Malaria & Safety – Katavi NP

Philip Briggs
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.


In general, it is very safe to travel to Katavi in our opinion. There is virtually no crime in Tanzania’s parks and reserves. Most crime occurs in urban centers, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting cities and towns during your trip. Due to its remote location, most people fly into Katavi NP, which makes it a very safe destination.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Several vaccinations are recommended for Katavi NP and Tanzania in general – consult your travel clinic or local doctor. Guarding yourself against malaria is also important. Use of a mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) and covering up in the evening are advisable, as well as antimalarial drugs.

Wildlife Viewing

There are always certain risks involved with wildlife viewing, but adhering to the advice and direction of your expert guide will keep you safe We also recommend that you read our ‘wildlife viewing safety precautions’ in the list below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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