Current safety in Kisoro and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Apr 13, 2013 5:08 PM Last Post By: indyj
Feb 10, 2013 9:31 PM
Current safety in Kisoro and Bwindi Impenetrable ForestHello,
I am headed to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in mid-March and will be spending a night in Kisoro prior to traversing Lake Mutada and then hike to the Nkuringo gorilla camp. I am reading on the Center for disease control and the US state department website that tourists should stay up to date with the security situation with the border of the Congo as well as stay up to date on the Marburg hemorraghic fever outbreak near Kisoro. Does anyone have any up to date information? Thank you.
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Mar 4, 2013 9:15 PM
4Is the border between Uganda and DR Congo in this area well-patrolled or fairly loose?
Is there a chance that the conflict and/or rebels may spill over into Uganda if the conflict gets worse?
Do rebels in DR Congo have any reason for wanting to come over into Uganda?
We are traveling to Bwindi in June and trying to decide between staying in Ruhija (on eastern side of Bwindi) or Nkuringo (southwestern edge of park). We are coming from Kampala. Anyone have any suggestions for choosing one location over the other, including any safety concerns?
Also, does anyone know approximate travel times to either Ruhija or Nkuringo with a private driver?
Apr 13, 2013 5:08 PM
The border is well patrolled and loose at the same time - just a matter of your perspective.
Currently there are more refugees arriving than rebels and it's one of the problems of the transit camp staff in Kisoro to find out who is who.
As you can see from the map Nkuringo is closer to the border - just in case things change to worse. Currently the situation looks stable and quite safe.
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