​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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


Katavi National Park is a very safe destination in our opinion. There is virtually no crime in Tanzania’s parks and reserves. Some crime occurs in urban centers, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting cities and towns during your trip (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of people don’t have any crime-related issues on their safari.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Several vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania – consult your travel clinic or local doctor before your trip. Guarding yourself against malaria in Katavi is also important. Antimalarial drugs and the use of a mosquito repellent (those including DEET are the most effective) are advisable, as well as covering up bare skin in the evenings.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you follow the advice and direction of your expert guide. We also recommend that you read our ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ in the list below.

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