Health Advice

Discuss pertinent health issues with your doctor (in good time) prior to embarking on your African safari.

Make sure your childhood vaccinations are up to date

Different countries have different vaccine requirements. To find out more about vaccination requirements click here

Here are a few general guidelines:

Yellow Fever – Though the general rule is no vaccine is usually required unless you’re arriving within six days of leaving an infected region, several countries require vaccination certificates moest especially Uganda and Rwanda. For specific vaccination information for a given African region, click the appropriate link

  • East Africa
  • Southern Africa
  • Western Africa
  • Central Africa
  • Northern Africa

A malarial prophylactic course is highly recommended for all non-Africans. As usual confer with your physician/and or the nearest vaccination center for the most up-to-date requirements. For more details on malaria prevention click here

For many African countries AIDS / HIV are serious health issues. However for most travellers this should not be a major concern. The HIV virus is transmitted by the exchange of bodily fluids, therefore, as long as you practice the same sensible (cautionary) measures as you do back home you should be okay. For more information on HIV in Africa click here

Bilharzia – (schistomiasis)
This disease is caused by tiny waterborne parasites found in certain snail species. Prophylaxis (preventitive measures) is not available and the only option is treatment by drugs and injection. The condition is quite unpleasant so it is best not to swim or wade in rivers or streams. For more details on bilharzia click here