​Malaria & Safety – Bangweulu Wetlands

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.


Bangweulu Wetlands is a very safe destination in our opinion. Crime within Zambia’s conservation areas is very rare, and your guide will look after your safety at all times. To obtain the most up-to-date safety information about traveling in Bangweulu Wetlands and Zambia in general, check the relevant travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Zambia’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Bangweulu Wetlands lies in a malaria area. You should take antimalarials, cover up in the evening and apply DEET-based mosquito repellent. Please consult your travel clinic or doctor to find out which antimalarial medications are most effective for the area you will be visiting, as well as which vaccinations you should have before traveling.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is safe as long as you heed the advice given by your guide. As most lodges are unfenced, it is also crucial to listen to the safety briefing given at the lodge upon check-in. For more tips and information, please take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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