​Malaria & Safety – Mikumi NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.


Mikumi National Park is very safe to visit in our opinion. There is very little crime toward travelers in Tanzania. The small number of issues that do occur are usually in urban areas, so normal safety precautions need to be taken when visiting towns and cities en route to parks. Please take note of the ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below. However, your guide will look out for your safety at all times.

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is advisable to get several vaccinations before traveling to Tanzania. Seek advice from your local health-care professional. Malaria is present, so you’ll need to guard against it by using antimalarial medicine and mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective). Covering up in the evening when mosquitoes are most active is also a good idea.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is safe. Always follow the rules of the park and listen to your guide’s instructions. If you’re self-driving, always take the utmost care whenever you leave your vehicle. It is also recommended that you read the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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