Uganda Named Among Top 5 Destinations to Visit in 2017

Tourists enjoy a rafting excursion on River Nile whose source is also situated in Uganda.

Uganda has been named among the top five global destinations to visit in 2017 by Rough Guides, buy a reputable world travel guide.

In its latest guide as the New Year begins, Rough Guides recommends 10 top countries including India, Scotland, Uganda, Canada, Nicaragua, Portugal, Finland, Namibia, Taiwan and Bolivia.

Uganda is ranked 4th on the list, behind India, Scotland and Canada.

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Based in the United Kingdom, the Rough Guides travel publications are distributed worldwide by Penguin Group and part of their content is also available online.

This implies that any destination recommendation stands a high chance of reaching millions of readers it has built in its 35 years of existence who include potential tourists.

“Dubbed the “Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill in 1908, the small but incredibly diverse nation of Uganda remains a fascinating yet vastly underexplored destination,” the Rough Guides website wrote about Uganda placing emphasis on the country’s diversity.

The write up is accompanied by images of the scenic Lake Bunyonyi in Kabale with its islands and a baby mountain gorilla in Bwindi. The kind of photos that would leave a traveller yearning to instantly make a booking.

“Where else can you canoe past crocodiles on the Nile, track gorillas in dense jungles, soak in hot springs, scale snowy mountain peaks or visit a traditional Batwa village – all within a single day’s journey? Only in Uganda.”

In a 2016 article, the same travel publication wrote “Eight Reasons Why You Need to Visit Uganda Next” citing; tracking chimpanzees in Kibaale national park, rafting the Nile, hiking Mount Rwenzori and cruising the Kazinga Channel.

Other attractions named in the article were the Karimajong culture, the rare shoebill and tracking mountain gorillas.

Such endorsements are a significant supplement to government’s efforts to promote Uganda as a tour destination most notable being the recent hiring of marketing firms in North America, UK and German speaking countries.


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