Malaria & Safety – Ngorongoro

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

Travel to Ngorongoro and the Ngorongoro Crater is considered safe in our opinion, as with most reserves. Along with fellow visitors, you'll mostly meet people who are there to accommodate you: staff of the tour operators, lodges and park authorities.

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is important to take precautions against malaria, which is a health concern, so mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET and antimalarial medicine is recommended. Also cover up exposed skin in the evening. Before you travel, seek advice from a doctor regarding appropriate vaccinations.

Wildlife Viewing

When watching wild animals, there are always safety concerns (although serious incidents are very rare), but following the instructions of your tour guide will help to keep you safe. Also, decrease those risks even more by reading our ‘wildlife viewing safety precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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