Yellow Fever vaccination is a requirement and you must have the Yellow fever vaccination certificate from home at least 10 days before arrival in Tanzania. The requirement is not all that strict anymore but it saves time to obtain the vaccination before traveling to Tanzania. Malaria prophylactic drugs should be taken before traveling.
Malaria prophylactic drugs should be taken before traveling. These are prescription drugs and you should therefore see your doctor before travelling. Note these pills are supposed to be taken a few days before your safari so allow enough time before booking your doctor appointment. Of course the best way to combat malaria is not to get bitten at all. A repellent with 30% Diethyltoluamide (DEET) worn in the evenings when the malarial anopheles mosquito is active should be effective in preventing bites.
Do not forget your sunscreen as the sun can get very strong during the day.
If you are planning to head to Tanzania from yellow fever infected country, you will need to carry a yellow fever vaccination certificate. However, it's advised to have the yellow fever vaccination before departure which will protect you for 10 years.
Occasionally, dengue fever pops up in Tanzania, particularly in Tanzania's largest and most populous city, Dar Es Salaam. Similar to mosquito-borne malaria, dengue fever causes excruciating muscle-joint pain and throws in a fever for that extra punch. You can get each strain of dengue fever only once, but there are 5 strains.
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Thank you so much for the amazing trips and for the interesting guides! We loved the vacation that we took last month. It was exactly as we imagined it, and even better! Again their attention to us and the ability to adjust, was remarkable! We highly recommend using Kilimanjaro Dreamers and will use them again on future adventures!!
Kilimanjaro Dreamers is a local safari tour operator based in Arusha, Tanzania. My wife and I went on our first Safari in July 2019, they are super-dependable and trustworthy. It feels really good to be putting money directly into the hands of local companies and not have fat margins skimmed off by middlemen. For me, this is really important.
It's our dream to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and submit on the top of Africa 5895m uhuru peak. We took 7 Days Machame route and it was the best route to climb Mount Kilimanjaro though most of us were never serious trekkers but yes, we had a common thing: Love for nature and trained for 3 months prior to this trip. It's the adventure of a lifetime. Kilimanjaro Dreamers really put their attention to details I can recommend them highly enough!
Thank you once again all at Kilimanjaro Expedition for the unforgettable days! Thomas Jonas for all info, fast responding and arranging. A save feeling to be picked up en brought back at the airport. Thomas, I’ve learned a lot about the country, Kilimanjaro, vegetation and the culture. You’re a great guide and person! Hillary, it was pleasure in the parcs driving around with you and to spot a diversity of beautiful animals so near.
We did the 7-day Lemosho trek and a 4-day safari. It was an absolutely amazing trip. Kilimanjaro Dreamers out did themselves with the best guides, chef and porters. Our guides, Jonas and Hillary, were extremely knowledgeable, professional, personable and capable. We really enjoyed getting to know them throughout the trip.
When it comes to trekking and safari, Tanzania really does have it all. It is the kind of place which experienced safari and trekking hands could easily visit for or five times, but it also makes for a fantastic first-time Safari.