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NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC RANKS UGANDA BEST TOURIST DESTINATION IN THE YEAR 2013
Uganda was listed in the top 20 global tourism destinations in the year 2013, according to the National Geographic Society.
The National Geographic Best of the World list produced annually highlights the importance of some destinations compared to the other.
As for the 2013 Best of the World list, Uganda was put in the spotlight despite the fact the nation is bypassed by most visitors who line up next-door Kenya and Tanzania, with only a few coming here to see the famed mountain gorillas.
Uganda’s land mixes savanna, enormous lakes, rain forests, and the glacier-clad Rwenzori Mountains, one of Africa’s tallest ranges. The headwaters of the Nile originate here, then burst through a cleft in the rocks at Murchison Falls.
Uganda’s parade of animals is amazingly diverse. Hippos graze along the shores of Lake Edward in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, while lions lounge in the trees of Ishasha, in Queen Elizabeth National Park.
The star in Bwindi is the mountain gorilla, a species down to about 720 animals visible in their tiny habitat. However, Uganda has tough decisions ahead according to NatGeo. Oil lies beneath the Rift Valley, right inside Murchison Falls National Park. Extraction seems inevitable. But tourism dollars could provide an easier coexistence between banana-loving gorillas and banana farmers in Bwindi.
In 2011, Uganda was voted #1 Best Travel Destination 2012 according to Lonely Planet. This ranking was followed by yet another accolade from Vancouver Sun – a Canadian based daily, who also named the country the Number One Travel Destination for 2012 – a list to so many viewed as a duplicate from their counterparts.
Visit Uganda guide from Guide2Uganda for Information on; When to Go, Where to Stay, Where to Eat or Drink
How to Get Around: Public and private transportation options include minibuses, taxis, luxury coaches, rental cars, and inland ferries. Tour operators can arrange travel for day trips, safaris, and complete itineraries.
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