​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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

Nyika National Park 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, we recommend that you exercise normal caution in cities and towns. For more information, see the ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ link below.

For up-to-date information about safety in Nyika NP and Malawi in general, it’s worth reading the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – Malawi’ link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

There is no malaria in 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). Protection against malaria includes taking antimalarial medication and using mosquito repellent with at least 30% DEET.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife Viewing in Nyika Plateau is very safe. Following your guide’s directions will reduce any possible wildlife-viewing risks. You’ll find some useful tips in the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ link below.

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