Travel with AAH

Each year, AAH offers opportunities for supporters to travel to Uganda with us to visit our program and volunteer at Arlington Junior School and at the Beatrice Tierney Health Clinics. Traveling with AAH to Uganda is an opportunity to explore and stay in Africa at a relatively low cost and to contribute your talents to a meaningful program. Our trips also give our students, faculty, and staff the chance interact with donors and supporters face-to-face, which brings honor and dignity to the community. This year AAH is offering two chaperoned trips to Uganda – the annual Teen Service Trip in late June and an Adult trip in late July. Find out more about each trip below.

trip group with elephant statue

2019 AAH Trips

Teen Service Trip: June 25 -July 12, 2019

For teens only, this trips is limited to 12 teens total. The cost for the 2019 trip is $2,100 per person, which does not include the flight to Uganda. A $500 deposit is due by January 31, and the balance is due by May 15.  The trip cost covers:

  • A trip chaperone
  • Transportation to and from the village with an AAH staff member
  • 24/7 volunteer support
  • Accommodations
  • All meals
  • Murchison Falls 3-day safari
  • Breakfast boat cruise & bird watching on the Nile River
  • Guided hike around Sipi Falls
  • Program supervision
  • Laundry service during the volunteer period

Adult Trip 2019: July 31 – August 15, 2019

Led by Board President Dick Burk and his wife Carole, this trip is a great way to experience and understand AAH’s operations in Uganda by spending time volunteering at the school and clinics, visiting the families of sponsored students, and touring AAH outreach schools. This trip also includes a chance to see the beauty of Uganda with excursions, such as whitewater rafting on the Nile, taking land and river safaris in Murchison Falls National Park, going rhino tracking, and visiting Kampala. The cost of the Adult Trip is estimated at $3,500 per person, which does not include the flight to Uganda. A $500 deposit is due by March 1, and the balance is due by May 15. All fees are non-refundable. The trip cost covers:

  • A trip chaperone
  • Transportation
  • 24/7 volunteer support
  • Accommodations
  • Most meals
  • Program supervision
  • Visits to the homes of sponsored students
  • Excursions on the Nile, game drives in Murchison Falls National Park, rhino tracking, and visits to Kampala and Jinja

As someone interested in pursuing a career in medicine I got to experience a range of things at the clinic that I would never see in the US.  Volunteering probably changed my path a bit. I still want the same general career in medicine, but not in the classic way I might have thought before. I just realize the world is bigger than my state now and I have to do something about that.