Malaria & Safety – Nyerere NP (Selous)

Philip Briggs
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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


Travel in Nyerere National Park (formerly Selous GR) is safe in our view. Crime against visitors is rare in Tanzania and the little crime that does occur mostly happens in major urban centers, similar to the rest of the world. When visiting cities during your trip you should take normal safety precautions (see 'Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions' below). When on an organized safari, your guide will ensure your safety at all times.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Malaria is present in Nyerere NP. You should protect yourself by wearing clothing with long sleeves in the evening hours. Also, apply a mosquito repellent (those containing DEET work best) and take antimalarial medicine. Several vaccinations are recommended as well and can be administered by your local travel clinic or doctor before you travel.

Wildlife Viewing

Following the instructions of your expert guide will ensure your safety while viewing wildlife. Serious incidents on organized safaris are very rare. Also, take note of 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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