International Tourism Management

Key Information

This tour is open to all university tourism students and provides a rare opportunity to explore different aspects of tourism management in the field including destination management, marketing, HR development, responsible tourism, hotel management, voluntourism and pro-poor tourism. It also provides an insight into tourism careers with the opportunity to make contacts, perhaps for future/dissertation research. The aim of the tour is to enhance students’ learning and broaden their experience in preparation for work in the field. There is also a chance to relax and enjoy some of Uganda’s best tourist attractions including chimp tracking and game drives in the famous Queen Elizabeth national park.

Dates: 8-17th June 2015 (10 days) (if you have a group who would like to take this study tour at another time, please complete our Enquiry Form).

Booking deadline: 20 February 2015

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Provisional Itinerary

DATE ACTIVITIES
Mon 8/6/15 Arrive at Entebbe International Airport in the evening. Transfer to Kampala.
Tues 9/6/15 Orientation session. Travel to Jinja to visit River Nile tourist attractions & hotels (with option to do river sports like white water rafting, kayaking, bunjee – at extra cost*). Hear about the construction of hydro-electric dams & local conservation. Then hear about the tourism training institute which trains industry staff.
Wed 10/6/15 Conference day: hear from Uganda Tourism Association – the umbrella body for airlines, tour operators, hotel owners, safari guides & community tourism. Then hear about recent tourism research. Afternoon session with rep’s from Uganda Tourism Board, Ministry of Tourism, hotel owners & communtiy tourism assoc’ns.
Thu 11/6/15 Travel to Fort Portal for lunch and then visit a community tourism/conservation project including swamp walk with primates.
Fri 12/6/15 Chimp tracking in Kibaale forest national park. Meet Community Conservation Warden and hear about work with communities surrounding the park.
Travel to Queen Elizabeth national park.
Sat 13/6/15 Dawn game drive around the park in search of lion, elephant, hippos, buffalo, various antelope, birds and more. Visit the salt lakes to explore small-scale local industries and educational tourism. Afternoon boat cruise for further game viewing.Travel to Ishasha and visit an eco-lodge.
Sun 14/6/15 Travel to Rukungiri and spend the afternoon in a local school which hosts volunteers and educational tourists.
Mon15/6/15 Travel to Kalisizo and visit a coffee farm exploring the nursery, gardens, planting a seedling, harvesting (in season), local processing and brewing. Also hear about the parent community development organisation which started tourism services.
Tues16/6/15 Visit bark cloth making to see how fig tree bark is sustainably turned into cloth used in tribal ceremonial wear and for crafts. Return to Kampala
Wed17/6/15 Visit the craft market & an art gallery before spending an afternoon at an Entebbe hotel to hear about MICE visitors and then use the swimming pool and have supper before flying home in the evening.

*Itinerary subject to availability of visits and speakers

 

            

Price

Price: £1,800 per person. Payable in 3 installments:  *Pay on the day for optional river sports.

Prices are based on sharing twin rooms or dormitories, on a half-board basis, in budget accommodation.

27th  February 2015 Non-refundable commitment fee which secures flight & chimp tracking permits £800
31st  March 2015 Deposit £500
22nd May 2015 Final payment £500

 

  • Inclusions
    • Return flight: UK to Uganda
    • Half-board, shared accommodation
    • Private transport
    • Mineral water on long journeys
    • All programme activities and entrance fees & chimp permit

    Exclusions

    • Visas
    • Vaccinations & anti-malarials
    • Travel insurance (compulsory)
    • Supper each day
    • Personal shopping (phone calls. laundry, snacks/drinks, tips, souvenirs, etc.)

Fundraising

We encourage students to raise funds and make a contribution to a local school while in Rukungiri

Extensions

If you would like to stay on in Uganda after your tour, there are lots of things to see and do. Here are just a few suggestions but please feel free to contact us for more: 

Jinja – adventure capital of Uganda. White water rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping, quad biking, horse riding, mountain biking, river/lake cruises, fishing, Source of the Nile, bird watching, forest walks. 

Murchison Falls national park safari: Game drives, boat cruise for game & bird viewing. Climb up to the top of the falls for amazing views over the river and park. Chimp tracking. Rhino sanctuary en route to Murchison. 

Kampala: craft village, art galleries, Uganda museum, sight-seeing e.g. Ba’hai temple, watch and play sports, shooting club, cinema, bird watching, vibrant nightlife, relax poolside, traditional dance performance, market visits, 

Entebbe: beaches, wildlife education centre (former zoo) including forest walk, botanical gardens,  restaurants, relax by the swimming pool, fried fish fresh from the lake, island chimp sanctuary, 

Sesse Islands: relax on golden, sandy beaches, water sports such as wind surfing and jet skiing, local walking trails, bird watching, fishing, mountain biking, boat cruises 

Lake Mburo national park safari: one of only two Ugandan parks with zebra, other game and birdlife, boat cruise, night and day game drives, nature walk, mountain biking, cultural visits

Gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Buy a permit for one day. Track a gorilla family through the forest and spend an hour watching these enchanting creatures eat, play, groom and even sleep.

Bookings

For an informal chat about the tour contact Lesley at: L.harris@ventureuganda.org
Bookings can be made on our Booking Form and are subject to our Booking Conditions including our cancellation policy.