Malaria & Safety – Mudumu NP

Anthony Ham
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.

Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.


Mudumu is primarily a self-drive destination. Most of the country, including the Zambezi Region, is thinly populated and there are long distances between settlements. It is very important that you refuel your vehicle at every available opportunity. Make sure to take plenty of water. Road conditions in the park vary from bad to terrible during the Wet season (November to April). A reliable 4x4 is needed. Extra food and water is required since there is always a chance of getting stuck. Consider renting a satellite phone in Windhoek.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Anti-malarials are recommended when visiting Mudumu NP. Additional precautions are necessary as well, such as keeping your skin covered in the evening, and applying mosquito repellent containing at least 30% DEET. Also important is a visit to your travel clinic before your trip. You will need various vaccinations before you depart.

Wildlife Viewing

Certain risks are involved when viewing wild animals. However, following the rules of the park and remaining inside your vehicle will keep you safe. If you are on an organized tour, your guide will have the best information for you to keep safe. Additional information can be found below, in our ‘wildlife viewing safety precautions’.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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