I am a single mum of four girls and now I am in my sixties. I decided it was time to do something different in my life., and went out to Uganda Lodge for six weeks, helping in the nearby schools and around the Lodge itself. Beautiful scenery, mountains, walks, fresh air, mild climate, friendly people, shops, hospital, three schools , lovely church, comfortable accommodation at the Lodge, banana, pineapple, coffee plantation, a chance to experience real Africa. I recommend that everyone should have such an experience at least once in their lives. You will not regret it.
~ Nina Moore – Oxford, England
Uganda lodge is surrounded by a marvellous environment of impressive green hills, bananas and Eucalyptus trees. The Ugandan people are very nice and friendly and here at the lodge it feels like you are surrounded by friends and family. This is a perfect place to stay if you want to get to know the real Africa and be a part of the everyday lives of the Ugandan people. There are many opportunities for volunteering, such as teaching English at the nursery school or helping out in the community.
The location is also perfect since it is in the middle of all the big attractions of Uganda, such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Lake Mburu where you can spot all the big animals, like Elephants, Gorillas and Hippos. We stayed here for about two month and we could not have had a better experience of Uganda and if we are ever going to visit it again we would definitely come back and we highly recommend it to everyone who wants to have a genuine experience of Africa.
~ Johanna and Camilla (University students from Sweden)
I have just returned after a life changing 3 weeks at the lodge. I really have had the most amazing time and enjoyed working with the children and teaching them dance like I had planned which they loved. We even performed at choir which was really special. The staff at the lodge were so welcoming and the food and accommodation great. I also want to say what a credit the volunteer co-ordinator out there is to the lodge. She was so helpful and dedicated to the project and a very positive member of the volunteers. I cant thank you enough for creating such a great thing and being able to share it with so many people like me.
~ Laura – London, England