If you really want to experience a challenge, Dare You Face The Man Camp in Uganda!
What is Mancamp Challenge?
For centuries it has been the tradition in many races for young males to have to prove themselves before being initiated into manhood, there are many traditions and almost every tribe in Africa has its own. Part of the tradition of the Buganda tribe was to send young men into the forest with nothing but the clothes they stood in, No weapons, no food or water, nothing!
They had to stay in the jungle, make shelters find food and keep themselves and their clothes clean and smart, only those that emerged from the jungle after one week, clean properly fed and watered and having demonstrated that they had build good and proper shelter were considered to have passed the test and were initiated into manhood and became the alpha male, a true Warrior of the tribe which carried with it honor and respect.
Here at SunTrack Adventures we are proud of our race and traditions and we like to keep those traditions alive. We also know that other travelers to Uganda, also love our traditions and MAN CAMP is in response to many requests from past travelers both male and female who have wanted to experience this very special adventure. We believe that what we offer is a pretty special and probably unique experience.
Before the Mancamp:
Participants are given basic instruction and basic skills they will need to survive, shelter building, where to find water, what plants are edible etc. They are then taken into a forest and left there (with a guide) for 3 days and those who show that they can survive will be awarded a certificate to show exactly what they have achieved. All those who enter will find this a life changing experience.
It helps confidence and team building. As the participants are never left on their own we need a group of at least 10 people to do this, preferably more. This is for western society, where everything is so easily and freely available, where only very few have ever had to source their own food and virtually everyone has water on tap is perhaps the ultimate challenge.
You will not be as on a TV show given food for challenges rather the whole adventure will be a challenge. You will have to hunt or gather food, make fire and prepare and cook it yourselves. You will have to find water to drink from streams or from the plants you have been shown and of course you will have to build your own shelters from the material that the jungle provides. You will be expected to not only feed yourselves but to bathe and keep yourselves clean and smart.
The only difference between your experience and that of the young men of the Buganda tribe in the past will be that you will be left with your mobile phones to use only in an emergency so that help can swiftly arrive if there is any emergency. This is purely a safety precaution and so far nobody has ever had to use one. The only other differences are that you can choose between a three or five day challenge, and that both men and women can participate in the challenge.
On emerging from the jungle and celebrating your completion of the challenge with a nice cold beer you will be awarded with a MAN CAMP CERTIFICATE which will leave you the envy of your friends and you feeling, a different better and more confident person. This is the opportunity of a lifetime which you can only participate in if you choose to travel with SunTrack Adventures.
- Game Viewing
- Road Trips
- Culture Immersion Experience
- Man Camp Activities.
- An English speaking full-time professional guide/driver
- All park entry fees
- Camping Facilities- Full board while on safari
- Transport (in a 4 x 4 safari vehicle)
- Touring and Photography
- Lunches enroute
- Bottled drinking water
- Accommodation facilities while in Kampala hotels
- Any optional or extra activity not involved in the itinerary
- International flights
- Other personal expenses like buying of crafts, cigars, souvenirs, tips, laundry services, and drinks
- Queen Elizabeth National Park Safari
- Murchison Falls National Park Safari
- Gorilla Trekking Safari
- Lake Mburo National Park Safari
The cost of this fantastic challenge, and once more the profits from it go directly to support the orphaned and vulnerable children of Uganda supported by Beacon of Hope Uganda.