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Updates from Great Lakes Safaris - Uganda | February 2014
ISSUE 40
FEBRUARY 2014

In this newsletter:

Welcome to the the first edition of the 2014 GREAT LAKES SAFARIS Newsletter. Follow Lev Wood in his superb journey along the Nile and discover what Great Lakes Safaris has to do with cattle keeping. Find out how you can suprise your Valentine with a special getaway or win a free trip to Uganda! 

Walking the Nile in Uganda

Great Lakes Safaris is proud to be part of the Walking the Nile Expedition by Levison Wood: to become the first person to walk the length of the river Nile. The expedition will be filmed for a documentary on Channel 4 which will follow Levisons epic journey from the Source of the Nile to the Mediterranean Sea. 
Read more about Walking the Nile... 

Valentines Special Uganda

Win a weekend getaway to a chimp-tastic lodge in Uganda! All you have to do is 'like' our Facebook page and share a photo of you and your Valentine on holiday anywhere in Uganda. The couple whose photo attracts the most likes wins a romantic weekend away at Primate Lodge Kibale and more!

Read more about our Valentines promotion...

Send a Cow - Charity of the Year

Great Lakes Safaris has been selected as the lead sponsor for Send a Cow Uganda. The charity marks its 25th birthday which will be celebrated with a Dinner Gala. Here Great Lakes Safaris will auction a special Weekend Offer to Budongo Eco Lodge worth almost US $2000. Read more about the partnership...

Scheduled Group Safaris to join

Join one of our international scheduled group safaris in Uganda! Make friends for a lifetime while sharing some unforgettable experiences, as we take you to hand-picked locations filled with wildlife, scenery and adventure

Click here to view our latest (almost) guaranteed departures to join

Meetings at Great Lakes Safaris office

It may not have gone unnoticed that Great Lakes Safaris was honoured with a number of visits of special people. In November Miss Tourism Uganda spent a day at the company office in Kampala. And last month Hon. Grace Akello, Uganda's Ambassador to Italy, came to meet with our team.

Keep watching our Facebook page for more interesting visits!  

Win a free safari trip to Uganda!

Win an amazing free safari trip to Uganda with the Orbitz Rewards Program! In cooperation with Brussels Airlines, who will provide free Business Class airline tickets, Great Lakes Safaris has put together a luxury and adventurous Uganda safari package for the lucky winners. 

Play Orbitz Bags of Swag for the chance to win over 100 incredible escapes!

Permits availability

Looking for a last minute safari to escape the dark winter days? Then book your gorilla permit for 2014 now! We currently have the following permits available:
  • 7 February 2014: 2 gorilla permits for Bwindi National Park
  • 10 February 2014: 2 chimpanzee permits for Kibale Forest
  • 15 February 2014: 2 gorilla permits for Bwindi National Park
Permits can be booked in combination with a tour to other national parks, completely adjusted to your individual needs and budget. But book early as competition is high!

Safari testimonial

In December 2013, Allan and Audrey Boyland from the UK booked a safari to Uganda with tour operator Audley Travel which was delivered on the ground by Great Lakes Safaris. This is how they reflect their trip to Kibale, Queen Elizabeth, Bwindi and Lake Mburo National Park:

"We just wanted to pass on the feedback that we had a fantastic time and much of the credit for this has to go to our guide Robert. He was great in both his capacities as driver and guide. As a driver he made us feel safe at all times. Always on time, always smart, always good fun and yet he wasn't overpowering.

We had a fantastic time in the short period we were there and have some great memories. It was a packed itinerary, sometimes tiring, but whenever we were flagging we got great bursts of energy from the next activity on the list. Lodges and food exceeded our expectations and the general hospitality everywhere was fantastic. Thanks for the great trip."  

Visit our Uganda Lodges


Primate Lodge KibalePrimate Lodge Kibale
Exclusive safari lodge in the heart of Kibale Forest National Park. Read more




Simba Safari CampSimba Safari Camp
Budget safari camp on the border of Queen Elizabeth National Park. Read more



BBudongo Eco Lodgeudongo Eco Lodge
Forest cabins and activities in Murchison Falls National Park. Read more
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