Malaria & Safety – Tarangire NP

Philip Briggs
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Tanzania.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Tanzania.


It is considered very safe to travel in Tarangire National Park in our opinion. Crime against tourists is virtually unheard of in Tanzania’s parks and reserves. Normal safety precautions need to be taking when driving between parks, but incidents are rare, especially when on an organized safari.

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is advisable that you have several vaccinations before your travel. You will need to consult your local doctor or travel clinic. Also, malaria prevention is important, as it is a health concern. Be sure to use mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) and take antimalarial medication. Wearing long sleeves and pants in the evening is also a good precaution.

Wildlife Viewing

If you listen to the advice of your guide and use your commonsense, wildlife viewing will have far less risks. Serious wildlife incidents are very rare on organized safaris with reputable operators. For additional information, be sure to read our ‘wildlife viewing safety precautions’ in the list below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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