Uganda is surprisingly diverse,Looking in any direction from the dense bush of the central region you will find great differences in the geography; from the vast, arid savannas of the north to the cooler mountains and forests of the southwest,Loving Hearts Uganda offers a staggering range of experiences: volunteering with us gives you the opportunity to meet Face to Face with the gentle Giants in the Jungle (Mountain Gorillas) just A few Kilometers away from us, Spent your Volunteering Time at the showers of the Beautiful Lake Bunyonyi whitewater raft the Nile, go on safari to see lions, giraffes and elephants, and relax on the sandy shores of the Ssesse Islands in Lake Victoria, the third largest freshwater lake in the world.
The people of Uganda are equally as diverse. They are divided into more than 11 ethnic groups and speak over 40 different languages. What all Ugandans share, luckily, is a penchant for socialization, placing them amongst the happiest, most welcoming people on the planet, and placing Uganda amongst the most idyllic places to volunteer. But happiness comes at a price: Uganda has been riddled with guerrilla warfare, human rights violations, corruption and inflation since its independence in 1962. Volunteers will find opportunities to help in many different sectors in all areas of the country.