gonup wrote:i'm headed to climb kilimanjaro in about a month. though the mt itself isn't a major concern for malaria, i'll be spending plenty of time exploring in more risky areas. my question is: what malaria prophylaxis is the best, or has anyone used. i've noticed that many of the side effects of some of the meds are the same as altitude sickness and, i it's possible, i'd sure like to be able to distinguish if my ailments are from the pills or the altitude.
i'd appreciate your help. thanks
I realize this is an old thread, but for anyone searching, I used doxycyclene when I was in Africa and experienced zero side effects. Make sure to get a Primaquine shot when you get back to the States to flush any remaining malaria out of the liver.