​Malaria & Safety – Murchison Falls 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

Murchison Falls National Park is safe to visit, in our opinion, as are most of the other parks and reserves in the country. You’ll have not to worry about on a guided tour, but self-drive visitors should get local advice before heading off. To get current information about safety in Uganda, we advise you to check the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Uganda’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Taking measures to avoid malaria risks in Murchison Falls NP is very important. You should take antimalarial medication as well as use mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective). And long sleeves and trousers are good for covering up exposed skin in the evening. Ensuring you have the recommended vaccinations for Uganda is also essential.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Murchison Falls NP is very safe as long as you listen to your guide’s instructions. Also, read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below. In case you go chimp trekking in Budongo Forest, we recommend reading the 'Chimp Trekking Safety Precautions' as well.

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