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Do I have to worry abt malaria in Cape Town or just the safari???

Do I have to worry abt malaria in Cape Town or just the safari???

Jan 4th, 2006, 07:48 PM
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Do I have to worry abt malaria in Cape Town or just the safari???

TIA..too lazy to look it up on the CDC.
Dr_Andrea is offline  
Jan 4th, 2006, 08:56 PM
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Just on the safari. Stop worrying now and enjoy the wonderful trip you have planned!
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Jan 4th, 2006, 10:11 PM
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It also depends where you are going to "safari". For the "malaria risk map" (and lot's of other info on that site), see


As you wil see, it is only the far NE part of the country that is affected. That includes the Kruger Park and surrounding area, and the northern KwaZulu-Natal parks.
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Jan 4th, 2006, 10:15 PM
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Apologies for perhaps being pedantic, but I really hate it when people use unnecessary apostrophes. So I've gotta correct my "lot's" in my last post. That should of course be "lots".
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Jan 5th, 2006, 06:55 AM
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Dont have or recall the order of your safari, but if doing CPT first, then you don't need malaria meds. If then doing Kruger or other malaria risk areas you should commence (assume you'll be taking Malarone) the meds, 2-days prior arriving at Kruger, while in Kruger or other malaria areas and for 7-days after leaving these areas. By now you may be on a beach relaxing or home.

If doing CPT after Kruger or other malaria risk areas, you again have to commence taking pills 2-days prior arriving Kruger, while here and for 7-days after. If these 7-days include CPT, so be it - you need to take the last 7-pills.

Take the pills, same time daily, preferrably in the morning with dairy - milk, yougurt, cheese... definitely with food. You should be fine.
Jan 5th, 2006, 08:51 AM
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would plain yogurt typically be available at lodges/camps in TZ?
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Jan 6th, 2006, 08:54 PM
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Come ON !!!
This is paradise ! let your senses ENJOY ! i never eat bacon 4 breakfast at home but must not miss it on Safari... & the 17 different kinds of CarboHydrates at lunch we sacrifice for our brain's JOY center ...
Health food? only when we return to hell
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Jan 7th, 2006, 05:47 AM
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bat -

Rarely, anywhere that I've traveled, have I not found plain yougurt from breakfast buffets. And definitely, individual packaged cups of yougurt (most flavored, but also plain).

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