One of the biggest concerns that travelers who are preparing for their first trip to Khao Sok have is whether or not there is a threat of malaria in the area. The good news up front for all people who come to Khao Sok National Park is that malaria is not a concern for guests who are planning a trip to Khao Sok. That is good news for tourists and locals alike, and the disease has been eliminated from the area for quite some time. Travelers can come to one of Thailand’s most beautiful attractions with the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their chances for exposure to malaria are almost non-existent.
While the disease is not present in the area, we still recommended that travelers bring some type of mosquito protection for their visit to Khao Sok in case mosquitoes are encountered. As we all know, mosquitoes can be a bit annoying when they are buzzing in your ear or they land on your skin. Khao Sok’s mosquitoes can be active after a rain storm or once the sun starts to set in the evening. At these two times in particular, you will be grateful that you decided to bring a bit of mosquito repellent with you on your trip to Khao Sok. While mosquitoes are not a major concern for those who are visiting the area, it is nice to have repellent or even a long-sleeved shirt to maximize your comfort.
Travelers to Khao Sok will have an amazing experience, and they will not need to worry about the threat of malaria while they are in this amazing area.