The first rule of malaria prevention is to avoid being bitten; that way, you will not contract malaria. The Female Anopheles Mosquito (the exclusive carrier and culprit) can bite at any time of day but is usually most active at dawn and dusk.

The Kruger National Park is one of two South African National Parks situated in malaria-risk areas. The other park is Mapungubwe National Park. It is important to note that the risk of malaria in both of these parks is usually low. The SA Minister of Health identifies the window for malaria season between September and May.

Malaria precautions include:

  • consulting with your physician on the use of prophylaxes and vaccinations.
  • the use of repellents on the skin.
  • wearing a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and a hat when outside.
  • keep window gauzes, and doors closed at all times and ensure that the chalets’ air-conditioners are fully functional.

Please note: With Go Touch Down, only one of our Safari Tours visits the Kruger National Park, and only for a one-day excursion between 9am and 3pm.