Health tips

Tanzania health-tips


Risk of malaria exists in most African countries, except for Lesotho and South Africa. Certain anti-malaria medication is not effective in some of the African nations. Prescribed anti-malaria medication is taken 2 weeks before leaving home, while on safari in Africa, and continues 2 weeks after returning home. Mefloquine hydrochloride tablets are prescribed - one anti-malaria pill weekly for 6 weeks. Consult an overseas travel medicine physician, or personal physician for the most current health recommendations for travel within Africa.

Yellow fever

Yellow fever inoculation is required if one enters Tanzania and Kenya from a yellow fever prone country (India, Kenya, etc.). If you arrive in East Africa from the USA and/or Western Europe, yellow fever inoculation is NOT required. Hepatitis A (food and water), and Hepatitis B inoculations, booster shots for tetnus, polio, and other childhood vaccines are recommended.


From dusk to dawn, use a strong Deet infused insect repellent; wear long sleeve shirts, long pants, closed toe shoes (not sandals); and use mosquito netting to prevent insect bites. The high altitude (7,500 feet/2,300 meters) of Ngorongoro Crater causes temperatures too cold for mosquitoes.

Bottled water

Avoid dehydration by drinking lots of bottled water. The dust dries out the eyes, throat and mouth. Arrange with the safari operator for bottled water in the 4WD safari vehicle and the lodging accommodations.

It is a dedicated team of enthousiastic people who feel a passion for the land and who want to share it with you.

We are very serious about our safaris. All are staff members are experienced and qualified wildlife guides. They have a lot of knowledge and they know the areas like the back of their hands.