Is it Safe to Visit National Parks in Uganda? – Uganda Safari Guide
Are Uganda national parks safe to visit 2020-2021? Yes, the national parks in Uganda are very safe to visit in 2020-2021. While speaking during the handover of the 12 unit ranger accommodation facility from the European Union delegation, the Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities further stated that visitor safety is always the first priority. The accommodation facility will accommodate park rangers in Queen Elizabeth National Park in Kanungu district.
For a test of time, peace and security has prevailed in Uganda making it one of the safest safari destinations in Africa. All Uganda safari parks and other protected areas are well protected to ensure wildlife and visitors are safe and secure. The Minister of tourism assured the general public and the international community of safety at the country’s 10 national park. He added that there is a boost in the national parks and all is intended to ensure safety at the destinations as the country plans to re-open its borders to international travelers.
Government is confident and well-prepared to ensure safety of tourists in the national parks. In the statement released by the Minister of Tourism, government shall keep making strategic and operational interventions all set to ensure visitor safety at the national parks and other recreational areas. Although Uganda is faced with covid-19 pandemic, government is handling it better and the country one of the safest to visit.
As a nation, we have collectively complied with management of covid-19 with currently higher recovery record rate. With strict measures in place, Uganda is one country you should think of visiting to explore its mesmerizing attractions. The Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities is currently collaborating with the rest of the relevant ministries and agencies to device a safer mechanism of re-opening the border areas to international tourists on Uganda safaris.
In the move to boost safety and security in the parks, the Minister of tourism applauded existence of the outpost currently in Ishasha Queen Elizabeth National Park western Uganda. Ishasha area is strategic and the ranger outpost will help in the fight against poaching and several illegal activities in the southern area of Queen Elizabeth National Park.
Ishasha sector the only spot to sight the tree climbing lions on Uganda safari was long sighted as one of the hot spots for poachers during the preparation of the park’s law enforcement strategy. As a result, there is need for Uganda Wildlife Authority to dominate the area and resolve the threat of poaching thus establishment of the ranger post. On the other hand, it is one way to make tourists on Uganda safari have a feel of safety and the outpost presence now offers that assurance.
Uganda lies astride equator crossing and comprises of 10 national parks, distributed in different parts of the country. They include Murchison Falls National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Kibale Forest National Park, Semuliki National Park, Rwenzori National Park and Mount Elgon National Park.