Malaria & Safety – Liuwa Plain NP

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Zambia.

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and authored the Lonely Planet guidebook to Zambia.

Alan has authored the Lonely Planet guide to Zambia.

Safety

Most visitors to Zambia come to enjoy the national parks, which are all very safe destinations, including Liuwa Plain National Park. Self-drive visitors to Liuwa Plain should ideally have experience in bush driving and should seek advice on road conditions before taking off.

Zambia’s notorious long distances between parks, and the condition of the roads, are good motivations to fly. Zambia is in fact mostly a fly-around country, where people fly from park to park. It’s considered very safe as visitors are picked up at the airstrip and then driven to their camp.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Consult your health care professional about vaccinations you should have before going to Zambia. Liuwa Plain lies in a malaria area, so safety precautions are important. Cover up in the evening and apply mosquito repellent (with at least 30% DEET) as well as taking antimalarials is recommended. Ask your travel clinic or doctor which antimalarials are available and are most effective in the area that you are visiting.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is safe if you listen to, and follow, the advice given by your guide. This is especially true on a walking safari. Please have a read of the ‘wildlife viewing safety precautions’ below as well.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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