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5 Reasons Why You Should Go on an African Safari

When you go on safari in Africa, you’ll experience a new world of wildlife adventure, fantastic scenery and cultural highlights. It is something completely different to a regular vacation and not only will you have the time of your life while you’re there, but you’ll build up countless memories and interesting knowledge that you can pass on to others. Here are 5 reasons why you should book your African safari today: Exposure To A Brand-New World You can’t help but get a new viewpoint on life once you’ve taken this type of vacation. These adventures create awareness of unspoiled habitats, the animals that share this planet with us, and different cultures. Once you get away from the hustle and bustle of a busy lifestyle and experience these changes, you’ll definitely be positively affected. The Best of Both Worlds Enjoy all the excitement and the relaxation that these trips offer. Unwind after exciting events during the day in luxurious suites that will make you feel at home. Choose from a variety of accommodations and amenities including a range of onsite restaurants, outdoor pools, and fantastic views. An Affordable Holiday Most wildlife safaris include game viewing, sightseeing, meals and accommodations without a lot of extra unexpected costs. You’ll be able to plan the trip according to your budget and you’ll be surprised to see just how affordable a safari can be. You’ll be getting excellent value for your money with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a brand-new part of the world. Endangered Animals Learn more about the mountain gorillas and cheetahs that need our help. Once you see them in person it doesn’t just become a story about endangered animals anymore – it becomes a personal experience. You do have the chance to get involved, either on a small scale or a larger one, to help these animals. In most cases, the fees to enter the grounds go towards preserving the animal habitat to prevent endangerment or extinction. Meet New Friends You’ll meet a lot of travelers that have flown in from around the world to enjoy the safari, and you’ll also get to know some of the locals in the...

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Guide to Packing for an East Africa Safari

You’ve booked your flight and are ready to go on your East Africa Safari. All that’s left to do is sort out your packing list and you’ll be ready to go! There are a few things that you should keep in mind, however, when packing for this safari since it will be quite different from the other holidays that you may have taken in the past. For example, if you going to be taking a charter flight, you’ll only be able to take along one soft-sided bag with a weight restriction of 15 kg and 1 carry-on luggage bag. Putting Together a Packing List Here are some of the most important items that you’ll need to include on your list to make the most of your safari adventures: Clothing Your clothing should include 3 to 4 T-shirts, 2 shirts with long sleeves, 2 to 3 pairs of shorts, 1 lightweight fleece pullover or jacket, 2 pairs of light pants, swimwear, a bandanna or scarf, underwear, cotton socks and a hat with a wide brim that ties under the chin. Avoid clothes that are black or dark blue since they attract tsetse flies and instead choose clothes with neutral tones like brown and khaki. The long-sleeve shirts will also help prevent insect bites and will offer protection from the sun in the hot afternoons. Shoes Bring along a pair of your most comfortable walking shoes for your safari trip. You should also include a pair of the flip-flops or lightweight sandals to wear around the lodging. Miscellaneous and Personal Items Bring along your passport and a copy of it and keep both of them in separate bags. This way, if you do happen to lose your passport, it will be easier to replace it with a copy available. Don’t forget to pack your camera and an extra battery if necessary since you’ll be snapping a lot of pictures. Sunscreen and lip balm are essentials since you’ll be spending a lot of time in the sun and you should also be armed with insect repellent and a Malaria prophylaxis as well. If you take any personal medication you’ll want to pack...

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Uganda Reduces Visa Fee to Stimulate Tourism

Visiting East Africa for a Uganda & Rwanda Safari Tour, has never been easier. The Uganda & Rwanda government just recently dropped their visa fees;  making the destination a reality for most prospective tourists.   Reduced Visa Fees Uganda’s government has reduced their visa fee in order to rev up their national economy. Their new platform allows for potential tourists to apply for the  e-visas  by filling out an online form; this new policy came into effect July 22, 2016. Technologys effect on travelling has made getting around much easier, so now getting approved by the Ugandan embassy at the border is efficient.   Tourism Steadily Increasing Uganda & Rwanda Safaris Tours have been helping entice tourists to spend some downtime along the Nile. Aside from the slight dip in tourism from 2009, as a result of the great recession, Uganda has been steadily increasing in travelers and visitors. In fact, Uganda’s travel and tourism revenue makes up the majority of their GDP. When the numbers have been crunched tourism adds more than a billion dollars in revenue to the GDP per fiscal year.   Tons of Activities Uganda has many tourist attractions that make it a great place to vacation. On East Africa Safaris, you can find local chimpanzees and beautiful silverback gorillas. Consider taking a boat trip along the River Nile to catch a glance of some enormous crocodiles; they can be up to 20 feet long and are the second biggest crocodiles on our planet. If you’re looking for adventure you could try white water rafting in Jinja; it’ll have your heart racing and your adrenaline going.   If you are interested in visiting Uganda and getting to know the local food, culture, wildlife and landscapes give us a call at 256 414693576, 256 773599507 or fill out our online...

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The Top 5 Reasons to Book a Safari for Your Next Vacation

Just close to 13,000 kilometres away, positioned on the eastern hemisphere and sitting right on the equator lies the beautiful country of Uganda. It’s a country with beautiful ties to nature, dance, culture and the animal kingdom. Here are the 5 top reasons to book a safari for your next vacation!   1.The Birds Uganda and Rwanda are well known for carrying over 350 different types of birds. They have everything from a pink-backed pelican to the grey crowned crane. These are birds you won’t find in your local zoo.   2.The Gorillas Not too long ago in a Cincinnati Zoo, a Silverback Gorilla was shot when a child entered its enclosure unattended. When animals are living in captivity we often don’t get to see how they live or behave in their natural environment. Visit Uganda and come see the Gorilla in it’s natural habitat.   3.The Leopards Leopards can be some of the hardest cats to spot in a Safari, but don’t let this stop you from trying! They are one of the quickest animals on the planet running at over 50 kilometres an hour.   4.The Nile River Come see a river as old as time. The Nile River is one on the longest rivers in the world at 6,700 kilometres. Along the river there are many differents plants like reeds and wildlife like the perch to see. Egyptians collected a bushy reed called papyrus that grows along the Nile, then processed the woody plant and created boats, paper and many other important tools. Come see one of the largest water sources that gave birth to a nation.   5.The Lodges The lodges are gorgeous in East Africa. Uganda is home to so much scenery. They have glaciers, rain forests, deserts and more. You can stay on a local lake or even high up on a mountain. Whatever paradise you envision you can definitely find! Visiting Uganda will make your vacations one of the most unique yet. To learn more about Uganda, their wildlife and culture call Around African Safari at (256) 414 693 576 or (256) 773 599 507!...

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