National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013. What about now? It remains one of the best in 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. In 2013 National Geographic picked Uganda as one of their “Best in World Trip.” Is Uganda still worth a visit presently? Since 2013 the Gorilla, Chimpanzee, Rothschild Giraffe, and Elephant population has increased in the parks, and even the Lion Population is rising in Kidepo Valley Park.
Uganda for Tourists is Safe and Secure. Most of all, it is one of Africa’s most welcoming, friendliest, and hospitable countries.
Uganda is the Pearl of Africa, one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. A country that is the size of the State of Oregon but has seven times as many inhabitants.
Uganda is East Africa’s premier primate destination with the most mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.
Above all, Uganda is affordable. Safe Gorilla Trekking in Uganda is less than half the price in neighboring Rwanda.
National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013-What about this year?
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.”
During the 1960s, Uganda was the Premier African Safari Destination or, as National Geographic states, “the cornerstone of Africa’s Grand Tour.” All was well in the early 1960s.
The newly independent Uganda was reaping the benefits of a thriving Tourism Industry, but then came the winds of political overthrows, wars, and conflicts,
Uganda began to be led by men who saw themselves as part of the “Big Men of Africa Group,” such as Idi Amin. They were little men with a low vision of destroying the Tourism sector, closing parks, and wildlife reserves, and creating Uganda in their image without regard to the people of Uganda, commerce, democracy, and foresight for what was best for Uganda.
Uganda – the Pearl of Africa became the lost Pearl of Africa – lost from visitors’ sight, and Uganda became 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 sectors thrived – there was virtually no tourism in Uganda.
Today, many things have changed, and the luster of the lost Pearl of Africa is being restored to its former glory and beyond.
National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013. What about now?
In 2018 Uganda was as excellent as always. It is an irresistible, breathtaking Uganda, gifted by Nature with scenery, wildlife, primates, and birds like no other African country – it is the Pearl of Africa.
In the last few years, Uganda has become Africa’s New Frontier when it comes to Africa Travel with countless people, some inspired by Lonely Planet, now by National Geographic, to visit Uganda. Uganda is being recognized as an African Safari add-on where one comes on a whirlwind visit to trek the Mountain Gorillas and Chimpanzees. Still, Uganda is today a stand-alone full safari destination for visitors worldwide.
Uganda is safe and secure for travelers, one of Africa’s safest and most specific countries. Safari tour companies such as ourselves will do everything in their power to ensure your safety and well-being during your stay in Uganda. Getting to Uganda has become much more comfortable with more international carriers putting Entebbe International Airport – Uganda as one of their African Destinations.
National Geographic Picks Uganda in 2013. What about this year? 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, and 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 Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, the chimpanzees in the Rainforest Jungle of Kibale Forest, or one of the wonders of the Western Rift Valley in Uganda – Kyambura Gorge at Queen Elizabeth Park.
Climb Volcanoes on Day-Trips, kayaks on Lakes or Rivers, hikes, and Nature walks through ancient forests such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Uganda, home to tree-climbing lions, abundant wildlife, and more birds than any other country in Africa, all framed by Uganda’s incredible scenery, makes Uganda so irresistible.
Uganda’s Culture and People are often left out when Uganda is highlighted internationally as a travel destination. There is nothing as enriching as a village stay or village visit in Uganda, learning old and present ways in the African Village.
This page, like the announcement on National Geographic, is mere words. Hopefully, they and others will arouse a curiosity within you that places a desire to visit Uganda – the Pearl of Africa in 2013 and now …enjoy Uganda.
2019 – National Geographic UK – Traveller – place Uganda on “the Cool List.”
Twice in six years, National Geographic chose Uganda. In 2019 Uganda was the first choice for its UK Traveller Cool List. Since 2013 a lot has happened in Tourism. Uganda is not the Premier Primate Destination but the preferred choice for Gorilla Trekkers, and it is the best Chimpanzee trekking destination in East Africa.
The Wildlife population in Uganda has not been plagued by poaching of Elephants like in other countries, and the elephant population is returning to 1960s levels. Kidepo Valley Park, one of the best wildlife parks in Africa, has become an attraction drawing visitors from around the globe.
Uganda remains one of the most popular destinations in East Africa. It is the Premier Primate Destination in all of Africa, and Uganda is primates plus – offering what no other East African country can.