World Cup in Africa
The World Cup has just kicked off and the whole continent
of Africa seems to be bustling! Not only our 'neighbours' in South
Africa are celebrating but also here in Uganda
you can experience the fun and excitement. And even in Great Lakes
Safaris office, the World Cup matches are a hot topic. Thanks to
the international mix of our team different countries are passionately
supported, including USA, Netherlands, England and of course South
is more than the World Cup! Are you one of the lucky people who
has booked a trip to this world event? Or are you just waiting until
the excitement has cooled down a bit? Then this is your unique opportunity
to get a taste of the real Africa and book a (gorilla)
safari in Uganda! Take some time off and explore the remote wilderness,
the breathtaking scenery and
Africa's hospitality in one trip.
Contact us now for special
promotions and availability!
Uganda at Indaba & IMEX
The month of May was mainly dedicated to the attendance
of two major exhibitions: Indaba in Durban from 8-11 May and IMEX
in Frankfurt from 25-27 May 2010. Although the fairs were held in
different countries and attracted a completely different market,
they were equally a major success!
like to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to everyone
who visited our stand during the shows and for showing interest
in Uganda. Hopefully our introduction has contributed to a better
understanding of the country and our products, and proved that Uganda
has so much to offer, not only as a safari destination but also
for the business travelers!
looking forward to meeting you again next year!
Hollywood star returns to the jungle
That Uganda's dense tropical forest has a magical, irresistable
attraction to its visitors, was clearly proven when Hollywood celebrity
Simon Curtis returned to Uganda last month. He was among the team
of Hollywood stars who visited Uganda in September for the Friend-a-Gorilla
with several popular Ugandan artists he tracked again the mountain
gorillas in Bwindi National Park. In addition, he also visited an
orphanage, a gorilla clinic and a community hospital which are all
benefitting from the gorilla tourism. This time Simon Curtis was
accompanied by MOJO Entertainment to shoot a documentary on Uganda
and which will be broadcasted in the USA.
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Simba Safari Camp rewiew
On our fourth day we arrived at Simba Safari Camp just
outside Queen Elizabeth National Park. We reach the
camp without any problem as it is clearly signposted at the junction
in Kikorongo (2 km North of the Equator) on the road from Ishaka
towards Kasese. Upon our arrival Apollo, the manager welcomed us
and was happy to show us around.
is new and only opened for guests late in 2008, when former offices
were reconstructed into semi-detached cottages and dormitories.
The result is commendable with each room having a self-contained
bathroom and its own veranda to enjoy the view of the surrounding
For 2010 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!
24 July 2010
2 permits available
2010 6 permits available
2011 4 permits available
2011 4 permits available
can be booked in combination with a tour to other national parks,
completely adapted to your wishes. But book early as competition
Erika Daileda and Carolyn Holmes from the US booked via
Go2Africa a 9-days safari for April 2010. This is how they reflect
their tour in Uganda:
and I really enjoyed all aspects of the safari trip. Everything
went smoothly and we had lots of fun. Our guide Gerald was the best.
He was very knowledgeable, friendly as well as considerate and attentive
to all our needs. He never got tired of answering our many questions,
was always on time and was undoubtedly one of the best guides we
have ever had.
Lodge in Kibale, Mweya Safari Lodge and Buhoma Lodge were excellent
in all regards. Also the nature guides and wildlife viewing during
our trip were excellent and most enjoyable. The chimpanzee trek
was fantastic and what a thrill it was to follow the mountain gorillas
through the steep jungle for an hour!
in all, the trip was outstanding. We thoroughly enjoyed all aspects
of our safari trip and have nothing but praise for our guide Gerald.
Uganda, the Pearl of Africa, is indeed a great country to visit
on so many different levels - the people, the scenery, the wildlife,
etc. We will enjoy the warm memories of our trip for years to come."