Uganda ranked fourth top place to visit on earth in 2024

Thinking of top places to visit this year? Think no more as Uganda has been ranked among the top countries to visit in 2024.

The ranking was done in January by an international tourism agency, Bradt Guides.

“The agency places Uganda behind Switzerland, Antarctica and the Falkland Islands, and ahead of Madagascar (fifth position) and Zanzibar (seventh), the only African destinations featured in the top 13 destinations of 2024,” Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) said early this month.

“Uganda also beats popular global destinations like Greenland, Scandinavia & Iceland, Lithuania, Devon, Miami, Grenada, Hokkaido, and France,” UIA added.

The ranking comes barely after several others which included the one of CNN, which listed Uganda as one of the best tourist destinations in 2023.

The National Geographic earlier voted the Pearl of Africa “as one of the best travel destinations in the world.”

“The New York Times listed Uganda as one of the 33 locations in the world to consider when planning travel. Lonely Planet, in 2012, named Uganda as one of the best countries to visit,” the investment regulator said.

“UNESCO, in 2012, declared Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda as one of the best birding destinations in the world,” UIA added.

What Bradt Guides said

In recommending Uganda, Bradt Guides noted that, “In 2024, Uganda is poised to host the third South Summit, designed to boost South-South cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, sustainable development and climate change.”

“The nation is gearing up with state-of-the-art conference facilities and the emergence of new 4-star and above hotels in Kampala and its surroundings. This burgeoning infrastructure promises a new blend of luxury and convenience for business and leisure travellers alike,” Guides added.

Below is Uganda Tourism Board’s top picks on places to visit while in Uganda:

Explore Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas, offering a rare chance for intimate encounters.

Marvel at the Murchison Falls, where the Nile River squeezes through a narrow gorge, creating a surging cascade, and discover the Rwenzori Mountains’ snow-capped peaks, ideal for trekking adventures.

In Queen Elizabeth National Park, go on safari to see lions, elephants, and even unique tree-climbing lions in Ishasha. There’s a reason why Uganda made the cut in our top ten African safari list last year, after all.

And never forget the people. From the busy markets of Kampala to the rich traditions of local tribes, it’s time that more people added Uganda to their list of the best places to travel in 2024.

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