Women Empowering WomenUganda
Sick of feeling relaxed but unfulfilled after a resort holiday or wildlife adventure? Looking for a trip that inspires and gives back to the community? You’ve come to the right place. This unique women-only tour focuses on empowering women and supporting aid organisations that help women achieve their goals and reach their full potential in Uganda.
This social-enterprise experience, created by Yvonne Verstandig, co-founder and head of leisure at Executive Edge Travel, takes you to the heart of Uganda for 10 nights, including four days of adventure incorporating remote tribal villages and gorilla trekking.
Co-hosted by Suzy Zail, internationally acclaimed author of The Tattooed Flower, The Wrong Boy and Alexander Altman A10567, the women-only tour combines safaris in the Kidepo Valley National Park and tracking gorillas on foot in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, as well as meeting not-for-profit and aid organisations, building a mud hut for a disadvantaged family, visiting schools and participating in girls’ empowerment training.
To gain experiential insights into the day-to-day activities of life in Uganda, community members will share their stories and provide hands-on opportunities. Travellers will be trained by a village elder to weave a basket, learn about obstacles preventing girls from reaching their potential and assist aid organisations working to improve the lives of girls.
Interactive workshops, storytelling and discussion groups with leading female change-makers are also included, as is a meeting with a witch doctor, attendance at a drumming workshop, a tour of the Bwaise slum and visiting schools.
- A trip that combines African safaris and social enterprise
- An insight into life as a Ugandan woman and how you can make a difference
- Meeting local families and aid organisations
- Participating in building a house for local families
- The shock of having to confront the reality of just how lucky you have it back home
The 10-day tour is priced from US$11,235 a person, twin share. For all tour inclusions, visit Executive Edge Travel.
For bookings and further information contact Yvonne Verstandig at Executive Edge Travel on 1300 618 334.