​Malaria & Safety – Hwange NP

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


Hwange National Park is, in our opinion, a safe destination, especially if you’re traveling on an organized tour. A self-drive safari is an option too but always get local advice on road conditions and safety before heading off. For current information about safety in Zimbabwe, government travel advisories are worth checking (see the ‘Safety & Security – Zimbabwe’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Hwange is located in a malaria zone. To protect yourself, you need to take some easy precautions. We recommend applying mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) and taking antimalarial drugs. There are a few vaccinations recommended before traveling to Zimbabwe. Seek advice from your healthcare professional or local travel clinic.