Visitors to Tanzania should get the latest medical advice on inoculations and malaria prevention at least three weeks prior to departure. Visitors should note the following:

  • A malaria risk exists all year round, but more so in the lower coastal areas. You must obtain malaria prophylactics before entering Tanzania.
  • All visitors to Tanzania must have a valid yellow fever certificate. This certificate must be obtained no less than 10 days prior to travel.
  • Immunisation against polio, hepatitis A and B, tetanus, cholera and typhoid are recommended, particularly if you are travelling overland.
  • AIDS is a serious problem in Tanzania and the necessary precautions should be taken.

We recommend that all visitors take out medical insurance before visiting Tanzania. Please bring from home any specialised medication you require.


Water is of variable quality and we advise that visitors drink only boiled or bottled water. This is available at most hotels and lodges. Do not use ice cubes unless these are made with bottled or previously boiled water.

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