Uganda May/June 2020 with Safari

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - Saturday, June 11, 2020

Uganda with Safari

May 31 - June 11, 2020
Trip Details

Trip Cost: $2100 + airfare (with safari)

See Cost & Payment Tab Below for Details

Dates

May 31 – June 11, 2020

Team Leader

Karen Anderson

Team Size

14 people max.

As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to experience the beauty and diversity of Uganda. 

This team will experience a day in Bwerenga Village just outside of the capital city of Kampala. While there, you’ll meet Pastor Earnest and Mama Catherine. Their beautiful love story is one of surrender, sacrifice, heartache, giving and restoration. You’ll attend their local church, worship with their congregation, hear about their ministry, and if you’re lucky, Mama just might make Sunday dinner for you! 

The team will also travel to the beautiful countryside town of Jinja. Jinja is located on Lake Victoria which is the source of the Nile River. There, you will serve alongside several local ministry partners including Sole Hope. You will learn all about the work Sole Hope is doing to combat the jigger problem in Uganda. Sole Hope conducts weekly medical clinics, educates locals how to prevent and treat wounds, and provides jobs to Ugandan men and women. Team members will serve alongside this partner at one of their clinic sites. You’ll also visit the Hope Center where the most severe cases are treated on a long-term basis. Along with treatment and care, Ugandans are educated and loved. Here, you’ll also tour the workshop where the iconic Sole Hope shoes are made. 

Jinja is also home to many full-time missionaries. Team members will get the opportunity to collect, carry, and deliver much needed and favorite items to these missionaries while taking time to visit with and pray over them as they serve far from all that is convenient, familiar and comfortable. 

A unique part of this trip is an excursion to Murchison Falls. There you’ll stay at a safari resort, experience a safari drive, boat ride, and waterfall hike.

There’s no doubt that every aspect of this 2 week adventure will be uniquely beautiful. Don’t wait! Sign up today to Go.Be.Love: Uganda 2020!

 

Trip Type
Community ministry, missionary care, community outreach, family ministry, orphan care and SAFARI!

Ideal Demographic
This trip is appropriate for individuals, families and groups who are able to handle long travel times, walking, rides on bumpy roads, long days and the difficulties involved in seeing impoverished and difficult conditions. There will be a lot of in-country travel on this particular trip because of the safari portion. If you are pregnant or think you might be during this trip, please check with your doctor and trip coordinator before planning to travel.

Age Requirements
18 and over.

Total Trip Cost
$2100 + airfare (includes safari portion)
*Final total varies depending on team size and flight costs which will vary depending on your departing airport. Your exact total trip cost will be given to you after flights are booked. Flights to Uganda in the summer generally range from $1,800-$2,100 out of most US cities. We try to book flights as early as possible to lock in the lowest rates possible.

Estimated at $3900 – $4200 total including flights.

Trip Payment Schedule
DUE AT SIGN-UP – $250 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
DUE DEC 31, 2019 – $500 FIRST PAYMENT (for holding flights with deposit)
DUE JAN 31, 2020 – $2000 SECOND PAYMENT (for remaining balance on flights)
DUE MAR 31, 2020 – FINAL BALANCE DUE
*If you sign up for the trip past any of the above payment due dates, you will need to fundraise to catch up on those deadlines quickly.

The following items are included in the trip cost:
✓ International airfare plus domestic connections from your home airport (see flight info below for more details on flights)
✓ 3 meals a day on the international portion of the trip
✓ Accommodations based on sharing rooms with other team members (see FAQ page for more info on room arrangements)
✓ In-country transportation
✓ Translator/Guide (if needed)
✓ Trained leader for the team
✓ Visa fee (if any)
✓ ACE Travel Insurance Coverage (medical, liability, travel and security assistance services)
✓ Tipping for guides, meals out, etc.
✓ Administrative costs
✓ Excursion costs (if any)

Costs not included in the trip price are: meals on airport travel days when traveling to and from the US, any additional costs due to deviations, any fees associated with baggage or immunizations, passport, personal shopping money and incidentals such as snacks, additional beverages, laundry, phone calls, film and other personal items. Costs for arts & crafts and other items needed for activities your team takes to do with the children are also not included in the trip cost.

Vaccinations
Go Be Love advises all travelers to read the US Department of State background notes on their website. Travelers can also check the latest health information with the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention at http://www.cdc.gov to get the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations/requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries. We also suggest that all participants consult their physician before traveling abroad.

