Are These Luxury Lodges Uganda's Best-Kept Secret?

Uganda is revered for its gorilla-filled jungles, awe-inspiring Nile waterfalls, and untamed, un-touristy safaris through the savannah. But just recently, Americans have woken up to this dreamy destination: The number of annual U.S. visitors grew by 31 percent from 2010 to 2014, according to data from the Uganda Tourism Board. And when I visited in February, the general manager at Apoka Safari Lodge confirmed that the majority of their guests today are from the U.S. (Thank the strong U.S. dollar and a stateside demand for uncrowded, off-the-beaten-path experiences.)