​Malaria & Safety – Liwonde NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

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Travel Alert

Safety

Liwonde National Park is safe in our opinion. All the lodges in the park offer a range of activities conducted by experienced guides who are used to taking good care of visitors. Self-drive safaris in Liwonde are a viable option for visitors with some bush experience.

If you are travelling independently around Malawi, exercise caution in cities and towns. See more information in the ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ link below.

For up-to-date information about safety in Liwonde NP and Malawi in general, please read the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Malawi’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Liwonde NP lies in a malaria zone, so precautions against malaria are necessary (as are certain vaccinations). Protection against malaria includes antimalarial medication and applying mosquito repellent that contains at least 30% DEET. It’s a good idea to cover up in the evening too, ensuring minimal exposed skin.

If you aren’t sleeping under a mosquito net, then spraying the room every evening before bedtime is a good idea. The Wet season (November to April) has a greater threat of malaria.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Liwonde NP is very safe. Any potential risks can easily be reduced by following your guide’s directions and being aware of the tips in the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ link below.

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