Many travelers ask “Is it safe to go to Uganda 2024” and have not been getting the right answer to that, but here is everything you need to know before you arrange the Uganda safari. With the current worldwide situation of the coronavirus, many travelers would wonder whether it is safe to go to Uganda.
Uganda is safe to visit for any kind of safari. Uganda is safe for tourists from all over the world no matter their nationality. Just like any other country, Uganda has had its insecurity problems however, the country has been so blessed not to have insecurities so harmful to tourists.
The country is safe and stable for tours as long as you follow safety tips and make sure you take good care of personal security. Uganda’s capital-Kampala is one of the safest cities in Africa and tourists who have visited this city before have left with almost no safety problems.
Just like any developing country, petty theft and things like credit card scamming and overcharging can be common. However, these can be avoided if any traveler is well prepared and has taken note of all the precautions before getting out into the city.
To ensure each tourist on the Uganda safari is safe, hotels and all forms of accommodation facilities have security personnel to ensure all residents or visitors to the hotels are safe. Banks, shopping places like supermarkets, bars, offices, stores, all around the country also ensure these areas are safe and tourists are safe.
In case you would like to visit any of your country’s embassy in Uganda, you can easily visit the embassy and inquire about any of your queries.
To travel safely in Uganda, you also need to watch your personal security and be conscious of petty crime that could lead to loss of property. Here are some travel tips to help you keep safe;
Avoid late-night movement. When in the city, always consider moving less at night. It gets risky moving late in the night especially if you are traveling solo. It attracts petty thieves. In the night, you should by doing so you will be exposing yourself to the risk of theft.
Keep watch while in public places. While in public places avoid moving alone and portraying that you are unaware of where you are headed to. In case of robbery, do not physically resist since you could get into a fight with a gang especially very late in the night.
Always remember to carry a copy of your passport and identification and leave the originals in the hotels.
Have photography etiquette. Every photographer would wish to take each opportunity to catch those memories with their cameras. However, remember to have a photography etiquette.
You can take photos of all kinds of animals on safari but you should not take photos of locals without their express permission. The locals may not feel safe with what you are doing and can easily get upset with you, something you wouldn’t want to happen.
Wear appropriate clothing. Pack and wear the right safari clothing. Wear neutral safari clothing with khaki clothing that will not attract tsetse flies. Since khaki clothing gets dirty easily, you can wear blue jeans and khaki shirts.
Avoid wearing blue shirts while on game drives to avoid attracting tsetse flies. Avoid wearing army like clothes since they may be referred to as camouflage.
The most important rule with what to wear is to keep comfortable and wear appropriately. While visiting communities wear clothes that the community refers to as descent and wear body-covering clothes while doing activities like gorilla trekking.
With discounted packages book a trip with Acacia safaris and still keep safe during the trip. These tips can also be applied when planning to travel all through Africa and during our tailor made Kenya safaris, Tanzania tours, and Rwanda gorilla tours.