The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) issued a press release earlier this week to confirm that Uganda is Ebola free, and that no cases of the Ebola virus have been recorded in the country.
The official document states:
“UTB wishes to inform all travellers, tourists, travel agencies, the general public and the international community that visitors are free to visit the country. The affected areas are far away from Uganda (approximately the distance from Canada to Cuba), and we therefore wish to assure all tourists and visitors to Uganda of a healthy no-Ebola destination.”
Like most countries in Southern Africa, Uganda has set up screening sites at its borders as a precautionary measure, but other than that, the country is open and ready for business!
As home to worlds last few remaining Mountain Gorillas, Uganda is the perfect destination for a Gorilla Trekking Safari Holiday, and during the month of November, Gorilla Trekking Permits will be available for just US$ 350 per person per day. You may think that $350 sounds like a lot, but Gorilla Trekking Permits usually cost $600 per person per day in Uganda and $750 per person per day in neighbouring Rwanda – so they are almost half price.
Most of the money raised from Gorilla Trekking Permits goes right back into the conservation of these magnificent creatures, so you not only get to cross Gorilla Trekking Safari off your bucket list, but you help save the Mountain Gorilla population too!
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a once in a lifetime experience, so why wait, head to Ebola free Uganda this November, and get up close and personal with the African Mountain Gorillas.
Image courtesy of Across Africa