Malaria & Safety – Gonarezhou NP

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


In our opinion you should be safe when traveling to Gonarezhou National Park, especially when on an organized safari. Gonarezhou is a remote and secluded destination. Those planning a self-drive safari should take measures to stay safe. Traveling in a convoy with another vehicle would be best.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Gonarezhou lies in a malaria area. Certain precautions should be taken, including antimalarial medication, mosquito repellent with DEET and covering up exposed skin in the evening. You should also enquire about recommended vaccinations before traveling to Zimbabwe.

Wildlife Viewing

Zimbabwean guides are among the highest skilled guides for conducting walking safaris and Gonarezhou is a prime destination for this adventurous wildlife viewing activity. Most risks involving wildlife can be prevented by simply listening to the advice of your guide. Also, take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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