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 Post subject: Re: Malaria
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:18 pm 
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Wow - at 80 pages, perhaps this forum needs to be subdivided now? Anyway, hope this is the right forum for my Q :-)

I have a reservation in Pretoriuskop end April/early May. Now I have been going to Kruger for 40 years and even did time there in the army so I am not particularly concerned about the malaria issue but I am going up with family that are incredibly nervous. They apparently know a few people that have had a run in with malaria in the park in the past few months and now want to postpone the reservation until winter. This is fine except that we have kids and well, the park is full in the July school holidays. There is still time to cancel the reservation without forfeit I think but before I take that sad (for me) step, my question is this: is malaria in the park any worse this year than in previous years? Has there been an increase in malaria cases attributed to KNP visits? I have heard about malaria issues up in Limpopo but read nothing in the news about heightened concerns in Kruger.


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 Post subject: Re: Malaria
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 4:41 pm 
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Hi GregH,

As far as I know the malaria is not worse in the park. I would suggest that your family take the necessary precautions as required. Your trip does fall towards the end of the high risk time and I would not postpone the trip at all unless you have member on board that is pregnant.
You can also call the Kruger malaria hotline on 082 234 1800 where they will give you up to date information.

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria
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Thanks PietSkiet,

I tried that number but I get a "the number you have dialled does not exist.."


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 Post subject: Re: Malaria
Unread postPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:26 pm 
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Hi GregH,

Apologies for that, I got the number from the info that was sent to me with my previous reservation. You can try the following number 083 900 8424. I tested the number and it does appear to be the right one

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 Post subject: Re: Malaria
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The decision must be yours, but we have been in Phalaborwa since November, and there seem to be very few mozzies around this year, than in previous ones.

Having said that of course, only one mozzie is needed to do the damage.

I would always recommend taking precautions. :thumbs_up:

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