Paying for Your Trip
Go Be Love encourages our team members to raise support. Once you are signed up for a trip, you can fundraise with all items on the team member fundraising section of our online store, you can send out support letters or come up with your own creative ideas. We use a team member database called Managed Missions that allows you to create your own custom fundraising page. Unlike other online fundraising pages, those donations will go directly into your trip account and will also be tax deductible for your donors. This feature is called Public Profile and we encourage all team members to create one and send the link to your donors who would like to give online. You and your donors can also make tax deductible payments toward your trip total by mailing checks to Go Be Love.

Flight and Travel Info
One thing that sets Go Be Love mission trips apart is that we book ALL flights for all of our team members, including your domestic connections from your home airport. Please list your home airport on your application. For smaller airports, please give several options for airports you could fly from as sometimes our international airline partners may not have options in and out of smaller airports. Please note: because we will be booking all of your flights and connections and because we do so at the best possible price – this does not always mean the best possible schedule. Many times, the international airlines we use are able to offer us domestic flight connections at a very low cost (usually only $75-$100) and therefore, we are offered a very limited class of service. This might mean longer layover times so please be prepared for this in advance. You may find a better schedule online but that doesn’t mean that it was an option within the price range and class of service we were going for. If you have specific limitations on arrival and departure times, you will need to let us know in writing 90 days or more in advance and you will need to be prepared to incur additional costs if your preferences do not fall within the class of service we are offered at the lowest cost.

Required Documentation
1. Submitted trip application (with deposit)
2. Current passport that will not expire within 6 months of travel date (we will need a copy of it for the visa process but not up front – trip coordinator will notify you when it’s needed)

Documents Needed (2 weeks from registration)
1. Signed Child Protection Policy & Guidelines document
2. Signed Code of Conduct document
3. Signed Short-Term Mission Trip Guide document
4. Signed Release, Hold Harmless & Consent Form
5. Signed Cancellation Policy
6. Signed Background Check Consent Form
7. Signed Statement of Faith
8. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #1
9. Spiritual Leader Reference Form #2

VISA documents needed (once flights are booked – approx. 3 months prior to trip)
Your coordinate will handle the visa process for your team but you will need to provide the following once flights are booked. Your coordinator will connect with you with further details.
1. Scanned color copy or clear photo of your passport photo page.
2. Scanned color passport size photo – not the one on your passport – you’ll need an extra copy or a new one with a white background. You can use Passport Photo app to create one.
3. Scanned color copy showing proof of your yellow fever vaccination. Please note: this immunization is in short supply so call around and schedule it far in advance of your trip – it’s required to enter Uganda.
4. Return questionnaire to your trip coordinate fully filled out – coordinator will send this out to the team once flights are booked and you can also find it available for download on Managed Missions once you’ve been added to the trip.

*A background check will be run on all teams members over the age of 18.
*All documents should be turned in to us within two weeks from the time you sign up for the trip.

Team Member Commitment
I understand that the mission trip starts the day I apply for the trip and agree that, as a part of a Go Be Love mission team, I am committing to being available for conference calls leading up to the trip and reading all emails and materials pertaining to the trip, and responding when necessary. I understand that these communications are needed to maximize the effectiveness of my team on the mission field, to prepare each person for the trip and to build team unity. For some teams, this may include 4 to 8 conference calls leading up to the trip. I understand that a large part of these conference calls will focus on a spiritual preparation and will include doing a pre-trip discipleship study together.

About Your Leader

Karen Anderson

Uganda Team Leader

Karen went on her first Go.Be.Love.(Visiting Orphans) trip to Uganda in 2016.

She has experience leading student trips to Austin, Florida, and Jamaica. Most recently, she co-lead Uganda 2017 and Uganda-Ethiopia 2019 for GBL. Some of her favorite memories are traffic jams in Kampala, driving in the rain, going back to see Ugandan friends, fresh pineapple, singing and dancing, holding tiny hands, holding not so tiny hands, blackouts, and red dirt EVERYWHERE!

Karen is a lifelong Texan. Recently, she relocated from Lubbock to the Austin area. Her husband, Heath is a church planter and they are excited to launch their church in Fall 2020. Together, they have three daughters Grace, Rachel, and Sarah. She is a career educator and is currently a reading intervention teacher at a local elementary school.

Karen will go on her next Go.Be.Love. trip to Uganda in 2020! She is very excited to lead Uganda: May 2020 and explore some new opportunities in the rare and beautiful gem that is the Pearl of Africa.

I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.
I’m ready to Go. Be. Love.

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