Vaccinations

You must have an International Certificate with a Yellow Fever Vaccination stamp if crossing borders within East Africa.

Compulsory Inoculations:

Yellow Fever. Please refer to your GP or Immunization Clinic.

Strongly Recommended:

Diphtheria, Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Meningitis, Hepatitis A & B.

We also recommend:

  • A dental check-up prior to travelling.
  • That you know your blood group in case of emergency.
  • If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, that you make these known to your guide and your agent at the time of your booking.
  • You can also visit www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk for updates.

Medical Supplies:

Your Vehicle has a well-equipped medical kit, however all passengers must bring along their own personal first aid kits. Below is a list of some recommended items:

Band Aids/Bandages, Laxatives, Upset stomach remedy, Anti-diarrhea remedy, Paracetamol/Aspirin, Rehydration remedy, Antiseptic cream/powder, Sterile dressing, insect repellant (lots). Any relevant course of medications such as contraceptive pills.

Malaria:

Anti-malaria tablets are essential. Get professional advice from your GP or Travel Clinic about types of tablets, as resistant strains exist. These tablets may need to be taken at least 1 week before travelling to Africa, during your travels and sometimes for 4 weeks after leaving a malaria area. DO NOT forget to follow your prescribed routine. DO NOT CHANGE THE ROUTINE, once prescribed by your Doctor. As there is considerable resistance in parts of Africa, the only effective prevention is to NOT get bitten. Dusk till dawn is the time when mosquito’s bite therefore, always protect yourself with repellents and long clothing during this time. Malaria is the most common serious ailment that affects our clients; do not expose yourself to unnecessary risk.

Illness on Safari:

Should you feel unwell on safari please tell your crew member so they can arrange for you to visit the best health professional available.