​Malaria & Safety – Matobo NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has traveled through Zimbabwe several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zimbabwe expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zimbabwe expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.


Safaris to Matobo National Park are safe in our opinion. You’ll be in good hands on a guided holiday. As the roads are good, Matobo can also easily be visited on a self-drive safari. Always get local advice on safety before heading out though. For up-to-date information about safety in Zimbabwe, check the government travel advisories (see the ‘Governments’ Travel Advice for Zimbabwe’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Matobo is in a malaria area. You can protect yourself by applying mosquito repellent containing DEET and taking antimalarial medication. Also be sure to cover exposed skin in the evening. Ask your local doctor about the vaccinations you might need before you travel to Zimbabwe.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you follow the advice of your guide. Self-drive visitors should take note of the rules and regulations of the park. Also, take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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