Most of our volunteers enjoy personal time by visiting our national parks and tourist attractions. As Uganda becomes a more popular tourist destination we want to assist our volunteers and generate another source of funding for the Saint Ann Foundation. We would plan and organize transportation, accommodations, and any related fees according to desired destinations. We work with locals to support the local economy and 15% of tour packages go directly to the Saint Ann Foundation. Book with the Saint Ann Foundation and experience The Pearl of Africa while supporting our nonprofit!
From animal spotting to adventure sports, there are some incredible sights and activities to experience while you are volunteering in Uganda! We’ve listed below some of the popular places to visit and things to do during your time on the Saint Ann Foundation volunteer Uganda program, as recommended by our past volunteers.Wildlife and Nature Uganda`s highlights
In and outside city walk tour
Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Chimpanzee tracking in Kibale Forest and the Kyambura Gorge in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Boat-trips on the Nile and the Kazinga Channel with spectacular wildlife and photo opportunities. Chimpanzee habituation experience in Kibale Forest and Semliki Wildlife Reserve. Game drives on the Savannas of Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Semliki Wildlife Reserve. Wildlife includes: Elephants, Lions, Buffaloes, Leopards, Giraffes, Zebras, Hyenas, Warthogs, Baboons, Hippos, Crocodiles and a lot of beautiful bird species.
Spot the tree climbing lions on the plains of Ishasha, southern part of the Queen Elizabeth National Park. Birdwatching with up to 1000 bird species. It is possible for a birder to see up too 500 species in one trip. See up to 13 monkey species during a nature walk in Kibale Forest National Park. The species include Black and White Colobus, Red Tailed monkeys, Patas monkeys, L'Hoest monkeys, Baboons, Chimpanzees and up to 335 bird species. The mighty Nile with the spectacular Murchison Falls in Murchison Falls National Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery in the Mbale Region (Mount Elgon National Park) with the Sipi Falls. Visit the Golden Monkeys in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Visit the Sempaya Hot Springs in Semuliki National Park. Climbing mountains of the moon (Mt. Rwenzori)Things to See and To Do
Some of the world's best white water rafting (wild water rafting) in Jinja, the source of the Nile. Hiking / Trekking in the Rwenzori Mountains (Ruwenzori Mountains, also known as the Mountains of the Moon) with their snow-capped peaks. Hiking / Trekking in Mount Elgon National Park. Climbing the Virunga Volcanoes (Sabinio, Gahinga and Muhavura) in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, part of the Virunga National Park. Forest Walks in Kibale Forest, Budongo Forest, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Semuliki National Park. Visit Kampala, Uganda's modern and bustling cosmopolitan capitol, with the Kasubi Tombs, Buganda kingdom, museums and craft centers. Relax on the idyllic islands of Lake Victoria (Ssese Islands) and Lake Bunyonyi. Meet the Local People Visit local tribes, enjoy a typical African church ceremony or spend an afternoon with a local family. Visit the pygmies and experience their unique culture. Volunteer in local education, health care, or conservation projects