Malaria & Safety – Nyika NP

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

Nyika NP is very safe in our opinion. Experienced guides at the only lodge in the park will be responsible for your safety when you participate in the lodge’s activities.

If you are travelling independently to reach the country’s parks and reserves, we recommend that you exercise caution in cities and towns. As in large urban spaces anywhere, there are a few simple rules to follow to ensure a hassle-free stay. See Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions below.

Malaria & Vaccinations

There is no malaria on Nyika Plateau due to the high altitude, but if you are traveling in other parts of the country precautions against malaria, as well as certain other vaccinations, are advised (consult your local travel clinic or doctor before you leave home). Protection against malaria includes taking antimalarial medication and using mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET.

Wildlife Viewing

Following your guide’s directions will keep wildlife-viewing risks at a minimum. To help avoid them altogether, see the Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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