Flyga Twiga Selected as One of 100 International Hosted Buyers & Media Sponsored by Uganda Tourism Board for Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo 2017 #POATE2017
Flyga Twiga LLC has been selected by the Uganda Tourism Board as one of 100 International Hosted Buyers for the Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo 2017 (POATE 2017). POATE 2017 will be held in February 2017 at the Kololo Independence Grounds in Kampala, Uganda.
According to the Uganda Tourism Board, “The Pearl of Africa Tourism Expo (POATE) is an annual tourism event in the East African region organized by Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) to bring together travel agents, tour operators, hoteliers, destination managers, media, travel bloggers and other service providers along the tourism value chain. It is a unique networking platform for all players in the Tours & Travel industry.”
POATE 2017 will include Familiarization (Fam) Trips, for which Flyga Twiga has been offered “The Best of the Pearl.” This Fam Trip includes the “encounter with chimps, gorillas & other primates through Savannah plains and West African jungles….”
Highlights of the Fam Trip include Safari in Queen Elizabeth National Park, looking for the famous tree-climbing lions. Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park amongst the remaining 750 Mountain Gorillas left on Earth. As well as trekking in Kibale Forest, which “boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including our delightful cousins - the Chimpanzees. At this moment, in Uganda, there are approximately 4,950 Chimps left in the wild.”
Flyga Twiga was chosen for POATE 2017 and “The Best of the Pearl” Fam Trip due to their commitment to sustainable tourism and their unique offering of bespoke, personal Safari services in East Africa. Flyga Twiga’s founder and owner, Amy Millican, has worked with wildlife conservation and international development projects in Uganda. In addition, Flyga Twiga’s clients have come from such diverse places as the United States of America, Peru, and Haiti.
Amy Millican is the owner of Flyga Twiga LLC, a personal Safari service and consultancy, focused on wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism. She has worked throughout Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa, including on sustainable tourism with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS-the international branch of the New York Zoological Society/Bronx Zoo) in South Sudan. She believes by helping people experience wildlife through Safaris, many species, who are near extinction, will be saved. In recognition of her contributions to conservation and the scientific community in 2015 she was nominated for membership in the renowned The Explorer’s Club.