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Africalover

Uganda mobile safari July 2017

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Dear ST friends.

I am about to go to Uganda next month. We will be driving to Kidepo valley via. Karamojan area. Next Murchinson falls, Kibale, Bwindi. Although my Safari operator says it is safe. I am a little concerned. I see warnings about especially Karamojan Area and close to South Sudan. Since I am traveling with my daughters I more concerned. 

Does any of you know how the situation is in northeast Uganda and would any of you advise me not to drive around that area. I appreciate you answer.

Cheers Michael

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~ @Africalover

 

Two African friends from Kenya were in Kidepo roughly five weeks ago, collecting plant specimens.

 

They had no guards or security with them, but noted moderately stringent security at checkpoints.

 

They saw very few other visitors, tourists or locals, but attributed that to the season, rather than regional volatility.

 

Incidentally, they encountered two separate leopards in Kidepo although they weren't there for safari or wildlife observation purposes.

 

I hope that you and your daughters enjoy a comfortable stay with many fine sightings.

 

Tom K.

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Thanks Tom.

Did they drive to Kidepo or by plane.

We will be driving to Kidepo, staying in Pian Upe and visit Karamojan people for 3 days, that's why I am more concerned about the warnings. I would be less concerned if I were alone with my guide. 

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~ @Africalover

 

They drove in a modified pick-up truck, with what amounts to an offroad package to support exploration.

 

Their interest was strictly in plants and nitrogen levels in Kidepo Valley.

 

Entering northeastern Uganda, approaching Kidepo, they encountered security checkpoints, i.e. roadblocks, but nothing seemed especially worrisome at that time.

 

Your plan sounds great, but does seem to have greater risk.

 

I absolutely understand your feelings, that were a guide with you and your daughters, it would be better.

 

I'll inquire for more information tomorrow. If there's anything of interest, I'll post it here.

 

Tom K.

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Thanks Tom.

We do have a guide.

 

 

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