Safety in Uganda

Sunset Queen Elizabeth National Park
Great Lakes Safaris is pleased to share the latest official updates on the safety and security in Uganda.

We are aware of the travel advisories by foreign countries, warning their citizens against all travel to Bwindi and Karamoja region, home of Kidepo Valley National Park. However, we are currently at the peak of the tourism season, hosting thousands of visitors in all our national parks, and have not registered any incidents of crime, robbery, civil strife or banditry.

We therefore would like to assure everybody who has arrived or intends to travel to Uganda, of utmost security and safety in the country, and in particular around Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the Karamoja sub region and Northern Uganda in general.

Also the Government of Uganda wishes to assure Ugandans, regional and international tourists and visitors coming to visiting Uganda that it is safe, secure and well protected. They wish to assure our visitors that their stay in the Pearl of Africa is secured and out of any harm’s way. Our armed forces, police and intelligence are on full alert in all public places and tourist attractions to ensure that tourists continue enjoying our pristine destination.

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In addition, the police and its sister security agencies wish to inform visitors and tourists to Uganda that they have boosted security in the Western districts of Kasese, Bundibugyo and Ntoroko, following the tragic events surrounding the ethnic and cultural conflicts in this area.

Calm has been fully restored and the area that comprises many safari attractions, including the Mountain Rwenzori National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Semliki National Park & Game Reserve and Kibale Forest National Park, have actually drawn an increase in the number of visitors in the area.

Click  here to read the full press statement