Malaria & Safety – Budongo

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Uganda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Uganda.

Safety

As with most wildlife reserves and parks in Uganda, in our opinion, Budongo Forest is very safe. Most of the people you'll come across are fellow tourists or staff working for the park, camps or tour operators.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Precautions against malaria and certain vaccinations are advised (consult your local travel clinic or doctor). Protection against malaria includes taking antimalarial medication and using mosquito repellent containing at least 30% DEET. You should also cover up exposed skin in the evening when mosquitoes are most active.

Chimp Trekking

Risks are always present when viewing wildlife, but can easily be avoided by following your guide's directions and being aware of the 'primate trekking safety precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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