​Malaria & Safety – Matobo NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
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.

Safety

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 NP 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, government travel advisories are worth checking (see the ‘Safety & Security – 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. There are vaccinations you might need before you travel to Zimbabwe – consult your local doctor.

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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