Malaria & Safety – Linyanti
Botswana is a safe African country to visit in our opinion. Concessions such as Linyanti are particularly safe, as there are very few crime issues in Botswana’s wildlife-tourist areas.
Most visitors drop into Linyanti Concession via a fly-in safari. Flying around from lodge to lodge is obviously very safe. Remember to lock up your valuables, which is no different here than anywhere else in the world.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Seek advice from your doctor or travel clinic on which vaccinations you need before visiting Botswana. Linyanti Concession lies in a high-risk malaria zone, and this is probably the biggest health concern for most visitors. It is advisable to take antimalarial medication, use insect repellent (ensuring it contains at least 30% DEET) and cover up in the evening. The malaria risk is highest in the rainy season.
Every lodge will have a safety briefing at check-in, and it is essential to take any warnings seriously. Although incidents with wild animals are extremely rare, always show common sense, and listen to any instructions given by your guide when on a walking safari, game drive or other activity.
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 and other urban areas safety precautions
- Botswana: Safety
- Botswana: Vaccinations & Malaria