​Malaria & Safety – Mlilwane WS

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.

Travel Alert

Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments in Swaziland.

Travel Alert

Safety

In our opinion, Swaziland and its parks, and Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary in particular, are very safe for travel. There is some crime in the cities, so normal precaution needs to be taken when visiting urban areas. You‘ll be shielded from any potential issues on an organized tour. Self-drive visitors should take note of the information in the ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ link below.

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

Malaria & Vaccinations

Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary lies in a malaria zone, but there is only a small risk in the wet summer months (from October to April). At this time, malaria is a health concern and you should take measures to protect yourself by wearing appropriate clothing and applying mosquito repellent (at least 30% DEET). Ask your doctor about antimalarial medications before departure. Several vaccinations are also recommended when travelling to Mlilwane, and to Swaziland in general.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Mlilwane WS is risk-free. There are very few dangerous animals in Mlilwane and your guide will always keep you safe. Also take notice of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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