It has been determined by my allergists that I should not take anti-malaria meds because of adverse reactions. I want to go to Africa on safari and understand there are places where the meds would not be required.(also an Amazon cruise) Anyone done this?
I went to various safaris without any malaria medicine. I have visited 24 African countries in the last 2 years and no problem with malaria.
Malaria is bad, dangerous and does happen, but if you live and travel in Africa you cannot keep taking drugs. If you travel and start to feel bad, go to a doctor ASAP and get tested and treated.
In my 2 years in Africa, I know people who had malaria and were treated very efficiently and I heard of people who had problems and all of them had been felling bad and did not go to a doctor.
In the safari areas, use insect repelent and avoid being outside at sunset. If you are very worried, use long slives and trousers. about 4 years ago