#Uganda makes it into the #NationalGeographic #CoolList


(Posted 05th November 2018)

National Geographic Traveller (UK)

Uganda, waiting for her potential to be truly fulfilled, can build on another accolade by National Geographic, this time being included in their ‘Cool List‘ of places one simply must visit as number 16 of 19 overall.

Read on what NG’s Traveller magazine has to say about Uganda:

16 Uganda

Marvel at mountain gorillas in the wild

Why now? When Rwanda doubled the price of its gorilla trek permits from $750 to $1,500 (£572 to £1,144) in 2017, neighbouring Uganda responded by freezing its own rates at $600 (£458) until mid-2019.

Main attractions: If you’re longing to see mountain gorillas in the wild, but Rwanda’s ultra-luxe lodges and high permit fees don’t suit your budget, head for Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest instead. The steady growth of its gorilla population is one of Africa’s great conservation success stories, with tourists playing an important role. Almost 20 families can now be visited by guided groups of up to eight. Trekking fees raise funds not only for gorillas and their habitat, but also for Uganda’s other national assets including Queen Elizabeth and Murchison Falls National Parks, home to chimps, giraffes and hippos.

Don’t miss: Exploring Bwindi’s birdwatching trails, cycle routes and craft scene after your gorilla trek. EG

Plus, adds this correspondent, Uganda remains Africa’s leading adventure tourism destination, adding excitement besides the wildlife, nature, cultural, food and heritage experiences visitors enjoy when coming to the Pearl of Africa.

Be it white water rafting or kayacking, bungee jumping, abseiling, horse back riding, quad biking, cross country cycling, hiking, mountaineering, fishing and more, Uganda has it in her portfolio.

Check out www.visituganda.com or click on www.ugandawildlife.org for additional information.