Reliable, private internal transport

We only use trusted transport providers and always use private buses. Using private buses not only ensures we can control the safety of the service but it also provides a measure of flexibility in our trips with each group provided vehicles dedicated to their needs. It also means the group is not taking seats away from locals who are in more need of the local services.

Hygienically prepared meals

When trekking, our trained staff and team of cooks provide a hygienic camp as well as fresh, nutritious meals.

Experienced & highly trained local guides

We believe local guides provide the best experience. Their local knowledge is unparalleled in terms of interpreting the natural and cultural environments, outlining the history of a region, engaging local dialogue and also re-arranging services if required.

Many of our local guides have worked for our company for a decade or longer. They are first aid trained, experienced, passionate about their country and we have the utmost confidence in their ability to provide an experience for your school better than any western guide can.

Well thought out, tailored itineraries

If itinerary design was an art form our work would be hanging in galleries around the world. At the very least it is most certainly a science and we have years of destinational experience to ensure your itinerary is safe and achievable.

When it comes to travelling at altitude we always allow ample days to allow for proper acclimatisation as well as to allow for inclement weather.



Currency

Ugandan Shilling

US dollars cash are by far the easiest foreign currency to exchange in East Africa. It can either be changed to USh or used directly (but often at a lower rate).

We recommend you only take USD notes from 2006 or newer. Older or torn notes are not accepted in Uganda.

There are only a few ATM machines in major cities that are connected internationally and reliability is not guaranteed.

Credit cards are of very little use in Uganda outside of Kampala and Entebbe. Expect high merchant fees.

International Dialing Code

+256

Electricity
Type G plug

Electricity in Uganda is 240 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is G (UK – 3 prong).

Visas

Visas for Uganda are required for passport holders from the following countries:-

Australia

New Zealand

Canada

United Kingdom

United States

Uganda Immigration have implemented the use of Electronic Visas from 01 July 2016.

All visitors who require an entry visa and do not yet have one, must apply through the online application system prior to arrival.

Online applications must be made through the visa immigration website on https://visas.immigration.go.ug http://live.trackalytic.com/servlet/link/106034/686934/92779421/3549928

You are required to upload clear copies of current passport page, Yellow fever certificate and Passport photo.

If the application has the online payment as mandatory, this means that the online application will not be submitted for processing until your credit card payment is received.

The approval letter sent by email or downloaded through the Uganda electronic Visa/Permit web site establishes that you are eligible for the approved visa or permit, but does not establish that you are definitely approved.

It is recommended that you bring a printout of your visa approval letter to Uganda. The barcode present in the approval letter will be used for accessing your application at the point of entry so bringing it printed will speed up the final approval process done. This final approval will be done at the selected point of entry (in the case of a visa) or at the Immigration Office Headquarters where the visa or permit sticker will be printed and placed in your passport.

It is possible to apply for an East Africa Tourist Visa (EATV) which allows applicants wishing to travel to the East African Community (EAC) countries of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to obtain one visa to cover all three countries. The visa allows for multiple entry within the EAC region within the validity period of 90 days. Once a traveller goes out of the three countries and comes back to either Kenya/Rwanda/Uganda, it will be considered as a new journey and not a continuation, hence the EATV visa is deemed expired and you would then have to apply for a single entry permit to re-enter either Kenya/Rwanda/Uganda. Applicants must apply for the visa through the Embassy of the country they will be entering first and will be obliged to enter only through that country. If entering first via Kenya, the East Africa Tourist Visa (which covers Kenya, Rwanda & Uganda) is available on application at the Kenya High Commission and costs USD$100/AUD$140. Note that this multiple country visa arrangement does NOT include Tanzania.

You should also check if you require visas for neighbouring countries through which you may need to transit on your way to Uganda (eg. Tanzania).

Please bear in mind that visas may be required for countries you are visiting en route or transiting through on the way to your destination. It is important that you check the requirements of all countries you will visit. Visa costs and requirements do change regularly so we suggest you check with your travel agent or World Expeditions reservations consultant. It is your responsibility to obtain all necessary visas.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.

Our educational travel experts are ready to help you tailor an itinerary or service learning project in Uganda to suit your school’s needs and budget. Contact us today to receive a free consultation.

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