Malaria & Safety – Luambe 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.

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Travel Alert

Safety

Most people embark on a trip to Zambia to visit the national parks, and they are all very safe destinations, including Luambe National Park.

Flying between parks is the preferred method of getting around, and safari-goers commonly fly from park to park. It’s an extremely safe way of seeing the country, as you will be picked up at the airstrip and transported to your lodge.

Luambe is seldom visited as a self-drive destination. The park is very remote, and the roads are very bad. Only people with a lot of experience driving in the African bush should consider driving here independently. Seek local advice on road conditions before setting off.

Malaria & Vaccinations

You will probably require vaccinations to visit Zambia so consult your local health care professional. Luambe lies in a malaria area, and some precautions are recommended. Cover up legs and arms in the evening, and apply mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective). Taking antimalarials is strongly recommended. Your travel clinic or local doctor should be consulted to find out which antimalarials are available and most effective in the region.

Wildlife Viewing

If you heed the advice given by your guide, you should have no problems when on safari. This is especially important on a walking safari. Also, listen carefully to the safety briefing given at the lodge upon arrival. For more information, please read the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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