​Malaria & Safety – Mkhaya GR

Alan Murphy
Expert
By Alan Murphy

Alan is a renowned Africa expert and has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the Swaziland section of their 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan has authored the Swaziland section of Lonely Planet's 'South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland' guide.

Alan researched and wrote about Swaziland for Lonely Planet.

Safety

Mkhaya Game Reserve is a very safe place to visit in our opinion, and the same is true for the country of Swaziland (eSwatini) in general. As is the case all over the world, there is some crime in the cities, so you’ll need to take normal precautions when visiting urban centers on your trip. For more information, see ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below.

For up-to-date information about safety in Swaziland, it is always worth checking the travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Swaziland’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Mkhaya Game Reserve lies in a malaria zone, but the risk is minimal and is only present in the wet summer months (from October to April). At this time, you should take measures to protect yourself by wearing appropriate clothing and using mosquito repellent (containing at least 30% DEET). Before traveling, seek medical advice regarding antimalarial medication. Several vaccinations are also recommended.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Mkhaya GR is very safe. All activities are conducted by experienced guides who will look after your safety at all times. We also recommend you read the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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