Malaria & Safety – Kibale NP

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

In our view, as with most other parks and reserves in Uganda, Kibale NP can be considered very safe to visit. Most of the people you come across are tourists or employees of tour operators, accommodations or the park.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Precautions against malaria are important. Antimalarial medications are advisable and you should also use mosquito repellent containing at least 30% DEET, as well as covering exposed skin in the evening when mosquitoes are active. You will almost certainly require certain vaccinations too – consult your local travel clinic.

Chimp Trekking

Animal behavior is not always predictable, so viewing wildlife can present certain risks. These will be limited greatly by listening to your guide’s directions, following their instructions and being aware of the ‘primate trekking safety precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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