Recall the old adage ‘health is wealth”? It rings particularly true when on a safari or a holiday. Your health and safety is compromised and out goes your chance of a dream safari and shot at some real adventure. Now that’s not a particularly uplifting thought, is it? Worry not. Follow our lead and secure your memorable safari. Adhering to the following precautions and procedures can reduce your risks and accord to good protection. To begin with – A comprehensive and travel and health insurance is a must.

The climate in Tanzania is warm and humid and is conducive for a host of tropical diseases. Get the mandatory and required shots before you undertake the trip.

Vaccination guide

Be a responsible tourist and get all the necessary and mandatory vaccinations

Vaccines recommended by WHO-

Diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis; Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR); Hepatitis A; Polio; Typhoid

Boosters for tetanus, diphtheria, and measles are recommended if already vaccinated

Mandatory vaccines-  Rabies, Influenza, Cholera, Hepatitis B.

Malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent throughout Tanzania. Carry anti-malaria tablets and take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes. The prophylactic regime should be taken without missing doses. Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers in evenings and utilize mosquito nets.

Avoid drinking tap water and ice in drinks. Use bottled or filtered water to drink and brush. Carry water purification tablets,

Do not bathe in rivers or lakes – there is a significant danger from wildlife as well as water-borne diseases such as bilharzia.

On the safari

Always follow your driver or guide’s advice when on a safari or around wildlife.

Don’t venture out on your own in the safari

Don’t annoy, provoke or attract the attention of any wild animal. They are called wild for a reason.

Steer clear of Hippos and have your boots on a walking safari

Broad rimmed hat, good quality sunglasses and sunblock lotion chapstick with SPF to protect yourself from sunburns and sunstrokes

General safety tips

Be discreet with cash, and expensive jewellery

Don’t venture to dark alleys or deserted suburbs on your own after dark

The roads are bad and self-driving can be risky, especially after dark. Mugging and carjacking are not unheard of