Work Hard…Then Take a Tourist Break

Our volunteers in Uganda put in many long days some of which can be 10 or 12 hours long, especially in Agwata where there is much to be done from sun up to after sun down.  And our volunteers tell us that the days fly by quickly and are extremely fulfilling.  But we hope that each volunteer group will be able to spend at least a day or two of their stay enjoying a bit of the local tourist scenery.  

Elephant with baby

Mother elephant and baby at Murchison Falls N.P. in Uganda

We are fortunate to have one of the best national parks in Uganda just a couple hours off our travel path between Jinja and Agwata.  This park, called Murchison Falls National Park has many large animals such as elephants, lions, giraffes, hippos and more. 

Giraffe at Murchison Falls

Giraffe at Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda

These photos were taken in July when some of our volunteers visited the park with our child sponsorship coordinator, project manager and the Agwata school headmaster.  This was the first time that all three of these native Ugandans had visited their very own national park.  It’s a sad but true fact that most Ugandans have never been to their national parks or other important Ugandan cultural places.

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