Encounter Africa Safaris in conjunction with Friends of Uganda Tourism provide internship opportunities and training to University students offering tourism and hospitality as a course. This training which depends on University program of two months is aimed at equipping Tourism students with practical skills necessary for them to be employed in tourism related businesses or even starting their own businesses at a later stage.
Students will be trained on how Tour Companies operate. We will introduce students to tourism products more especially Uganda, Rwanda Kenya and Tanzania, at the end of this training, students will have had an insight on major tourist attractions as well as the costs involved, major lodges and hotels and their rates, safari costing, creating booking manifests, impress, safari itinerates, briefing and debriefing of clients, reconfirming of international and internal flights and so much more. Students will also be equipped with marketing skills, introduction to web designing and search engine optimization. During training, we will also invite stakeholders like representatives from AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators), USAGA and UTGA, UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority), UTB (Uganda Tourism Board) to give students an insight on Uganda tourism industry.
Encounter Africa Safaris will provide office space for up to 30 students to be accommodated in two shifts. Morning session that runs from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:30pm to 4:30pm. Computers, internet, teaching materials will also be provided.
A small fee of 100,000 Uganda shillings will be paid by each student enrolled for internship to cater for electricity bills, internet, training materials such as stationery etc. We intend to get sponsors along the way and we hope that in years to come, this training will be 100% free.
All students from higher institutions of Learning are eligible for this internship training. Applications can be dropped physically at Encounter Africa Safaris office located in Entebbe just after Imperial Mall as one is going to UWEC ZOO. Applications can also be submitted online by filling in details as requested.