Vaccoination and health

Visitors should have an International Certificate of Vaccination against Yellow Fever. These must be issued at least 10 days before departure. A Hepatitis A vaccination is recommended Where applicable, a booster for Tetanus-Diphtheria is also recommended. Please check with your local physician for your medical records.

Anti-malaria tablets are recommended to be taken a few days prior to arrival, during your stay and for a period after returning. Malaria is one of the largest health risks to visitors, and locals, and we strongly recommend all guests take the full, prescribed dosage of medication.

Stay bite-free. When it comes to biting insects, the two main culprits are mosquitoes and tsetse flies. Mosquitoes carry the risk of malaria, so in addition to taking malaria tablets, it’s wise to ensure you keep yourself covered when they are most active – once the sun goes down. Please also carry your anti-insects bites to smear especially at night and also make sure you put the mosquito net on before you sleep. All hotel bed must have one.

If you suffer from sensitive digestion you might wish to bring upset stomach medication such as Imodium or Kaopectate. Changes in food, water, etc. can cause minor upsets in some people and most over the counter medications are normally adequate.

It is always best to seek advice on immunisation well in advance, if possible around 6 weeks before departure.


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