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This 2 week volunteering programme in Uganda gives you the chance to take part in a vital conservation project, protecting the countries only population of White Rhino.

This gap year expedition has been designed for volunteers who are keen to take on a challenge and support our ongoing community and environmental programmes alongside other international volunteers.

You can combine your stay in Uganda with any of our other 1,2 or 3 month Kenya and Tanzania programmes to get the best out of East Africa. You can also take on a range of personal challenges as you trek, kayak or raft on the source of Africa’s mightiest river the Nile.


  • Learn about Rhino conservation on patrol with the Ugandan Wildlife Service
  • Participate in ongoing conservation initiatives to protect wildlife and the environment
  • Volunteer at community projects
  • Experience Ugandan culture
  • Relax at the source of the Nile and experience East Africa's adrenaline adventures

Camp Ziwa is a tented camp in the heart of rhino territory.  The camp is located in the middle of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary and its position often affords you a privileged and exclusive preview into the lives of these amazing creatures.

Camp Ziwa gives you the chance to get away from it all and reconnect with nature. The sanctuary is home to the only 12 wild rhino in Uganda and has an impressive collection of birds, various antelope, vervet monkey, warthogs and the occasional leopard if you are really lucky!


Uganda, known as the ‘Pearl of Africa’, is one of the most beautiful countries on the continent, with spectacular natural scenery that is hard to find anywhere else. It is home to the highest mountain range in Africa, the Mountains of the Moon and is the source of the mighty Nile, the world’s longest river. Uganda is home to the highest concentration of primates on earth, including the majestic and critically endangered mountain gorilla and man’s closest relative - the chimpanzees.


Uganda offers a wealth of cultural diversity, with more than 17 different ethnic groups, all with their own languages, customs and cuisine. The Bantu, who make up more than half of Uganda’s population occupy the southern part of the country and were the first to settle in Uganda. Regardless of where you visit, Ugandans will offer heart-warming hospitality throughout the country.

Gap Year Vitals

  • Location: Uganda
  • Price: £100 - £3200 Depending on length of stay



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