This past October I had the good fortune of leading an incredible Business Development Trip to Uganda with our partner Wild Frontiers....
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Uganda is well known for being one of just 3 countries in the world where one can visit endangered Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat, but there is far more to be discovered in this "Pearl of Africa." It is home to the longest river in t he world, the Nile (4,184 miles) and Africa's largest lake, Lake Victoria (surface area of 68,800 sq km). In this friendly Banana Republic, which grows more bananas than any other nation except India and China, you will find 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Rwenzori Mountains National Park and the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi. Mt Stanley, in the Rwenzoris (often referred to as the "Mountains of the Moon") is the 3rd highest peak in Africa.
There's something undeniably special about Uganda. The small landlocked country stole our director's hearts many years ago and ever since then it's been one of our top destinations. But, soon after starting to sell this destination we began to yearn for more. Then in 1996 our Uganda operations were launched under the guidance of Paul and Jane Goldring. We have grown massively since then and now run a huge operation with 2 lodges and a tented luxury camp as well as one of Murchison Falls' top fishing charters.
"They're here" our ranger whispers, motioning with his hand to our right. The anticipation that has followed us on a hot and tiring trek through bamboo jungle and stinging nettles so thick and overgrown we've had to cut a path with a machete, leapfrogs a good few notches. This is it! A rare opportunity to step into the world of an endangered mountain gorilla family awaits...
Widely referred to as the Emerald or Green Season, we like to think of it as the "Especial" Season. And no, that's not a typo - Especial means unique, striking, surprising, exclusive and distinct. Which is exactly what you will experience during the Especial Season in East Africa. It's now that the rains clear the air and dry, dusty expanses burst into lush green plains teeming with birds and wildlife.
At Wild Frontiers, we don't just 'sell' safaris... we live and breathe safaris, it's our passion and we have been doing this for almost a quarter of a century. Our aim is to take you to wild, beautiful places, to DO, SEE and EXPERIENCE things.
visa single entry fees to Uganda are increasing to USD100 (from USD50)
Another successful marathon event was run this year on the 28 June.
You might have noticed that it was recently the Chinese New Year, and 2015 is 'Year of the Goat'. We wondered about some of the traditions surrounding this major celebration in Asia, so we asked our colleagues at Destination Asia China to explain some of the typical things that happen during the lunar new year. Ms. Kaci McAllister, the Product Manager of DA China, shared some insight that we hope you all find interesting!
25th Anniversary Specials from Tanzania by Firelight Celebrating 25 years of safaris, Tanzania by Firelight proudly announces specials at their luxury boutique properties for the remainder of 2014. Mwanga Moto Camp in the Serengeti and Lupita Island in Lake Tanganyika, invite guests to stay 4 nights but only pay for... View Article