Malaria & Safety – Lewa Conservancy

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


Lewa Conservatory is safe to visit in our opinion, especially as part of an organized tour. Your guide will look after you and ensure your safety at all times. Independent self-drive travelers should seek advice about the current situation of the area before heading out to Lewa Conservancy.

As is the case all over the world, there is some crime in the cities and normal safety precautions need to be taken if you’re visiting towns between the parks. For more information, see ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below. Very few visitors have any problems on their trip to Kenya.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Malaria is present in Lewa Conservancy and antimalarials are recommended. The use of mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) as well as covering up in the evening helps to avoid being bitten. Check with your healthcare provider which vaccinations are needed before going to Kenya.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Lewa Conservancy is very safe. Put your trust in the guides who are well trained and listen to their advice. For more information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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