Uganda is safe to visit and it has been like this for quite a long time during the regime of the current president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. The country might have some challenges but it is very safe to visit. Kampala Capital City and other large towns like Entebbe town in the country are generally safe but you should be aware of the risks that can happen to the tourist or you as an individual. Uganda is a country located in East-Central Africa, bordered with Kenya in East, South Sudan in the north, Congo to its west, Rwanda in the southwest and Tanzania in the south. Uganda lies within the Nile basin.
Uganda’s security lies in the hands of many security organs including the Uganda police force, which is headed by the inspector general of police known as Martin Okoth Ochola. Uganda Police Force provides enough security in the country against different crimes in the city. The generally enforce law and order with in the country. They enforce law and order in terms of traffic, burglary/theft, terrorist attacks, strikes and demonstrations, and many other crimes.
Uganda is safe to visit for National Parks
Uganda national parks are truly safe to visit and this goes to the tourists and the people who desire to visit this hospitable country. Uganda’s tourism destinations are the safest to be visited. Security has been tightened in all Uganda’s national parks and other small places which act as tourist attractions. The UPDF in conjunction with Uganda Wildlife Authority have done a lot to ensure that Uganda is safe to visit in its National Parks. They have placed trained game rangers who are armed to ensure security.
Over the years these protected national parks have been known for their safety. Some of the parks include Murchison falls national park, Queen Elizabeth national park, Kidepo valley national park, Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park among others.
Road safety is very high because roads have different signposts and traffic lights that are intended to keep the travelers safe. Where there are no traffic lights you will find traffic offices busy controlling the traffic and traffic offenders are immediately apprehended by the police to keep law and order. Roads have been built and others are still being contructed to improve transport security.
There are a number of CCTV cameras that have been installed to keep an eye on whatever is happening in the city. Criminals that may tend to get away from police officials might not be able to escape the eye of the CCTV cameras which are always recording. Crimes like kidnapping, hit and runs, pick pocketing and all can be sighted by the cameras for later investigations.
You should never move alone in public places be with a group of friends or with the tour operator because they can be there for your help. And never leave your food or drinks uncovered in a club more especially in local clubs.
Safeness of the city.
The city is tightened with the CCTV cameras on every street corners of roads Kampala to fight criminal cases, robbery, kidnapping, sexual harassments in the country and this has helped a lot the economy Uganda to stop such incidents.
Uganda is safe to visit in terms of health security. There are a number of health precautions that have been put up, like ensuring that garbage in the cities is collected in gazetted areas, ensuring that polythene bags are not used nd totally discouraged, among others. Precautions have been put in place to ensure that diseases are not spread unwantedly and people have been sensitized on drinking boiled water, washing hands after toilets, and many other precautions. Uganda has a number of hospitals that are all over the country where people can seek treatment. Public hospitals and private hospitals have been set up. Immunization among children can be done in any of these hospitals.
Politically, Uganda is stable and this makes it a safe place to visit.
In terms of food security, Uganda has plenty of food which it can rely on for the next centuries and at some point, the country is even exporting food to other foreign countries to improve the food security of other countries.
Generally, in all aspects, Uganda is safe to visit for tourism.