​Malaria & Safety – Ts'ehlanyane NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband write and update content for many travel organizations, including the Lesotho Tourist Board.


Lesotho is generally safe to visit in our opinion. This includes Ts’ehlanyane National Park, which is easily reached by car on a relatively good road from Maseru, the country’s capital city. Ts’ehlanyane NP is a hiking destination and, although the routes are well marked, we recommend employing a local guide for the longer trails. Always be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions and rising mist.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Lesotho is free of malaria, due to its high altitude. Contact your doctor or clinic about recommended vaccinations before your visit.

Wildlife Viewing

Ts’ehlanyane NP isn’t home to any dangerous wildlife. There are snakes in the park, but they are shy and rarely seen. Always stay on the hiking trails to minimize the risk of being bitten.

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