1. Yellow Fever Vaccination and Certification.
Tanzania requires proof of Yellow Fever immunization for visitors traveling from endemic countries, but it’s recommended that all travelers receive the vaccine to avoid entry complications upon arrival. Tanzania’s requirements for proof of Yellow Fever vaccination change frequently, and could delay or prevent travel plans of unvaccinated visitors from coming to fruition.
2. Anti-Malarial Medication and DEET-Containing Repellents.
As with travel to many African countries, the risk for contracting mosquito-borne illnesses during Tanzania travel is high. To avoid acquiring Malaria, be sure to pack anti-malarial medication, DEET mosquito repellents and mosquito nets recommended by your travel doctor. Long layers and long socks can help protect skin during daily activities, but should not be solely relied upon for Malaria prevention.
3. Eye Drops.
If you plan on spending extended time outdoors or exploring Tanzania’s national parks, make sure to pack a small bottle of quality eye drops to restore fluid that can be lost in dust and heat.
4. Travel Pack.
No matter your planned activities, a small day pack is essential when visiting Tanzania. Bottled water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, flashlights and binoculars quickly increase the poundage of your daily haul, but are items you’ll want to have on your person at all times. Investing in a small day pack will help you prevent the muscle strains that one-shoulder bags can cause, and are much more inclined to stand up to outdoor elements and strong weather conditions than purses and fanny packs.
5. Prescription Medication in Original Containers.
As with any travel, make sure you don’t leave home without prescription medications. Because of airline and customs restrictions, you’ll want to make sure they’re in their original containers and that the name on the bottle matches the name on your passport.
6. Anti-Diarrheal Medication and Oral Rehydration Solution.
To prevent spending your trip to Tanzania tucked away in the bathroom, make sure to pack a diarrhea hit and an oral rehydration solution recommended by your travel healthcare specialist. Foods your stomach is unfamiliar with and contaminated food and water are likely realities when traveling overseas, and can wreak havoc on your travel plans.
7. Neck Cord for Glasses.
Tanzania’s rural roads are often bumpy and dusty. Keep prescription glasses or sunglasses attached to neck cords to avoid losing or breaking them during travel or site-seeing in Tanzania.