The news circulating on various platforms especially social media have depicted a terrifying picture about the destination Uganda and prompted some of the travelers who were planning safaris to Uganda to reconsider their thoughts.
series of clashes have been occurring in Kasese area on the foothills
of Rwenzori Mountains leading to the death of people including security
personnel. However, it can be noted that the situation is still under
control and the clashes are only limited to the very area which is 191km
to Buhoma north of Bwindi and 351km to the southern regions of the Uganda gorilla safari destination of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.
This means that the gorilla safaris in Uganda
to Mgahinga Gorilla and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks are not in
any way affected by the conflict. The world travelers who already had
plans to explore the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas which are
known to thrive in only three (3) countries in the world should
comfortably continue with the preparations since the situation in the
gorilla destination is normal.
The exaggeration of the conflict is
uncalled for as it affects the image of Uganda as a whole putting the
destination travel at risk. The government forces are on a steady
progress to put the situation in this part of Uganda back to normal.
Other Uganda safari
sites including Jinja, Mount Elgon National Park, Sipi Falls, Kidepo
Valley National Park and Murchison Falls National Park are also far from
the conflict and safe for visitor exploration.