Malaria & Safety – Nkhotakota WR

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Malawi.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Malawi.

Safety

As with game reserves and parks all over Malawi, Nkhotakota WR is very safe in our opinion. The accommodations in the park offer a range of activities with their own experienced guides who will prioritize your personal safety.

If you are travelling independently around Malawi, you should be aware of sensible precautions to take in cities and towns (such as not wearing valuables like jewelry in public). See Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions below for more information.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Nkhotakota WR lies in a malaria zone and precautions against malaria are strongly recommended. You should also consult your nearest travel clinic, or doctor, about appropriate vaccinations.

Protection against malaria includes taking antimalarial medication and using mosquito repellent. It is also recommended to cover up in the evening, by wearing long trousers, sleeves and closed shoes. The risk of malaria is at its highest in the Wet season, from November to April.

Wildlife Viewing

Wild animals can be unpredictable, so risks are always present when viewing wildlife. However, these risks can be avoided by using common sense and by following your guide’s directions. If you’re unsure about something to do with safety – ask questions. See the Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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