Malaria & Safety – Mahale Mountains NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Safety

Travel to and within Mahale Mountains National Park is mostly very safe in our opinion. Mahale Mountains is a very remote park and you’ll most likely get here by plane and private boat on an organized safari. This makes the destination particularly safe.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Several vaccinations are recommended – your local doctor or travel clinic can provide you with advice. Protecting yourself against malaria is strongly advised. This is best done through antimalarial medication, using a mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) and covering up exposed skin in the evening.

Primate Trekking

Certain risks that come with viewing wildlife can be avoided easily by following your guide’s safety instructions. Also, be aware of the ‘primate trekking safety precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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