Uganda is Safe for Gorilla Tracking 2022
Uganda is located in the eastern part of Africa with many national parks. Gorilla tracking is majorly in two destinations Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. Bwindi has the largest number of gorilla families for example Rushegura gorilla family, the Mishaya gorilla family, the Bitukura gorilla family, the Nkuringo gorilla family, Oruzongo gorilla family, Mubare gorilla family, Habinyanja gorilla family, Nshongi gorilla family. Mgahinga has only one family called the Nyakagezi family which often migrates to Rwanda and Congo.
The Bwindi impenetrable national park is in the southwestern, it has rich vegetation across the steep ridges of Albertine Rift valley and Mgahinga national park found at the border of Rwanda. Gorilla Tracking is one of the activities that can’t be left out on your safari among all other activities in Uganda. Is a tourist still wondering if Uganda is safe for gorilla tracking 2021 and the answer is yes, it’s safe because of many reasons;
Strict guidelines concerning covid-19–Once a traveller has confirmed the trip to Uganda he/she should know that the government together with Uganda Wildlife Authority have put guidelines concerning Covid-19. The measure has been taken to ensure that tourists are safe when tracking gorillas.
Travellers should carry at least two N95 masks or surgical masks or double-layered cloth masks with filters and all visitors have been encouraged to carry their own sanitiser. Above all, the Uganda Wildlife Authority treats and takes care of the gorillas on a regular basis to ensure they are in excellent health. The Government is monitoring the international situation closely and keeping all the guidelines in review to keep all the gorilla lover’s updated on how Uganda is safe for gorilla tracking. Uganda has not closed the border for tourists because of its strong measures against coronavirus. The government has purposed to give vaccines to all different regions of the country. Finally, you need to have taken a COVID-19 test 72 hours before arrival.
The Airport is open, safe and international flights are operating in Uganda. Millions of people from different countries come to Uganda by air hence using Entebbe international airport being the centre of exit and entrance of travellers. There are also domestic airlines such as Aero link, which operate scheduled and charter flights from Entebbe International Airport, Kihihi, Kisoro, or Kajjansi airport. Flights depart every day from Entebbe airport at 7:00 am, 10:15 am, and 12:00 pm with arrival times at Kihihi airstrip at 8:45 am, 11:25 am, and respectively. Please find out from your airline for more details.
Roads in Uganda have been improved for the safety of our tourists. When driving to the lodge in a remote area, consider the condition of the roads with the lodge owners.
For many years Uganda has been reported among the African countries with peace and political stability. After voting the president of the Republic of Uganda in January 2021; the country still remained safe for gorilla tracking and other tour activities. It was reported that the elections never affected the tourism sector at any point.
Protecting visitors when tracking gorillas, the Uganda wildlife authority rangers will protect and guard you in case of any attack from the gorillas which is a rare case in Uganda. The gorilla tracking in Bwindi impenetrable national park is a group of 8 people. For more information, you can check out the Uganda life authority page. It’s always important to follow the rules and instructions given by the local guides in authority at that moment.
All seasons are favourable thought the year. You can see the Uganda gorillas all year round! The country has basically two seasons. A dry season (January to February) and wet season (June to September). During the dry season, it may take visitors a long time to see the gorillas; whereas, during the wet seasons, the gorillas tend to be on the lower slopes making tracking time shorter.
Uganda is safe for gorilla tracking because there are no more epidemic diseases mentioned; both residents and animals in the entire national parks of the country. The gorillas are always given special check-ups concerning their health and standard treatment. Visitors are advised to carry their own drugs for proper safety.
Jewel safaris have given the advice below for safe travelling during the safari;
- Uganda has congested places, so visitors should avoid moving in those places while carrying cameras, phones, binoculars and travel documents
- Visitors must have padlocked the travel bag and all that concerns perfectly well.
- A visitor on self-drive must always keep the window and doors of the cars locked especially in Kampala.
- Avoid walking in dark places during night hours.
- Submit all your necessary documents to the hotel respectively.
- Don’t allow sharing your ATM card with anyone.
Nothing can stop you from planning your trip because Uganda is safe for gorilla tracking 2021. Jewel safari is here to ensure that you have the best memorable gorilla tour in life.