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British Airways increases flights

British Airways to Uganda

British Airways will increase the number of flights from London to Entebbe to four times a week.

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Great Lakes Safaris at WTM London

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Meet Great Lakes Safaris & Uganda Lodges at WTM London in November 2013!

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Great Lakes Safaris joins USA Roadshow

USA roadshow 2013

In September 2013, Great Lakes Safaris will join the 5th edition of the Africa Showcase where we will be represented by our partner Kamili Safaris.

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Protecting the Virunga Mountain Gorillas

Andre Bauma and his adopted daughter Ndakasi

Every time as bombs, rockets and mortarts ripp through the air, Andre Bauma and his adopted daughter Ndakasi huddle together…

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Kidepo National Park celebrates 50 years

Lions at Kidepo Valley National Park

Kidepo Valley National Park celebrates its 50 years of National Park status this year.

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Amos Wekesa’s Success Story

Amos Wekesa

Amos Wekesa’s success story about how he built Great Lakes Safaris from nothing to one of the most successful tourism businesses in Uganda.

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Soothing delights of Simba Safari Camp

Simba Safari Camp

Daily Monitor journalist Edgar R. Batte travels to Queen Elizabeth National Park in search of lions and large beautiful elephants. Sleeping in the wild is part of the adventure.

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Uganda’s currency third in the world

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According to the International Bank Note Society Uganda’s 50,000 Shillings note is the third most beautiful currency in the world.

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East African Tourist Visa

East African wildlife safari

Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda are more accessible than ever thanks to the new single tourist visa for East Africa!

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Primate Lodge Winner of Excellence

Primate Lodge Kibale

Primate Lodge Kibale, located in Kibale Forest National Park, is the proud winner of the Certificate of Excellence 2013 by Tripadvisor.

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NEW: Golden Monkey Habituation

Golden Monkey

New activity in Mgahinga National Park: Experience the Golden Monkey Habituation and stay with the Golden Monkeys for hours!

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Jane Goodall releases Grey Parrots

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Jane Goodall released 17 African Grey Parrots back into the wild on Ngamba Island, after a captivity of 3 years.

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Baby gorillas named at Kwita Izina

Volcano NP Gorilla

Baby Mountain Gorillas were named at the 9th Gorilla Naming Ceremony, also known as “Kwita Izina”, taking place at the foot of the Virunga Mountains.

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New VAT for Uganda Safari Lodges

Primate Lodge Kibale - Luxury safari tents

The Uganda Government will introduce 18% VAT for all lodge and hotel accommodations in Uganda effective 1 July 2013.

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New Board of Directors UTB

Amos Masaba Wekesa

In May 2013 a new board of Directors for Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) was inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism.

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NEW: Agent’s Corner

Uganda Equator

New at Great Lakes Safaris! Our exclusive Agent’s Corner is especially developed for international tour operators and travel agents to make their job of marketing Uganda a little bit easier.

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