AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AND COMMUNITY TOURISM PROGRAMS.
Beautiful hills and vallies where people live and enjoy natural wather conditions. Western Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, the area commonly known as the Switzerland of Africa; A region that accounts for more than 75% of Uganda’s best Nature Destinations is your next experience this year 2021
Part of the country with shocking contrasts; On one side you have millions of people living below the poverty line, waiting eagerly for a helping hand to get out of the misery, and on the other you’ll find striking landscapes, nature destinations and historical sites with a culture that goes back more than 5000 years.
Uganda Vision Resource Centre is seeking for good people from abroad to participate particularly on two programs; the Community Tourism program and the Community Volunteers Program. Since its inception in 2012 UVRC has hosted some good volunteers from Australia, Canada and Netherlands. They have done a great deal in contributing to the transformation process of our communities. They have built schools, supported children, women and youths.
Take five days to explore the deepest lake in Africa and its 29 beautiful islands, Bunyonyi is also a birdwatcher’s heaven with more than 200 species.
As a volunteer or a community tourist, you will have infinite opportunities for social work and personal exploration in Western Uganda. Uganda Vision Resource Centre makes sure its guests are assigned to places where you can really make a difference in the lives of people, and still enjoy some of the Nature attractions.
Western Uganda is an exclusive safari destination from other African countries because of its large forested area with Afro-montane forest, Lowland rain forest and their openness gives you a stunning sight of the forest creatures like gorillas, chimpanzees, monkeys, butterflies and birds.
If you go through the region’s National parks and game reserves, you are likely to encounter safari favorites like Lions, Gorillas, leopard, buffalo, elephant, giraffe and other several varieties of animals not found anywhere in Africa.
Western Uganda is naturally gifted with water bodies like Lake Albert, Edward, George and several crater lakes.
The existence of such water bodies facilitates a moderately wet climate, with the countryside greener and fertile compared to the semi-desert northern side of the country. Around these water bodies are diverse bird species not easily found anywhere in Africa especially the rare shoebill and the papyrus gonolek.
Our Best Volunteer Destinations
1. Schools (Kindergartens, Primary Schools and Secondary Schools
2. Universities and other Tertiary Institutions
3. Religious institutions (Churches and Mosques)
4. Children’s day care centres
5. Health Institutions such as hospitals and clinics
6. Refugee settlements and Displaced person’s camps
7. Community Based Organizations and groups
8. Media and Broadcasting institutions
9. Business Centres and Markets
10. Agricultural and agro-processing centres
11. Environment and Nature conservations centres
12. Herbal Medicinal Processing centres
13. Cultural and entertainment centres
Volunteering in Western Uganda is a fantastic opportunity for students, high school graduates as well as professionals to reach for a world beyond their horizon. You will experience Uganda first hand and share the experiences life has taught you, while immersing into one of the world’s oldest and richest cultures. It is an adventure, a challenge, an investment in your future. Western Uganda Communities are focused on the future and you can be a part of it
Our Community Based Tourism is a form of sustainable tourism that allows visitors to connect closely with the communities they visit. This emerging form of travel gives guests authentic experiences, while allowing revenue generated to remain in the often rural, poor, or economically marginalized community.
The communities run these tourism enterprises that provide services such as village tours, nature walks, performances, and meals on their own initiatives. Community ecotourism is a particular facet of community based tourism, where at least some of the experiences are natural resource-based.Community based tourism is tourism in which local residents (often rural, poor and economically marginalized) invite tourists to visit their communities with the provision of overnight accommodation, feeding and laundry services.
If you prefer more lazy activities, you can opt for mountain gorillas, Bunyonyi Boat Cruise or some days in Kabale Town (all these are optional, not a part of the tour price).
Community based tourism enables the tourist to discover local habitats and wildlife, and celebrates and respects traditional cultures, rituals and wisdom. The community will be aware of the commercial and social value placed on their natural and cultural heritage through tourism, and this will foster community based conservation of these resources.
Our guests open up a world of adventure and opportunity. Our tourists take the opportunity to visit the National Parks, trek through the mountains; experience the magic of the Uganda’s hot springs, enjoy happy moments with local art and music while learning a great deal of Ugandan tradition and cultures. Our good community-based tours take you beyond mainstream tourism. You’ll meet people from different cultures and learn far more about them and their culture than on conventional tours.
You’ll feel better knowing that your visit is genuinely helping your hosts. And if you want to simply lie on a beach…. well, there are tours here that feature some of the best beaches on the planet.
The best Safari Destinations you will not miss while in Western Uganda.
1. Lake Bunyonyi (the deepest lake in Africa)
2. The hot springs, several lakes, rivers and crater lakes
3. The best National Parks with exiting Flora and Fauna
4. Historical sites with ancient stories
We will be exited to hear from you, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Contact our Abroad Referees who have visited us before;Kira Kranzusch at email@example.com and Peter Carroll at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone +61 488 996 032
To know more about Uganda Vision Resource Centre, visit our website www.uvrcafrica.wordpress.com