TRAVEL TO UGANDA

Connect. Serve. Grow.

Joining us on a trip will give you the opportunity to experience all the work Sozo Children is a part of in Uganda. This trip is designed for you to experience not only the amazing work God is doing in Uganda but also to grow in your relationship with Him throughout the week! Our unique design allows you to partner alongside and empower our long-term outreach efforts while also reflecting on the challenging aspects that often accompanies this work. Our hope is that you leave Uganda with a deeper relationship with Christ and others as well as a greater understanding and appreciation for working in a developing country. We are confident once you experience this incredible country and the people in it you’ll feel so connected you’ll have to go back!

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Coordinate a mission trip for your church, school, small group, or any group of 6 or more!

Find our fundraising guide, reading list, packing guide, week-at-a-glance schedule, and more!

Read through our Frequently Asked Questions prior to applying for a trip or before landing in Uganda!


2019 TRIP DATES

TRIP COST: $1,500 + airfare

Flights may range from $1500-$2500. The months of June and July are typically most expensive. 

* Late registrations are permitted, however, if a deadline has passed at the time of registration, the team member is required to meet that deadline within 7 days of registering.

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March 8-17

Spring Break Trip

Deadlines:

General Registration Deadline: January 4

Travel Documents: January 11

First Payment ($2000): January 18

Team Forms: January 24

Final Payment: February 15

May 18-28

Deadlines:

General Registration Deadline: February 24

Travel Documents: March 3

First Payment ($2000): March 11

Team Forms: April 7

Final Payment: April 29

June 3-13

Deadlines:

General Registration Deadline: March 12

Travel Documents: March 19

First Payment ($2500): March 26

Team Forms: April 22

Final Payment: May 14

June 11-21

Deadlines:

General Registration Deadline: March 20

Travel Documents: March 27

First Payment ($2500): April 3

Team Forms: April 30

Final Payment: May 22

July 8–18

Deadlines: General Registration Deadline: April 15

Travel Documents: April 22

First Payment ($2500): April 29

Team Forms: May 26

Final Payment: June 17

July 16–26

Deadlines:

General Registration Deadline: April 23

Travel Documents: April 30

First Payment ($2500): May 7

Team Forms: June 3

Final Payment: June 25

Aug 29–Sept 8

Men's Trip

Deadlines:

General Registration Deadline: June 5

Travel Documents: June 12

First Payment ($2500): June 19

Team Forms: July 7

Final Payment: August 7

Dec 26–Jan 5, 2020

First Deadline: October 15, 2019

Travel Documents

First Payment ($2500)

Final Deadline: December 1, 2019

Team Forms

Final Payment

What You Will Be Doing

Arrival

WELCOME

As you arrive at the Entebbe airport it will be close to midnight. You will go through immigration, collect your bags, and drive about 30 minutes to the team house. Once you arrive you can take a shower, set up your bunk bed, and get to sleep. Get as much rest as you can before in country team training the following morning!

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Sunday

ATTEND CHURCH

Each Sunday our teams will attend and serve at our church service. Teams can look forward to authentic Ugandan worship and an impactful word. This is also a great opportunity to connect with the members of our community.

Women typically wear long skirts and men wear a button down with pants. Don’t forget to pack your Bible!

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Monday

Village Outreach

Teams will get to participate in our various outreach efforts in our village community during their time in Uganda. On Monday this includes supporting our staff as we minister to over 300 kids at Kid’s Club.

Be prepared to play games and help pass out snacks!

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Tuesday

Market Day

Teams can look forward to visiting an authentic African market with great souvenirs to bring back home while also supporting the local economy.

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Wednesday

Land Project

Sozo purchased 28-acres of land that many of our Sozo children now reside. As we move forward on the next phases of the "The Village Project” teams will have the opportunity to serve the current needs of the land.

Past projects have included slashing, painting fences, clearing land, and making pavers. 

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Thursday

Village Outreach

Teams will get to participate in our various outreach efforts in our village community during their time in Uganda. On Monday this includes supporting our staff as we minister to over 300 kids at Kid’s Club.

