Uganda wildlife recovery from political turmoil

Visit Uganda the Primate World

Visit Uganda the Primate World

Uganda wildlife recovery from political turmoil

The Pearl of Africa is taking back her place as a safari destination to reckon with in East Africa after thirty years of political turmoil Uganda is recovering at different levels and one of the biggest beneficiaries of this stability is the tourism industry, with almost a total desecration of the wildlife in the parks between the early 1970s and 90s; the populations are booming with the poaching rates reduced to almost zero, in addition to new approaches such as conservation education and awareness. Take a safari in any park in Uganda you will encounter plenty of elephants, buffaloes, hippos and several kinds of antelopes, even the cats, Lions, Leopards and cheetahs are now a common sight. New tourism frontiers have been reached like in Ape tourism; gorillas, chimpanzees and golden monkeys, which were in their infancy during the growth of traditional safari are a must see on any Uganda safari, birding, mountaineering, sport tourism and farm tourism are now becoming popular itineraries. Uganda had in the past lost all its rhino population to poaching but now the once extinct rhino is back with the reintroduction of the southern white rhino at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary that currently habitats over 21 Rhinos. Accommodation in and around the parks has immensely increased with all budgets catered for, the park hostels which were previously ransacked and ruined have now been restored. The boat cruises are now much better with the introduction of new boats and also invitation of private operators to provide cruise service on both Kazinga channel and river Nile in Queen Elizabeth National Park and Murchison falls National Parks respectively.