As long as you take the vaccinations and basic preventive measures, you are unlikely to suffer to most of the possible health hazards. Tanzania has an impressive selection of tropical diseases on offer; it’s more likely you will get a bout of diarrhoea or a cold.

Before you go:

  • Get a check up from your doctor if you have any medication or chronic illness, such as high blood pressure or asthma.
  • Organise spare contact lenses and glasses.
  • A pair of Sunglasses used to avoid dust.
  • Get a first aid and medical kit together.

Recommended vaccinations":

Regardless of destination, WHO recommends all travellers be covered for the following:

  • Diphtheria
  • Tetanus.
  • Measles.
  • Mumps
  • Polio.
  • Hepatitis B

Vaccinations recommended for Tanzania:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B
  • Rabies
  • Typhoid
  • Boosters for Tetanus, diphtheria and measles.
  • Yellow fever certificate.

Carry a medical and first aid kit with you, to help yourself in case of minor illness or injury.

Good medical care is available in Dar es Salaam and Arusha and in some mission stations. Pharmacy in major town is well stocked for commonly used items and rarely requires prescription.

Talk With our Travel expert


Receive instant day-by-day trip details designed just for you including rates, seasonal highlights, guest testimonials, photos & more!

Serac Adventure Social Wall

tailored just for you

Mount Kilimanjaro hike #seracadventure



Our local guides provide private tours tailored to your needs. Contact us today with any questions! Contact our guides today with your questions.

Get Our FREE Sustainable Travel Guide

Sign up today and get our Sustainable Travel Guide with easy tips on how you can become a more conscious traveler!

Subscribe to our newsletter