BRITAIN WAIVES THE TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ON DESTINATION UGANDA – UGANDA SAFARI NEWS
The British citizens interested in taking up safaris to Uganda now enjoy a wider access to all parts of Uganda with no danger restriction as per the updated travel advisory about Uganda by the UK government.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is noted to have cleared parts of Uganda that have been marked as dangerous destinations for UK nationals. In Karamoja region where the Uganda safari destination of Kidepo Valley National Park is found, the UK government no longer advises against all travel but just alerts the nationals to be vigilant of community behaviour that at times results into violence.
The statement also indicates that though the Kasese region experienced bloody clashes in November 2016, there has been no report that foreigners including those on Safaris in Uganda have been a centre of focus or harmed in such incidents.
The waiver for the western region opens up Queen Elizabeth National Park, Mount Rwenzori National Park, Kibale National Park and the Uganda gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable in the south west to the UK travellers.
Just like the national tourist laws, the advisory recommends against driving at night while outside major towns except for the Airport transfers between Kampala and Entebbe International Airport.
This move has been welcomed with overwhelming joy and the hopes of the stake holders including government officials from the line ministry are high. The destination Uganda receives about 15,000 UK nationals every year for Uganda tours.