What about malaria?

By | 2013-11-05T17:36:08+00:00 27th November 2012|

Some parts of Southern Africa are low risk malaria areas, such as Northern KZN, the Kruger National Park and Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve. However, despite this low risk we strongly advise that if your safari falls in a malaria zone that you take precautions in the form of anti-malaria medication such as Malarone(R) to protect yourself. If you are not all that keen on medication, the use of mosquito repellent with long sleeves and trousers in the evenings, as well as using the mosquito nets at the lodges should provide some protection against being bitten by the anopheles female mosquito but there are no guarantees that such measures will work.

Not all of our trips see us enter malaria areas, however we will state this in the literature for each safari and advise you well in advance if your safari requires you to medicate.

Malaria is not to be taken lightly. If you suspect that you may have contracted malaria after being on a safari (you experience any flu-like symptoms or fever) it is very important to seek out medical attention immediately. Do not ignore these symptoms.

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