Malaria In African Hunting Countries

Page Updated: Jan 2020

Information on recommended antimalarial drugs is from CDC Traveler's Health updated in 2019.

Check the maps showing malaria in African hunting countries. Some are partially free of malaria, so if you are hunting in or near a marginal area, it is recommended to still take precautions.

In all maps below:

  • red areas indicate substantial risk of malaria and antimalarials are recommended

  • dark pink areas indicate low risk and antimalarials are not usually recommended. However, they can be considered for certain travellers who may be at higher risk, for example travellers on longer stays in rural areas, visiting friends or relatives, those with specific medical conditions.

  • light pink areas indicate low to no risk of malaria - antimalarials usually not advised.

  • Note, the maps delineate the borders of the African countries and the malaria risks shown are a guide only. The risk of malaria also extends to the surrounding countries on each map.

Malaria In Benin

Benin Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >85%, P. ovale 5%–10%, P. vivax rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Botswana

Botswana Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: Present in the following subdistricts: Botete, Chobe (including Chobe National Park), Ngami, Okavango, and Tuteme. Also present in the following districts: Bobirwa, Northeast (including Francistown), Ghanzi, Mahalapaye, and Serowe Palapye. Rare cases in the districts of Kgalagadi North, Keneng West, and Southern. None in the city of Gaborone.
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum 90%, P. vivax 5%, P. ovale 5%.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Subdistricts of Botete, Chobe (including Chobe National Park), Ngami, Okavango, and Tuteme and districts or Bobirwa, Northeast (including Francistown), Ghanzi, Mahalapaye, and Serowe Palapye: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine. Areas with rare cases: None but avoid mosquitos.

Malaria In Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >80%, P. ovale 5%–10%, P. vivax rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Cameroon

Cameroon Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >85%, P. ovale 5%–10%, P. vivax rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Central African Republic

Central African Republic Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum 85%, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax 15% combined.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Ethiopia

Ethiopia Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All areas below 2500 m (8202 ft), except none in the city of Addis Ababa.
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum 60%–70%, P. vivax 30%–40%, P. malariae and P. ovale rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Mozambique

Mozambique Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >90%, P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Namibia

Namibia Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: Present in the regions of Kavango (East and West), Kunene, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozondjupa, and Zambezi. Rare cases in other parts of the country. No malaria in city of Windhoek.
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >90%; P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Kavango (East and West), Kunene, Ohangwena, Omusati, Oshana, Oshikoto, Otjozunupa, and Zambezi: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.4 Other parts of the country with rare cases: None but avoid mosquitos.

Malaria In South Africa

South Africa Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: Present along the border with Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Specifically in Mopani, Vhembe, and Waterberg district municipalities of Limpopo Province; Ehlanzeni district municipality in Mpumalanga Province; and Umknanyakude in Kwazulu-Natal Province. Present in Kruger National Park.
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum 90%, P. vivax 5%, P. ovale 5%.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Areas in Limpopo, Mpumalanga, and Kwazulu-Natal Provinces with malaria: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Tanzania

Tanzania Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All areas below 1800 m (5906 ft).
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >85%, P. ovale >10%, P. malariae and P. vivax rare.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Uganda

Uganda Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >85%; remainder P. malariae, P. ovale, and P. vivax.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Zambia

Zambia Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >90%, P. vivax up to 5%, P. ovale up to 5%.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

Malaria In Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe Malaria Map

  • Areas with malaria: All
  • Drug resistance: Chloroquine.
  • Malaria species: P. falciparum >90%, P. vivax up to 5%, P. ovale up to 5%.
  • Recommended chemoprophylaxis: Atovaquone-proguanil, doxycycline, mefloquine, or tafenoquine.

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