Malaria & Safety – Mgahinga Gorilla 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

Mgahinga Gorilla NP is, in our view, a safe and secure park as are most other protected areas in Uganda. In addition to those employed by tour operators, the park and lodges, you will mostly encounter other tourists on safari.

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is smart to protect yourself from the risk of malaria by taking antimalarial medicine. Additionally, equipping yourself with mosquito repellent made with at least 30% DEET is advised (and don’t forget to cover up in the evening). There are also vaccinations you should get before you travel – seek advice from your local doctor or travel clinic.

Gorilla Trekking

Although serious incidents are rare, gorilla trekking can be dangerous if you do not follow the directions of your guide. Doing so greatly limits any risks involved. Also, take the time to read ‘primate trekking safety precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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