Malaria & Safety – Nyungwe Forest NP
Like most game reserves and parks in Rwanda, Nyungwe Forest NP is very safe in our opinion. It is illegal to walk on your own in the park and all hikes and activities are guided by the well-trained rangers. Indeed, the biggest danger you’re likely to face at Nyungwe is a slippery hiking trail – appropriate footwear is a must.
Malaria & Vaccinations
The risk of contracting malaria in Nyungwe Forest is very low due to the altitude of the park, but if you are travelling in other parts of the country precautions against malaria as well as certain other vaccinations are advised. Protection against malaria includes taking antimalarial medication and using mosquito repellent containing at least 30% DEET. Consult your local travel doctor or healthcare professional for more advice.
Wildlife can be unpredictable, so there is always some risk when viewing animals in their habitat. However, the risks are easily avoided by following your guide’s directions and being aware of the wildlife viewing safety precautions below.
- Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions
- General Travel Safety Precautions
- Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions
- Safety & Security – Rwanda
- Malaria & Vaccinations – Rwanda