​Malaria & Safety – Majete WR

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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

Majete Wildlife Reserve is a safe destination in our opinion. The experienced guides in the park will take care of your safety when you participate in lodge-organized activities. A self-drive safari in Majete is a viable option as well for those with some experience.

If you are traveling independently around Malawi, be aware of your personal safety in cities and towns between parks and reserves. More information is in the ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ link below.

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

Malaria & Vaccinations

Taking precautions against malaria, as well as receiving the appropriate vaccinations, are advisable before travel to Malawi. Consult your nearest travel clinic, or doctor, for advice. Using antimalarial medication and a mosquito repellent containing at least 30% DEET are both sensible precautions. Also remember to cover up in the evening by wearing long trousers, sleeves and closed shoes. Malaria is a greater risk in the Wet season (November to April).

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Majete is generally very safe. You won’t have anything to worry about as long as you follow your guide’s directions. Also read the tips in the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ link below.

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