Health and Safety in Tanzania

Health and Safety in Tanzania

Vaccinations & Precautions

You should consult a medical practitioner for up to date advice about 8 weeks before you travel to check if you need any vaccinations. The National Travel Health Network and Centre in the UK also has information that you may find useful.

Current Regulations:

Yellow Fever:   You must have a vaccination and certificate if you’re arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever, this includes if you spent more than 12 hours in transit in a country with yellow fever risk. Regulations do sometimes change, so we recommend that you always check this information before booking.

Malaria:  Tanzania is a malaria area, and malaria prophylactics are strongly recommended. Other simple precautions are also advised such as using repellent and wearing long-sleeved tops and long-sleeved trousers when out and about at dawn and dusk, as this is when the mozzies are at their most active.

Others:  Recommended vaccines are Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Others that may be advised by your medical practitioner are Hepatitis B, Tetanus and Rabies.

Always seek professional medical advice with regard to vaccinations.

Health & Safety on Holiday

Health and safety on holiday is for a large part common sense. Follow local advice, heed your guide and don’t take risks. If you feel anxious or nervous in any way regarding your safety on an excursion or activity then make your feelings known, that way it can be resolved straight away. You should also let your local contact know (our in-country partner), and let us know on your return.


Whilst it may look cute and cuddly, the chances are it’s not. Always ensure you follow the instructions given by your guide. Try to stay calm and quiet should a situation should arise and avoid sudden movements. Animals aren’t usually interested in us unless we provoke or annoy them. Some lodges require you to sign indemnity forms before you go on activities. Don’t worry, this is standard procedure.