​Malaria & Safety – Aberdare NP

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.


In our opinion, most parks and reserves in Kenya are safe to visit and Aberdare National Park is no exception. Crime in any developed park like the Aberdares is extremely rare. However, when visiting towns between parks, normal safety precautions need to be taken. For more information, see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below. However, you’ll be shielded from any potential problems when booking an organized tour.

For current information about traveling in Aberdare NP and Kenya in general, it is worth checking the travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Kenya’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

A yellow fever vaccination is required and several other vaccinations are recommended before coming to Kenya. Your healthcare provider will be able to advise. Because of the high altitude, there is no malaria risk in the Aberdares. However, antimalarials are recommended if you are visiting other areas of the country.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Aberdare NP is very safe and incidents are extremely rare. Your guide will ensure your safety at all times. For more general information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

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