Hwange National Park

- Malaria & Safety Hwange Safaris

Health and safety while traveling in Hwange National Park

We consider organized safaris to Hwange National Park by reputable operators to be safe. Other than the employees of tour operators, accommodations and park staff, the people you will meet are fellow tourists.
Malaria & vaccinations
Malaria is a big concern, and you should protect yourself from it. This comes in the form of applying mosquito repellent that contains at least 30% DEET and taking antimalarial drugs (and you should cover up in the evenings too). There are a few vaccinations recommended before traveling to Zimbabwe. Seek advice from your healthcare professional or local travel clinic.
Wildlife viewing
Zimbabwe has some of the best guides for walking safaris, and Hwange is a perfect place for this experience. Wildlife viewing always comes with certain risks, but you'll be fine if you follow the recommendations of your guide and take note of the ‘wildlife viewing safety precautions’ below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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