July 22, 2024
All tourists traveling to Uganda are safe. LGBTQ+ Law doesn't hinder travelers, regardless of their sexual orientation. Uganda is known for having some of the most friendly and welcoming people in Africa.

The president of Uganda recently signed the Anti LGBTQ Law that criminalizes the acts of homosexuality. This was done in consideration of the culture and values of its people. However, travelers to Uganda are free to enter the country and on arrival, you will not be asked about your sexual orientation.

Are LGBTQ+ Tourist Safe in Uganda?

Yes! all tourists are safe in Uganda. Uganda is known for having some of the most friendly and welcoming people. This is experienced in all corners of the country. The country is blessed with nature, wildlife, water bodies, mountains and culture. An LGBTQ+ tourist will be very safe in the country and is advised to be discrete about one’s sexual orientation while on tour.

The implementation of the law does not restrict or hinder travelers, regardless of their sexual orientation. The government is supportive of the tourism industry and aims to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all visitors, including the LGBTQ+ community.

Safety While on a Safari Tour

On a Safari Expedition, its advisable to book a Twin room to avoid any inconveniences. All hotels and lodges in the safari parks and in towns have this room configuration. Also public display of affection(PDA) is not recommended.

Hebert Byaruhanga the secretary general of the Association of Uganda Tour Operators(AUTO) says ” We have witnessed firsthand that travelers, including members of the LGBTQ+ community, have been able to enjoy the beautiful Uganda without any issues or concerns since the law was enacted.

It’s important for travelers to always exercise general caution, respect local customs and traditions, and follow the laws of the country they are visiting. By doing so, visitors can have a positive and memorable experience while exploring the natural beauty and cultural diversity that Uganda has to offer. “

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