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Archive for December, 2012

UGANDA DECLARED A BIRDING HUB

Uganda had been priding in the recent accolades by Lonely Planet, which voted Uganda as the best tourism destination for 2012, Africa Bird Club, which voted Bwindi Impenetrable National Park as Africa’s number one birding site for birding in safaris in Uganda and most recently the National Geographic an international travel channel affiliated to the National Geograpic Society listed Uganda among the top 20 global tourism destinations in the year 2013.

To start promoting the country as a major tourist destination, the government of Uganda has declared Uganda a preferred bird watching destination 2013/14 a development expected to promote birding safaris in Uganda and uphold the country as a major and unique tourist destination.

The declaration by the government was made after Birdlife International a global programme on conservation and protection of birds and their habitats and Nature Uganda announced that there were 34 important bird watching areas in Uganda, with diverse bird species. Read more………

ELEPHANTS MIGRATE FROM NIMULE NP SOUTH SUDAN INTO UGANDA

Staff of Uganda Wildlife Authority in Murchison Falls Conservation Area (MFCA) are battling a herd of elephants that crossed from Nimule National Park in South Sudan last Friday in Uganda in the villages of Pagirinya and Mukoyoro in Adjumani District. These villages lie into the wildlife corridor and are remote and sparsely populated.

According to the MFCA Conservation Area Manager, Mr. Tom Okello Obong, wild animals especially elephants make a long trek from Sudan to Uganda and back in search of pasture and water Uganda every year. South Sudan is usually very dry around towards the end of the year, prompting the elephants to look for water and pasture down south.

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Uganda named top global tourist destination

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

Uganda is an astonishingly beautiful country, full of vibrant colour, confident, courteous and indomitable people. It boasts some of the world’s most breathtaking landscapes and waterscapes. It is home to the source of the Nile and the most powerful natural flow of water on Earth, Muchison Falls.

Perched on an immense plateau several thousand feet above the equator, Uganda has the best of both worlds, year-round sunshine and comfortable temperatures. Everything grows here. It is said that if you lean your walking stick against an outside wall at night, it will be a tree in the morning!

Here you can see the African wildlife you would expect – the largest population of mountain gorillas in the world, estimated around 400 gorillas, elephant, lion, zebra, water buffalo, leopard, hyena, crocodile, hippopotamus and much, much more. There are more species of primates than you will ever see elsewhere. There are over 1,000 exotic bird species, more per square mile than in almost any other country. Butterflies including some of the rarest on Earth The snow capped Rwenzori mountain range and many mountain ranges volcanic and fold mountains. Uganda’s lakes and rivers offer some of the most stunning scenery on Earth.

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. Read more……

In the nutshell, ‘the pearl of Africa’ Uganda while being only the size of the United Kingdom, has unbeatable climate – is on the equator, yet at an average altitude of 4,000 feet, enjoys weather rather akin to a year-round British summer. And within its borders rain forest, savannah, mountain scapes, jungle, crater lakes, volcanoes, the Ssese Islands “a world of its own and much, much more.

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