Malaria & Safety – Samburu NR
In our opinion, Samburu can be considered a very safe destination. In general, crime issues that exist in urban areas do not affect any of the developed parks or reserves in Kenya. Visitors traveling independently should exercise caution in cities and towns between parks. For more information, read ‘cities and other urban areas safety precautions’ below.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Your doctor can provide advice about which vaccinations you need before a trip to Kenya. Malaria is a risk when traveling around the country. It is advisable to take antimalarials and other safeguards, such as covering up at dusk and using mosquito repellent containing a minimum of 30% DEET. You should spray your room before bedtime if you don’t have a mosquito net. Malaria risk is worst in the peaks of the rainy seasons from April to May and October to November.
Incidents with wildlife are rare in Kenya. However, it is important to respect their behavior, as wild animals can be unpredictable and possibly dangerous. Use common sense and heed the instructions provided by your guide. For more information, please read the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:
- Wildlife viewing safety precautions
- General safety precautions
- Cities and other urban areas safety precautions
- Kenya: Safety
- Kenya: Vaccinations & Malaria