​Malaria & Safety – Lake Manyara NP

Philip Briggs
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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


Lake Manyara National Park sees high volumes of visitors who safely enjoy the park’s diverse wildlife. There is some crime in towns and cities, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting urban centers during your trip (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers don’t have any crime-related incidents during their visit.

Malaria & Vaccinations

You need to protect against malaria when visiting Lake Manyara. Mosquito repellent (choose one containing DEET as it will be the most effective) is a must and it’s also wise to cover exposed skin in the evening. You should take antimalarial medication too. Several vaccinations are recommended – consult with your doctor or travel clinic before traveling.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you stick to the park’s rules and follow your guide’s instructions. More safety recommendations are available by reading ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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