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Malaria

Mafigeni Safari Lodge is situated in a Low Risk Malaria area, however, should you be considering traveling to Kruger National Park, we strongly advise you to consider getting malaria preventative tablets.  There are a number of medical options, including Malarone, Doxycyclin, Larium, Mephloquin.  Please consult with your travel doctor for the preventative best suited to you.

When traveling to Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia, it is essential to take malaria preventatives, as these countries fall into a high risk malaria area.

Yellow Fever Vaccination 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has revised the Yellow Fever vaccination recommendations for Africa. The South African Department of Health has subsequently issued a statement that all travelers from Zambia to South Africa, and travelers that have recently visited Zambia, will now require proof of yellow fever vaccination. Previously, this was not required.

All in-transit passengers between the two destinations, irrespective of the time period in transit, will also require proof of yellow fever vaccination.

HIV/AIDS

Please note that there is sadly a high prevalence of HIV in Africa and abstinence or safe sex is highly recommended.  There is no vaccination for HIV.

 

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