The risk of malaria is understandably a big concern when planning a safari adventure in Africa. Although the disease can be easily avoided by taking antimalarial medication, this may not be possible for everybody and many would prefer to simply steer clear of malaria zones altogether.
Thankfully, there are plenty of options available if you don’t want to miss out on the famous Big Five. South Africa offers world-class safaris and spectacular landscapes, all without the worry of taking malaria pills. It's a great option for those travelling with children, who are pregnant or elderly, or for other reasons are unable to take antimalarials.
So to help you plan your perfect safari, here’s our selection of recommended reserves, parks and lodges, where you can enjoy a malaria-free wildlife experience with peace of mind.