Malaria-free safari in Rwanda

enter image description here Malaria is prevalent in many parts of Rwanda and it would be difficult to holiday there without some risk of exposure. That said, Volcanoes National Park and the associated gorilla-tracking trailheads and lodges all lie at too high an altitude for malaria to be much of a risk, as does Nyungwe National Park, though in both cases you would need to pass through medium- to high-risk areas to get there from Kigali. The risk of malaria is far higher in the relatively low-lying Akagera National Park and along the shores if Lake Kivu.


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day 2

Full day Winelands

day 3

Full day Cape Point
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day 4

Retail Therapy

day 5

Safari in the Okavango Delta

day 6

Safari in the Okavango Delta

day 7

Safari in the Okavango Delta

day 8

Tanzanian safari delights
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day 9

Meet the Masaai

day 10

Serengeti Safari
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day 11

Glamorous Camping in the Grumeti

day 12

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day 13

Trekking Gorilla’s

day 14

Departure

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