​Malaria & Safety – Limpopo 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 Mozambique.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Mozambique.


In our opinion travelling to, and within, Limpopo National Park is safe. Especially so when on an organized tour. Crime within the park is very rare.

If you are travelling independently around Mozambique, you should exercise normal caution in cities and towns. More information is in ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below.

For current information about safety in Limpopo NP and Mozambique in general, please read the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Mozambique’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Limpopo NP lies in a malaria zone and precautions are advisable. Steps to protect against malaria include taking antimalarial medication and applying mosquito repellent that contains DEET. Cover as much exposed skin as possible in the evening, when mosquitoes are active. The risk of contracting malaria is worst in the Wet season, from November to April.

You should also consult your local doctor or travel clinic to determine which vaccinations are recommended for Mozambique.

Wildlife Viewing

Viewing wild animals is very safe as long as you follow your guide’s instructions. Self-drive visitors should familiarize themselves with the rules of the park. The ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ link below also contains useful tips.

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