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.

Safety

Majete WR 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.

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

There are always risks when viewing wildlife. However, they can be avoided by using common sense, following your guide’s directions and reading the Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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