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Cost

$5350

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Dates in country

01 Jul – 12 Jul, 2020

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Compassion HQ

Kampala

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Early bird ends

05 Dec, 2019

We're sorry, registrations for this trip have now closed.

The trip price includes 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.

Everything you need to participate in our standard itinerary is covered. Check out the ‘What’s Included’ section for more details. 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 tastebuds 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 experience the love and hospitality 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, along with their adorable little ones. 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.

We're sorry, registrations for this trip have now closed.

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

  • How is coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting travel with Compassion?

    How is coronavirus (COVID-19) impacting travel with Compassion?

    Currently, all travel to Compassion field countries has been suspended until the end of July 2020. At this stage, we are continuing to monitor the situation as we plan for trips beyond July. If we need to cancel or postpone your trip after July, we'll contact you to work out a solution for the monies you've paid.

  • 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 deposit per person, which must be paid by the due date on the invoice to secure your place on the Insight Trip.
      • 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 form, 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

    To ensure our impact on the children and churches we visit is positive, we ask you to engage in all group activities, participate fully in Preparing To Go and on-trip briefing sessions, and follow the guidance of your Field Experience Leader to ensure we respect cultural practices that may vary significantly to those in Australia.

  • Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation Policy

    • If you withdraw from the Insight Trip, we will refund you the amount you’ve paid less your deposit and any additional non-refundable expenses Compassion has incurred on your behalf, such as insurance, flights, accommodation, and costs relating to meeting your sponsored child. You'll need to provide us with written notice of cancellation.
    • If we need to cancel or postpone your trip, we'll contact you to work out a solution for the amount you've paid.
  • Costs involved with meeting your sponsored child

    Costs involved with meeting your sponsored child

    One of the highlights of an Insight Trip is the fun day, when the travellers and their sponsored children come together to enjoy a picnic, local attraction or activity. This is typically held at a location near Compassion’s office in a field country, where Insight Trips are generally based. But while your sponsored child may live nearby, it’s possible that they could live in another region entirely – or even on another island!

    That means the costs involved in transporting your sponsored child, a parent or guardian, and a representative from their church or project can vary significantly. In all cases, we’ll ensure they travel safely to meet you— but depending on your sponsored child’s age and circumstances, it may be the case that you’ll need to travel to meet them.

    When you submit your enquiry, we’ll let you know an estimated cost to meet your sponsored child to help you make a decision about joining the trip; with a final cost being confirmed once the group’s itinerary is locked in closer to departure. We know it’s an experience that you and your sponsored child will remember forever!