Malaria & Safety – Ruaha NP

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 to Tanzania and Ruaha National Park is basically safe in our opinion. Crime against tourists isn’t common and is very rare outside of the urban centers. On your trip, you will see mostly tourists and staff working for tour operators, accommodations and the park. They are there to make sure you have a good time.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Certain health concerns are present, such as malaria. It is strongly advised that you wear long-sleeved clothing during the dawn and evening hours and apply mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective), as well as take antimalarial medication. Several vaccinations are also advisable – your local doctor or health clinic can help.

Wildlife Viewing

To reduce risks while watching wildlife, you should follow the directions of your guide. Additional advice is provided in our ‘wildlife viewing safety precautions' below. Serious incidents with wildlife while on safari are very infrequent, especially if you use your commonsense.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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