Malaria & Safety – Buffalo Springs NR

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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


In our opinion, Buffalo Springs is a very safe destination to visit. Developed parks and reserves in Kenya do not usually have problems with crime. If you are driving yourself to Buffalo Springs, read the advice below on ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ to familiarize yourself with possible issues between the parks.

Malaria & Vaccinations

The main concern when traveling in Kenya is malaria. Precautions against malaria include taking antimalarials and covering up in the evening. Also remember to use a mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective). Malaria risk is worst in the peaks of the rainy seasons from April to May and October to November. Seek advice from your healthcare professional about antimalarials and vaccinations.

Wildlife Viewing

Incidents with wild animals are very rare – listen to the instructions given by your guide. Remember that the behavior of wild animals is unpredictable, so observe safety precautions. For more information on viewing wildlife safely, please read the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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