Malaria & Safety – Budongo
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.
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:
- Primate Trekking Safety Precautions
- General Safety Precautions
- Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions
- Safety & Security – Uganda
- Malaria & Vaccinations – Uganda