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Cost

$5350

$4815 Get 10% off with early bird discount

Dates in Country

01 Jul – 12 Jul, 2020

Compassion HQ

Kampala

Early Bird Discount Until

05 Dec, 2019

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By popular request, we’ve recently updated this price to include international flights as well as in-country costs. So don’t worry about making your own bookings—we’ll do the admin for you! If you’d prefer to book your own flights, we’ll be glad to work with you to facilitate this. Payment plans available, email us to learn more.

Register your interest for Uganda

Register your interest for Uganda

Sample Itinerary

You’re invited to experience God’s hope and love for Uganda with a remarkable Insight Trip. Meet precious children, their families and local churches on the front lines of Compassion’s ministry in a country that has long overcome its past struggles.

  • Day 1: Arrive in Uganda
    Day 1: Arrive in Uganda

    Welcome to Uganda. Arrive at any time and make your way to Entebbe, a lakeside town in central Uganda. Be inspired by the surrounding sights and sounds of nature as you settle into your accommodation. There are no activities planned until the evening where you’ll meet your fellow travellers over dinner.

    Stay: One night in Entebbe (accommodation details to be provided)
    Highlight: Meet and greet your team!

  • Day 2: Visit Compassion office in Kampala
    Day 2: Visit Compassion office in Kampala

    The best place to start your trip is at Compassion’s office in Kampala. Among the bustle of the capital, you’ll meet the local staff and get an overview of the ministry’s activities in the country. After a tour of the office, treat your taste buds to a local meal and get ready to begin your journey into rural Uganda.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: See how Compassion’s field office in Uganda operates

  • Day 3-4: Child development centre in rural Uganda
    Day 3-4: Child development centre in rural Uganda

    Arrive at your first child development centre in rural Uganda. Get ready to meet the bright and beautiful children in Compassion’s program. There’ll be plenty of laughter, dancing and playing but you’ll also understand more about Compassion’s approach to holistic child development. You’ll have an opportunity to meet the local church pastor and staff and be invited into some of the homes of precious children and their families.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Get to know Compassion assisted children

  • Day 5: Church service at Compassion’s regional centre
    Day 5: Church service at Compassion’s regional centre

    Attend a local church service at Compassion’s regional centre and get exposed to the cultural and spiritual climate of Uganda. After the service, spend the afternoon catching up on much-needed rest.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Experience a typical Sunday service at a local church

  • Day 6: Safari at a national park
    Day 6: Safari at a national park

    Home to Africa’s tallest mountain range and the world’s longest river, Uganda is an iconic destination for wildlife lovers and nature-enthusiasts. Spend the day exploring the wonders of Uganda’s landscape with a team visit to the national park. Keep your eyes wide open—you might spot one of the big five (rhinos, elephants, buffalos, lions or leopards)!

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Explore Uganda’s wildlife

  • Day 7: Mums and Babies survival project
    Day 7: Mums and Babies survival project

    Compassion’s Child Sponsorship Program touches every aspect of a child’s life from the womb to the workforce and often involves the prenatal and postnatal care of mothers and caregivers. Visit a Mums and Babies survival project and meet some of the mothers and caregivers supported by Compassion. In the afternoon, return to your accommodation and enjoy a moment of rest.

    Stay: Nearby accommodation
    Highlight: Be exposed to Compassion’s work with mothers and caregivers

  • Day 8: Rest day
    Day 8: Rest day

    It’s time for a change in scenery as we depart rural Uganda and travel back into the capital, Kampala. Back in the city, spend the afternoon catching up on rest or find a hand-made souvenir at a nearby market.

    Stay: Accommodation in Arusha
    Highlight: Rest and recover

  • Day 9-10: Child development centre in urban Kampala
    Day 9-10: Child development centre in urban Kampala

    Witness the way of life in the capital with a visit to a child development centre in Kampala. Each community has its own struggles and challenges so hear a first-hand account of local life from a church pastor and staff. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet a child and their family in their home. In the evening, share a meal with some inspiring young adults who were formerly part of Compassion’s program.

    Stay: Accommodation in Arusha
    Highlight: See Compassion’s ministry in Kampala in action

  • Day 11: A day with Compassion sponsored children
    Day 11: A day with Compassion sponsored children

    Feel like a child again and share in the joy and laughter of Compassion sponsored children with a visit to a popular tourist attraction in Kampala. In the afternoon, we’ll wrap up the trip with a teamwide debrief for your chance to reflect and share in each other’s experiences.

    Stay: Accommodation in Kampala
    Highlight: Visit a tourist attraction in Kampala with Compassion sponsored children

  • Day 12: Depart Uganda
    Day 12: Depart Uganda

    The Insight Trip comes to a close, but your adventure doesn’t have to end here. Choose to extend your stay at your own expense and embark on a safari, visit a chimpanzee sanctuary or kayak along the Nile River. Otherwise, make your way back to the airport to begin journeying home. You might be leaving Uganda but the memories and friendships you’ve forged will remain with you forever.

What's Included

  • International flights (if you’d like to book your own flights, we’ll be glad to work with you to facilitate this).
  • All transport in Uganda
  • Twin share accommodation
  • All meals in Uganda (including bottled water)
  • Travel insurance
  • Sponsored child fun-day venue costs
  • Visits to any tourist attractions in itinerary
  • Preparing-to-go training material costs

What's Not Included

  • Visa applications
  • Additional accommodation or travel costs (if you choose to extend your stay)
  • Vaccinations or immunisations (please seek relevant medical advice prior to leaving Australia)
  • Excess baggage fees
  • SIM cards, phone calls, laundry service or internet usage while travelling
  • Optional activities, additional snacks, mini-bar, shopping, gifts for your sponsored child or souvenirs

Important Information

  • Payment Process
    Payment Process

    You will be issued with two invoices to cover the total cost of this Insight Trip:

    1. Invoice one will be for the payments below. Each payment will be listed as a separate item on the invoice with its own due date.
      • Payment one: $300 per person, which is your deposit and must be paid by the due date on the invoice to secure your place on the Trip Insight.
      • Payment two: the bulk of the Insight Trip costs, due approximately six months before departure.
      • Payment three: the balance of your Insight Trip package, due approximately three months before departure (if you qualify for the early-bird discount, this balance will be reduced accordingly).
    2. Invoice two is for any additional costs related to visiting your sponsored child, and will be sent out one or two months before departure. If you do not incur any additional costs outside of the planned Insight Trip, you will not receive invoice two.
  • Traveller Agreement
    Traveller Agreement

    You will be provided with a Traveller Agreement, which includes all terms and conditions to be examined and confirmed prior to departure.

    Key aspects of this Insight Trip information include:

    • Child Protection
    • Media/Image capture and use
    • Health and Safety (including immunisations and pre-existing medical conditions)
    • Travel Documentation
    • Travel Insurance
    • Acknowledgement and Release
  • Cancellation Policy
    Cancellation Policy
    • Insight Trip deposits ($300 per person) are nonrefundable
    • Fifty percent of the Insight Trip cost will be required for cancellations less than three months before departure
    • One hundred percent of the Insight Trip cost will be required for cancellations less than one month before departure
    • Although rare, in the event that Compassion feels it is necessary to cancel a trip, a full refund will be given to all travellers