Vultures? Facing extinction?

Hooded VulturesTo many people, vultures are not attractive both physically and because they are associated with scavenging on rotting carcasses. But have you ever thought where Africa would be without them? Who would clean up road kill, abattoir waste and even dead animals in the national parks? And the risk of disease would increase without these free cleaning services. Yet African Vultures are under threat from humans who kill them for traditional medicines and cultural uses and poison them either accidentally while targeting other animals or deliberately as they give away the location of poachers. To find out more or donate to conservation campaigns please visit http://www.birdlife.org/africa/saving-natures-clean-crew

Scholarships for Ugandans

As part of our efforts to ensure our business supports our community, we try to connect Ugandans with educational opportunities offered by our clients. So we are pleased to help promote the University of Manchester Equity & Merit scholarships for masters level study in the UK and by distance learning. Details can be found here. Applications for entry in September 2016 will be open from 15 February 2016.

Low season gorilla and chimp tracking permits

Good news! The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is offering gorilla and chimp tracking permits at discounted prices in April, May and November this year, giving savings of up to USD 150. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about our primate or wildlife safaris.

A ‘must-see’ website if you’re coming to Uganda

Our client’s Ian and Anne Hillery visited Uganda in March 2015 and had a fabulous trip seeing mountain gorillas, chimps, tree-climbing lions, lion cubs and a wide variety of birds, which are Ian’s passion. Visit Ian’s website to read his trip report, see his stunning photos/videos and maybe buy one of his beautiful paintings. Thanks to Ian and Anne for being such wonderful clients and for sharing their reflections on their visit to Uganda.

“Uganda – The Perfect African Destination”

The Canadian World Traveller magazine has just published a great article on Uganda based on a visit by journalist Michael Morcos. His visit included the ‘must-do’ mountain gorilla tracking, game drives in Queen Elizabeth national park and a visit to the island chimpanzee sanctuary. He stayed in some beautiful lodges and a great marina resort in Kampala, Uganda’s bustling, modern capital city. Read Michael’s article and see his photos on the magazine’s website.

University of Portsmouth field class – watch the video

For many years Venture Uganda has run university field classes in Uganda. These are specialist academic tours that provide a practical field experience to support students’ learning and help develop their personal and professional skills. These are highly successful tours but don’t just take our word for it, see this video where two Portsmouth geography students share their thoughts on how they gained from field work.

Visit us at Destinations Travel Show, Manchester, 15-18th January 2015

Venture Uganda will be exhibiting – stand AF21 – at the Destinations travel show at Event City in Manchester, UK in 15-18 January 2015. Staff will be available to provide information about holidays to Uganda and to answer any questions. You can read more about the show and obtain complimentary tickets from theDestinations website. We look forward to seeing you there and hopefully in Uganda later – where it is a bit warmer!

Amazing Student Work Placements in Uganda

To help you excel in your studies and enhance your employability, Venture Uganda is offering a range of exciting work experience placements in Ugandan organisations and projects. Apply your skills in the field, learn how to work in another culture and make a contribution in your host community. Uganda is famous for her warm and friendly people, so you’ll soon feel at home, settle in at work and have lots of fun with optional weekend activities and a final safari.

Gorillas – a movie classic

If this video clip. doesn’t tempt you to come gorilla tracking in Uganda, nothing will. A few lucky tourists were able to get ‘up close and personal ‘when the gorillas visited their lodge.

This may be a rare occurrence but can also experience these enchanting creatures during your safari. Trek through the forest to find them in their natural habitat and then watch as they eat, play, groom and even take a nap, right before your eyes. Visit Uganda: enjoy the trip of a lifetime and let us help you make unforgettable memories.

Flying safaris around Uganda and East Africa

Imagine a safari that takes in some of Uganda’s  most popular tourist activities from gorilla
tracking in the south west to cruising up the River Nile to Murchison Falls in
the north and then down to the Sesse Islands in Lake Victoria. Recent improvements
in the availability of domestic flights within Uganda make it possible to
travel in comfort and safety to so many wonderful destinations to enjoy a wide range
of wildlife, culture and adventure experiences. And if you have more time, or a
particular place in mind, why not take a connecting flight to Kenya’s Masai
Mara or the Serengeti in Tanzania. Surely, the holiday of a lifetime. Tempted? Why
not get in touch to find out more?