In order for you to have a safe and enjoyable trip it is important to take the right vaccinations for your African safari.
The first step is to consult your local doctor (General Practitioner) or Travel Clinic and advise them that you are travelling to Africa. Your GP / Travel Clinic will know and offer advice on vaccinations required for the countries you will visit.
Travelling into Africa there are two important vaccinations: yellow fever and malaria.
Yellow Fever is required by law for all travelers entering into Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania. Having travelled in a yellow fever area, you may be required to show proof of your yellow fever vaccination upon returning to your home country (this varies depending on your home country).
Malaria is prevalent throughout Southern and East Africa, which is considered a high-risk area. Malaria tablets can be taken either weekly or daily and will be prescribed by your local GP / Travel Clinic based on your personal medical history.
Your local GP / Travel clinic may also recommend either/or of the following vaccinations depending on the country to which you are travelling: Tetanus, Typhoid, Rabies, Polio, Hepatitis A and B and Meningitis.
If you are volunteering within rural areas you may need the following: Measles, Chicken Pox, Mumps & Rubella, Diptheria and Pertussis.
We recommend getting your vaccinations 4 to 6 weeks prior to your tour.