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Educational Tourism

Creating a thriving education and tourist base in the Ugandan village of Kabubbu is part of the Quicken Trust’s plan to help the needy community there to stand on its own feet. A trip to Kabubbu provides a fascinating introduction to rural Africa – and helps boost the local economy. Kabubbu is also a great place to begin a tour of a country described by Winston Churchill as “the pearl of Africa”.

The Quicken Trust runs three trips to the Kabubbu Resort Centre every year. Travellers must join one of these organised visits to stay on site. Everyone travelling with Quicken must attend a planning meeting in the UK about six months before their visit.

Visitors can travel as volunteers to work with the charity (Volunteer) or just soak up the sun and the atmosphere as tourists (Visit). If you would like to visit Kabubbu as either a volunteer or as a visitor phone 01323 832361 and ask for Caroline or email caroline@quickentrust.com

The Tourism team can also arrange visits to other attractions in Uganda including:

Visiting Kabubbu

Kabubbu sits in lush, rolling countryside about 20 miles north of the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Tourists are collected from the international airport at Entebbe, a 90-minute drive south of the village.

Visitors stay in round, thatched cottages – Bandas – at the purpose-built Kabubbu Resort, a tranquil garden oasis. Each room has a WC and shower en suite. There is a dormitory block for school parties with separate rooms for teachers.

Three meals a day are provided in the buffet restaurant by our team of internationally-trained chefs. The menu is chosen to appeal to western tastes. There’s also a bar and lounge area where you can relax at the end of the day.

Watch: Resort Manager Lillian Kagoda

Work, Rest and Play

The Quicken Trust arranges a programme of work and activities for volunteers and visitors so everyone gets the most from their stay. (Volunteer) Every trip begins with a tour of the village site on foot. Later, you can hire a motorbike taxi – boda boda – for a trip. It’s a fun way to get around.

Watch: A ride from Community Primary School to village centre

There’s also a chance to sample local cuisine and enjoy some traditional music and dance from the White Angels group during the African Evening.  Visitors may also get the chance to learn a new skill such as basket-weaving, drumming or African dancing.

For many, a trip to Kabubbu has been a life-changing experience as they meet local children and adults and learn how their lives are being turned around:

“It was hands-down the best experience of my life, completely changing my outlook on things” – April Pogson Brown.

“The most rewarding thing is that, in your own small way, you become a part of a truly amazing place and experience … and you have a chance to see what difference you can make.” – Chris Maylan.

“What has been achieved out there is incredible and I feel like the luckiest person alive to have been part of it.” Abi Suggate.

Beyond Kabubbu – Uganda’s Other Attractions

If your visit to Kabubbu is just part of your trip, the team at the  Kabubbu Resort Centre help to get you to Uganda’s many other attractions. These can be arranged through the Quicken Trust before you leave the UK.

We take visitors to some of the country’s ten national parks including Murchison Falls and Rwenzori Mountains. We can escort you on a safari to the Queen Elizabeth National Park. We could take you on a day trip to Kampala or to Jinja where you can visit the source of the River Nile – and even try your hand at white-water rafting. Further afield, we can arrange a visit to the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park where you can track mountain gorillas.

Uganda is a paradise for ornithologists too – with more than 1,000 different species – about 150 of which are seen only in Uganda.