Overview

Uganda, famously called the ‘Pearl of Africa’ by Winston Churchill, is situated in East Africa and is bordered by Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania. Home to a diverse range of African fauna including the endangered mountain gorilla and common chimpanzee, Uganda is your quintessential African experience to unearth on unpaved, undiscovered paths. 

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

The wild experience of Uganda can place well-meaning travellers at risk of exposure to diseases and illness. Yellow Fever (Hyperlink) is a risk when travelling in Uganda and proof of vaccination may be required on returning to Australia. Consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans as some diseases like meningitis have a peak season when the disease is more prevalent in parts of Uganda.

Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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Insect Avoidance

There are a number of viruses and illnesses that are contracted through insects such as fleas, ticks and flies. Mosquitoes however are the biggest culprit of spreading insect borne diseases such as Zika Virus and Malaria which are a risk in Uganda. Ensure you a prepared and read up on our insect avoidance tips.

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