Your health in Zimbabwe

There’s a high risk of malaria in most of Zimbabwe, and the highest risk months are during the rainy season from October to May. Consult your doctor or travel clinic about getting malaria prophylactics before your trip. Even if you do take prophylactics, you should take care not to be bitten. To prevent mosquito bites, always use repellent on your skin and clothes, wear long trousers and shirts in the early morning and evenings and if possible, sleep under a mosquito net.

Tap water in towns and cities generally isn’t safe to drink so stick to bottled water. Safari lodges often have their own safe water supply or provide treated water.

There have been recent outbreaks of typhoid and cholera in different areas of Zimbabwe. To prevent getting sick, wash your hands or use hand sanitiser, always drink mineral, boiled or treated water and eat food that has been thoroughly cooked.


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Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)

day 1 to 2 to 3

Khwai Community Area | Botswana
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  • Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)
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day 4 to 5 to 6

Okavango Delta | Botswana
  • Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)
  • Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)
  • Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)
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  • Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)
  • Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)

day 7 to 8 to 9

Hwange National Park | Zimbabwe
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  • Wild Botswana and Zimbabwe Safari (10 days)
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