A guide on how to remain health while on Safari in Uganda, We believe that if these precautions are closely followed well, then there is no need to worry about your health while on Safari in Uganda.
Although many holidaymakers would love to visit Uganda and spend their holiday in this beautiful country – the Pearl of Africa, many are not sure on how to plan an enjoyable trip and remain healthy through their safari.
Below are the best health tips to follow on your safari.
Health Preparation before Traveling
- Visit your doctor and get necessary vaccinations
Before leaving your home country visit your doctor, inform them of where you are going for your safari and let them administer to you all the necessary vaccinations and give you that medication that you will need. Some of the commonly administered vaccinations include: tetanus, hepatitis A & B, diphtheria as well as Yellow Fever.
- Get a travel insurance with comprehensive cover
While traveling on safari irrespective of which part of the world you are going to it is very important that you obtain travel insurance whose policies offer comprehensive cover especially for the various activities that you will be involved in while on your Uganda Safari.
- Take precautions against Africa’s killer disease – malaria
Across the African continent, Malaria is among the leading killer diseases s across southern and eastern Africa, it’s important to take all the necessary precautions against contracting it. Let your doctor advice you on whether you should carry some anti-malaria medication.
- Take with you a first-aid kit
you will need a personal first-aid kit while on safari and this should contain some anti-inflammatory medication, pain killers, bandages, anti-diarrhea medication, plasters, rehydrate solution, tweezers, antiseptic cream, antibiotic ointment, and sun-screen cream, as well as hand wipes plus sanitisers
Health Tips while on Safari
- Always Sleep under a treated mosquito Net
Make sure that wherever you will be sleeping your bed is fitted with a mosquito net to protect you against being bitten by mosquitoes that cause malaria
- Drink Only treated / boiled water
While in Uganda, always choose to drink only bottled water or boiled water. Tap water is not safe for drinking.
- Be vigilant of where you eat and what you choose to eat
Avoid eating street food, uncooked vegetables as well as peeled fruits as this will protect you against catching traveler’s diarrhea. The most important thing is to always eat only freshly prepared hot food preferably from busy stalls or restaurants. In case you catch diarrhea, drink a lot of re-hydrating solutions.
- Use sun screen protection
Uganda the Pearl of Africa is a beautiful tropical country that receives the sun for most of the year, and considering that Africa receives strong sunshine, we advise that you always use sun screen lotions especially while going on outdoor activities during your Uganda Wildlife Safari to protect you against sun burns and keep your skin healthy.
- Keep your body well Hydrated
To keep your skin healthy and hydrated as well as prevent getting dizzy while on safari in this tropical country, we recommend that you drink a lot of fluids including safe water.
- Use Insect Repellent
As you set out on the various outdoor activities especially nature walks, treks, hikes or even game drives, we recommend that you use insect repellent to keep away biting insects. This should also be used while back at your accommodation in the evenings.
We believe that if these precautions are closely followed well, then there is no need to worry about your health while on Safari in Uganda.