​Malaria & Safety – Kidepo Valley NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Uganda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Uganda.

Safety

In our opinion, Kidepo Valley National Park can be considered safe to visit, especially on an organized tour. Your guide will always keep you safe. Fly-in safaris to Kidepo Valley are popular, but self-drive visitors should get local advice before heading off. To get current information about safety in the Kidepo Valley region and Uganda in general, you can check the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Uganda’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is important to guard against malaria. You can limit any risk greatly by using mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective), covering up in the evening and by taking antimalarial medication. Also consult your healthcare practitioner about recommended vaccinations before your trip.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you follow your guide’s instructions. Also take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

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