​Malaria & Safety – Meru NP

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Safety

Most parks and reserves in Kenya, such as Meru National Park, are safe to visit in our opinion. It would be very rare to encounter crime in Meru or any developed park in the country. Independent travelers should always get local advice before heading out. Please check the government travel advisories listed on the ‘Safety & Security – Kenya’ page for general information about traveling in Kenya (see link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

You might need several vaccinations before coming to Kenya. Please contact your travel clinic. Meru lies at low altitude and malaria is present, especially in the Wet season. Aside from taking antimalarials, the use of mosquito repellent containing DEET and covering up in the evening is highly recommended.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is always very safe as long as you listen to the advice given by your guide. Also take note of the regulations of the park. For more information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

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