We will be arriving in Windhoek on 5/19 for a 12 day visit with our son who is a Peace Corp volunteer. We will be going to Sossusvlei, Okonjima, Etosha and Otijwarongo. We have been prescribed Mefloquine as a Malaria preventative but the potential side effects are very scary. Has anyone had any experience with Mefloquine (also known as Larium)?
Are Malaria and Thyphoid Fever a real concern in Namibia especially in May as this is the start of the cooler season? Is DEET enough to keep the mosquitos at bay? Our son states he is not currently taking any malaria medication and that the water is safe.