Malaria & Safety – Amboseli NP
Crime issues are not a problem in any of the developed parks and reserves in Kenya. Amboseli is no exception, and in our opinion, is a very safe destination for visitors. However, if you are traveling independently around Kenya, you should exercise caution in cities and towns between parks. More information is in ‘Cities and other urban areas safety precautions’ below.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Before a trip to Kenya, seek advice about required vaccinations from your doctor. For most people, malaria is the major concern. It is advisable to bring antimalarials, and to take other preventative measures such as covering up in the evening, and applying mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET. Spraying the room every evening before bedtime is a good idea if you aren’t sleeping under a mosquito net. The risk of malaria is worst at the heights of the rainy seasons – from April to May and October to November.
When watching wildlife, it is important to behave sensibly and listen to the instructions given by your guide at all times. Remember that the animals are wild, so their behavior is unpredictable and possibly dangerous. Incidents are very rare though, so there is no reason to be paranoid. For more information, please read the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:
- Wildlife viewing safety precautions
- General safety precautions
- Cities and other urban areas safety precautions
- Kenya: Safety
- Kenya: Vaccinations & Malaria