Don’t be afraid of doing a safari in Uganda following the kidnap incidence in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda. It’s very true that the unfortunate incident occurred in Queen Elizabeth National Park Uganda on Tuesday 2nd April 2019 unknown gun men kidnapped one American tourist and the local driver guide to an unknown destination while other two tourists were left in the vehicle. They were four in the vehicle, the two were taken and the two were left seated in the vehicle.
Where were these people before they were abducted?
Kindly note that this Uganda safari guide and the tourists did a game drive in an abandoned zone (Edward flats) in the far south of Queen Elizabeth National Park very close to the Congo boarder and this area is still prone to occasional armed groups. The Guide and the tourists were in quest for a wildlife experience when they drove to this distant place where the incident occurred.
Please note that this kidnapping was an isolated incident and surely Uganda remains safe for tourists interested in safaris in Uganda. They have organized and sent Joint forces that are already conducting an operation to locate & rescue the Kidnapped people.
Is Uganda safe?
Heavy deployment has been done at this small section of the park where the incident occurred along with the Congo boarder.
Even now, tourists that had earlier booked Uganda wildlife safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park are carrying on their safaris well in the park. Normal game drives are going on well in the Ishasha sector in the normal operating areas close that are close to the road. Safaris also in upper Queen Elizabeth and other National Parks are flowing normally with no any safety concern. Tourists are enjoying game drives in park normally, the boat cruise along the Kazinga channel, Uganda birding safaris, nature walks and many more other activities.
With this background therefore, i would like to close your fears and re-assure you that your forthcoming Uganda safari tour will be conducted successfully.