Malaria & Safety – Serengeti NP
As with most parks and reserves, it is very safe to travel to and around the Serengeti in our opinion. Basically, the people you’ll meet are either tourists or staff working for the tour operators, accommodations or park authorities. All these people are there to make sure you’ll have a great trip.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Malaria is a health concern, and you should take measures to protect yourself by applying mosquito repellent that contains at least 30% DEET and by taking antimalarial medication. It’s a good idea to cover up exposed skin in the evening too. Several vaccinations are also advisable when travelling to Tanzania in general and to the Serengeti – seek advice from your local healthcare professional.
When watching wildlife there are certain safety risks, but you’ll be fine if you listen to the instructions given by your guide and take notice of the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below. Serious incidents with wildlife are extremely rare on organized safaris.
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