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Health Requirements

What vaccinations do I require?

At present the only vaccination that is required for entry into Tanzania is yellow fever and it must be presented on arrival at the airport in Tanzania. However, it is always sensible before travelling to any new destination to consult your local physician to discuss what precautions you need to take to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safe holiday. SafariHQ recommends that you speak to your local physician or travel doctor specialist to ensure that you have the correct protection for your trip to Africa.

Do I need malaria prophylactics?

Malaria is endemic in Tanzania. SafariHQ recommends that you consult your local physician or travel doctor specialist before travelling. There are many malaria prophylactics available on the market, your family doctor can discuss the one that is most suitable for your needs.

Should I bring a first aid kit?

Its always advisable to bring along a first aid kit whilst travelling in Africa. This greatly depends on the type of holiday you are looking to embark on whilst in Africa and of course how adventurous you are.  However you should consider bringing some basic medications with you to minimise  disturbance to your holiday.

SafariHQ recommends the following:-

  • Malaria Prophylaxis
  • Medication to combat diarrhoea
  • Anti nausea medicine
  • Antihistamine – for insect bites or mild allergies
  • Eye Drops
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Broad Spectrum antibiotic
  • Headache tablets
  • Band aids
  • Compression bandage
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect Repellent – Preferably containing DEET.

Can I drink the water in Tanzania?

Drinking the water in Tanzania is not recommended, however bottled water is provided by SafariHQ on all safari adventures.