Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.
Travel Vaccinations for Uganda
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Uganda
A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.
Vaccines Advised To Some Uganda Visitors
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Destination Information for Uganda
Once described by Winston Churchill as the “Pearl of Africa”, Uganda, set in the East of Africa, is a popular destination for wildlife fans, and has a growing cultural scene. Uganda is home to the Mountain Gorilla, a much sought-after sight for safari enthusiasts. These magnificent creatures, along with flamingos and rare tree-climbing lions, can be found at the Queen Elizabeth National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, close to the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
There are a multitude of beautiful natural sights and National Parks from which to see impressive flora and fauna and observe some of Africa’s most exotic wildlife in its natural habitat. If you’re interested in culture, however, you too will find Uganda an extremely rewarding destination. The capital, Kampala, is set by the banks of the huge Lake Victoria, and you’ll find bustling bars, clubs and restaurants in the tourist areas. From museums and architecture to shops and theatres, there’s plenty here to keep you occupied.
Whether you choose kayaking on the River Nile, a horseback safari or a river tour on quad bikes, Uganda is the ideal place to explore some of Africa’s most iconic treasures. The dry seasons are January-February and June-September, but if you’ve set your heart on spotting a gorilla, it’s easier to get a permit during quieter tourist months – October to November.
Whatever your plans for your trip to Uganda, it is important you receive the necessary travel vaccinations before setting off. The yellow fever vaccine is essential with evidence of certification. Other advisable vaccines are hepatitis A, typhoid and tetanus, diphtheria and polio, with serious consideration for rabies, meningitis, Hepatitis B and cholera so book a consultation at a travel clinic 6-8 weeks in advance of your journey.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout the country and anti-malarial medication is advised.