Tanzania is the largest country in East Africa and is one of the oldest known inhabited areas on Earth with fossil remains dating back over two million years. A country of geographical extremes, Tanzania is home to the highest free standing mountain in the world (Mount Kilimanjaro) and one of the deepest lakes in the world - Lake Tanganyika. With Serengeti animals making this land their home for millions of years, this majestic land delights as one of the seven natural wonders of Africa.

Pre-travel Preparation Will Help Protect Your Health While You Are Away

Tanzania's geography brings unique challenges to travellers so consult a travel doctor prior to departure to assess your risks in relation to your medical history and travel plans as some diseases like meningitis have a peak season when the disease is more prevalent in parts of Tanzinia. Our doctors prescribe appropriate vaccination and medication that may minimise your risk of contracting potentially deadly diseases while you are away.

Altitude Sickness

Altitude illness, or acute mountain sickness (AMS), needs to be considered by the adventurous traveller planning to tackle Mt Kilimanjaro. Altitude illness affects many travellers visiting mountainous regions or undertaking high altitude treks, in some cases with very serious consequences. Medication can be used to facilitate the process of acclimatisation to the rarefied atmosphere at high altitudes. Before your departure, it is important to discuss your specific risk with a doctor that understands the effects of high altitude travel.

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Safe Eating and Drinking Practices

One of the great pleasures of travel is sampling the local cuisine. However, contaminated food and beverages are a common cause of traveller’s diarrhoea and other gastrointestinal illnesses. Safe eating and drinking practices are essential in minimising your risk of contracting traveller’s diarrhoea.

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