The Lonely Planet has voted the little known Uganda as the number one travel destination to visit in 2012. Uganda that emerged the top among the Best 10 Travel Destinations to be visited in 2012 is home to more than half of the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world. The country that was in the past known with the past dictatorship of Idi Amin Dada, is a growing tourism destination with much to see and do. From gorilla safaris that feature gorilla tracking in the natural tropical rain forests of Bwindi and Mgahinga to wildlife tours in its national parks, this beautiful and natural country has much to see!
The Lonely Planet which is the one of the best and largest World travel guide and media publisher in the world, voted Uganda over many other travel destinations that included Myanmar, Ukraine, Jordan, Denmark, Bhutan, Cuba, New Caledonia, Taiwan and Switzerland that followed in that order.
On the criteria of choosing the top travel destinations for 2012, a team from Lonely Planet together with other bloggers and expert travelers came up with this list of the top ten countries to be visited by tourists for the year 2012. In choosing the best destinations, many factors were considered that include attractiveness, topicality, excitement, value and that special X-factor etc.
For more information about Uganda and its tourist attractions visit the Uganda Tourist Sites, a portal with all the best places and things to see in the country.