​Malaria & Safety – Matusadona 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.


In our opinion, visiting Matusadona National Park can be considered safe, especially if you’re on a guided safari. Self-drive visitors should always get local advice on road conditions and safety before heading off. It’s also worth checking the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Zimbabwe’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Matusadona lies in a malaria zone, so some precautions are necessary. Use a repellent containing DEET, cover exposed skin in the evening and take the recommended antimalarial medication. There are multiple vaccinations recommended before your travels as well, consult your local doctor or travel clinic.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Matusadona is very safe. Zimbabwean guides are highly skilled. The best protection against potential risks involving wildlife viewing is to follow the advice of your guide. Also, take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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