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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert


It is 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 taken when driving between parks, in cities and towns, but incidents are rare, especially when on an organized safari. For more information, see 'Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions' below.

Malaria & Vaccinations

It is advisable that you have several vaccinations before you travel. You will need to consult your local doctor or travel clinic. Also, malaria prevention is important. 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, wildlife viewing is very safe. If you're on a self-drive safari, you should also take note of the rules and regulations of the park. There are many elephants in Tarangire and you should never get too close or get in the middle of a herd. 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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