Rains indeed usually coincide with the advent of Spring - or, they are supposed to: these days, with the global repositioning of weather processes, it is difficult to accurately predict when the rains will start in Kruger after winter. However, the area is in a wet cycle, so there may be significant rains a few weeks prior. Traditionally, the higher-risk season (which now is known as the moderate-risk reason - great news for everyone) in the area begins on the 1st of September and lasts until the 31st May each year. Earlier or later rains may affect the number of malaria-carrying mosquitoes and their life spans, but it is prudent to use the recommendations as is.
Disclaimer: My recommendations here - though based on some experience and some drug, and other, knowledge - are not absolute, and further consultation with suitable health-care professionals is suggested before a final decision is taken on whether to enter a malarial area, what prophylaxis to use, and any general factors and limitations that need to be taken into account. Furthermore, I only advise based on what information is given by the person(s) entering the malarial area, but I have no control on the information given to me, and so such information could possibly be incomplete or misleading. Moreover, people vary subjectively as to how they metabolise, and react to, drugs and other substances, which further accentuates that my suggestions here are only general suggestions, and therefore not to be taken as pertaining to every person alike.
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