Uganda in East Africa has been named the number one tourism destination to visit in 2012 by Lonely Planet's inhouse travel experts, based on topicality, excitement, value and that special X-factor.
Uganda was voted #1 because:
- the country is home to the source of the river Nile
- it is where savannah meets the vast lakes of East Africa
- it is where snow-capped mountains bear down on sprawling jungles
- 2012 the country celebrates the 50th anniversary of its independence
- Kampala is one of Africa’s safest capital cities
- and various more reason to be discovered by travellers visiting Uganda!
Uganda emerged number one out of 10 other countries surveyed, followed by Myanmar (Burma), Ukraine, Denmark, Bhutan, Cuba, New Caledonia, Taiwan and Switzerland.
Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2012 is published annually and presents the best places to go and things to do all around the world right now! Drawing on the knowledge, passion and miles travelled by Lonely Planet’s staff, authors and online community, they present a year’s worth of travel inspiration to take you out of the ordinary and into some unforgettable experiences.
- Lonely Planet ranks the top 10 countries, regions and cities to visit in 2012.
- The best travel experiences for the year ahead, from feeling the football fever in Ukraine to awaiting the Apocalypse on the Ruta Maya.
- Over 35 events mapped out month by month in the 2012 travel planner.