Uganda is one of the few countries shortlisted as a must visit destination for the year 2019 according to the recent information by the UK based magazine, the National Geographic Travelers Magazine as it has been over the years.
Uganda has been listed because its great tourism potentials. The Bwindi impenetrable forest in Uganda hosts half of the world’s gorilla population and the others are found in the neighboring countries of Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the main reason as to why the National Geographic Travelers magazine listed Uganda a must visit destination in 2019.
Are you longing to meet the mountain gorillas face to face in the wild? And your budget doesn’t suit Rwanda’s gorilla safaris, have no worries, just head to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest. There are Uganda gorilla safaris from as low as USD900 per person. You will not find a better offer elsewhere given that the gorilla permit is still trading at USD600!
The growth of Pearl of Africa’s gorilla population is one of Africa’s great conservation success stories, with the travelers playing an important role.
In Uganda, almost 20 families can be visited by guided groups of up to eight guests. The funds raised not only help the gorillas and their habitats but also Uganda’s other major wildlife species like Chimpanzees in Kibale national park and Queen Elizabeth national park, golden monkeys in Mgahinga national park and others such as Elephants, Rothschild’s giraffes, birds, among others.
When Rwanda decided to hike the price of its gorilla trekking permits from 750 USD to 1500 USD, Uganda did not make any adjustments on its gorilla trekking permits. They remained at 600 USD to effect till June 2019. Making Uganda the best gorilla trekking safari destination in the world, offering a remarkable experience at an affordable price.
On the shortlist of the 19 destinations set to hit the headlines in 2019 as stated by the national geographic travelers magazine, only 4 countries are on the African continent, namely; Uganda, Kwazulu-Natal, Eritrea and Zimbabwe. The other places on the list include; Setouchi, Antarctica, Pittsburgh, Corsica, Cambodia, San Miguel de Allende, West Yorkshire, Hong Kong, Guyana, Oslo, Bhutan, Dundee, Matera, Indonesia & Sibiu.
The pearl of Africa has two main destinations where gorilla trekking safari can take place, one is Mgahinga gorilla national park, a stunning park and a component of the virunga chain of towering volcanoes that extend into the Democratic Republic of Congo & Rwanda and then in Bwindi Impenetrable National park.
The pearl of Africa gives travelers a chance to combine wildlife safari with Gorilla trekking experience, and gives you unique diversity and safety, hence travelers can add as many things as possible to Gorilla trekking safari during their visit to Uganda.
Besides mountain gorillas, Uganda has multiple features and attractions to offer like the wide range of wildlife, birds, mountains, breathtaking waterfalls among others from all its other remaining national parks.
Once you visit Uganda, don’t miss to watch the famous tree climbing lions in the Queen Elizabeth national park, ishasha sector. These type of lions are only found in Uganda and Tanzania in the entire world, with Uganda being the only one with many species. In Uganda the list of attractions is endless, just come and discover for yourself.