Malaria & Safety – Queen Elizabeth 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

Queen Elizabeth NP is a very popular destination in Uganda and the park is generally safe to visit in our opinion. This is especially the case in the busier areas of the park including Mweya and Kasenyi Plains. The Ishasha sector of the park is more remote and borders the DRC. There has been an isolated kidnapping incident in this area in April 2019. Although the tourist and her guide were released a few days after the kidnapping, you should get local advice before visiting the Ishasha sector of the park.

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is recommended to take anti-malarial medication and apply mosquito repellent that contains 30% DEET or more to help counteract the risk of malaria (and remember to cover exposed skin in the evenings). There are also vaccinations recommended for Uganda, which you should ask your travel clinic or local doctor about.

Wildlife Viewing and Primate Trekking

Wildlife viewing should always be done with caution and respect for the animals. Use your common sense and remember that the behavior of wild animals can be unpredictable. Limiting dangers is easily done by following the expert directions of your guide. And please take note of the wildlife viewing and primate trekking safety precautions below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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