Malaria & Safety – Mkomazi NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
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.

Safety

In general, travelling to Mkomazi National Park is safe in our opinion. Crime is very rare in Tanzania’s wildlife areas popular with tourists. You’ll probably be driving here and normal safety precautions should be taken in towns and cities as most crime occurs in urban areas.

Malaria & Vaccinations

You should take steps to protect yourself from malaria, as it is a health concern. This should be done by taking antimalarial medicine and wearing mosquito repellent containing at least 30% DEET. Consider covering up in the evening too. As well, several vaccinations are recommended when travelling to Mkomazi, seek out your local healthcare professional for advice.

Wildlife Viewing

While viewing wildlife, you will be protected from most risks by listening to and following 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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