Uganda Lodge is situated on the main Mbarara-Kabale Road in the small parish of Ruhanga in the south-west corner of Uganda, close to the borders with Rwanda and the DRC. Ruhanga is 320km from Kampala (6-7 hours drive) and 55km from the city of Mbarara (45 minutes drive). Ntungamo is the closest town to the lodge, approximately 10 km away (8 mins drive).
Most people visiting Uganda Lodge fly into Entebbe Airport (EBB) then travel to the Lodge via a bus caught at Kampala (around 5 hours). For your convenience we operate a full pick up service from the airport by private vehicle and transferring you to a local bus which will drop you outside the gates of Uganda Lodge. There is also an option to arrange a private transfer for the entire journey.
We welcome volunteers from a range of skillsets and backgrounds and have opportunities including teaching within the local school, supporting community projects and volunteering at the local hospital. Every day is different and can include anything from painting, building, carpentry, sewing, hair & beauty, gardening or helping in the community. If you have specialised skills that may benefit the local community, please let us know on your application and we will do our best to accommodate you
Please see our volunteering page HERE to find out more.
We are happy to provide a reference or any additional material to formalise your time here at Uganda Lodge, just let us know what you need!
We ask for a £100 Admin/Booking Fee and for £175 a week to cover your accommodation, 3 meals a day and afternoon tea. If you plan to stay with us longer than 10 weeks, we may be able to offer you a discounted rate. All profits from this social enterprise facility are reinvested into our School, Vocation Centre, Medical Clinic and other projects that benefit the rural communities. Safari’s and gorilla trekking come with an additional cost.
It is recommended that you seek advice from your GP or local travel clinic regarding vaccinations and anti-malarial medication before you travel. A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required to enter Uganda, or an exemption certificate from your Doctor.
You will also need to apply for a tourist visa, this needs to be done online and costs $50. We suggest you apply at least 10 days in advance.