Last King of Scotland
Good chance that you have already seen the film, and if you haven't
it is definitely worth a visit. "The Last King of Scotland"
tells a true and cruel story about the history of Uganda. It was
mainly shot in Uganda and illustrates the life up country and in
the capital Kampala.
Last King of Scotland" is about a Scottish doctor, Nicholas
Garrigan (James McAvoy) who is employed by one of the most notorious
dictators in history, Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). The film follows
Garrigan as he is first mystified and later terrified by the new
president and his power, as he slowly discovers the true horrors
of Amin's regime. "The Last King of Scotland" is named
after the title with which Idi Amin crowned himself. Read
will leave you deeply impressed, bewildered and with great disbelief.
However, it also reminds you how much Uganda has changed after Idi
Amin's regime. It is now a country of political and economical stability,
a lush and fertile land that is still pure. The natural beauty of
the nation known as the "Pearl of Africa" and the warmth
and friendliness of the Ugandan people remained all along...
2. KLM upgrades!
For more than a year now KLM is offering regular flights
from Amsterdam to Entebbe, making it possible for travellers to
have a direct, convenient flight from Europe. From March this year
the airline has even upgraded the aircraft to a new Airbus. The
A330-200 is not only provided with all modern features but also
offers seats for more than 250 passengers. Moreover, KLM has switched
to a new time table. Flights are scheduled on every Wednesday, Friday
and Sunday from Amsterdam to Entebbe and vice versa. The departure
time remains unchanged.
3. Winner of the Chimp Safari...
Are you ready for an unforgettable meeting with the chimpanzees
During the several tourist fairs in Europe we gave you the opportunity
to test your knowledge about Uganda and win an amazing Chimp Safari
in the Pearl of Africa.
you three questions and here are the answers:
(1) The Rwenzori Mountains are also
referred to as:
- (B) - The Mountains of the
(2) Where is the origin of the river
- Lake Victoria
(3) Which forest boosts the highest
concentration of primates in Africa?
- Kibale Forest National Park
could win a fantastic Chimp Safari, including: 3 nights in Jinja,
at the Source of the Nile - a visit to Jane Goodall's Ngamba Island
- an unforgettable chimp tracking in Kibale Forest National Park
- 2 nights in the middle of the African jungle - an exciting raft
adventure at the Nile - a beautiful eco-tourist walk in Bigodi Swamp.
And the winner
Sesar Garcia from Spain
of the Great Lakes Safaris team we would like to congratulate you
with winning a 6-day Chimpanzee Safari and we will be in contact
with you soon!
And if your name is not listed above, don't be disappointed because
this safari is available for you as well! Just contact us for more
details and rates.
Chimp Week is offered to you by Great Lakes Safaris Ltd. in cooperation
and Eden Rock
For this year we still have some permits available. Thus
if you want to track the mountain gorillas on any of the following
dates, you are guaranteed of a permit!
16th July 2007
4 permits available
4th August 2007 6
Permits can be booked in combination with a tour to other national
parks, completely adapted to your wishes. But book early as competition
Xavier Sagaert and his friend Ben
from Belgium travelled in February with us. This is what they say
about their safari:
week we safely returned from an absolutely extraordinary 10-day
stay in your country.
Walking among the zebras, impalas and buffaloes in Lake Mburo NP,
watching the lions in Queen Elizabeth NP, tracking the chimpanzees
in Kibale Forest NP, navigating on the Victoria Nile through hippos,
crocodiles, water buffaloes and elephants in Murchison Falls NP,
relaxing on the deserted, Caribbean-like island of Bulago in Lake
Victoria... it all made Uganda one of our most memorable holidays
course the highlight of our trip was our gorilla adventure in Bwindi
NP. Seeing, feeling, hearing these magnificent animals up close
in their natural habitat of the rain forest was truly a once in
a lifetime experience never to forget.
Most of all, we were really impressed by the professionalism of
your travel company. The service was more than excellent and every
detail was meticulously taken care of. Upon arrival at Entebbe Airport,
we were met by our guide Noel and from that moment on all we had
to do was to relax and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of your country.
Noel was simply the best guide we could have dreamed of. He navigated
the sometimes dangerous roads of Uganda, delivering us safely at
our destinations. Moreover, his enthusiasm and personal knowledge
gave our trip an extra, unforgettable dimension.
any doubt, I recommend Great Lakes Safaris to all who want to experience
the best that Africa has to offer, begin in its Pearl Uganda."
In the next edition you will read about the beauty of Queen Elizabeth
National Park. Amaze yourself by the peacefully grazing Kobs and
elephants in the wide savannah plains,
the herds of hippos in the Kazinga
Channel, the tree climbing lions in Ishasha,
the picturesque Blue Lake in Maramgambo
Forest and the wild chimps in the Kyambura
Gorge. A true paradise with rich wildlife, colourful
bird species and unparalleled diversity!