Malaria & Safety – |Ai-|Ais Richtersveld TP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

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Travel Alert

Safety

|Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld is, in our opinion, a safe place to visit. South African parks and reserves maintain a very high safety standard and crime inside these areas is very unlikely. Although organized tours are available, this is also a popular self-drive destination (the South African side, especially). A self-drive trip to this remote area shouldn’t be taken lightly and some 4x4-driving experience is recommended.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

There isn’t a need for antimalarial medication if you are visiting |Ai-|Ais/Richtersveld. However, if you are traveling to the eastern part of South Africa or the far north of Namibia, you will need to protect yourself against malaria. Your trip to South Africa or Namibia requires you to be vaccinated accordingly (consult your local travel clinic for advice).

Wildlife Viewing

Although the park doesn't really have large or dangerous animals, it is always recommended to use common sense when viewing wildlife and listen to the instructions given by your guide.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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