To take or not to take anti-malarial drugs
during your trip with Tailor Made Safaris
As we are not doctors, we cannot give you official advice and we must therefore suggest that you visit your local GP or travel clinic. They can advise you best, based on the areas that you will be travelling and the time of year that you are visiting. The map below gives you an idea of the presence of Malaria in Botswana.
You can hugely decrease your chances of contracting malaria by covering up after sunset, applying insect repellent that contain DEET and using a mosquito net at night. That said we recommend that you follow your travel clinics advise if they recommend the use of anti-malarial drugs for your trip.
During your trip or in the weeks following your trip if you experience any Malaria like symptoms present yourself to amedical clinic immediately and advise them that you have been in a malarial risk area. Malaria symptoms typically include - fever and influenza-like symptoms, including chills, and headache, these symptoms can disappear and return. In severe cases, seizures,
mental confusion, kidney failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, coma, and death may occur, so seeking medical assistance fast is essential. Malaria symptoms can develop as early as 7 days after initial exposure in a malaria-endemic area and as late as several months or more after departure.