​Malaria & Safety – Chizarira NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

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

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

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


In our opinion, it is safe to visit Chizarira National Park, especially on an organized safari. The park is very remote, and a self-drive safari is only an option if you are totally self-sufficient. For current information about traveling in Chizarira and Zimbabwe in general, check the government travel advisories (see the ‘Governments’ Travel Advice for Zimbabwe’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Malaria protection is important. You should take antimalarials and use mosquito repellent containing DEET. It’s also a good idea to cover up as evening approaches. Seek advice from your local health-care professional about the vaccinations recommended for Zimbabwe.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you follow the instructions of your guide. Zimbabwean guides are some of the best-trained guides for walking safaris and Chizarira is a great destination for this. Please read the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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