Uganda In 30th Position Among The Top Tourists Destinations For 2020

Mountain gorillas in Bwindi National Park

The New York Times Travel Magazine Publishes An Article Titled ‘52 Places To Go In 2020’ And Puts Uganda In 30th Position And One Of The Five African Countries You Must Visit, Describing The Country As A Primate Capital And Birder’s Paradise Becomes More Accessible.

The article reads “Landlocked in east-central Africa, Uganda has long been in the shadow of Kenya, Tanzania and other countries more popular with visitors on safari. But the “Pearl of Africa,” with its own rich wildlife, is set to become more accessible, thanks to the resurrection last summer of the country’s national carrier, Uganda Airlines.”

The same article also explains how Uganda is one of the world’s primate capitals, with 15 species (four of which are endangered) and outlines key features such as Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, a renowned mountain gorilla sanctuary. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, in southwestern Uganda, is home to roughly half the world’s mountain gorillas.

“The dense forest mountain park, which ranges in elevation between 3,810 feet and 8,880 feet, also features a scenic waterfall trail framed by ancient ferns and wild orchids, and is a birder’s paradise, with 350 species of forest birds.” The article further describes.

 Selection Criteria

Basing on the article written on the site by Amy Virshup, the selection process took four months of research, discussion, debate and argument. “We asked our regular contributors as well as The Times’ Foreign and domestic correspondents. We grilled travel pros about what had excited them,” says the article.

Others on the list

Other destinations on the list (as selected by a wide group of members on the Times Travel desk) include Washington, British Virgin Islands, Bolivia’s Rurrenbaque, Greenland, Minorca Spain, Kimberly region in Australia and Paso Robles in California. Others are Sicily, Salzburg in Austria, Japan’s Tokyo, Caesarea in Israel and many more.