OUR INTERN AND VOLUNTEER IN UGANDA PROJECTS
Uganda, known as The Pearl of Africa, has a very strong cultural heritage, enriched with many cultural and historical sites. Not only does Uganda offer a beautiful variety of landscapes, but it is a remarkable destination for wildlife spotting, and its locals are renowned for their warm welcome.
Volunteer in Uganda
Uganda is a landlocked nation where the East African savannah meets the West African jungle. Sharing the largest lake in Africa (Lake Victoria), Uganda is home to the source of the Nile River, where it starts its famous journey to the Mediterranean Sea. Uganda’s western border is defined by the Albertan Rift, the western branch of the Great Rift Valley system of Africa with African Great Lakes plus the snow capped Ruwenzori Mountains (considered by many to be the legendary mountains of the moon).
One of the most popular things to do in Uganda is safaris including trekking the elusive Mountain Gorillas among many other exciting fun adventures. Outside of Jinja, there are plenty of fun and interesting ways for visitors to spend their free time. You can take a trip to the most powerful waterfall in the world and see elephants, lions, giraffe, hippos, and a wide variety of birds like the unusual shoebill stork. You can tour Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to the diverse ecosystem of grassy plains, a tropical forest, swampland, and volcanic craters. You will be privileged to see schools of hippos and Nile-crocodiles sunbathing with their jaws open wide. In the capital of Kampala, you can take a tour of East Africa’s oldest institution of higher learning (Makerere University) or visit the Uganda Museum, which offers displays on Uganda’s history, anthropology and geography.
The in-country team is headquartered in Jinja – a city in eastern Uganda and the second busiest commercial centre in the country. Jinja, affectionately known as the ‘Adventure Capital of East Africa’ has some of the most exciting tourism activities in Africa including white water rafting, quad biking, and horseback riding.
Join our intern and volunteer programs in Uganda and make a sustainable impact on disadvantaged communities while enjoying the vitality of scenery, wildlife and the warm and welcoming aura of its people.
Click here to apply online and pay your application fee to apply for your space on your chosen project. Our advisors will then contact you to guide you through the next steps.
Once we’ve received your application, we’ll review your details and be in touch to arrange your informal telephone interview with your Kaya Placement Advisor.
Following your interview, we will provide you a placement offer. Once you are ready to confirm your placement and dates, you can pay your confirmation fee to book and secure your space.
When you have confirmed your project dates we'll send you your Welcome Pack and lots of other helpful information to assist you with preparing for your placement.