Why is Uganda on National Geographic Travellers cool list 2019?
Uganda on National Geographic Travellers cool list 2019 is Listed as the 16th cool destination in the world for 2019 and the only destination in East Africa on the list. The National Geographic Travellers Magazine is one of the world-wide trusted sources for perfect safari destinations. The hotly anticipated names of the must-see destinations were published only to find out Uganda features on the list. Beautiful Uganda is truly the pearl of Africa and there are several reasons why Uganda is listed on National Geographic Travellers (UK) cool list 2019 the most noted one being the rare mountain gorillas of Bwindi impenetrable national park. Gorilla trekking permits go for $600 per person per day compared to $1500 for neighboring Rwanda and closure of Virunga national park in Congo giving Uganda a greater opportunity to stand out.
Stated by National Geographic as a Marvel at mountain gorillas in the wild, being the largest single home to the world’s only remaining mountain gorillas it’s a perfect place for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari. Gorilla trekking is a little strenuous activity since it involves hiking though possible for all kinds of tourists. Each single day, 8 gorilla trekking tourists go to in Bwindi jungle to trek a single mountain gorilla family out of the 16 gorilla families that survive here. The activity takes about 2-8hours with an award of a Uganda gorilla trekking certificate after the trek
Besides a Uganda gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi impenetrable national park, more for Uganda on National Geographic Travellers cool list 2019 is gorilla habituation. Many tourists also go for gorilla habituation which starts at 6:00am each day. Gorilla habituation is a process of taming mountain gorillas to behave normally in the presence of human beings. For gorilla habituation you spend 4 hours with the mountain gorillas and researchers depending on where you find the gorillas. Gorilla habituation permits go for $1500 per person per day.
Bwindi forest park is also the best Uganda birding safari destination hosting 23 out of the 24 Albertine rift endemic bird species with rewarding bird watching trails. Adjacent to the park are several other wildlife destinations that you can visit including Queen Elizabeth National park favorable for Uganda wildlife safaris and Kibale forest national park for chimpanzee trekking. Kidepo Valley National Park and Lake Mburo National Park are also rewarding wildlife tour destinations.
If you’re longing to see mountain gorillas in the wild then head for Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and also have numerous wildlife encounters in the other Uganda safari parks.