Malaria & Safety – Linyanti

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


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.

Linyanti Concession is a fly-in destination. 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.

Wildlife Viewing

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:

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