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JOIN OUR ADVENTURE TRY-ATHLON

The Adventure Try-athlon will give you a chance to discover, explore and develop whilst in Uganda through a multitude of jam-packed experiences that will create memories to last a lifetime! You’ll be kayaking, rafting, biking, hiking, climbing, exploring, building – all the ‘-ings’!

You’ll also spend time integrated within a community, transforming an empty field at a primary school into a safe, fun and exciting playground for children, enabling them to access a childhood and provide them with a brighter future through play.

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ADVENTURE TRY-ATHLON

2021 PROJECT DATES

5th August – 25th August 2021

2022 Project Dates

To Be Announced Soon

PROJECT COST

£150 Registration
£2,250 Fundraising Target

Ilaria came to Uganda with us and found the experience life changing

Ilaria came to Uganda with us and found the experience life changing

“Time flew by, but the memories will never leave me. A summer full of crazy BBQ’s, adventures on the Nile and remarkable people. I got to experience being a part of the Ugandan culture and being a part of a charity that does amazing things for extraordinary people. I made friends forever and it really was life changing. It will forever be one of the best things I ever did, and I would do it all over again.”

OUR COMMITMENT TO ETHICALLY RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE VOLUNTEERING

We are committed to providing a responsible volunteering opportunity that is of high quality and that is respectful and beneficial to all involved. Our opportunities are underpinned by our commitment to equal opportunities, diversity, sustainability, ethics and providing employment opportunities.

To find out more details about our unique approach to volunteering, please download our Ethical Travel Policy.

FAQs

Q: A triathlon? I’m no endurance athlete, how challenging is this going to be?

A: No need to fear! This is a ‘try-athlon’. It’s an epic adventure, not a race. You will get to complete 3 amazing activities at a leisurely pace. From lazily floating down the River Nile in your kayak, to traversing through the flora and fauna of Mt Elgon, you’ll have plenty of time to complete each stage and soak up all those endorphines! Even SLO Farrah could do this!

Q: How will I hit my fundraising target?

A: Whether you have never fundraised before or are a seasoned pro, we’ve got your back. Our team will offer you comprehensive support throughout your fundraising journey, ensuring you smash your target. We have supported thousands of fundraisers like you over the past 10 years and will share our strategies with you to ensure you succeed.

Q: Will it be safe to travel with COVID-19? What happens if my trip is affected?

A: We are fully confident that trips will go ahead in 2021 when you’re heading out. All our activities are risk assessed and insured and once in Uganda you will be supported by our local team. We have 10+ years’ experience of delivering life-shaping experiences for volunteers including during several Ebola outbreaks and national elections! If for whatever reason the safety of our volunteers or the communities we serve come into question, we will postpone your trip. Safety is our primary concern at all times!