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Numbers of Tourists to Uganda National Parks Increase by 17.5%

uganda-wildlifeAccording to by the Uganda Wildlife Authority research and marketing officer, the number of visiting Uganda’s tourist attractions has increased by 17.5% which is said to be the highest increase ever since the creation of Uganda Wildlife Authority two decades back.

These protected regions in the country incorporate national parks like Kidepo Valley National Park found in the north eastern park of country which was recorded by CNN among the main 10 national parks in Africa, Murchison Falls National Park in the northern Uganda, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Kibale Forest National Park well known for Chimps Tracking, Bwindi Forest for gorilla trekking among others.

The number of international tourist arrival began to increase from the solar eclipse event that attracted numerous visitors to Murchison Falls National Park a home to the big fives and a variety of other wildlife and other attractions like mountain gorillas in Bwindi Forest National Park where gorilla trekking in Uganda is approved by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA), chimpanzee tracking in Kibale National Park, game drives / Wildlife watching, boat cruise, rhino tracking and other wildlife activities that attract thousands of tourists to Uganda making it one of best tourist destination in Africa. The tourist numbers increased from 182,149 in 2012 to 213,949 which amounts to 17.5% where foreigners contributed 43% of the visitors and the rest included Ugandans and East Africans.