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A Life-Changing Insight Trip

When you travel on an Opportunity Insight Trip, you will get a firsthand look at both the beauty and the challenges of our world. Our local staff will guide you through neighborhoods, teach you about history, and introduce you to entrepreneurs in their homes and businesses. You'll build relationships with fellow travelers, and count clients as dear new friends. When you're on an Insight Trip, you aren't a regular tourist. You're an explorer. You're a student of the world. And you'll return home inspired, encouraged, and changed.

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Opportunity’s Impact in Africa

388,000
Total Active Loans in Africa
1.8M
Total Active Deposit Accounts in Africa
500+
Schools in Clusters

Exploring Uganda

Home to breathtaking landscapes, world-renowned wildlife, soaring mountains, and the source of the Nile River, Uganda is an incredible country. Couple this natural beauty with warm and welcoming people, and you have a place that is easy to love. Don't just take our word for it—famous travel publication Rough Guides listed Uganda as one of its "Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2017." 

You'll meet farmers growing into successful business owners. You'll befriend remarkable women and men who are overcoming difficult circumstances to build better lives. And you'll see firsthand how Opportunity is transforming the future of Uganda by investing in the lives of its children. While winding through the alleys of bustling markets, bumping along red dirt roads, or tasting your first bowl of "ugali" corn porridge, you'll come to a sudden realization—Uganda is magnificent. 

For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life...Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa.

Winston Churchill, My African Journey

The Opportunity Experience

Insight Trips are safe, eye-opening, and unforgettable adventures. You will be in expert hands when you travel with our experienced team of field staff and trip leaders. They will give you the insider's view to the places you visit and take you beyond the typical tourist traps for a true local experience.

You'll spend time with experts in the field who know the culture inside and out. Their personal perspective will give you an intimate understanding of the communities you visit and will demonstrate how we work alongside our clients to create opportunity, fight extreme poverty, and ignite significant and lasting transformation. 

Come journey with us. We'll take care of all the details and ensure you have the trip of a lifetime. It will be an adventure unlike any other—one that will change you forever.

An Insight Trip offers a chance to form connections across barriers and borders that you just don't get with other tours. 

Linda Martens, Insight Trip Traveler

Sample Itinerary

Day One

Arrive in Kampala, Uganda, where local Opportunity staff will meet you and take you to your hotel for a good night’s rest.

Day Two

Spend the morning attending a local church service. Afternoon rest or visit the crafts Market to get souvenirs.

Day Three

Begin your day with a briefing by senior leadership at our local office. Discuss the impact of Edufinance and Eduquality. In the afternoon, visit clients in their homes and at their businesses.

Day Four

After a drive through Uganda’s rural countryside, meet farmers using Opportunity’s EduFinance program. Learn how loans designed for farming communities have made it possible for farmers to send their children to school.

Day Five

Head out to observe Trust Group Meetings and visit school proprietors who are supported by Opportunity, and learn how they are transforming the future of Uganda by educating children.

Day Six

Depart Kampala and travel by plane to Queen Elizabeth Park. Get ready for a safari!

Day Seven

Experience the incredible beauty and wildlife of Uganda on a safari game drive.

Day Eight

Depart for home with wonderful memories, lasting friendships, and a new perspective on the world.

Trip Details

Trip Dates

April 27-May 4, 2019

Trip Costs

Including Safari
$5823 per person (single occupancy)
$4885 per person (double occupancy)

Excluding Safari
$4523 per person (single occupancy)
$3585 per person (double occupancy)

Amount includes all meals and beverages, local transportation, airport transfers, hotel accommodations (excluding incidentals), emergency evacuation insurance, and partner and staff costs. It does NOT include US-Africa airfare, shots, incidentals, passports/visas, or souvenirs.

Questions? 

Please contact Susana Georgescu at sgeorgescu@opportunity.org or 312-487-5027. 

Travel With Us

Travel with us to Uganda in April/May 2019. Somewhere between bowls of rice and wild bus rides, traditional dances and language barriers, beaming smiles and beds nestled under mosquito nets, you will realize that something fundamental has shifted. You are braver and more curious; you have a new perspective. You have become an explorer, an adventurer, a citizen of the world. An Insight Trip will change your life, and you will never be the same.

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