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Review for Connect Africa Foundation Inc, Newton Centre, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Our family had the chance to travel to Uganda this summer while my husband was there working for the month of July. We were so grateful to have found the Connect Africa Guesthouse to stay at. It was comfortable with far more than enough space for us and our 3 kids (ages 7, 11, 11). You can actually experience village life (it is about 45 minutes outside of Kampala in a village called Jogo) while still having electricity, a stove, a mini fridge and running water to bathe in.

Annette made delicious Ugandan breakfast for us daily, kept the kitchen stocked with clean water and the most delicious fruit you’ve ever tasted, and even did our wash. Charles, Lynn, and Raymond were incredibly helpful in familiarizing us with necessary information about the area and culture, as well as introducing us to fun things like trying sugar cane right off the stalk behind the house. Raymond also took us to visit and read at a school nearby which was really fun. They were also able to connect us with a reliable driver who took us grocery shopping and on weekend trips to Jinja and Murchison Falls.

However, the absolute best part of our time there was getting to know the neighborhood children who are part of the connect Africa program. We got to help tutor/read with them on Saturdays and the remainder of the week they came after school to play soccer, swing or read with my kids. It was so fun to watch true friendships grow, which definitely made it hard for us to leave!

We always felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed our stay! We’d highly recommend this spot to any family, group, couple, traveling near Kampala.

Role:  Volunteer