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A new look Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp in Bwindi National Park has been re-launched after an extensive upgrade and refurbishment.
The newly upgraded camp boasts refurbishment and redecoration of the eight private luxury tents, including new tiled roofs and soft furnishings. Each tent has a large stone-walled bathroom with private sections and a freestanding bathtub. There are also yoga kits in all the tents. The main area received a new thatched roof, wooden floors, furniture made from natural materials and local artefacts in the communal areas. A new reception area was created, as well as a camp boutique and office. There’s a new kitchen and serving area and additional improvements have been made to facilitate back-of-house. The communal area consists of a comfortable lounge with a well-stocked bar and dining area, with views over the verdant rainforest.
The spa features treatments by a specialist therapist that include herbal massages, hydrating facials, foot massages and manicures. Only luxury, eco-friendly products, created with natural ingredients are used. Over and above gorilla tracking guests are able to enjoy a Batwa Tribe experience, birding walks, forest and community walks and game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Gorilla permit fees to remain unchanged until 2019
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has confirmed that it has not increased the gorilla permit fee in the country and that the rate will remain unchanged at $600 until 2019. The authority has also informed that it continues to take bookings for a period of up to two years in advance.
Wildlife lovers can go gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park or at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Contact us to book your clients a gorilla tracking experience today.afargtahhahahahha
Safari Secret: Kidepo National Park
Considered a hidden gem in Uganda by CNN, Kidepo Valley National Park is raw, wild and untouched Africa. Its remote location in Northern Uganda makes it the least visited park in Uganda but for those who choose to make the trip, Kidepo offers a rich array of wildlife that includes lions, elephants, buffalo and zebra as well as spectacular birdlife that features many bird species not found anywhere else in Africa.
The park has a diverse landscape with hills, valleys and lush plains. The park consists of two major valleys – Kidepo and Narus – with rivers with corresponding names which nourish the wildlife. At the extreme north are the Kanangarok Springs which are a permanent water source in the park and home to the elusive Shoebill stork.
The original inhabitants of the park are the lk community, a small hunter-gatherer ethnic group that has closely guarded its unique culture and language so much so, that neighbouring communities don’t understand it too! Also found at the outskirts of the park are the Karamoja people, a pastoralist community similar to the Maasai in Kenya. Kidepo offers a perfect serving of an exclusive safari experience with amazing wildlife and fantastic cultural interaction.
Game drives, birdwatching, guided bush walks, Karamojong Village visit, Hike up Mt Morungole and a visit to the lk people, sundowner
How to get there:
By road: A minimum 12 hour drive from Kampala via Gulu and Kitgum
By Flight: A 1hr 30 minute scheduled flight by Aerolink from Entebbe to Pakuba
Where to stay:
Apoka Safari Lodge: The only lodge found within this pristine park and offers an exclusive experience second to none. Overlooking the Narus river, this luxury lodge comprises ten expansive rooms with sitting areas, private balconies and even outdoor baths from where guests can view game at a distance. The swimming pool has been carved out of a big rock and is a great place to relax after a day in the bush.
Email us to include Kidepo National Park to your clients' itinerary.
The Pearl of Africa introduces E-visa
The Ugandan government has introduced online application of visas. All visa applications need to be made online at https://visas.immigration.go.ug/. Please see below for more information or visit the website: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/help/visa. Please note that all visitors coming to Uganda need a yellow fever vaccination certificate.
VISA APPLICATION PROCESS
Step 1: Click on the application link https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/apply
Step 2: Under visa or permit type select VisaUnder category select the visa that you need (Ordinary is a normal single entry tourist visa)
Step 3: Upload the following documents: a copy of the bio data page of your passport, your yellow fever vaccination certificate, a recent passport size photograph
Step 4: Fill in your personal details &details of your stay in Uganda
Step 5: Enter your credit card details - visa fees are USD 50 per person
Step 6: If you do not receive your visa via email please check your application on this link: https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/check
Step 7: Print out your visa before departure and present it to immigration on arrival along with your yellow fever vaccination certificate.
Step 8: Enjoy your holiday!
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