Malaria & Safety – Khutse GR
Botswana has very little crime. The country in our opinion is safe to visit, especially the parks and reserves.
Due to its wildlife, natural beauty and safety record, Botswana is a popular self-drive destination. Urban areas should always be treated with caution though, because as a tourist you may be the target of petty crime. Khutse is quite remote, and good planning is essential – bring a lot of water, food and plenty of fuel for emergency situations.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Your local doctor or travel clinic will provide advice on necessary vaccinations for visiting Botswana. There are no big health concerns in the country, especially for people on safari. Khutse lies in a no-risk malaria zone, but if you are visiting other parts of the country, particularly in the north, you should seriously consider taking antimalarials. Using insect repellent (that contains at least 30% DEET), and covering up in the evening, are also good precautions to take. Malaria is most prolific in the rainy season.
Wild animals are unpredictable, and even though serious incidents are rare, visitors should always show caution.
When doing an activity, such as a walking safari or game drive, you should always listen to the instructions of the guide. When on a self-drive safari you should stay inside your vehicle, unless in an area designated for getting out.
For more information, please read the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:
- Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions
- General Safety Precautions
- Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions
- Safety & Security – Botswana
- Malaria & Vaccinations – Botswana