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Travelers vote Uganda as Best Safari Country

Uganda takes first place, just ahead of Botswana, in one of the most important criteria: the best safari country as voted by safari travelers.

Uganda may not have clinched the top spot overall, but if you look closer, you’ll discover that it reigns supreme in a crucial category as decided by travelers: the best safari country. According to a global survey of 4,000 travelers, Uganda outshines Botswana and secures the coveted first place the best safari country in Africa.

This outstanding achievement takes into consideration a wide range of factors, including wildlife diversity, breathtaking landscapes, birding opportunities, and bush expertise. Moreover, Uganda emerges as the undisputed champion when it comes to being Africa’s premier birding-safari destination, as acknowledged by the experts.

dance with the locals in the manyattas of Karamoja near kidepo valley national park

When you explore Uganda’s national parks, such as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park with its majestic gorillas, Kibale, Murchison Falls, and Queen Elizabeth national parks, it becomes evident why the country has every reason to be optimistic about being the best safari country in the hearts of travelers. Uganda is hot on the heels of the current top three contenders, showcasing its remarkable potential.

The results of this remarkable feat were driven by safari enthusiasts and experts from all corners of the globe, who played a pivotal role in shaping the outcome at Safaribookings.

Over 4,000 reviews were meticulously analyzed in this comprehensive study, including evaluations from seasoned travel journalists with extensive safari experience across the surveyed countries. These experts, who regularly contribute to esteemed guidebooks like Lonely Planet, Rough Guides, Frommer’s, Bradt, and Footprint, provided invaluable insights. 

African cape buffalo in Murchison Falls National Park

A closer examination of the results uncovers some intriguing surprises: while safari-goers crowned Uganda as the ultimate safari destination, Tanzania narrowly edged out Botswana among both experts and travelers when the focus was solely on wildlife. These findings add an extra layer of fascination to the Best Safari Country Survey, highlighting the diverse perspectives and preferences by travelers.