Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Pre-Departure Info Team Uganda

Dear Team Uganda,

We wanted to send a quick e-mail prior to the team departing for Uganda – not long to go now! We hope that your preparation and packing is going well.

Just a couple of last-minute tips:
  1. Please remember that your luggage allowance with British Airways is one bag/holdall up to 23kg maximum + hand luggage. Please do keep to this allowance. It should be more than enough for all of your kit.
  1. Please do not to pack any boots on the outside of the main hold luggage. They almost certainly won’t arrive still attached!
  1. Please also pack a change of underwear, toothbrush and any other absolute essentials in your hand luggage (medication, anti-malarial tablets), just in case any main bags go missing on the flight. It is unlikely, but best to be safe. We would also recommend that you wear your boots on the journey, as this saves on weight in your luggage and means that if your bag is delayed somewhere that you will still have a pair of good, comfy shoes to wear.
Keeping in touch:  We will be updating the blog as often as possible with news from the team – at least every 2 days. Please feel free to pass on the link to anyone else who you think would like to stay up to date with the team’s activities.
Trip Information: You can find specific trip information and documents here http://www.inspire-worldwide.com/home/tripinfo This page has some key documents (itinerary, trip information pack, risk assessments) plus general Inspire information and our Emergency number – also detailed below.
Airport Departure: As you know you will be flying with British Airways from London Heathrow direct to Entebbe International. We will update the blog when the team have all arrived safely in Uganda.
On arrival in Uganda Lindz and Lauren, the Inspire Trip Leaders, will be there to meet the team. The group will then be transferred to the Lake Victoria View Hotel in Entebbe, where they will have a good sleep and then do some in-country orientation.

If parents/guardians need to contact a member of the team urgently at any point please make a note of the Inspire 24 hour EMERGENCY number: +44 (0) 7531 872 658This number is manned in the UK 24 hours a day in case of any emergency situations where you need to contact a member of the team urgently.

For all other queries, please use the Inspire office number: 01273 249 543.
If you have any last minute questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Otherwise we hope you have an incredible time and look forward to keeping your family and friends updated throughout your time in Uganda.

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