If you want to experience life in Uganda first-hand, you should ensure you are up-to-date on all routine vaccinations. The Center for Disease control and prevention recommends anyone traveling to Uganda be prescribed with medication for Malaria before, during and after your trip. You should also be vaccinated vaccinated for hepatitis A, typhoid and yellow fever.
Always pay close attention to your personal security and possessions, and always stay up-to-date with goings in the country so that you can be prepared for any new safety or security risks. If you’re in the Kampala region or other parts that are risky in Uganda, watch out for violent protests and demonstrations; some have caused serious injury and death. In general, try to avoid political rallies, demonstrations and protects. You can find advice by turning on the radio and paying attention to other local media.