Is Uganda a Safe Country for Tourists, Americans, Australians, Germans? Uganda is a very safe country to visit.
Is Uganda a Safe Country for Tourists? Although Uganda has lived through a turbulent history, the country is safe, stable and welcoming. Ugandans’ hospitable nature is legendary! You will be warmly welcomed wherever you go by the country’s friendly residents.
The most popular National Parks are situated in the south (west) of Uganda and are safe to visit. The border area with Rwanda and DRC remains stable and all National Parks and wildlife reserves are well protected by the Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers. Tourism is hugely important for Uganda’s economy and a Tourism Police force has been created to protect visitors.
If you are unsure about the safety of travel to Uganda, please contact Gorilla Safari Bookings.
Your travel insurance company or foreign office may offer information about travel to Uganda. However, in our experience, these bodies all err on the side of caution and do not necessarily know what is happening on the ground in Uganda at the time. For example, May 2013, some still advise against travel to Kidepo Valley National Park in Northern Uganda, although it is now safe to travel there by road, or by air.
Your safety is our absolute priority and you can rest assured that we will always give you the best Uganda travel advice.
Is Uganda a Safe Country for Tourists Americans?
Despite being a safe country, is Uganda safe for Americans? So many Americans get worried about their safety in the country BUT truth is, we may defer or contradict in laws but when it comes to hospitality, no one is unsafe in Uganda. Even the worst race will still be welcomed and treated well in a way that very few will mind about their stay in the country. Uganda is definitely a very safe country for Americans, hence, if you are thinking of traveling for a safari then you better keep your focus only on getting a visa, booking a safari (if necessary) and getting the requirements for your safari / holiday in Uganda ready.
Part of the success in the tourism industry contributes to the safety and willingness to allow almost every race in the country. Uganda receives a lot of tourists especially Dutch nationalities, Americans, British, East African Residents and some Arabs. The country is so used to seeing tourists each and every other year who are treated well by tour operators and also provided some level of protection by Uganda Wildlife Authority and organisations like Association of Uganda Tour Operators (AUTO). Some people have gone ahead to refer to Uganda as the only home to a foreigner amongst all countries in the world.
What makes Uganda a very safe country for Americans?
The Ugandan government believes so much in the safety of visitors to Uganda plus its own citizens too. The security level is quite high policemen showing presence almost everywhere. These include traffic officers, security policemen and tourism police who struggle so hard each and every other day to ensure that tourists and visitors are safe. Despite all these security measures, you are not allowed to own any weapons in Uganda without permission from the security. And besides, it is not easy to own a gun in Uganda with extremely few people owning such privileges.
Despite Uganda being a safe place for Americans, there are still some general problems you have to undertake.
These problems apply to all other races who visit Uganda for safaris and some of them include; petty theft, credit card fraud, over charging plus more which can all be avoided if you follow and comply with our general security and safety guidelines. When you travel to Uganda? Just ensure to feel at home and feel relaxed to the maximum. Uganda is unsafe to no one and safe to everyone regardless of race and nationality.
If you still feel insecure after reading this fine-print then drop us a mail by contacting us and all we guarantee that all your security concerns will be attended to.