​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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

In our view, as with most other parks and reserves in Uganda, Kibale National Park can be considered very safe to visit. Your guide will always keep you safe. For up-to-date information about safety in Uganda you can check the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Uganda’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Precautions against malaria are important. Antimalarial medications are advisable and you should also use mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective), as well as cover exposed skin in the evening when mosquitoes are active. Some vaccinations are recommended too – consult your local travel clinic.

Chimp Trekking

Chimp trekking is very safe as long as you pay close attention to your guide’s instructions. Any questions will be answered during the safety briefing before your chimp trek. You’ll also find additional information in the ‘Chimp Trekking Safety Precautions' below.

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