Uganda has once again won a prestigious award when the Source of the Nile was voted as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa.
The awards were revealed by the President and Founder of the Texas-based Dr Philip Imler in Arusha on 11th February 2013. Experts from around the world casted their votes based on uniqueness and significance of the various wonders. The Nile River was officially declared as one of the Seven Natural Wonders due to the fact that it is the longest river in the world, stretching 6650 km while crossing 10 countries.
Other award winners for the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa included:
- Mount Kilimanjaro, being the largest mountain in Africa
- Ngorongoro Crater, being the largest unbroken caldera in the world
- Okavango Delta, being the largest inland delta in the world
- Serengeti Migration, famed for the largest and longest overland migration in the world
In addition, also the Seven Wildlife Wonders of Africa were named, including the leopard, crocodile, elephant, hippopotamus, rhino, mountain gorilla and the lion. All of these animals can be seen in Uganda as well.
The Seven Natural Wonders of Africa is an initiative with the aim to identify seven Natural Wonders that are specific to Africa and to protect them through conservation.