Uganda featured by Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines is one Africa's largest airlines, serving
56 destinations around the world. From June 2010, Ethiopian Airlines
will launch a new daily passenger
flight between Washington
Dulles International Airport and
in Ethiopia. Scheduled
for seven times a
week, with both morning
and evening departures, this new direct flight to Addis Ababa offers
seamless connections to 35 other African destinations, including
Uganda. For more information about timetables, additional flight
services and special web fares please visit the website of Ethiopian
the direct flights from the USA to
Ethiopia and convenient connections to other African
destinations, Ethiopian Airlines Journeys has also decided to expand
its vacation packages. In partnership
with Great Lakes Safaris, Ethiopian Airlines now
offers a wide variety of safari packages in Uganda, including:
Unforgettable Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi National Park
Wildlife viewing and relaxing
Nile cruises in Murchison Falls National Park
Exciting chimpanzee tracking in the African jungle of Kibale National
Adventure and amazing scenery in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Safari Packages were featured in the January Newsletter as well
as on their website. For more details about the tour packages and
detailed day to day programs, please visit Ethiopian
Tourism fairs in Europe
In the past three months, our representatives from Great
Lakes Safaris made a visit to Europe and attended different tourism
exhibitions. The international tourism fairs included the Vakantiebeurs
in Utrecht, FITUR
in Madrid and TUR
in Gothenburg. Especially in Spain, Uganda was well
represented by a delegation of 14 individual tour operators, the
Ugandan Tourism Board and the Minister of Tourism, Honorable Serapio
like to thank everyone who visited our stand at the different shows
and we hope to see you in Uganda this year! And if you did not have
the opportunity to personally meet us in Europe, just send an email
and we will let you know where you can find us during the next exhibitions!
Uganda in the spotlights
During the last months, Uganda has been repeatedly visited
by journalists and TV companies from different countries in the
world. Great Lakes Safaris was honoured to host some of these international
media representatives and introduce them to the beauty of the Pearl
included the German journalist Helmut
Eckler, writing for Auto
Touring, and the TV company filming for "Viajeros",
a Spanish travelers program. They both visited some of the national
parks and tracked the Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi National Park.
Also the Spanish
journalist and author Francisco Seivane,
writing for the largest newspaper in Spain, was hosted at Simba
Safari Camp and Primate Lodge Kibale. His experiences in Uganda
can be read in Ocho
Leguas, the travel section of El Mundo. His footsteps were followed
by the famous Spanish TV personality Pepe
Navarro, who made a safari with us in March. And
finally, Great Lakes Safaris was chosen to host the Asia
Business Channel (ABC) on their introductory trip
to find suitable venues for their next filming project. From May
2010, this Asia's premiere production company will start filming
in Uganda, including the Source of the Nile and the chimpanzees
in Budongo Forest Reserve.
to increased media attention, Uganda will hopefully soon receive
the publicity which it deserves as one of the top
Visit Great Lakes Safaris at INDAB & IMEX
Visit Great Lakes Safaris at INDABA in Durban! From 8-11
May 2010 we will be present at Africa's largest travel trade show.
Showcasing the widest variety of Southern Africa's best tourism
products, this fair attracts thousands of international visitors
and media from across the world. INDABA
2010 will be held at the International Convention
Centre and the Durban Exhibition Centre.
INDABA, we will also be present at IMEX
from 25th till 27th May 2010. Great Lakes Safaris is the proud winner
of the Wild Card and therefore will be representing Uganda in Frankfurt,
Germany. IMEX is one of the major exhibitions for Meetings and Incentive
Travel, representing over 3,500 exhibitors from 157 countries. Read
more about IMEX and Great Lakes Safaris presence...
in meeting Great Lakes here? Contact
us for an appointment!
"You don't have
to be a National Geographic explorer to get close to Africa's endangered
mountain gorillas. Travelers to Uganda can observe families of mountain
gorillas and chimpanzees in their natural habitats. Primate safaris
are becoming increasingly popular and travelers rave about the experience.
"I am so glad that I got the chance to see the beautiful gorillas
and would be quick to say yes to going back and seeing them again
and again!" writes American expat and blogger Alexandra Roosenburg.
Primates are Uganda's most popular tourist draw but the country
has more to offer than the great apes..."
the beginning of the article "Discover
Uganda: Meet mountain gorillas and chimpanzees on a primate safari"
written by Leslie Koch.
She is an American freelance writer specializing in adventure travel.
the full article and discover what Uganda is all about!
and even next year we still have permits available. Thus if you
want to track the mountain gorillas on any of the following dates,
you are guaranteed of a permit!
03 June 2010
3 permits available
05 June 2010
3 permits available
16 July 2010
24 July 2010
4 permits available
11 August 2010
6 permits available
30 August 2010
6 permits available
12 August 2011 4
20 August 2011 4
Permits can be booked in combination with a tour to other national
parks, completely adapted to your wishes. But book early as competition
partnership with Go2Africa, Great Lakes Safaris hosted travelers Priya Kuladeva and Ruben Gamoo in January 2010.
This is how they reflect their safari:
you for giving us a wonderful time in Uganda and Rwanda (the gorillas).
It was a beautiful experience and we will never forget our close
encounters with the primates. Never in my life did we think that
we would be able to see the chimps up close and witness the silverback
in the manner that we did. We highly recommend Gerald (our driver
and naturalist) as he was very good with us and went out of his
way to make our journey memorable.
chimp habituation is the best
way to observe the chimps as they are in the wild and you get to
see them on the ground, and be with them. The chimp track does not
always guarantee a close up. The Travellers Lodge is a great place
to stay, Lake Mburo is a beautiful place and Ishasha... wow... that
was nice... especially to find a flushing toilet in the bush. Thanks