After ranking the East African nation as one of the greatest locations to visit this year, CNN Travel reinstated Uganda to the honored list of top travel destinations to visit in 2023.

According to CNN’s list, Where to Travel in 2023: The Best Destinations to Visit, Uganda’s emphasis on adventure and community tourism explains why a visitor should not pass up the chance to visit the country in 2023 as part of a tour of the African continent.

According to CNN Travel, “significant change is currently percolating in Uganda’s travel offers, with the nation increasingly going beyond the traditional staples of Uganda safaris and wildlife viewing to appeal to both regional and international travelers.”

According to CNN, Uganda is a stunning wilderness destination with opportunities for adventure safaris including treks through the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest or up to the craters of the Virunga volcano chain or whitewater rafting along the Victoria Nile. The country is also home to the expansive shores of Lake Victoria and the snowy Rwenzori Mountains.

It has shifted to selling its other qualities to revive post-Covid tourism throughout the nation, not just the high-end operations providing wealthy tourists with views of the Big Five animals or mountain gorillas.

Uganda has also been touted as the ideal location for hosting international conferences, meetings, and events.

Additionally, there is a focus on introducing tourists to Ugandan communities through the promising sampling of the country’s cuisine, music, and culture.

The 1,600-kilometer Uganda Cycling Trail, a 22-stage route designed for cyclists of all skill levels—from dedicated solo bike packers to fully guided easy riders—was introduced last year.

Top tourist attractions in Uganda

Uganda, the pearl of Africa is a small country in East Africa and its diversified terrain includes the snow-capped Rwenzori Mountains as well as the enormous Lake Victoria. Chimpanzees and other unique species of birds and animals can be found there in large numbers. The remote Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is renowned for its mountain gorilla population. The Murchison Falls National Park is located northwest of Uganda and is famous for its 76 different animal species and cascade waterfalls that are 43 meters high.

It is home to the world’s longest river, the Nile, which originates in Uganda. It passes through several other nations, including South Sudan, Ethiopia, and Egypt, and finally empties its waters into the Mediterranean Sea. The Nile is the world’s longest river. Mountain Gorillas, which are critically endangered can only be tracked in two of Uganda’s national parks, (Bwindi impenetrable and Mgahinga) are the country’s most popular gorilla destinations and draw visitors on a variety of safaris

The breathtaking scenery of Uganda’s mountains and hills is an absolute must-see on any safari to the country. Not only that, but the country’s 10 national parks and game reserves are home to some of the world’s most incredible animals. In addition to its culture and wildlife, Uganda is known for its wonderful and favorable weather and climate, which draws in a large number of tourists who wish to experience all that the country has to offer.

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