Top Health and Travel Tips

  • Get Travel Insurance for Tanzania and Kenya & check that the cover is appropriate for all your Travel.
  • Check what vaccinations you need at least 6 weeks before you go & consider whether you need to take extra health precautions.
  • Get a good travel guidebook and get to know your destinations and local laws & customs.
  • Ensure you have a valid passport and the necessary Visas.
  • Make copies of your passport & any visa pages, insurance policy plus 24-hour emergency number & ticket details. Leave these copies, itinerary & contact details with family & friends.

Specific Health Issues:

All travelers should visit either their personal physician or a travel health clinic 4-8 weeks before departure.

Malaria: Malaria A Prophylaxis with Lariam (mefloquine), Malarone (atovaquone/proguanil), or doxycycline is recommended for all areas at altitudes less than 1800 m.


Polio : One-time booster recommended for any adult traveler who completed the childhood series but never had polio vaccine as an adult

Yellow fever : Recommended for travelers arriving from a yellow-fever-infected country

Hepatitis A : Recommended for all travelers

Typhoid : Recommended for all travelers

Hepatitis B : Recommended for all travelers

Rabies : For travelers spending a lot of time outdoors, or at high risk for animal bites, or involved in any activities that might bring them into direct contact with bats

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) : Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given

Tetanus-diphtheria : Revaccination recommended every 10 years

It is recommended that you consult your local doctor for clarification on all health related issues before you commence your journey.