Malaria & Safety – Amboseli NP

Anthony Ham
Expert
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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

Amboseli National Park is very safe to visit in our opinion. Crime issues are not a problem in any of the developed parks and reserves in Kenya. You should, however, take normal safety precautions in urban centers as this is where petty theft can happen. Read ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information. Incidents are very rare though and you’ll be shielded from any safety issues when on an organized tour.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Before coming on a trip to Kenya, seek advice about required vaccinations from your doctor. Malaria is present, especially at the heights of the rainy seasons – from April to May and October to November. It is advisable to take antimalarials. Other preventative measures, such as covering up in the evening and applying mosquito repellent with DEET, are also recommended.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is generally very safe, especially when on an organized tour. It is important to behave sensibly and listen to the instructions given by your guide at all times. Take note of the park rules too. There are many elephants in the park and you should never drive between a herd. For more information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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