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Study Tour –Ugandan modern history and society studies in Gulu – 6 days/Tour Code:007

Gulu

School visit in Gulu
Acholi quarters, Kampala
Itinerary Meal
Day 1
Drive from Entebbe International Airport to Kampala (1 hour)
You will be received by our driver guide who will take you from Entebbe airport to Kampala. The drive will take 1 hour or more depending on the traffic jam. In Kampala, our staff will receive you and give you details of the tour arrangements.
Accomodation: Kampala / Dolphin Suites
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Day 2
Morning: Drive to Gulu (5 hours)
Afternoon: Visit the Training Center of NPO Terra Renaissance
In the conflict that started in the late 1980s, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) kidnapped about 66,000 children and made them child soldiers. The conflict came to an end with the cease-fire agreement but those who had terrifying experiences in their childhood are still struggling to live normal lives. Terra Renaissance is training those former child soldiers and civilians.
Evening: Visit a Former Child Soldier at Work
You will meet a former child soldier who graduated at the training center and is now living normally in the community. He will share with you his experience as a child soldier and his current state.
Accomodation: Gulu / Kakanyero Hotel
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Day 3
Morning: Visit Atiak Village
Atiak village had the largest Internally Displaced Peoples’ (IDP) camp around the area. The village Chief will tell you the story.
Afternoon: Village Life Experience
You will have a village life experience in the house of a former IDP camp member. The family will show you how to collect water from the well, cook traditional Acholi food called odii (peanut paste) and more.
During Dinner: Ethnic Dance
Local Acholi dancers will entertain you with their dance performance called Bwala.
Accomodation: Gulu / Kakanyero Hotel
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Day 4
Morning: Visit a primary school
It has been 10 years since free primary education started but there are still insufficient classrooms and teaching materials and there are many children who cannot attend school.
Visit the Health Center in the Camp
A village health center does not have the facilities to diagnose illnesses and they can only treat symptoms. However this health center means a lot to those who cannot afford to go all the way to a hospital.
Afternoon: Visit Fort Baker
Fort Baker was a slave station where a British explorer Samuel Baker freed the slaves. After that it was used as a government office. An experienced guide will explain the history of the fort.
Evening: Interaction with Children
You will interact with children after school. You can ask questions, play soccer or introduce your culture to them.
Accomodation: Gulu / Kakanyero Hotel
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Day 5
Morning: Drive to Kampala (6 hours)
Afternoon: Visit Acholi Quarter
Acholi quarter was built for staff of the rubber plantation in 1965. The plantation had been gone under the Amin regime but the accommodation remained for Acholi people who left for the capital to seek for jobs. When LRA started their guerilla activity in the north, the Acholi quarter changed the role again to a refugee camp. In those days there were only 31 families living there but today the number has increased to 2,500. You will see another lifestyle of Acholi people who gave up farming and live in the monetary economy.
Paper Beads Making Experience
Making souvenirs at home is an important source of cash income for many women living in Acholi, paper beads are the most common. The process is as simple as cutting, rolling and gluing. They thread those paper beads and make bracelets and other accessories. You will experience a part of that process with women in Acholi quarter.
Accomodation: Kampala / Dolphin Suites
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Day 6
Morning : Free
In the last morning of the trip, the driver will take you anywhere you would like to visit in Kampala.
Afternoon : Drive to Entebbe International Airport (1 hour)
You should leave Kampala more than 3 and half hours before the flight. There might be a traffic jam on the way to the airport.
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***Thank you for your visit***

Note

* If you are interested, please contact us here with the number of visitors and the tour date.

  • Tour attractions and accommodations can be rearranged to suit your desires.
  • This is not a package tour neither do we offer a group tour.

We provide a private car during the entire tour.

Boat riding is at your own risk.

Please go through our Tour Agreement / Booking Information page before you apply for the tour.

Price list

Visitor Room arrangement Period Price
4 visitors Twin room 6 days $1,357
6 visitors Twin room 6 days $1,219

* Please contact us if you would like to change your accommodation.