Tanzania Health & Vaccination


We advise that all clients have a medical checkup before attempting Kilimanjaro. This is especially relevant if you are above 40 years of age, or if you have had any conditions in the past that can limit your ability to trek.

It is highly recommended that you consult your Doctor about what immunizations are required for Tanzania.

The vaccinations below are given as a guideline only – always consult your own Doctor:

Immunizations – confirm primary courses and boosters are up to date as recommended for life in your country

Yellow fever certificate is required if entering from an infected area.

Other Vaccines sometimes advised (BUT Not Essential) – tuberculosis; meningococcal meningitis; hepatitis B; rabies; cholera. You must discuss your own particular needs and contra-indications to vaccines or tablets with your doctor or practice nurse.


Please make sure you have up to date anti-malarial advice from your doctor or practice nurse. Malaria prophylaxis is recommended.

Personal First Aid Kit

Adhesive dressing (plasters) and blister plasters, zinc oxide tape, antiseptic spray, diarrhea tabs, re-hydration sachets, paracetamol (No Ibuprofen if taking Diamox), any other personal medication.

Water purification/treatment:

For those traveling into remote areas or on the mountains (such as Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and other similar mountains) with no access to safe water/ bottled mineral water, it is highly recommended to bring water purification tablets or Chlorine dioxide droplets and ensure your water is properly treated before drinking.