With an estimate of 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, 85% of these rare primates are found in these two countries. Actually 70% of the registered safaris in Uganda and Rwanda are gorilla trips because most of the visitors come to look at the elegant primates as they graze in some of Africa’s finest ever-green rainforests. The fact that Uganda and Rwanda have very many common tourism fraternities makes them a perfect match when it comes to working together.
You can agree with me that this is the perfect timing for both countries because its coming to a tourism peak season when the countries host very many visitors. This move of working together by both countries was decided by delegates from both countries who agreed that it is the only way through which they can get a competitive advantage over other countries. Last year, the same initiative was hinted on as the delegates met in Uganda but it yielded nothing but this year, it was successful and everyone at the meeting agreed with the development.
With this development, I doubt if there is any African country that will compete with these two countries when it comes to attracting people from different countries. Marketing strategies aimed at improving the industry will be superb and they will be aimed at improving both counties.