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Updates from Great Lakes Safaris - Uganda | May 2013
ISSUE 35
MAY 2013

In this newsletter:

Welcome to the third edition of the 2013 GREAT LAKES SAFARIS Newsletter. In this newsletter you will read more about the birth of a baby gorilla, why Uganda is called 'Africa's new frontier' and the special trip that Great Lakes Safaris hosted for tour operators from the UK. And don't miss our amazing last minute offer!

Baby gorilla born in Bwindi National Park

Baby Gorilla in Bwindi National ParkThe Bitukura family in Bwindi National Park has been delighted with the birth of a new family member. This is not only good news for the Bitukura group, but even the entire population of gorillas in Uganda has been growing from 302 in 2006 to 400 in 2011 according to the most recent census.
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Last minute promotion: 'Primate Spring Special'

Chimpanzee in Kibale ForestLast minute offer!!
Book your safari for April or May 2013 and save up to USD $1,000 per couple! An amazing Primate Tour with an extraordinary discount. 

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Great Lakes Safaris at Indaba 2013

Certificate of Excellence TripadvisorOnly 8 days to go...!
Visit Great Lakes Safaris at INDABA in Durban, South Africa! From 11-14 May 2013 we will exhibit again in the ICC Hall, stand D.011. We look forward to seeing you there!

Read more or contact us for an appointment!

Uganda - Africa's new frontier

Crater Lake - Queen Elizabeth National ParkEvery year, the National Geographic Traveler selects 20 of the Must-See places in the world. Once again, Uganda has made it to the top highlights being referred to as "Africa's new frontier"! 

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USAID in Budongo Forest Reserve

Chimpanzee in Budongo Forest ReserveIn March, Uganda Lodges hosted the launch of the USAID Tourism for Biodiversity Program at Budongo Eco Lodge. The program was attended by the US Ambassador Scott Delisi and aims at protecting biodiversity by increasing the benefits that local communities receive from eco-tourism. 
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Great Lakes Safaris hosts UK FAM trip

Great Lakes Safaris vehicle on the roadIn February, Great Lakes Safaris had the pleasure to host the Kamili FAM trip, with the purpose of showing the beauty of Uganda to a number of tour operators from the UK.

Read more or view the video of their dinner with the Minister of Tourism!

Permits availability

Unfortunately we currently do not have any guaranteed permits on offer. However, with 11 habituated gorilla families living in Bwindi National Park - and one more to be opened soon! - you are almost ensured of available permits on your preferred tracking date.

If you are interested in tracking the gorillas, 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!

Safari testimonial

In February, the Tour Leader of Master Tours from Belgium and his 12 guests visited Uganda. During their safari they stayed at Primate Lodge in Kibale Forest National Park and were more than happy with their stay: 

"All my clients had a wonderful time and said that this lodge had something special. They enjoyed the food very much, the rooms were very good and the staff very helpfull and friendly. Allow me to say but the new lodge manager has made a positive change to the lodge. He is a man with a professional eye on things and with very good ideas to improve the lodge even more. I am looking forward to our stay next season and a continuous good cooperation with the manager and his team."

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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