Tanzania has a tropical climate and most visitors are not accustomed to this kind of climate. It is therefore advisable to take a few health precautions when travelling to make sure that your trip goes comfortably as planned. Consult your doctor for medical advice on the kind of drugs, vaccinations and insect repellents you may require for your safari.
Vaccinations & Medications – Yellow Fever vaccination is no longer officially required when entering Tanzania, unless you are arriving from an area infected with the fever in which case a Certificate of Inoculation against Yellow Fever is required on arrival. Other vaccinations that might be considered before you travel include Typhoid and Hepatitis; anti-malaria medications; mosquito and insect repellants.
It is absolutely essential that all visitors carry some form of medical insurance to cater for any eventualities. There are Flying Doctor services in Tanzania in the event of a medical emergency. Drinking Water – It is advisable to drink bottled water when travelling through Tanzania. There are numerous brands of bottled water that are widely available and served in all restaurants and lodges.
There are no compulsory vaccinations required for entry to Tanzania unless you are arriving from an area infected with Yellow Fever, in which case a Certificate of Inoculation against Yellow Fever is required. Visitors coming from other countries in Africa where Yellow Fever may occur require a Yellow Fever certificate.