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Uganda named Best Country for Birds viewing as Botswana tops the bill in overall Africa Tourism

Globe trotters have voted Uganda to be the perfect destination for Bird Viewing while Botswana has been named Africa’s best country for a safari.

Coming in second, but also not far behind Botswana, is Tanzania, followed by Namibia in third place.

Tanzania however topped the category of the ‘Best Country’ for Wildlife Tourism.

Every year SafariBookings performs a study to determine which country is Africa’s best safari country.

It is always a tight race, and this year was no different.

Safari-goers and experts from all over the planet play an important role in these results.

This year, almost 3,600 of their reviews were examined in this detailed study.

Botswana, the undisputed winner of Africa’s top safari country, is both watery wonderland and baking-hot desert landscape.

It is a place of extreme contrasts, huge numbers of wildlife, enormous areas of untamed wilderness, and home of the famed Kalahari black-maned lion.

Three little-known highlights include: rock art, which is a diary of human existence; magical canoe rides in the maze of the Okavango Delta; and the rare wild dogs, which lucky observers may spot on safari.

Uganda is a Very Bird Place

Uganda was voted number one in the birding category with travelers and experts alike ensuring it is recognized as Africa’s best birding-safari country.

A remarkable result in this important African wildlife category, and no wonder as more than 1,000 bird species live inside its relatively small borders. Murchison Falls National Park is one of the country’s best places for birding.

Uganda can never be counted out in these surveys as it offers unique wildlife experiences on safari, including gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking.

“In fact, when you take a closer look at Uganda’s parks, from Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and its gorillas to the 13 primate species at Kibale National Park, and the variety of wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda clearly has reason to be optimistic about future surveys.”

Industry professionals with years of experience in the African safari industry made contributions to the study that significantly influenced the outcome.

These experts are mainly guidebook writers who contribute regularly to Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt Travel Guides and Footprint. These industry professionals are also well represented on the SafariBookings expert panel.