Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Re-opening of Uganda's Chobe Safari Lodge

"It was learned last week that the Chobe Safari Lodge’s official opening is now only a short time away and will be conducted, according to impeccable sources, by none other than Uganda's President Museveni himself." E-turbo News.

Chobe Safari Lodge, located at Karuma falls in Uganda was controversially shut down after it was destroyed by marauding units of the former dictatorships sent packing by Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's National Resistance Army, when he captured power 24 ½ years ago.The act of restoration to its former glory and the new bettered standards and facilities is expected to draw a clean slate.

It is reported that some tourists are already experiencing what the lodge has to offer, with satisfactory raving comments coming from those who have already sampled the lodge.The good remarks do not come as a surprise considering the location of the lodge;over looking the River Nile which is a major attraction for White Water Rafters. The accommodation and food has also geared great comments which in deed proves that as once was a hub for tourists, Chobe Safari Lodge is about to create a buzz in the Uganda tourism circuit.

We at Lets Go Travel do advise and organize trips to Uganda.We have Rafting and Gorilla trekking safaris as some of the major attractions, not forgetting that you could go on a shopping spree admist on safari!

For enquires, bookings or additional information please give us a shout on +254 20 267846 / 7 or drop us an email at info@letsgosafari.com 


Chobe lodge image courtesy of: kabiza.com

Monday, November 29, 2010

The return of Samburu Game Reserve equals to a Christmas Safari!

As most of you may have heard or seen, early this year massive floods hit Samburu in Northern Kenya, destroying millions of property and leaving many people marooned.The flooding was caused by the bursting of Ewaso Nyiro river's banks following heavy rains around the Mt. Kenya and Aberdare Ranges.

Ewaso Nyiro is the heart and life of the Samburu National Park and Shaba Game Reserve, having that the wildlife in the area are attracted to the river banks which in turn offer the main touristic attraction, which results to the community benefiting from the tourists money!

Due to the flood a high number of lodges, especially those that were built close to the river bank were washed away a situation that caused high panic and frustration to the tourists who were staying at the lodges. The tourist had to be evacuated in a  dramatic way,cutting short their safari. This left an ill taste to the lodge owners because they had to re-build, compensate tourist among other repercussion.This disastraous event also watched the drop of tourism in the area and lots of  unemployment.

However, after dark does come sunrise and we can comfortably say that after a couple of months not featuring in the buzzing  Kenyan tourism industry, Samburu is back!

A majority of the lodges that closed down are now re-opened, re-furbished and definitely better than before, with more than 80% of the lodges confirming that they will be open by 1st December 2010.

For most people planning to take a holiday this christmas, this is the time to take advantage of the re-opening  lodge rates.Most of these lodges / luxury camps have special offers that will run all through December.
The question we pose to you is;why not take this opportunity and sample the wild instead of have the usual Christmas getaway?!

We at Lets Go Travel are always here to inform you of the best travel / tours deals  and this one we could not let it pass you by. Contact us for Samburu specials Christmas bookings and advice on which lodge / camp is the best to stay at while enjoying your Christmas Safari!

Email us at info@letsgosafari.com or call us on + 254 20 2678646 / 7 or check out our Christmas specials listing Lets Go Travel/Christmas Specials

Merry Christmas Everybody!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Escape for the weekend: Mombasa - Zanzibar Cruise

When people talk about cruises, the first thing that comes up in our mind is the word Expensive!Well, we think otherwise, because we know otherwise.Taking a cruise does not mean you have to dry your pocket, it means that you have discovered that Uniglobe Lets Go Travel can indeed plan and book you on a cruise from as little as USD 550 per person!

 The PV Ocean Mist looks as modern as tomorrow she has a genuine classic heritage and has acres of teak decks and rich interiors of polished wood and gleaming brass. Famed for her intimate atmosphere and she is more akin to a private yacht compared to today’s rather large cruise ships. For this reason, passengers get to know their fellow travellers. Ocean Mist is fully stabilised and air-conditioned throughout and is ideal for cruising close to shore, visiting intriguing ports that is inaccessible to larger ships. More importantly with only a small number of passengers on board there is no danger of overwhelming the character and the delicate ecosystem of the places visited, thus preserving the experience sought after.

On board facilities offers what is expected from a total resort style cruise ship comfortable accommodations all with private facilities. Then there is a fine range of lounges and bars such as the superb Marco Polo Lounge, Explorer Bar, Starlight Nightclub and Piano Bar, the Lido Bar, The Belvedere Restaurant, Library, Boutique, Beauty Salon, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Gym, Tourist Office, a Medical Centre and a lift. PV Ocean Mist has received a comprehensive refit late in 2009 and she has commenced her new duties cruising from Mombasa to Zanzibar and the delightful Island Mesali (Pemba).

So why not treat yourself this year and take this incredible 4 day cruise departing from the Kenyan coast through to Zanzibar?

For more details please drop us an email info@letsgosafari.com or give us a call on +254 20 2678646/7 or simply follow the link to book/enquire http://www.uniglobeletsgotravel.com/node/6784

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Taking a business trip to Nairobi?

The first thing that someone thinks of when they are taking a trip to a different country is their security and comfortability.We all want to feel as though we are back at home in our living room, where it is cosy and warm.

This is only natural because no-one wants to feel as though they are a stranger even though they know they are a stranger. It could be or could not be a psychological thing, the only thing we can assure you is that we as Uniglobe Lets Go Travel make it our mandate to make sure that when you are having that business trip in Nairobi, we find you the best accommodation. Below are the three top 5 star hotels in Nairobi and yes we can book you there!

(a) Crowne Plaza Hotel - A typical modern day, elegant 5 star hotel, able to cater for conference facilities, have a health club and a currency exchange all under one roof!

 (b) Sankara Hotel - One of the newest upmarket hotel in Nairobi. The tranquility of the spacious rooms is mind - blowing and the world class roof top pool and spa will leave you speechless!

(c) Tribe Hotel - This hotel defines want great hospitality stands for, with it's spacious beautifully designed rooms and executive yet homely surrounding.

If you think these hotels look glam and great, you should check out our website which has over 600 accommodation listings and over 300 safaris or call us on + 254 20 2678646/7 or drop us an email at info@letsgosafari.com

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas is here...where are you going on holiday?!

We all associate Christmas with taking a holiday, however in most cases we do not plan early enough for our holidays. We choose to keep postponing and soon or later we realise that we are in December and everywhere you thought you could go seems to be fully booked.Every tour/travel agent you call or visit, every hotel or lodge keeps telling you the same thing...."I am sorry sir, we are fully booked!" Soon or later you feel frustrated because your children,wife or close friends keep asking you "where did you book us for the holiday season?" and all you can do is give them that dull sad look.

We at Uniglobe Lets Go Travel have solutions to your last minute Christmas getaways and assure you that should you not get availability at the place where you had planned to go, we will offer options that will help you have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.

Currently we have self - drive Christmas resident specials as low as KES 5,250 per person sharing per night of full board to Lake Elementaita or KES 8,190 per person sharing on full board to Samburu!We also have a wide selection of international packages to name a few; Egypt, Istanbul and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe!

Remember, Uniglobe Lets Go Travel is here to offer Christmas solutions and the best gift you could give you and your loved ones is to book a holiday and take them where they have always dreamt of going!

Contact us now on + 254 20 4441030 / 4447151 or email us at info@letsgosafari.com. For a variety of safari options or even cruises check out our website http://www.uniglobeletsgotravel.com