The market for malaria-free safaris has grown rapidly in the last few years, particularly in South Africa. While this does close down on geographical options, it offers the opportunity for those for whom the taking of prophylactics is a medical and / or cultural impossibility to go on safari. The cause of malaria, the microscopic parasite Plasmodium, cannot survive at certain altitudes / temperatures, meaning that mosquitoes found at these heights do not carry the parasite.
The malaria-free safaris on our portfolio include South Africa’s Madikwe Game Reserve, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, the Waterberg and Cape Town; Kenya’s Laikipia; Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Moremi and the Kalahari; Namibia’s Skeleton Coast and NamibRand; and Ethiopia’s Omo Valley.
The range and quality of safaris on offer means that while a typically east African beach holiday is not an option, every other style of safari is, from the high density wildlife trips on offer in northern Botswana to the desert safaris of the Kalahari to the urbane delights of Cape Town and its surrounding environs.
For a more in-depth look at what we offer by way of malaria-free safaris, please do link through to our other styles of safari.