Volunteer at an eco-friendly Safari place in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda

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  • Description

    Description

    We are an eco-friendly safari lodge in the wilderness of Murchison Falls National Park. The lodge has treehouses, cottages, 3 banda rooms and 6 safari tents as well as a campsite. We host various guests from all over the world and the lodge serves as a home to wildlife such as hippopotamus and monkeys among others. We are conservation conscious in our approach as we also aim to add gainfully to the local economy and Ugandan economy at large.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Helping with Tourists
    Language practice
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Travelers will learn about the people/tribes neighboring the park areas and how their lifestyles are changing to adapt to the need for conservation in Murchison Falls. As such, we hope the experience can broaden the volunteer's understanding of conservation efforts in this area in relation to the people of the area.
    Expect to learn about African wildlife as you encounter big mammals like hippopotamus, elephant and buffalo of the park.
    Travelers will also learn about simple ways the lodge has furthered conservation efforts through community engagement and by making gainful employment which has provided locals with alternatives to environmentally damaging actions that used to be the norm in this area.
    Furthermore, expect to learn more about Bagungu and Alur people, the wildlife in this area and the geography of the area.
    And lastly expect to meet and learn from many people from all over the world as you host at the lodge.

  • Help

    Help

    We are looking for a self driven individual with experience working in the hospitality industry . The individual will help directly with management. Key duties are:
    - Help at front desk and with welcoming guests to lodge
    -Assisting by ensuring all (such as rooms) is in order prior to guests arrival.
    -Assist to ensure adherence green policy which puts emphasis on proper plastic disposal and recycling
    -Assist managers to further improve our social media presence
    - Assist Ugandan staff improve their spoken English
    - Help with general maintenance and assist with housekeeping and grounds maintenance .

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Swahili, Luganda and Lusoga

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Staff quarters - room with beds, mosquito net and bed linen.
    When the lodge rooms are available we can offer up to 2 nights in the en suite treehouse or the cottage room.
    Free Meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided by our in house chefs during your stay.
    Breakfast is normally tea or coffee served with eggs and bread. Lunch and dinner dishes normally include rice, potatoes, vegetables and fish, chicken,pork and beef.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    During your days off, you will have the opportunity to head for game drives in the park, boat cruises on the Nile, fishing and hikes in and around the community. Expect to see elephants, lions, buffalo and more of the big five along side numerous other wildlife during your stay.
    You can also head to the scenic Lake Albert escarpment view which is only an hours drive from the lodge.
    Of course it goes without saying you will have free meals and if you are athletic like us then you will also enjoy runs along the Nile and biking excursions in one of Africa's most scenic parts.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Cottage exterior
Cottage interior
Treehouse sofa
Restaurant front campfire river view
Restaurant
Our elegant neighbours: giraffe in Murchison Falls National Park :)
Murchison Falls National Park savannah grasslands
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