Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the 'Botswana & Namibia' guide.
Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.
Anthony is the author of the 'Botswana & Namibia' Lonely Planet guide.
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In our opinion, Botswana, and especially the wildlife parks and reserves (such as Northern Tuli GR), are safe to visit.
Most visitors to Northern Tuli GR are on a fly-in or self-drive safari. Flying around from lodge to lodge is very safe.
Self-drive visitors coming from Gaborone or Johannesburg must ensure they have plenty of fuel and water, but the road is quite good.
Malaria & Vaccinations
Vaccinations are a necessity before visiting Botswana, but there are no big health concerns in Botswana, especially for people on safari. Northern Tuli Game Reserve is in a no-risk malaria zone. However, if you are visiting other areas in southern Africa, malaria might be a concern, so you should check if taking antimalarials is recommended.
When watching wildlife make sure you use common sense. Wild animals are unpredictable, so listen to the instructions given by your guide during activities such as walks or game drives. Every lodge will have a safety briefing at check-in, and it is essential to take any warnings seriously.
For more information, please read the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling: