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.

Safety

Murchison Falls NP is safe to visit, in our opinion, as are most of the other parks and reserves in the country.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Murchison Falls has a reputation as the highest risk of Uganda’s national parks for malaria. Taking measures to avoid malaria risks is very important. You should take antimalarial medication as well as pack plenty of mosquito repellent containing no less than 30% DEET. 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 naturally comes with some risks. Avoid them easily by following the advice and instructions of your guide. Also, read the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below. In case you go chimp trekking in Budongo Forest, we recommend reading the 'primate trekking safety precautions' as well.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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