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Wear & Gear

HEALTH
Malaria is uncommon in our Shu’mata Camp as well as at Hatari Lodge. However, we still recommend the use of insect repellents. To be safe, we recommend you to use a Malaria-prophylaxis of your choice. Before coming to Tanzania, we recommend you to visit a dentist since qualifi ed dental care or treatment may prove unavailable. Medical care is available in the bigger cities (at a low standard). Nationwide, there is risk of diarrhea infection caused by unclean drinking water and food items, drinking from the tap and by handling dirty banknotes or even handshaking. Regular hand washing is advised! If you experience diarrhea please remember to replenish the loss of fluids by drinking large amounts of water. Medical bills must be settled immediately in cash. Refunds may be possible if covered by your personal insurance.

RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR MEDICAL TRAVEL KIT:
Insect repellant Mossiguard
Tick repellant: Zedan (especially from July to October)
Diarrhoea: Coal tablets, as a prophylactic we recommend
Tannacomp / Perenterol OR typhoid vaccination
Disinfection: Spray bandage
Pain relievers: Aspirin, Paracetamol, Ibuprofen
Antibiotics: Broad spectrum antibiotic
Bandages: Plasters, small bandages, elastic stretch bandage parture.

Please remember to use adequate sun protection even on cloudy days. Hatari is near the equator and the sun is almost straight above you so it is very strong.
Information on prophylactic health measures are constantly updated on www.travelmed.de. Please check for additional advice and information.

RECOMMENDED VACCINATIONS
There are currently no mandatory vaccinations for entry into Tanzania if you are flying directly from Europe. However, the following are advised:

  • Yellow fever
  • Hepatitis A&B
  • Typhoid (prophylactic prevention of Salmonella).

We strongly advise you to personally discuss your trip with an experienced physician four to six weeks prior to departure to cover all aspects of travel vaccinations.

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT
Equipment:

  • Sunglasses
  • Dust glasses (especially for contact lens wearers!)
  • Efficient binoculars (Leitz, Zeiss or Swarovski: 40x10)
  • Head torch/ flash light
  • Camera or the like
  • A very good digital camera with an extra USB stick/DVD
  • Plastic bags
  • Toiletries
  • Wet wipes

Clothing:

  • Windbreaker
  • Fleece jumper
  • Comfortable trekking shoes & sandals
  • Hat with wide brim to cover face & neck!
  • Bandanas
  • Shawl
  • Rubber shoes for showering (fl ip-fl ops)
  • Trekking pants
  • Light pants (cotton, linen)
  • T-Shirts
  • Light Jumpers