​Malaria & Safety – Kwandwe GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

In our opinion, there are no safety concerns when traveling in Kwandwe Game Reserve. Like all parks and reserves in South Africa, Kwandwe is virtually a crime-free zone. There is some crime in South Africa’s towns and cities, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting urban centers during your trip (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers don’t have any incidents during their visit.

For up-to-date information about safety in South Africa in general, it’s worth checking the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – South Africa’ link below).

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

It isn’t necessary to take antimalarials if you are visiting Kwandwe since it is located outside of the areas where malaria is present. However, antimalarials are advisable if you intend to visit the Kruger Park area during the wet summer months from November to April. When visiting South Africa, in general, it is recommended to have several vaccinations prior to travel. Consult your nearest travel clinic.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe in Kwandwe. Your guide will take care of your safety at all times; all you need to do is follow their instructions. Also, take note of the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

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