​Malaria & Safety – Shamwari GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

Shamwari Game Reserve is virtually crime-free and there are no safety risks in our opinion. As everywhere in the world, there is some crime in towns and cities, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting urban centers (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). Most people visiting South Africa don’t have any crime-related incidents during their trip.

For up-to-date information about general safety in South Africa, it’s worth reading the government travel advisories (see the ‘Safety & Security – South Africa’ link below).

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

Before traveling to South Africa, there are several vaccinations you might need to get. Your doctor can advise you. However, there is no malaria in Shamwari, and antimalarials aren’t necessary if you don’t visit the north-eastern part of the country where malaria is a small risk.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe in Kwandwe. You’ll be in the good hands of your professional guide throughout your stay. As long as you listen to his/her instructions, your safety will be ensured. For further recommendations, take note of the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

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