Malaria & Safety – Selous GR
Travel to and around Selous Game Reserve is considered safe in our view. During your travel, you will mostly meet people who work for tour operators, accommodations and the park. All other people will likely be tourists. Crime against tourists anywhere outside major urban centers in Tanzania is very uncommon.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Be aware that malaria is a health concern in Tanzania. You should protect yourself by wearing clothing with long sleeves in the dawn and evening hours. Also, apply a mosquito repellent that contains at least 30% DEET and take antimalarial medicine. Several vaccinations are recommended as well and can be administered by your local travel clinic or doctor.
Following the instructions of your expert guide, and using your commonsense, will prevent most risks while watching wildlife. Serious incidents on organized safaris are very rare. Also, be advised of 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
- Tanzania: Safety
- Tanzania: Vaccinations & Malaria