Be prepared to play games and help pass out snacks!

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Friday

Day in Creation

On the Day in Creation, teams will embark on a safari excursion! The team will wake up early in the morning to drive out to Lake Mburo National park known for their Zebras and Hippos! You can look forward to a stop at the Equator, a game drive, and a boat tour. Get ready for a long but adventurous day!

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Saturday

Outreach project

Saturday is reserved for team outreach projects. This may include another day of village outreach, a day serving in the homes, or various other projects.

Teams in the past have hosted a field day at the primary school many of our kids attend and also at near the Kampala slum many of our out of house kids reside. 

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Day in Creation OPTIONS

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Please select one of the below options. The majority option for your team will be selected at which point you can decide to join or stay back at the team quarters for a day of rest.

Murchison Falls 2-Day safari $450

On this incredible two-day safari experience team members will drive 8 hours north to the well-known Murchison Falls National Park. Here teams will hike to the top of the falls and take a guided boat tour and game drive across the African savannah. This park has almost every animal you could see within the borders of Uganda. Look forward to native animals such as elephants, giraffes, and the occasional lion. Team members will stay the night at the safari lodge in the park and wake up for an early morning game drive before they drive back to Sozo that afternoon.

Lake Mburo 1-day safari
$175

Lake Mburo National Park is known for its vast wildlife including the park’s signature zebras! If you choose to embark on this great one day safari you will see amazing African wildlife as you are taken on a guided game drive and boat ride. You can also look forward to a stop at the equator where you will have the opportunity to stand in both the northern and southern hemispheres! *Please note elephants are not found in this region of Uganda and have not been introduced to the park yet.

Uganda Wildlife Conservation and Education Center
$80

Have you ever wanted to pet an elephant? At the UWEC, more commonly known as the Entebbe Zoo, you will spend the day up close to many Ugandan animals on a behind the scenes tour! Look forward to feeding and getting close to elephants, lions, chimpanzees and much more! In this behind the scenes tour, the staff will educate you about these amazing animals that call Uganda home!


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WHAT OUR TEAMS ARE SAYING...

Barrett
Traveling to Uganda with Sozo Children not only changed my life, but it taught me so much about Jesus. One word to describe my time in Uganda? Joy. I was captivated by the Joy I witnessed. The Sozo Children staff and children taught me what it’s like to have Joy in your past, present, and future. Because our ultimate joy is in Jesus - no matter where we are in life. These kids give the sweetest, most unconditional love. I didn’t get on a plane headed across oceans expecting to leave a piece of my heart there, but I did. And I left always dreaming of my favorite country half-way around the world. I’m thankful that I know Uganda through Sozo Children and I’m humbled by my opportunity to be a part of this organization!
— Barrett T.
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Casey
casey
If you ever want to go on a missions trip, go with Sozo Children. It was a life changing experience and I will never forget all the friendships and memories that were made. I love you all and can’t wait to go back!”
— Casey L.
Nicole
NICOLE
“I went on my first mission with Sozo for the 3-week trip and it was hands down the best three weeks of my life. God’s presence was so strong all around us; the airports, the Sozo homes, the village, in the city, church, and during our morning devotions and nightly debriefs. The friendships I made were extra special to me because they were formed through the common bond of serving our great God. Even though our trip ended, I still talk to my team members daily. Every night we would tell each other where we saw God that day, and although we would only say one or two places, we all knew He was working everywhere in our lives and in those we met. Our time in Uganda taught us to love each other more and serve with a full heart, but most importantly our trip influenced us to minister those back at home that we often overlook. I absolutely cannot wait to return to Uganda with Sozo again!”
— Nicole L.
Margaret
Going to Uganda with Sozo has really opened my eyes to see how God works throughout the world. The children’s faith in the Lord is inspirational. My past few trips have impacted my life by showing me, through the children, that you can still have hope and love in the Lord even after going through tough seasons in life.”
— Margaret L.
MARGARET