Uganda Wildlife Authority invites hot air balloon business

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The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has advertised for expressions of interest to operate balloon safaris in the Lake Mburo conservation area, the first such attempt to get an attraction into one of Uganda’s national parks similar to the long-standing operations in Kenya and Tanzania.

Proposals must be sent by courier or post, not by electronic means, to: The Executive Director, Uganda Wildlife Authority, Plot 7 Kira Road, Kamwokya, P.O. Box 3530, Kampala, Uganda and have to reach UWA not later than the morning of February 28, 2010 at 1100 hours.

The details of the available concession are also available via www.ugandawildlife.org .

The addition of such a new attraction, besides the recently-added horseback safaris already available for decades to tourist visitors in Kenya and Tanzania, will be welcome news to the tourism industry in Uganda, as in particular the Lake Mburo National Park can do with more visitors.