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Trip highlights

Here’s a sampling of activities from one of our recent trips to Uganda.

  • Spent 5 days visiting with our partner school, Buppala Primary School, and the Buppala community
  • Spent 2 days teaching
  • Helped with our organic farm
  • Got a taste of village life in Uganda
  • Visited with Give a goat program recipients
  • Participated in a photo and video project with primary school kids
  • Learned how to make Ugandan crafts
  • Immersed ourselves in local Ugandan culture

Service work

Buppala Primary School outreach & education

We toured the garden and tree farm that we helped to plant with the school. Best of all, we worked on a video and photography project with the students.

Namutumba craft making

We visited the Namutumba community in the eastern part of Uganda. where we learned how to make beaded bracelets and necklaces from recycled paper, among the crafts which women in the village sell for the US market through bead parties and via our online store.

Give a goat project

As part of the Give a goat program, we learned alongside students how to care for goats and delivered 50 goats on our last day with the school.

View a slide show of Buppala school children receiving their goats »


  • Hike Sipi Falls
  • Roast coffee with a local organic coffee farmer

Optional excursions

  • Gorillas trekking at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
  • 3-­day wildlife safari at Murchison Falls

Read more about the optional excursions »

More trip information …

Travel agency

Our travel agency partner, Kuchanga Travel, specializes in coordinating volunteer and adventure trips in Kenya, Nicaragua, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.