Do I need inoculations to visit Africa?
- Some countries we visit may require inoculations. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor or clinic for up to date medical travel information well before departure.
- Yellow Fever Certificate: It is compulsory to show a valid Yellow Fever Certificate if you are travelling to South Africa from a Yellow Fever endemic country.
- Entry into South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya, when travelling from the following countries (but not limited to) will require a Yellow Fever Certificate: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. This rule is also applicable to airport transits.
- If other countries not endemic to Yellow Fever have been visited (such as Botswana and Namibia), after visiting endemic countries such as Zambia and Malawi , then a Yellow Fever certificate will still be required on entry into South Africa.
- We recommend you contact your family physician, or your local travel clinic for the most up-to-date health information at least one month before departure. We also advise carrying a basic personal first-aid kit and some hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes. Travellers to Southern Africa should observe similar precautions to those taken elsewhere in Africa. Government run medical facilities are basic throughout these countries.
- Some tours enter malaria areas, and it is your responsibility to ensure you contact a medical professional well in advance of travel to obtain the recommended prophylactics.
- Please inform your adventure crew the moment some medical condition occurs whilst on tour, that may affect your wellbeing.