Tag Archives: Special Events

50th Independence

Uganda’s 50th Independence Day

Today marks an important celebration in the history of Uganda as it’s not only Independence Day but a golden jubilee year of 50 years since their independence.
Uganda has come a long way in the last 50 years and there has been a lot to celebrate. Lonely Planet this year named Uganda the top destination for

15th Birthday Party

Volcanoes’ 15th Birthday Party!

Volcanoes Safaris celebrated its 15th Anniversary in style at an event in Kampala on 7th September. It also marked its work as pioneers in great ape tourism and as a leader in the safari and adventure travel world.
Vanessa Townsend, Sales and Marketing Manager for Volcanoes, described it not only as a celebration of Volcanoes but

Olympic Gold

Graceful Gold for the Pearl of Africa

FARMER’S SON BRINGS HOME THE BACON AS UGANDA CELEBRATES OLYMPIC GOLD!
Volcanoes Safaris are delighted to join in the celebrations and congratulations to Uganda’s very own Marathon Man Stephen Kiprotich on his stunning gold medal in the Olympic Marathon in London.
Kiprotich, 23, a farmers’ son from the Kapchorwa District close to the Kenyan border, wasn’t even

Ros Carr Orphanage Re-Opens

Ros Carr Orphanage Re-Opens with Dance!

Roz Carr Imbazi Orphanage Continues to Give Back to Community By Way of New Intore Dance Troop!
“I can only surprise that God didn’t feel I was ready to have children until I was 82 years old. Then he sent me forty all at once.”
–Rosamond Carr (excerpt from her memoir Land of a Thousand Hills: My

Festival of Games

Festival of Games on First Birthday!

Whenever someone on the VSPT staff has a birthday we declare it official Games Day! A declaration of Games Day means we stop work and spend the day playing volleyball, basketball, horseshoes and frisbee. We also prepare a big lunch that includes the rare treat of beef and sodas.
For some of my staff Games Day

Regal Themes

Regal Theme Continues With Japanese Visit

Following the celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, another royal event makes the news! Uganda indeed welcomes His Imperial Highness Prince and Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino of Japan to the Pearl of Africa.
This will mark the first time the Prince has visited the African continent and it is fitting that Uganda be his