​Malaria & Safety – Samburu NR

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

In our opinion, Samburu National Reserve can be considered a very safe destination, especially on an organized tour. For up-to-date information about safety in Kenya, please check the government travel advisories listed on the ‘Safety & Security – Kenya’ page (see link below).

Malaria & Vaccinations

Your doctor can provide advice about which vaccinations you might need before a trip to Kenya. Malaria is present in Samburu NR, but the risk is minimal when taking antimalarials. Other safeguards, such as covering up at dusk and using mosquito repellent with DEET are recommended as well. Malaria risk is most prevalent in the peaks of the rainy seasons from April to May and October to November.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe in Samburu NR. As long as you heed the instructions provided by your guide, you’ll be totally fine. For more information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

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