Malaria-free safaris, tours & holidays
Malaria-free safaris, tours & holidays
There are certain places in Africa where it is possible to enjoy a wonderful wildlife safari without the worry of malariaMalaria-free safaris, tours & holidays available in Namibia, South Africa
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There are certain places in Africa where it is possible to enjoy a wonderful wildlife safari without the worry of malaria
Although there are many preventative measures you can use when visiting malaria areas in Africa, the best way to avoid malaria is to visit a destination that is free from the disease completely. There are a few such places on the continent where you don't need to worry about taking pills and are better geared towards families.
Popular Malaria-free safaris in Africa
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
From Sun City's hedonistic pleasures to the majesty of nature at Madikwe Game Reserve, this journey combines the best of two very different worlds
From the famous Sossusvlei, quaint Swakopmund, historical Damaraland and on towards Etosa National Park, this road trip through Namibia is an authentic and different take on a safari...
Drive yourself through the majestic landscapes of Namibia en-route to Etosha and spend your days searching for, and finding the wildlife that Etosha is known for
Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel at Sossusvlei's high red dunes glowing in the early morning light
Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness
Summit two of Tanzania's iconic mountain ranges in under two weeks
Experience Sossusvlei's red dunes glowing in the early morning light, find desert-adapted elephant in Damaraland and meet the Himba nomads in Namibia's far north-west
This is a great adventure, travelling up the West Coast of South Africa and visiting iconic destinations in southern Namibia
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The Eastern Cape in South Africa is a malaria-free zone with a number of spectacular wildlife destinations. It's an obvious add-on if you're travelling up the southern coast and time doesn't allow you to head further north.
Madikwe Game Reserve is another area we recommend for malaria-free safaris. A quick hour's flight from Johannesburg, Madikwe offers Big Five viewing and is also well-known for its incredible African Wild Dog sightings. The lodges on the reserve are varied in terms of budgets, so theres something to suit everyone.
You will find that Madikwe and Eastern Cape lodges are especially geared towards families with children of all ages.
Know before you go
Roughly half of the world’s population is at risk of Malaria.
Children under the age of 5 have a higher chance of contracting Malaria.
Improved methods on malaria control and prevention have ensured that the mortality rate for malaria cases has dropped significantly since the year 2000.
It is believed from the year 2000 to 2015 children sleeping under long-lasting insecticidal nets increased from 2% to 68% thus helping prevent malaria related casualties amongst infants and adolescents.
For more information related to malaria worldwide and in Africa, consult this webpage about useful facts about the disease.
When to go
The eastern cape of South Africa and the Madikwe Game Reserve are malaria free zones so naturally one wouldn’t have to worry about a specific time of year when visiting these areas.
However in a lot of other parts of South Africa malaria can be an issue and it’s advised that you consider changing your travel time to avoid this.
The cooler drier months are the best time to avoid malaria, so do your research beforehand to find out when is a suitable time to travel to avoid this, countries will differ. You can also ask one of our consultants for advice on when would be a good time to travel to avoid malaria.
What to pack
Long sleeve t-shirts and pants, trousers or jeans
Malaria medication, also consult a doctor on the correct medication as it differs from country to country.
Portable mosquito net
Weather and Climate
Mosquitos thrive on wet, humid and hot climates so it’s best to avoid these kinds of weather conditions if you know you are going to be venturing into malaria ridden areas. The best advice would be do the research beforehand or consult a Discover Africa sales consultant today for sound advice.
Safari / Holiday Styles
Eastern Cape of South Africa malaria free safaris
Madikwe Game Reserve
Beaches of Mauritius and the Seychelles are also said to be malaria free areas.
Cities within South Africa are also generally malaria free.
Where to stay
The game lodges of the Eastern Cape are all free from malaria, also most safari lodges or game reserves around Africa will do their best to give concrete information on how to prevent malaria and many will be equipped with facilities such as mosquito nets. However you can also get sound advice from one of our sales consultants on this matter.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Malaria-free safaris in Africa
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Reviews on our Malaria-free safaris in Africa
This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…
Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…
Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.
Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…
I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…
Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…