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Uganda National parks in top 50 best Africa Parks

Things are looking good for tourism in Uganda since three of her national parks have been listed among Africas best fifty National parks to be visited in 2015 by safari bookings which is an online port with massive viewership all over the world. These National parks that featured include Kidepo National park, Murchison Falls National park and Queen Elizabeth National park.

This survey and ranking was carried out by the Holland’s based safari booking portal whereby Kidepo Valley National Park was ranked 14th, Queen Elizabeth National park came in the 34th Position while Murchison Falls National Park was ranked 39th in Africa.

While Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Kibale National Parks are the most popular and visited National parks in Uganda due to mountain gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking respectively, they were not mention in this survey due to the fact that only national parks offering classic wildlife viewing were the only one considered.

Kidepo Valley National park lies in the north eastern part of Uganda and was last year described as the best National park in Africa where chances of seeing and spotting predators like lions are much hire. Kidepo National park is the only national park where you can spot the rare cheaters. The large herds of buffaloes, Elephants and antelopes makes Kidepo National Park one of the best place to visit while in Uganda. The karamajongo culture is another complement for everyone visiting kidepo national park. You can visit the Kajongo and enjoy their dances and manyatas. Kidepo national park is enjoying relative peace due to the disarmament policy where all warriors who used to destabilize peace in the region were disarmed. The Government has now embarked on improving accessibility by working on roads as well as encouraging private investors to operate both scheduled and charter flights to the Park.

Murchison Falls national park needs no introduction as it is the largest conservation area in Uganda and is popularly known for boat cruises to the base of the might falls and to the delta, game drives in the northern bank of the Nile as well as sports fishing which is gaining momentum. Tourists to this national park can as well trek chimpanzees in Budongo forest or take a much demanding hike to the top of the falls.

Queen Elizabeth National park lies in western Uganda on the floor of the great western arm of the East African rift Valley. A boat cruise on Kazinga channel that has the highest concentration of hippos in the whole wholed makes one’s stay magnificent. Game drives in Kasenyi, great views of the mountains of the moon and a visit to any crater lakes such as Katwe is rewarding. Accommodation and accessibility has been improved thus making the stay and experience high.

Uganda is constantly benefiting from such accolades following her being voted the best tourist destination in 2012. If such things continue, then we will witness more tourists coming to visit Uganda provided the country maintains its relative peace and stability. In the just concluded budget reading, the tourism sector was given thirty billion shillings for marketing Uganda as a tourism destination and we feel that this will go a long way to do something since funds have now doubled from what the ministry used to get. (Only sixteen billion shillings)

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