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Cost Per Person—Uganda Volunteer Expedition June 9-30

Posted: Thu, September 22, 2016 | By: Volunteer - Session 1



TRANSPORTATION

Roundtrip Airfare : San Francisco - Entebbe

$1,340 — $1,800 (estimate) Cost cannot be determined until tickets are purchased

The lowest price I’ve been given is $1,340 on United (see below)

Another low price ($1,419) is if we fly on Ethiopian Airlines, and then switch Kenyan Airlines. (see below)

But this schedule is quite brutal - 6 hours in the middle of the night waiting for our plane at Addis Abada airport.

Airfare from Entebbe to Kasese (Aerolink)

$273 (flight cost recently went up)

$1,613 — $2,073 TOTAL AIRFARE

Charter Buses, 15-18 seaters (see Bwambale Robert Musubaho’s report HERE)

$26 to Ruwenzori National Park (2 days)
$12 to Nyakiyumbu (1 day)
$20 to Kyarumba (2 days)
$13 to Queen Elizabeth National Park)

$71 — TOTAL CHARTER BUS FARE

$60 — Taxi rides to BiZoHa, Kahendero, other destinations near Kasese
$40 — Taxi rides from Kampala to Entebbe, and Entebbe Hotel to Airport

$100 — TOTAL TAXI COST

$10 - Public Bus from Kasese to Entebbe

$1,794 - $2,254 TOTAL TRANSPORTATION COST —————————————————————————

LODGING (see calculations HERE)

$354 — $450 TOTAL (depending on availability and choice of rooms)

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FOOD

$105 - fifteen breakfasts at Whitehouse Hotel ($7 each)
$60 - twelve lunches at Kasese Humanist Primary School ($5 each)
$150 - fifteen dinners at Whitehouse Hotel ($10 each)
$21 - three dinners at Kyarumba Coffee Resort ($7 each)
$30 - three lunches in Kyarumba ($10 each — this includes us buying lunch for a school every day)
$40 - two lunches and two dinners at Ruboni Community Camp ($10 each)
$60 - additional food for Entebbe hotel stay, flight stop overs, and Queen Elizabeth National Park excursion
$42 - bottled water

$508 TOTAL FOOD COSTS

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GIFTS, TOYS, FOOD, SPONSORSHIPS

$125 - Sponsorship of an orphan, student, or teacher at Kasese Humanist Primary School, BiZoHa Orphanage School, or Kahendero Nursery School
$75 - Gifts for the schools, orphanage, clinics, and community groups we visit ($5 x 15)

$200 TOTAL GIFT COSTS

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ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR BRIGHTER BRAINS INSTITUTE

$500 - to pay for organizing, scheduling, preparation beforehand and daily guidance in Uganda

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MISCELLANEOUS COSTS

$100 — Uganda Visa payable when we enter Uganda
$10 — To assemble first aid kit, especially for hiking trips
$70 — entrance fee to Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Ruwenzori National Park ($35 each)

$180 — Total Miscellaneous Fees

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SECURITY FEE

$350 — This is required to cover cost increases in the above prices, also fluctuations in currency that increase the costs.

It is refundable if it isn’t needed

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TOTAL COST : $3,886 - $4,442 (with up to $350 possibly returned)

Options:

1. Deduct Airfare if you want to meet the group in Entebbe or Kasese
2. Deduct Food costs if you buy your own food (except $75 for Kasese Lunch is required)
3. Deduct $100 if you pay your own VISA entry fee



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