Are Safaris in Uganda- Rwanda Safe and Secure?
We provide Safe Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safaris in Uganda – Rwanda
Safe Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safaris in Uganda – Rwanda? That is a question we often receive via email. Uganda and Rwanda are two of the safest travel destinations in Africa and the National Parks and Wildlife reserves are the safest and secure places to be.
Ugandans and Rwandans are friendly and welcoming people toward visitors to their country and love to meet people from other parts of the world. You will always be greeted in the graceful manner “You are most Welcome.”
Many potential visitors to Uganda have a negative image of Uganda only heightened by accounts in the Western Press, by projects like Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012”, by misinformation on blogs and outdated webpages that portray Uganda as a war-zone, as unsafe, something that could be no further from the truth.
Similarly, Rwanda is haunted by its past – but the Genocide took place in 1994 and a lot has happened since then and the new Rwanda is stable, peaceful, secure and friendly and has been called the Singapore of Africa. Safe Safaris in Uganda – Rwanda are a present reality.
A person on safari in Uganda or Rwanda is safe due measures that most tour companies take to assure the well-being and safety of their visitors. Presently it has been more dangerous for tourist to travel to European destinations than most of African countries. There have been no terrorist attacks in either Uganda or Rwanda for many years. One reason is that police in both countries are simply tough on terrorism and are not bound by laws and courts as in the West.
Safe Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safaris in Uganda – Rwanda
Airport Arrival and Departure – Safe and Secure:
You will find the security at both Kigali International and Entebbe International Airport quite tight. At Entebbe International Airport, you cannot even drop off a person at departure.
On arrival things work out quite nicely and normally your luggage arrives without being picked through as it is common in other African airports. Immigration and Customs are courteous and helpful. Baggage carts are still free.
Departing both Rwanda or Uganda – you go through several security checks. The security is simply tight but that is for your protection and there have been no incidents at either Kigali International or Entebbe International Airport.
Safe and Secure Safaris in Uganda- Rwanda
You are met by our capable driver-guide who is not just a driver but a professional guide who will guide you along in Rwanda or Uganda.
He is is simply a professional with years of experience, who knows the roads.
His English is excellent and his experience and knowledge of Rwanda – Uganda is vast and on whose mind is your safety and well-being while you are in the Pearl of Africa – Uganda and or Rwanda – Land of a Thousand Hills.
He knows the best routes, he knows the parks, he knows the wildlife and he is aware of the current situation of the areas you are visiting. If there was any kind of demonstration in Kampala or Kigali our expert tour-guides would simply know how to avoid it.
Safe and Secure Lodges and Hotels:
Hotels and lodges are very secure and you will be surprised by the security that is exhibited by many of them even as you enter by vehicle into the premises such as the Serena Hotel or the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala.
Security is integrated into life in Uganda and Rwanda and we pick safe and secure lodges for you both in Kigali or Kampala and in the National Parks of either country.
You will be surprised that most often the security at a hotel or lodge is armed – they most likely have not used their weapons in many years but it is there for the added security for visitors to Uganda.
National Park Security in Rwanda and Uganda:
On every game drive an armed ranger is with you for your protection. The same is true on every hike or nature walk.
Security in the National Parks of Rwanda or Uganda is taken seriously, Uganda has even added a Tourism Police for added security for visitors to the various parks, hotels, and various places where tourists flock too
Your well-being is on everyone’s mind and security in parks is practiced in the most diligent manner in both Uganda and Rwanda.
Tourism is in both countries a top-income earner for Rwanda and Uganda and no one wants to jeopardize the goose that lays the golden egg.
It is simple, do the mathematics. Gorilla Tracking, permits are the number one income earner for the governments of Uganda and Rwanda when it comes to tourism. The local communities benefit greatly from revenue sharing from the permits and are thriving.
Both Uganda and Rwanda have committed all possible resources to create a safe environment for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.
You well-being is the future of the Gorilla Conservation Programs in both countries, Gorillas are the one Animal that set both countries apart from any other East African Country. Your safety on Gorilla Trekking is important and everything is done that you are safe.
Solo Women Travelers Safety – Security on Safari:
We have a lot of Solo Women Travelers that we take on safari throughout the year. Not, one has ever encountered any problem while on their African Safari in Uganda or Rwanda.
Safety and Security is always on our mind, safaris are the safest p-lace to be in Africa. You area more likely to have an accident crossing the street in Kampala than Gorilla Trekking, or hiking through a rainforest.
The Key to a Solo safari is an expert driver-guide who ensures that all is well at lodges, on the road or on a game drive.
Are Gay and Lesbian Visitors safe on Safari. The answer is yes.
No one will ask you when you land in Entebbe or Kigali whether you are gay. Ugandans, Rwandans are anti-gay but not anti-people.
In either Uganda or Rwanda it is inappropriate to show public affection, to talk about one’s intimate life. That is simply not done. LGBT are not asked any questions regarding their identity when they arrive in either country and neither do we.
One is simply discreet about one’s sexual orientation in either country, because 97% in both countries disagree with LGBT ways and that is the case across of most of Africa – however LGBT Visitors are safe…
Safe Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safaris in Uganda – Rwanda – You are safe on a safari in Uganda or Rwanda – being on safari in either country is the safest place to be…relax and enjoy the journey…Have a Hakuna Matata don’t Worry Safari.
if you have any questions about Safe Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Wildlife Safaris in Uganda – Rwanda please contact us.