Malaria & Safety – Gombe NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Safety

Travel to most national parks and game reserves can be considered safe in our opinion, and Gombe is no exception. Most of the people you'll meet will be park visitors like yourself or will be friendly and accommodating staff who are there to make your trip a good one.

Malaria & Vaccinations

There are several vaccinations advised for travelling to Tanzania and Gombe NP that you should seek advice about before your trip to Africa. Malaria is a health concern as well. You should wear mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET, take antimalarial medication and wear long-sleeve clothing during dawn and evening hours.

Chimp Trekking

Safety risks are always present when watching wild animals, but can be avoided easily by paying attention to your guide's safety instructions and by exercising caution as indicated in the ‘primate trekking safety precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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