Updates from Great Lakes Safaris - Uganda | December 2014

In this newsletter:

Welcome to the final edition of the 2014 GREAT LAKES SAFARIS Newsletter. End the year in a festive way with us! Benefit from discounted Fly-In Safaris for 2015 and discover our new Hot Air Balloon Experiences. Read more about our promotional tour in the UK and why our CEO won the African Titans Award

Uganda free of Ebola and Marburg

Lake Mutanda in UgandaMany people are asking nowadays if it is safe to travel to Africa. Or to Uganda in particular. Statistically, the chance of contrating the Ebola virus on safari is almost zero. You are more likely to be killed by a falling coconut!  We will give you 5 reasons why Uganda is completely safe from Ebola and Marburg.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Hot Air Balloon Safaris in UgandaExplore the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park with our new Hot Air Balloon safaris! Wake up early to catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the plains of one of Africa's most beautiful game reserves.
Book now and be one of the first guests to experience this new safari activity! Read more about the Balloon Safaris...

On the road in the UK...

UK promotional TourGreat Lakes Safaris just finished a promotional tour in the UK attending the Kamili Roadshow and WTM in London.
Our venue for business meetings switched from cozy pubs to the Uganda Tourism Board stand and again to the Atta Networking Event, which was proudly sponsored by... Great Lakes Safaris! Read more...  

African Titans Award

African Titans AwardAmos Wekesa was awarded with the Continental Titans Awards for Tourism & Leisure in South Africa.

As the Great Lakes Safaris & Uganda Lodges team we are proud to have such an outstanding and inspiring Award Winning leader! Read more...

Discounted Fly In Safaris

Aerolink Fly In SafarisFly to Bwindi, Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls or Kidepo National Park and benefit from our special offers with discounts up to 30%!

Find out more about these promotions for 2015!

Reaching out for Christmas

Great Lakes Safaris team at MTN Marathon 2014Also in 2014, Great Lakes Safaris participated in the MTN International Marathon in Kampala. Being represented by a team of 40 runners, all proceeds of this event go to the provision of clean drinking water for the less privileged communities. Read more...

In addition, this month Uganda Lodges organized a visit to Rahab, a non-profit organization that rehabilitates young girls affected by sexual exploitation. During the visit guests were invited to participate in bead making and could join a raffle to win a FREE trip to Budongo Eco Lodge in Murchison Falls National Park! View more of the visit to Rahab!

Permits availability

Looking for a last minute safari to escape the cold winter days? Then book your gorilla permit for this year now! We currently have the following guaranteed permits available:
  • 22 December 2014: 2 chimpanzee permits for Kibale Forest
  • 26 December 2014: 6 gorilla permits for Bwindi National Park
Permits can be booked in combination with a safari to other national parks, completely adjusted to your individual needs and budget. But book early as competition is high!

Safari testimonial

In November this year, Great Lakes Safaris organized a successful Press Trip in cooperation with Brussels Airlines and Raiffeisen Reisen, one of the major tour operators in Austria. The safari was attended by the Manager of Raiffeisen Reisen, their regular German speaking guide Thomas Edlfurtner, a staff member of Brussels Airlines, and representatives of four different newspapers and magazines.

Group Raiffaisen"It was a fantastic tour, thanks! The lodge are really fine - Buhoma with Silverback Lodge is perfect but also Primate Lodge and Kingfisher! Also in Lake Mburo it was fantastic! Would be perfect for our groups! Thanks a lot!"

Jörg Redl, Product Manager Raiffeisen Reisen

On behalf of the entire
we thank you for your continuous support. 


We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Hippo-tastic New Year!


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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