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Destination Information for Tanzania
The Tanzanian people are welcoming and friendly, and are keen to welcome you to a local meal, demonstrate a traditional dance and barter with you at the busy and bustling markets. There are more than 120 different ethnic groups and cultures in Tanzania, but the country is peaceful and safe, making it an appealing destination for visitors. Most tourists come for a safari holiday or to trek in the snow-capped mountainous region in the Northeast of the country. It’s also possible to arrange a cultural tour and experience the life of the locals, learning about Tanzanian customs and traditions around the country.
If you’re heading to the Serengeti or on a safari, huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo migrate during January and February, so you’re almost guaranteed an incredible view. Unfortunately, this is also the hottest time of year. For the most comfortable weather during the day and evenings, June to August at the end of the rainy season is preferable.
Additional Health Risks Information for Tanzania
Although the potential for yellow fever is low in Tanzania certification is essential if arriving from another high-risk country. We can help protect you against food and water borne illness such as hepatitis A and Typhoid and supply you with travellers’ diarrhoea packs. You will need be up to date with your tetanus. Other risks include rabies, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis and in some instances Cholera. Malaria is prevalent so please book and appointment to see which anti-malarial medication suits you best.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Serengeti National Park
Famous for its jaw-dropping annual migration of zebras and wildebeests. A must see spectacular visual delight, as you watch in wonder as they migrate on mass.
Located at nearly 6000 feet above sea level, it is the highest mountain in Africa and formed from an inactive volcano. It is very popular with trekkers and known for snow- capped mountain peak.
Home to over 3 hundred types of migratory birds and a multitude of large wildlife including elephants, giraffe and hippos. Best to view the diverse spectacle of its wildlife in the wet season.
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