Hands-On Global Experience: Uganda

Welcome!

Thanks for your interest in traveling with Minneapolis Jewish Federation and Select Treks! You will be going to visit the Abayudaya communities in eastern Uganda.

The trip begins on arrival in Uganda on November 11, 2019, and ends with departure from Uganda on November 19, 2019, for the base trip and ending with departure on November 22, 2019, for gorilla trek add-on and November 24, 2019, for combination gorilla trek and safari add-on.

Our goal is to make your trip as smooth and purposeful as we know you want it to be. To make sure that all of the arrangements for your trip are made in a timely manner, we ask that you review and complete the requests for information on the following documents, complete and sign them as indicated, and return completed documents with your deposit or full payment to Minneapolis Jewish Federation by August 10, 2019.

Please fill out the application below that includes:

● Application for Booking
● Medical Information Questionnaire
● Booking Terms and Conditions
● Waiver and Release of Liability

Please submit your online application, a doctor’s medical form, and a copy of your passport.  Please send in a check payable to Minneapolis Jewish Federation for your deposit to:                  

Minneapolis Jewish Federation
Attn: Uganda Global Experience
111 Cheshire Lane, Suite 50
Minnetonka, MN 55305 

 

We are available by email or phone to answer any questions and help you secure any documentation you will need for your trip.  For questions and comments, please contact Dan Mogelson at Minneapolis Jewish Federation at dmogelson@jewishminneapolis.org or 952-417-2311.  You may also contact Joanne Trangle at Select Treks at info@selecttreks.com or 612-432-4473.

IMPORTANT

VALID PASSPORT AND VISA(S) AS INDICATED ARE NECESSARY FOR THIS TRIP.

You will need a visa for Uganda if you are an American citizen prior to departure which can be obtained online.

VISA FOR UGANDA

Your passport must be valid in order to participate. You must have 2 pages unused and it must be valid 6 months after your departure date. Please send a copy of the picture page of your current valid passport 15 days prior to departure. This is for your safety should you lose your passport or need to be evacuated. It can take 2-3 weeks for a returned visa in your passport.

 


IMPORTANT

CERTAIN VACCINATIONS MAY BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO ENTER THE COUNTRY.

Specifically vaccinations for yellow fever.
For your trip to Uganda, please check with your doctor or travel clinic. Vaccinations are your responsibility. Proof of vaccinations is needed to enter many African countries. Failure to obtain vaccinations to enter the country will result in the forfeiture of your deposit and other funds as appropriate.

 


IMPORTANT

If you currently have travel cancellation and medical evacuation insurance then submit proof 15 days prior to departure. This is required. This is not included in the cost of the trip. They are usually sold together. If you need to shop for insurance, click here so you can find more information.

TRIP COSTS AND PAYMENT

Base Trip (Hotel 10 days): $3856
Single supplement: additional $485
Rates based on 12 – 14 participants. 

3-day Gorilla Trek: $2550
Single supplement: additional $200
Rates based on 4 or more participants.

5-day Gorilla Trek and Wildlife Safari: $3584
Single supplement: additional $370
Rates based on 4 or more participants.

Non-refundable deposit for the base trip due ASAP with the submission of application: $500

Non-refundable deposit plus Gorilla Permit Fee for the 3 or 5-day Gorilla Trek/Wildlife Safari: additional $1130

Please contact Dan Mogelson, Director of Affinities and Global Experiences for information about subsidies at 952-417-2311 or dmogelson@jewishminneapolis.org.

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