​Malaria & Safety – Queen Elizabeth 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

Queen Elizabeth National Park is a very popular destination in Uganda and the park is generally safe to visit in our opinion. Your guide will look after your safety on an organized tour, but self-drive visitors should get local advice about the area before heading out. To get the most up-to-date information about safety in the Queen Elizabeth NP area and Uganda in general, you can check the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Uganda’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is recommended to take antimalarial medication and apply mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) to help counteract the risk of malaria. Also remember to cover exposed skin in the evenings. Some vaccinations are recommended for Uganda (check with your travel clinic or local doctor).

Wildlife Viewing & Primate Trekking

Wildlife viewing in Queen Elizabeth NP is very safe as long as you follow the expert directions of your guide. And please take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below. If you are chimp trekking in Kyambura Gorge, you should also check our ‘Chimp Trekking Safety Precautions’.

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