​Malaria & Safety – Kasanka NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

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

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

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


In our opinion, visiting Kasanka National Park is very safe. Crime within Zambia’s parks and reserves is negligible. There is nothing to worry about, especially when on an organized tour. It is, however, advisable to get the latest safety information about Kasanka and Zambia in general. Please check the relevant travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Zambia’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Contact your doctor to find out about any vaccinations you may require. Kasanka is in a malaria area, so you should take some precautions. Cover up exposed skin and apply DEET-based mosquito repellent in the evenings. Most importantly, you should take antimalarials. Please consult your travel clinic or doctor to find out which antimalarial medications are available and most effective in the area you are visiting.

Wildlife Viewing

As long as you follow your guide’s instructions, wildlife viewing in Kasanka is generally very safe. Also listen to the safety briefing given at the lodge upon check-in. When on a self-drive safari, follow the rules of the park and stay in your vehicle at all times, unless in designated areas. Please take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below too.

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