Uganda Named Top Tourist Destination

By Gerald Tenywa 

Uganda is among the top 20 global tourism destinations in the year 2013, according to the National Geographic. The National Geographic is an international travel channel affiliated to the National Geograpic Society.

Unlike the Lonely Planet, which named Uganda as the best travel destination for 2012, National Geographic listed Uganda among the top “new year’s 20 must-see places.”

“The pride of Uganda’s tourism lies in the undisturbed green nature that welcomes you the moment you land in Uganda whether by air, water, land or any means of transportation,” stated the National Geographic.

“Getting out of the city will be a rewarding experience with a variety of bird species, wildlife, and the rare mountain gorillas that have been ‘a hot cake’ to Uganda.”

This comes in the wake of tourism accolades being lavished on Uganda and also challenges such as protests under the banner of “walk to work” by opposition leaders.

National Geographic recommends a number of books and documentaries to watch about Uganda including gifted by nature and The Last King of Scotland. Read more