Once described by Winston Churchill as the “Pearl of Africa”, Uganda, set in the East of Africa, is a popular destination for wildlife fans, and has a growing cultural scene. Uganda is home to the Mountain Gorilla, a much sought-after sight for safari enthusiasts. These magnificent creatures, along with flamingos and rare tree-climbing lions, can be found at the Queen Elizabeth National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Travel Health Information
vaccinations for travelling here
Whatever your plans for your trip to Uganda, it is important you receive the necessary travel vaccinations before setting off. The yellow fever vaccine is essential with evidence of certification. Other advisable vaccines are hepatitis A, typhoid and tetanus, diphtheria and polio, with serious consideration for rabies, meningitis, Hepatitis B and cholera so book a consultation at a travel clinic 6-8 weeks in advance of your journey.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.
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For anyone planning to travel abroad we recommend visiting the following government website for all the latest travel guidance and advice.