Wear & Gear

HEALTH
Hatari Lodge is located at an elevation of 1600m, in an all year round green environment, making the risk of malaria very low. Malaria is also uncommon in our Shu’mata Camp however, we still recommend the use of insect repellents. To be safe, we also recommend the use of a Malaria prophylaxis. Before coming to Tanzania, we recommend you to visit a dentist since qualified dental care or treatment may prove unavailable. Medical care is available in the bigger cities but at a low standard. Nationwide, there is a risk of diarrhoea infection caused by unclean drinking water and food items, drinking from the tap and by handling dirty bank notes or even handshaking. Regular hand washing is therefore advised. If at any stage you experience diarrhoea, remember to replenish the loss of fluids by drinking large quantities of water to avoid any further risk of dehydration. Any medical bills must be settled immediately in cash. Refunds may be possible if covered by your personal insurance.

RECOMMENDATIONS 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
Desinfection: Spray bandage
Pain relief: 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 (flip-flops)
  • Trekking pants
  • Light pants (cotton, linen)
  • T-Shirts
  • Light Jumpers