The New York Times has a fun article called “The 45 Places to Go in 2012.” Read it, and trust me, you’ll be hard pressed not to get on Kayak.com and start looking for plane tickets.
The list is full of excellent recommendations, from as close as Chattanooga, Tenn., to across the globe in Lhasa, Tibet. We especially enjoyed recommendation #33, Uganda. “Stability and sustainable tourism restore luster to Africa’s pearl,” the Times writes. “The country is perhaps best known to tourists as the home of half of the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas, and this year there are more opportunities to spot the elusive creatures. The Uganda Wildlife Authority recently added two gorilla families to the groups it tracks on tours in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a Unesco World Heritage site in southwest Uganda. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp, a luxury tented camp inside the forest, is working with the Batwa Pygmy tribe, indigenous hunter-gatherers who were relocated when the park was established, to share their history and culture with guests.
“And,” the Times says, “Country Walkers, based in Waterbury, VT, is offering its first-ever safari in Uganda.” We’ll be posting details about the Uganda (and other) safaris to our website in mid-February.
Take it from the experts, Uganda is the place to travel this year. And with our new CW Safaris, we’re eager to take you.