Travel Vaccinations for Tanzania

Wherever you are travelling in the world, Travel Klinix can offer a wide range of travel vaccinations. If you are travelling to Tanzania, you often need additional travel vaccinations to protect yourself from infection

The travel vaccinations you need for Tanzania may depend on…

  • Which areas you will be visiting
  • The time of the year of your trip
  • What kind of activities you will be participating in
  • Your age and general health
  •  Your individual risk assessment

The table below is a general guide for travel vaccinations for Tanzania (see our price list)

VaccinationAll travellersMost travellersSome travellersRoute of transmissionVaccine coursePrice
Yellow FeverYesMosquitoesSingle dosePrice
MMRYesPerson to personCourse of twoPrice
Diptheria, Tetanus, PolioYesPerson to person, contamination of open wounds, contaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
Hepatitis AYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice
TyphoidYesContaminated food and waterSingle dosePrice
RabiesYesBites and scratches from animalsCourse of threePrice
Hepatitis BYesBlood products, contaminated needles, sexual intercourseCourse of threePrice
Japanese encephalitisNoNoNoMosquitoesCourse of twoPrice
TuberculosisYesPerson to personSingle dosePrice
CholeraYesContaminated food and waterCourse of twoPrice

Please be aware that information on this site does not constitute as medical advice and is merely for guidance. You should always seek specialist travel health advice before you travel.

Why Travel Klinix?

  • Consultant expertise: Travel Klinix is run by Dr Ravi Gowda, a consultant in infectious diseases and a specialist in tropical and travel medicine
  • Nursing excellence: Gemma Hicks is an experienced nursing sister having previously cared for patients with infections on a specialist ward
  • Unrivalled service: The only travel health clinic in the region with such expertise
  • Trust : You can therefore be reassured that you will receive the correct vaccinations for your trip and in a safe manner
  • Flexible appointments : We offer flexible same day, evening and weekend appointments
  • Accessible location with free parking
  • Professional and yet friendly service. See what our customers say:
  • Excellent personalised approach to travel ID protection. Highly recommended” – RK
  • “They are reassuring, calm, professional, friendly – I now feel ready to face any diseases the world cares to throw at me!” – SB

Who will be vaccinating you?

Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Dr Gowda, Consultant in Infectious Diseases
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister
Gemma Hicks, RGN, Nursing sister

Dr Gowda’s top tip for Tanzania

There are frequent outbreaks of cholera on mainland Tanzania including Dar Es Salaam. So you should protect you and family by ensuring you have access to safe drinking water and consider vaccination.

Those climbing Africa’s tallest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro at a height of 5895 metres, are potentially at risk of altitude sickness. Please ask for us advice on how you can protect yourself.


Risk of malaria in Tanzania

Map showing risk of malaria in Tanzania

Risk of malaria in Tanzania  

There is a high risk of malaria in all areas of Tanzania except above an altitude of 1800m. For specialist travel health advice call Travel Klinix

Recommended malaria tablets for Tanzania

It is important you are aware of the risk of malaria and avoid mosquito bites when travelling in Tanzania. You will require malaria tablets for travel to Tanzania. Please ask us for advice.

What is malaria?

Mosquitoes spread malaria by biting from dusk till dawn. It is a serious and potentially life threatening infection. You are at risk of malaria in most of the tropical regions of the world but most cases occur in Sub Saharan Africa. In 2015 there were 212 million malaria cases with an estimated 429,000 deaths. 90% of these cases and 92% of malaria deaths are in Africa.

Malaria symptoms

This can be anything but the most common malaria symptoms are fever, chills, headache and overwhelming body and muscle ache. If you experience any of these symptoms within 3 months of a travelling to a country where malaria occurs then you should contact your doctor urgently; diagnosis is quick and easy with a simple blood test. If you are diagnosed and treated promptly you should make a full recovery. If, however, you delay seeking help, malaria can be difficult to treat and you may become seriously ill.

Malaria prevention

You can prevent malaria in four, easy steps. The A, B, C, D of malaria prevention is easy to remember:

Awareness of the risk

Bite prevention (particularly at night time by use of repellent or nets)

Chemoprophylaxis (use of appropriate malaria prevention tablets)

Diagnosis (prompt diagnosis and treatment)


For more details on malaria see Advisory Committee on Malaria Prevention (ACMP) Guidelines

Yellow Fever

Yellow fever risk and vaccine certificate requirements for Tanzania

There is a risk of yellow fever transmission in some parts of this country. Please ask us for advice

Vaccine certificate requirements for Tanzania

Under International Health Regulations, a yellow fever vaccine certificate is required for travellers above the age 12 months arriving from countries with a risk yellow fever transmission or are in transit for more than 12 hours through an airport in a country where there is a risk of yellow fever transmission.

For more information, take a look at the World Health Organisation list of countries with risk of yellow fever

Additional travel health advice and risks for Tanzania

You are at risk of insect and tick borne diseases such as Rift Valley fever, West Nile virus African trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis and African tick bite fever. By avoiding insect bites, you can reduce the risk of these diseases.

Tanzania general information

Tanzania is most famous for its safaris on the Serengeti and climbers attempting to conquer Mount Kilimanjaro. Nevertheless, it draws travellers to other popular attractions such as the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Northern Tanzania with its vast volcanic crater and the big five game (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant)

Once you have seen the major sites on the mainland, you can explore Zanzibar town on Zanzibar island and unwind in the luxurious resorts in Zanzibar, a popular honeymoon destination.

Whatever you do, it is important that you travel safely and so we recommend you contact us for advice on vaccines.