Yes! East Africa is relatively a safe place. It’s true there have been a few political-related riots in Uganda and Kenya in the past couple of months however these don’t affect a traveler’s’ movements because the riots are normally contained in a particular part of the city. 

Also, almost all East African safaris are in the rural parts of the countries so unless you’re doing a city tour, your safari will not be interrupted. 

DRC has however had long periods of insecurities and recently an Ebola outbreak; though comparatively these insecurities and Ebola have been contained your safety in DRC is not a 100% guarantee. 

When on a safari, it’s imperative for you to take all necessary precautions as instructed by the guides and tour operators, so that you avoid unpleasant run-ins with the wild animals, which run-ins can be become fatal.

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