Gorillas grant Uganda 16th position in world’s destination to visit 2019

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Whenever they talk of tourism in Uganda what only comes to your mind man next relatives, the primates. It’s for this reason that National Geographic Traveler has listed the pearl of Africa as one of the world’s 19 must visit destinations in 2019.


Uganda is a home to over half the world’s 1,000 or so mountain gorillas, according to Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA). Gorillas display uncanny human characteristics. The close-knit family groups are headed by a silverback – a mature male – who selects places for the group to eat and sleep, and has many privileges, including the right to feed first. This privilege pays off for the rest of the family, as if the group is threatened, the silverback – weighing up to 120kg (260lbs) – will defend them to the death, if necessary.

These precious animals are found in Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national parks.

Below is the list where Uganda is rated number 6

  1. Setouchi
  2. Antarctica
  3. Pittsburgh
  4. Corsica
  5. Cambodia
  6. San Miguel de Allende
  7. West Yorkshire
  8. Hong Kong
  9. Zimbabwe
  10. Guyana
  11. Oslo
  12. Eritrea
  13. KwaZulu-Natal
  14. Bhutan
  15. Dundee
  16. UGANDA
  17. Matera