​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 Alert

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Travel Alert


Travel to Ruaha National Park is very safe in our opinion. There is almost no crime in Tanzanian parks. Petty theft is quite common in the cities, so normal safety precautions are recommended when visiting urban centers on your trip. See ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information. If you’re on an organized tour, your guide will ensure your safety throughout your safari.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Antimalarial medication is recommended for Ruaha. It is also advisable that you apply mosquito repellent with DEET (formulas containing this ingredient are the most effective) and wear long trousers and closed shoes during evening hours. Contact your local doctor or health clinic regarding vaccinations required before your trip.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you follow the rules of the park and listen to the advice of your guide. Additional tips are provided in our ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

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