The trip to Uganda was a real experience. On the first day we learnt very quickly that “patience” was a must, and the concept “time” had a different meaning there. Our guide told us that an hour in Europe takes a day in Uganda, an EU day = an UG week, an EU week = an UG month etc. So a lot of waiting (inefficiency) was the result. In Kampala we visited a mosque and a local souvenir market. The next day we drove the initial 4, which ended up to be 6,5 hours, to the Jjaja Bbanga community. The students were divided in pairs, and accompanied by a person from the organization they were brought to their host families. The overnight stay was a reality check: it was very very basic. The madam (female head of the family) made a very extensive meal, followed by a dark (no electricity) and wet (it was pouring) night. The toilet was a hole in the ground, no running water, no bathroom facilities. The next morning, the students taught some English lessons to the local students, and in the afternoon our students were invited to participate in the “Kyaloo Challenge”, where they had to act as locals. They had to fetch water and carry it to the village, cut wood, make fire, dig the land and peal bananas for a dish called Matoke. The next day was an organized sports day, where our students organized typically Dutch games like ‘koek-happen” and “Anne-Maria Koekoek”. The local students also invited us to play their games, like sprinting and rope pulling. The day ended by handing out rewards for best athletes, and our presents/gifts and clothes were donated. The local kids were very happy and sang a thank-you-song.The next day, the Jjanga Bbanga community handed out Kyaloo-certificates, and Anna t Hoen presented our cheque with fundraised money. The community was very grateful and all our students got a small present. This nice ceremony was followed by a long drive to Queen Elizabeth National Park. The next morning started early with a safari drive to see elephants and hippos. In the afternoon there was a boot ride, which took us to Lake George, where we visited a local fishermen village. We saw a lot of litter and wanted to help out by picking trash, but our ranger told us it was too dangerous because of diseases like cholera. The following night was a restless night, with hippos and elephants next to our tents. On our last day we went Chimpanzee tracking and leopard spotting. On our way back to the airport, we stopped to see a traditional African dance and music show. Unfortunately the show got cancelled half way, due to heavy rain. We all made it back home safely, with some valuable life-lessons learnt.