Uganda

Open Vision Trip – Africa

11/07/2019 – 11/19/2019

Led by Jamie Davis

(Registration Closed)

  • $1500.00 plus airfare


This 12-day trip takes you to Ethiopia and Uganda. While two very different countries and cultures, both have churches providing love and care to vulnerable children.

You will visit four children’s villages — two in Ethiopia and two in Uganda. You will also be able to interact with families being strengthened so that the orphan cycle is broken. Participants will see and experience the vision of local church-based orphan care being provided in culturally relevant ways, learn important principles for partnerships for sustainable development, build relationships with church leaders and church members providing the orphan care, and have plenty of time with the children. The trip will conclude in Kigali, Rwanda with a visit to the Genocide Memorial.

Total trip costs estimated at $3800 – $1500 Trip Fee covers all in-country expenses, $2300 estimated for airfare. GO Project will coordinate travel for all trip participants. 

Community:

You will visit four children’s villages — two in Ethiopia and two in Uganda. You will also be able to interact with families being strengthened so that the orphan cycle is broken.

Participants will see and experience the vision of local church-based orphan care being provided in culturally relevant ways, learn important principles for partnerships for sustainable development, build relationships with church leaders and church members providing the orphan care, and have plenty of time with the children. The trip will conclude in Kigali, Rwanda with a visit to the Genocide Memorial.

 

Considerations:

This trip is appropriate for individuals, groups and families who are able to handle long travel times, walking, rides on bumpy roads and long days.

Age Requirements: 12 and over with a parent, 18 and over without

 

Helpful Phrases:

Ugandans speak a number of languages. While English is one of the official languages of Uganda, it is primarily spoken in government, education, and political spheres. There are two main local dialects for the areas we will be visiting. Luo is spoken in the North and Rukiga in the South. If you’d like to familiarize yourself before your trip, try practicing a few helpful phrases we’ve provided below.

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What is included in the trip fee?
The trip fee includes all lodging, meals, in-country travel, travel insurance, and an administrative/leadership fee. Airfare and checked baggage fees are not included. Airfare for this trip is estimated at $2,300. GO Project will coordinate all travel for the team.

Not included in the trip fee:  Meals on travel days, baggage fees, immunizations, passport, visas, personal shopping, personal incidentals, items brought for activities with children.

What are the passport requirements for visiting Uganda? 

Passports for U.S. citizens traveling to Uganda must be valid for six months beyond date of visit and include one blank page for entry stamp. U.S. citizens seeking to enter Uganda must apply for a visa via the Uganda Electronic Visa/Permit Application System at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/.  

The GO Project trips team is eager to assist you in this process.  Please note that the visa fee is not included in the overall trip fee as each trip goer must complete and pay for the visa independent from the GO Project trips registration process.

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