SAFARI! In just six days and five nights — and for less money than you might think — we can give you a proper welcome and introduction to A.L.I. and to wonderful UGANDA! Meet with our students and team, engage with our alums in their professional capacities, also share your wisdom and talents, go on safari, experience glamping at its finest and most comfortable, and support our work — all at the same time. Here are the details!

Photo Courtesy of Little Elephant Camp

Day 1:

Photo courtesy of Hotel No. 5

  • Arrive Entebbe. Most flights arrive in the night.
  • Transfer provided to the charming Hotel No. 5 in Entebbe. (About 10-minutes’ drive.)

Day 2:             

Meet with AidChild’s Senior Team

  • Breakfast in the dining room or on your balcony (cost included).
  • 10:45am: Coffee with Dr. Nathaniel in the main dining room.
  • 11:10am-1pm: Meeting in the lounge with our senior interns, team, and Dr. Nathaniel.
  • 1pm: Pizza & Salad (gluten-free and vegan options available, cost included) with senior interns, team, and Dr. Nathaniel.
  • After lunch: Free-time. Jet-lag nap, relaxing poolside, etc. (Or an optional tour of the Botanical Gardens or a boat-ride with some interns. Cost not included.)
  • Dinner in one of the hotel’s dining rooms.

Day 3:

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  • Breakfast in the dining room or on your balcony (cost included).
  • Time TBA: Depart for airport and flight for safari. (N.B. This is a very small aircraft.)

 

SAFARI ITENERARY (see more notes at bottom):

En-Suite Glamping Comfort at Little Elephant Camp

Day 4:

Safari Photo Courtesy of Little Elephant Camp

  • Very early morning coffee or tea in your mess tent.
  • Morning safari game drive in Queen Elizabeth National Park
  • Lunch at Kazinga Channel boat launch canteen
  • Afternoon boat safari on the Kazinga Channel
  • Optional Explosion Crater Drive (scenic drive—price not included)
  • Dinner at Little Elephant Camp

Day 5:

  • Breakfast at Little Elephant Camp.
  • Time TBA: Transfer from Little Elephant Camp to Kasese Airport for flight to Entebbe.
  • Time TBA: Arrive at Hotel No. 5.
  • Meet up with more of our interns for an outing or discussion. 
  • Dinner in one of the hotel’s dining rooms.

Day 6:

Tour the AidChild Equator Shop & Gallery

  • Breakfast in the dining room or on your balcony (cost included).
  • 9am: Depart for the AidChild Equator Shop on the equator line (approximately 1hr and 45 minutes’ drive).

    Meet with One of Our Grads & Artists, an alum.

  • 10:45am: Arrive AidChild Equator Shop, welcome by Dr. Nathaniel, tour guided by an AidChild alum, shopping in the AidChild gallery, meet an artist (an AidChild alum), have a village walk, take photos on the equator line. (While other shops and kiosks are nearby, they do not practice fair trade, and they import many items from factories abroad. Shopping there is highly discouraged.)

    Have Brunch with Chef Dickens, an AidChild Alum

     

  • 12pm: Brunch prepared by Chef Dickens of Dickens’ Kitchen, an AidChild alum (cost included).
  • 1pm: Depart for Rainforest Butterfly Walk
  • 1:45pm: Rainforest Butterfly Walk (30min to 2 hours)
  • TBD: Depart for Hotel No. 5 (approximately 1 hour’s drive)
  • Dinner: In one of the hotel’s dining rooms.
  • 7pm: Late checkout of room, depart for the airport (about 10 minutes’ drive)

 

$1,999 per person

Based on two people sharing.

Inclusive of: En country airfare and transportation, airport transfers, all accommodations, and safari activities (game drives & boat trip).

Exclusive of: International airfare, meals (except where otherwise indicated above; self-catering camp meals can be ordered online), national park entrance fees, tourist-visa fees, beverages, tips & gratuities.

Many more options can be added, including: Gorilla Trekking, Visiting the Source of the Nile, and so much more!

Safari Notes:

Activities described will require one day entrance fee into Queen Elizabeth National Park (valid for a 24 hour period – cost $40 USD Foreign non-resident + one time vehicle entrance of 30,000 UGX [about $8] for the vehicle and driver).

 

If the optional Crater drive safari is done, a second day entrance into Queen Elizabeth National Park will be required.

 

For guests arriving on the morning flight, early check in will be subject to availability. Regular check in time is 1pm.

 

For guests arriving on the afternoon flight, depending on the flight arrival time, the afternoon safari may not be possible on the first day and will be done on day 2 in place of the optional afternoon crater drive.

 

Safari Accommodation:

Photo Courtesy of Little Elephant Camp

Accommodation is in a private glamping camp with a kitchen, dining/mess tent with refrigerator, cooktop, and all cooking essentials and utensils, pans, dishes, etc. There is a separate en-suite sleeping tent with proper beds, nice linens and towels, running hot water, toilet, sink, and shower, solar lighting, USB charging, and WiFi. Also an outdoor BBQ/Grill and campfire (charcoal and firewood are provided, and are lighted for you). These facilities are not shared with other guests, so you have complete privacy.

 

This is a self-catering camp, but you pre-order easy-to-prepare meals. Please see what they offer on their online store: http://shop.littleelephantcamp.com. They also sell various cold beverages such as soda, beer and bottles of red, white and rosé wine at the camp. Each camp kitchen has a 7 stage water purification system for clean safe drinking water.

 

Little Elephant Camp offers a unique guest experience that offers privacy and exclusivity.

There are no common areas where you will encounter other guests. All the private camps at Little Elephant Camp are well-spaced apart to ensure guests’ privacy and allow you to enjoy the natural environment. Your private facilities are not shared with other guests, so you can glamp in comfort knowing that you are assured plenty of space and privacy.

 

Little Elephant Camp rated #1 of 37 Specialty Lodgings in Queen Elizabeth National Park on TripAdvisor. Read what their guests have to say about their stay https://bit.ly/3ksnsqj

 

For more info: director@aidchild.org