My life changed the day I walked through the gates of a school in a remote village of Africa.I heard stories about the school many years ago and started following their progress, but I finally got a chance to see it for myself. My cousin Tannen started the school about 10 years ago and her story is extraordinary.
African Deep Bore Water Wells and Gorilla Trekking
The last week of August we will be traveling to Murundu to check up on our deep bore water well project and the school we support in Murundu and then travel deep into the African rainforest to trek among a family of gorillas.
Project Site Experience
Although this trip will be full of fun and adventure, it will not be a vacation. Be ready to be part of a deeply immersive experience, interacting with the people we help support. We will get to know the people by eating with them, hugging them and getting our hands dirty. An experience like this can be life-changing.
Gorilla Trekking Experience
After spending some time at the project site in Murundu, we will set off for an adventure deep into the African rainforest to spend some time observing a gorilla family. We may get to see other large African animals such as elephants and hippos.
This gorilla trekking adventure will provide an opportunity to process what we learn from the project site and make plans for future action while experiencing one of the most amazing places on earth.
Network & Collaborate
These experiences give us the opportunity to network and collaborate with fellow entrepreneurs who think big and have vision way beyond ourselves and want to contribute back to the greater good
This trip is organized by effgg.org founder Eric VanZwieten
Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org 614-554-4385
Cost & Availability
Approximate Cost for all flights: $2,300 (flights are self-booked to Ndola, Zambia and returning to the US from Entebbe, Uganda - Lake Victoria)
Approximate cost for all adventure related activities: $2,900 (paid directly to Go2Africa Expedition Reservations)
Approximate cost for accommodations near Murundu: $500
8 total spots available on this trip.
Only a few spots still available, request a spot on the trip below.
Travel from Ndola, Zambia to Mufulira
Visit a deep bore water well and a local church near the Congo border
Meet Tannen VanZwieten (Head of the Murundu Project) and eat local food with the local villagers
Visit families in Murundu and have dinner with them in their mud huts
Participate in classes at the Debbie Joy School
Serve the school children lunch
Visit deep bore water well sites
Travel to Kigali, Rwanda
Safari travel to Bwindi National Park in Uganda
Stay at Chameleon Hill Lodge overlooking Lake Mutanda
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi National Park
Our trek will be led by professional guides and trackers. Once a Gorilla family has been located, it may be possible to spend an hour observing them from very close range and possibly even interacting with them, watching their very human gestures, interactions and emotions. Spending time with a family of wild gorillas can be a life-changing experience.
Golden Monkey Trekking in Mgahinga National Park
Local guides will take us through the bamboo forests of the Mgahinga National Park in search of the golden monkey. Golden monkeys live in bamboo vegetation towards the base of the volcanoes. They are very sprightly creatures and can be very entertaining at times.
Local cultural experience and travel to Lake Victoria
Depart from Entebbe, Uganda (Lake Victoria) back to the US
Arrive back in the US