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Health Matters and Vaccination for Tourist

Published on Fri - 4th May 2018


As diverse as its wildlife, Tanzania unfortunately has a diversity of health issues too. Don't get taken down by illness or injury while traveling. Here's the information you need to stay safe and healthy.

We recommending carrying a travel first aid kit which contains the basics plus extras such as bandages, anti-malaria’s, anti-gastro tablets etc. that way you can start to treat any potential health issue before seeking medical assistance.

Bring any medications you may need with you along with a doctor's letter outlining what they are for to save wasting your holiday time finding them while traveling. Pharmacies in major cities tend to have good supplies but can have medications with short and past expiry dates or the quality is not to western standards so check you before buy.

The following vaccinations are recommended for travelers heading to Tanzania:
•    Routine vaccinations: measles, mumps, rubella, polio, adult diphtheria and tetanus
•    Hepatitis A
•    Hepatitis B
•    Typhoid
•    Cholera

•    Rabies (If you are planning to interact with animals on your trip or participating in outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and other adventure travel activities.

As long as you stay up-to-date with your vaccinations and take basic preventive measures, you’re unlikely to succumb to most of the possible health hazards. While Tanzania has an impressive selection of tropical diseases on offer, it’s more likely you’ll get a bout of diarrhea or a cold than a more exotic malady. The main exception to this is malaria, which is a real risk throughout much of the country.

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