Vaccinations for Tanzania
We are aware that it is believed by many that the mercury-
While there is no requirement to have any vaccinations unless the climber will have recently visited a Yellow Fever risk zone prior to entry, the following vaccinations are commonly advised by UK GPs and are best administered when detailed below. The list of recommended vaccinations for East African travel is updated regularly by the WHO. Your local healthcare practice will usually have an up to date list. Please consult them.
- Yellow fever 10 days before travel
- Typhoid 10 days before travel
- Hepatitis A 2 weeks before travel
- Diphtheria 3 months before travel
As from June 2008 an International Certificate of Vaccination for Yellow Fever is now an administrative requirement for entry to Tanzania. Immigration officials are currently being trained to insist on proof of this vaccination.
malarial Prophylaxis for Tanzania
Areas below 1,800m altitude are considered chloroquine-
We strongly recommend that if you opt for Larium you plan your dosage start date very carefully. Side effects are at their worst during the day that follows the evening on which the weekly dose is taken. Day two of the ascent, you’ll have just slept at 3,000m and will be climbing to 3,700m. 75% of people on this day will suffer very mild symptoms of AMS. If your Larium dosage day happens to have fallen on the previous day, it will be difficult differentiating between what might be Larium side-
The course of treatment for Larium should begin 3 weeks before potential exposure to the Anophelesmosquito. A prescription is required. 10 tablets should cost around £25.
Please note that taking anti-
If a climber decides not to take anti-
The incidence of malaria amongst those visiting Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro is very low. People at greatest risk are those who spend time in densely populated areas of Arusha. Around 3 or 4 of our guides will usually contract malaria annually. Beyond having to forfeit no more than a single climb in order to convalesce, contracting malaria is not regarded as a serious matter as diagnoses are generally swift and accurate and the drugs prescribed effective.