Great Lakes Safaris Newsletter
   ISSUE 30
JUNE 2012   

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Welcome to the second edition of the 2012 GREAT LAKES SAFARIS Newsletter.

Great Lakes Safaris has moved offices! Read more about our new location in Kampala and meet the newest addition to the Great Lakes Safaris team. Moreover, from this month Uganda's national parks will be more accessible than ever thanks to the new scheduled flights at very attractive rates!

 
Visit our Uganda Lodges!
Primate Lodge Kibale
Primate Lodge Kibale
Exclusive safari lodge in the heart of Kibale Forest NP. Read more
Simba Safari Camp
Simba Safari Camp
Budget safari camp on the border of Queen Elizabeth NP. Read more
Budongo Eco Lodge
Budongo Eco Lodge
Forest cabins and activities in Murchison Falls NP.
Read more
 
NEW GREAT LAKES SAFARIS OFFICE

On 28th May 2012 Great Lakes Safaris moved to a new office in a quiet suburb of Kampala. The office building includes various staff offices, a lush garden with views of Lake Victoria, a welcoming area for visitors, guest rooms and a private service area for our safari vehicles.

Our phone numbers and email addresses have not changed but please make note of our new physical location:

  Mutungo Hill
Plot 1001 block 243
Biina Road
Kampala

We look forward to welcoming you at our new office!

Great Lakes Safaris new office

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SCHEDULED FLIGHTS TO PARKS

We are excited to share with you the news that from this month Aerolink Uganda will start offering both scheduled and charter flights into Uganda's major game parks.

Aerolink Uganda is a subsidiary of Airkenya Express. From 15th June 2012 the new airline in Uganda will commence its operations from Entebbe International Airport with regular flights to Bwindi National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison Falls National Park.

Aerolink UgandaThe flights will be executed in a 11-seater Caravan, equipped with the latest avionics, traffic and terrain warning system and flown by two pilots. With daily departures and no minimum of participants, you will be guaranteed of easy and affordable access to Uganda's most popular national parks, with rates starting at only USD $240 per person!

Look out for our next newsletter to discover our newest itineraries including a Gorilla Fly-In Safari at a very special introductory offer. Or contact us now for more details, enquiries and reservations!

 

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Visit our websites for more information and tailor-made safari packages:
Uganda Safaris
Uganda Safaris
www.safari-uganda.com
Gorilla Safaris
Gorilla Safaris
www.safari-gorilla.com
Cultural Safaris
Cultural Safaris
www.cultural-safaris.com
 
MEET OUR STAFF...

We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to our new Reservations Officer. Dancan Kiiza has been working with Great Lakes Safaris since 2011 but became a full time staff member in February 2012. Although he is one of the newest employees, he learned very quickly and now seems to have been part of the team for years already.

Dancan Kiiza"My dream practically started with my choice to do a Bachelors' degree in Tourism Management where I was elected President of Makerere University Tourism Association. This unveiled to me much that the Pearl of Africa had and there was no better way I would show case the beauty of our country than being practically involved in the industry.

When I was through with my degree, I first got involved in outbound Tourism before I transferred to join the Inbound sector when I got a training opportunity with Great Lakes Safaris & Uganda Lodges that had values and objectives that I treasured and later a placement to be directly involved in the Reservations department. To me it was an opportunity that I sought to practice my dream career in a reputable organization.

Today I may be handling number of clients but to every client, I give them an individual attention and I always do everything to make sure everything is in place from the time they log in their inquiry for both travelers with Great Lakes Safaris and clients staying at one of our pristine properties in the Uganda Lodges collection. I look forward to seeing you on schedule soon."

 

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GREAT LAKES SAFARIS AT INDABA

May was not only the month that Great Lakes Safaris moved to a new office building, but also set foot outside the country to attend Africa's largest travel trade show INDABA. The major exhibition was held in Durban, South Africa, from 12 till 15 May and attracted thousands of visitors and media from all over the world.

Despite of the global credit crunch, the interest for Uganda has not been affected by this. On the contrary, our Great Lakes Safaris team had a busy schedule full of meetings with travel agencies and wholesalers from the UK, Germany, India and Australia among others.

Indaba 2012    Great Lakes Safaris stand Indaba 2012

We would like to thank everyone for taking time to visit our stand during the exhibition and for showing interest in Uganda. We are looking forward to a pleasant and mutual beneficial cooperation!

 

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PERMITS AVAILABILITY

The high season of 2012 is just around the corner and basically fully booked. But we still have some guaranteed gorilla permits!

  •  6 June 2012   -   3 permits available
  •  31 July 2012   -   2 permits available
  •  2 August 2012   -   3 permits available

If you are interested in tracking the gorillas in another period, do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to check for you the current availability. Permits can be booked in combination with a tour to other national parks, completely adapted to your wishes. But book early as competition is high!

 

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SAFARI TESTIMONIAL

Coming all the way from Russia, Ilona Gorchilina travelled with UAR Tours to Uganda in April 2012. This is how she reflects her safari:

"Thank you very much for all your help and please pass my special thanks to the office team of Great Lakes Safaris. The trip was amazing and I'm officially in love with Uganda and gorillas. It is really a once in a lifetime experience and definitely worth doing it. Everything was organized excellent, accommodation was really decent, people are really nice in Uganda, scenery is stunning and the gorillas are just like us... or we are like them! Thanks again!"

 

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Great Lakes Safaris works in conjunction with:
 
Uganda Tourism Board
Tourism Uganda
www.visituganda.com
Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Authority
www.ugandawildlife.org
National Forestry Authority
National Forestry Authority
www.nfa.org.ug
 
 
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Great Lakes Safaris Ltd., P.O. Box 33024, Mutungo Hill,Plot 1001 block 243, Biina Road, Kampala, Uganda
Tel. +256 (0) 414-267153 / (0) 772-426368, Fax. +256 (0) 414-267153
Email: info@safari-uganda.com / usa@safari-uganda.com, Website: www.safari-uganda.com