National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013 – Best of the World Trips

Posted by on October 27, 2018

National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013 what about 2017? It remains one of the best of the World Destination.

Uganda Makes the National Geographic List of “Best of the World Trips 2013”


 In 2012 Uganda was Lonely Planet’s Best Country to visit – National Popul Picks Uganda in 2013 as one of their “Best in World Trips” – what about 2019? 

Since 2013 the Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Rothschild Giraffe, Elephant population has increased in the parks.  Even the Lion Population is on the rise in Kidepo Valley Park.

National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013 what about 2017? Uganda has simply matured, become even more beautiful and attractive – It is the Pearl of Africa.

Uganda is even more safe and secure and Ugandans are some of the friendliest people on the African Continent.

There is no better time to visit Uganda – The Pearl of Africa.


National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013 what about 2018? The Pearl of Africa is picked once again by an esteemed organization such as National Geographic as part of  their “Best of the World Trips – 2013.”

Uganda during the 1960’s was the Premier African Safari Destination or as National Geographic states “ the cornerstone of Africa’s Grand Tour.” All was well  in early 1960’s the newly independent Uganda was reaping the benefits of a thriving Tourism Industry but then came the winds of political overthrows, wars, conflicts, led by men who saw themselves part of the “Big Men of Africa Group” such as Idi Amin and actually were little men, with little vision of destroying the Tourism sector, closing parks and wildlife reserves  and creating a Uganda in their image without regard to the people of Uganda, commerce, democracy and foresight into what best for Uganda.

From the 1960’s the parks were ravaged by soldiers, poachers, encroachers, the wildlife was decimated and senselessly destroyed until the late 1980’s.

Uganda – the Pearl of Africa became the lost Pearl of Africa – lost from the sight of visitors to Africa, off the radar of international travel agents.  Uganda became synonymous with “Idi Amin, War, AIDS, Joseph Kony, and the Lord’s Resistance Army while Kenya’s and Tanzania’s Tourism  sector thrived – there was virtually no tourism in Uganda.

Today many things have changed and the luster of what was the lost Pearl of Africa is being restored to its former glory and beyond.

National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013 what about 2018?

In 2018 Uganda is as incredibly, beautiful as it always has been.  It is irresistible Uganda, gifted by Nature with scenery, wildlife, primates, birds like no other African country – it is the Pearl of Africa.

Uganda in the last few years has become Africa’s New Frontier when it comes to African Travel with countless people, some inspired by Lonely Planet, now by National Geographic to visit Uganda.  Uganda is being recognized not as an African Safari add-on where one comes on a whirlwind visit to visit the Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees but Uganda is becoming a stand-alone full safari destination for visitors from around the world.

Uganda is safe and secure for travelers, one of the safest and secure countries in Africa and safari  tour companies such as ourselves will do everything in their power to make sure of your safety and well-being during your stay in Uganda.  Getting to Uganda has become much easier with more and more international carriers putting Entebbe International Airport – Uganda as one of their African Destinations.

National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013 what about 2017? Uganda has become a destination country with many choices, fish for the largest freshwater fish in Africa, the furious Nile Perch, canoe across lakes in a dugout canoe, partake in an adventure on the Nile with some of the best wild water rafting in the world.

Visit the Mountain Gorillas at Mgahinga Gorilla National Park or at Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the chimpanzees in the Rainforest Jungle of Kibale Forest or at one of the wonders  of the Western Rift Valley in Uganda – Kyambura Gorge at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Climb Volcanoes on Day-Trips, Kayak on Lakes or Rivers, hikes, and nature walks through ancient forests such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.  Uganda home of tree climbing lions, abundant wildlife, more birds than any other country in Africa, all framed by the incredible scenery of what is Uganda and makes Uganda so irresistible.

Uganda’s Culture and People are often left out when Uganda is highlighted internationally as a must travel destination.  There is nothing as enriching as a village stay or village visit in Uganda, learning the ways of old and present in the African Village.

This page, like the announcement on National Geographic, are mere words, hopefully, they and others will arouse a curiosity within you that places a desire in you to visit Uganda – the Pearl of Africa in 2013 and now 2018…enjoy Uganda…