Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, has been named among the top most beautiful places in the world, according to a survey done by CNN Travel.
The list of ‘breathtakingly beautiful’ places was compiled by the American media channel, in commemoration of Earth Day, and shared to tip travelers on which places they could visit this year.
‘‘In celebration of Earth Day…from lush African forests to vast Latin American deserts, watery Balkan paradises to ancient Middle Eastern cities, here are our picks for the world’s top breathtaking, beautiful destinations,’‘ CNN Travel said.
With its Dense, lush and otherworldly, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the last redoubts of the mountain gorilla. Over 400 call this UNESCO-protected national park home, with the chance for visitors to trek to and meet habituated groups. Its biodiversity extends far beyond its most famous inhabitants, however; 348 bird species and 220 butterfly species can be found within its 331-square-kilometer expanse.
According to CNN, it would be impossible to get a unanimous decision on the most beautiful places around the world, but strongly believe Bwindi Impenetrable Forest tops the list if someone is planning for tour.
Meanwhile, Kenya’s Samburu has been ranked the second. The place is relatively inaccessibility, and is a haven for some of Africa’s most beguiling wildlife. The grassland and acacia-dotted landscapes of its national reserve are home to the endangered reticulated giraffe and Grevy’s zebra, as well as the pioneering Elephant Watch Camp, run by conservationist Saba Douglas-Hamilton.
Morocco’s Mount Toubkal has been ranked third and termed as the “the roof of North Africa”as it is 4,167 meters above the sea level. The path to its summit zigzags across empty valleys, past holy shrines and up steep snowfields before emerging onto a ridge that falls away to give climbers unrivaled views across the Atlas Mountains. It’s a peaceful world away from the buzz of nearby Marrakech.
The above are the only beautiful places from the African continent that made it to the CNN’s list of 23 most beautiful places from across the world.