​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 isn’t a lot of crime towards tourists in Tanzania. The small numbers 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 ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below. However, your guide will ensure your safety at all times, so there is no need to worry.

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is advisable to get several vaccinations before traveling to Tanzania – seek advice from your local health professional. Malaria is present, so guarding against it by using antimalarial medicine and mosquito repellent (look for those containing DEET as they are most effective) is recommended. 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. It is also recommended that you read ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ listed below.

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