​Malaria & Safety – Nsumbu NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip has travelled through Zambia several times and is the author of more than 20 guidebooks to various African destinations.

Philip is the Zambia expert for SafariBookings and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Philip is our Zambia expert and author of more than 20 guidebooks to Africa.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


The parks in Zambia, including Nsumbu National Park, are all very safe destinations.

Flying is the usual way to get between parks in Zambia, due to the distances involved and the conditions of the roads. This is a very safe way of getting around, as visitors are picked up at the airstrip and transported to their lodge.

Only experienced 4x4 drivers should drive independently to Nsumbu. Don’t forget to check road conditions before heading out.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Vaccinations are usually required before a trip to Zambia. Your travel clinic or local doctor will be able to advise on the correct vaccinations. Nsumbu lies in a malaria area. Cover up arms and legs in the evening and apply mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective). Most importantly, you should take antimalarials. Please consult your travel clinic or doctor to find out which antimalarials are available and are most effective in the area you are visiting.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is safe as long as you heed the advice given by your guide. It is also important to listen to the safety briefing given at the lodge upon check-in as the lakeside lodge is unfenced and there are hippos and crocodiles in the lake. Please take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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