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Merry Xmas from Let's Go Travel

Let's Go Travel would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the love and support you have shown us over this difficult year. We are ever optimistic that 2022 will be a happier and healthier year for us all and we hope and pray that you all have a wonderful xmas and a prosperous new year.

Please note, The offices will be closed for Xmas on the 22nd Dec and will reopen on the 03rd Jan

Here is a round up of the important news coming out of Uganda and Rwanda

30 White Rhinos were recently flown from Phinda in South Africa to Akagera N.P in Rwanda. It is hoped that Akagera N.P will be a breeding stronghold for the White Rhinos and possibly be home to over 500 in the future. There are 19 females and 11 males. The project is a collaboration between African Parks, the Rwandan government’s Rwanda Development Board and safari company &Beyond, with funding from the Howard G Buffett Foundation

Following the Rwandan Cabinet resolutions of 14 December 2021 on measures to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has confirmed that all arriving tourists will be required to take an RT- PCR COVID-19 test on arrival & quarantine at a designated hotel while they wait for their COVID-19 negative results. Tourists visiting national parks will be exempted from the 72 hours quarantine but will be required to take a mandatory Rapid Antigen or RT-PCR COVID-19 test on daily basis at their own cost. A facilitation request accompanied by guest identification details as well as their travel itineraries is required to be submitted by the your tour operator or hotel to , 72 hours prior to arrival.

Drone footage is becoming more and more sought after especially when it comes to going on a safari. Many destinations have put regulations in place on how to use drones in a way that doesn't negatively affect the animals, birds and environment visited and in some cases drones are banned. There is also a security issue as drones can get to places that are not normally accessible. With that in mind the Ministry of Wildlife and Antiquities in Uganda has issued guidance to be followed by tourists who want to bring drones into Uganda. This guidance can be seen by clicking here.

All that remains is to once again with you all a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.


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