Malaria & Safety – Matusadona NP

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In our opinion, visiting Matusadona National Park can be considered safe, especially if you’re on a guided safari. Matusadona is very remote. Some experience in this kind of travel is recommended for those planning a self-drive safari. Driving in convoy with another vehicle would be ideal.

Malaria & Vaccinations

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

Wildlife Viewing

Matusadona is a prime destination for walking and canoeing safaris, and Zimbabwean guides are some of the most highly skilled on the continent for this. 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.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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