​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 National Park is a safe destination, especially when visited on an organized tour. Self-drive visitors need a reliable car and good 4x4 driving skills. 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 and make sure to take plenty of water. Road conditions in the park vary from bad to terrible during the Wet season (November to April).

To obtain current information about safety in Namibia, it is worth checking the travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Namibia’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Anti-malarials are recommended when visiting Mudumu NP. Additional precautions are recommended as well, such as keeping your skin covered in the evening, and applying mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective). Also important is a visit to your travel clinic. You might need various vaccinations before you depart.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing in Mudumu is generally safe. There is nothing to worry about as long as you follow the rules of the park. 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’.

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