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Monday, April 27, 2009

Which anti-malaria prophylactic should I take on Safari?

Parts of southern Africa are malaria areas and you should therefore consider taking precaution on your trip. We are not medical experts at ROAR Africa so we advise you to consult your doctor. What follows (click the picture) is some advice from Getaway magazine for your consideration.

Personally I try to avoid being bitten by being vigilant with mosquito repellent, mosquito nets (provided at most lodges) and loose long clothing. As the article recommends you should remain aware after your return home. Your local doctor may not be looking for or immediately recognize the symptoms if he or she does not know you were in a Malaria area.

Note that not all areas are malaria areas. Most of South Africa, Namibia and southern Botswana are malaria free. We can therefore create a trip including a safari in malaria-free areas if you prefer. Call us if you have any concerns.

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Blogger Kimberly said...

It really feels good to have a round trip provided that the place is malaria free.

I have a friend who had a trip and after a few days she became sick. She also found out that she had malaria through the use of elisa kits. It identifies anti bodies as well as many substances in our body.

Thank God, She knew it early until it became severe.

December 5, 2009 at 1:17 AM  
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