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.

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Travel Alert


In our opinion travelling to, and within, Limpopo National Park is safe. Crime within the park is very rare.

Many people drive themselves to the reserve. The road network in the park is very limited, but there are some 4x4 tracks.

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

Malaria & Vaccinations

Limpopo NP lies in a malaria zone and precautions against malaria 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 required for Mozambique.

Wildlife Viewing

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

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling at these links:

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