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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 malaria 

Malaria-free safaris, tours & holidays available in Namibia, South Africa

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

Scenery

Namibia's Sossusvlei, Damaraland and Kunene Luxury Safari (7 days)

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

per person

7 days

Aerial View of Sun City

Sun City and Madikwe Family Safari (6 days)

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

per person

6 days

Red dunes

Short and Sweet Sossusvlei Sojourn (5 days)

Reconnect with nature in Namibia's southern desert and marvel at Sossusvlei's high red dunes glowing in the early morning light

per person

5 days

Etosha National Park Road Trip Adventure (8 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Etosha National Park Road Trip Adventure (8 days)

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

per person

8 days

Unforgettable Namibia Safari Adventure (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Unforgettable Namibia Safari Adventure (11 days)

Namibia is an ideal destination for travellers seeking an unforgettable African experience in a uniquely beautiful untamed wilderness

per person

11 days

South Africa to Namibia Classic 4x4 Self-Drive Adventure (11 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

South Africa to Namibia Classic 4x4 Self-Drive Adventure (11 days)

This is a great adventure, travelling up the West Coast of South Africa and visiting iconic destinations in southern Namibia

per person

11 days

Northern Namibia Camping Road Trip (15 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Northern Namibia Camping Road Trip (15 days)

An adventure that encompasses areas like the Central Highlands of Namibia, Etosha National Park and Damaraland

Price on request

per person

15 days

Mountain View

Two Peak Challenge: Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro (13 days)

Summit two of Tanzania's iconic mountain ranges in under two weeks

per person

13 days

More on Malaria-free safaris in Africa

Introduction

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

Insect repellent

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.

Our Recommended Accommodation

Mowani Mountain Camp - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Mowani Mountain Camp, Twyfelfontein

Mowani Mountain Camp offers luxury tented accommodation with magnificent desert views. Open air en-suite bathrooms and private decks give you…


Onguma Tented Camp - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Onguma Tented Camp, Onguma Game Reserve

In the local Herero language, Onguma means, "the place you don't want to leave." With a stunning main building and seven tents providing…


Erongo Wilderness Lodge - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Erongo Wilderness Lodge,Omaruru

There is a special wilderness area, encircled by the Erongo Mountains,where the desert, mountain, and bushveld ecosystems combine. Here, in a…


Villa Mushara Outside Lounge in Etosha National Park, Namibia

Villa Mushara

Villa Mushara is situated a mere 8 kilometers from the Von Lindequist gate of the world famous Etosha National Park, thus allowing the best…


Frequently Asked Questions about Malaria-free safaris in Africa

What is the minimum age for children to get Malaria?

Children under the age of five are advised not to travel to areas at high risk of malaria. Complications and death due to malaria are high among children, pregnant women and people with compromised immune systems. Mefloquine is prescribed… go there.

When is the best time to visit Shamwari Game Reserve?

Wildlife viewing in Shamwari Game Game Reserve is good throughout the year. However, the best wildlife viewing is during the driest winter months of June to September. The lack of water in the bush drives animals to open water sources -… go there.

How does the weather influence a safari?

While a safari holiday can be at any time of year, it is worth noting that seasonality will impact the type of experience you’re likely to have as well as the cost of your safari. During the dry season, the wildlife tends to congregate… go there.

What is a typical day on safari like?

Life on safari has a rhythm of its own, largely dictated by the animal's movements. Generally, the most rewarding times for game viewing is in the cooler early mornings and also late in the afternoons when the animals are most active. A… go there.

Will I be able to use my smartphone during my safari?

Wi-Fi is the best option when planning on using your smartphone during your African safari. Using apps such as Skype for Android and iOS, Viber for Android and iOS as well as Google Hangouts for Android is the best way to stay in touch with… go there.

What happens if the weather affects my hot air balloon safari?

If the weather causes unforeseen problems on the day of your hot air balloon safari, we will try to move it to another day or you will be refunded. go there.

What research should one do when thinking of travelling through Africa?

Africa for centuries has captured the imagination of explorers hence there really is a lot of information out there available on the continent from guide books to novels. go there.

What kinds of animals will I see on safari?

Whether you are in the Southern or East Africa you will generally be able to see the big five. The difference really comes in when considering antelope as they are based on your chosen location. go there.

What vaccinations should I get?

This is all dependant on the countries that you will be visitng and due to the status of certain vaccinations changing at times, please consult our experts before getting vaccines. go there.

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