Health care in Tanzania

While travel in Africa inevitably involves a small element of health risk, and there is always an outside chance that you might contract malaria, tick bite fever, bilharzia or typhoid, the chances of actually getting sick in Tanzania are relatively slim provided you take care to avoid getting bitten and make sure to get the recommended vaccinations and prophylaxis before you travel.

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In the unfortunate event you find yourself in need of urgent medical care, Arusha Medevac is the only air ambulance service based in Tanzania, providing high-level air evacuation and specialised medical air transport service out of Arusha Airport. AMREF Flying Doctors is another reliable medevac option, operating out of Nairobi. Steer clear of the overcrowded and under-resourced government hospitals. Tanzania has a number of decent private hospitals and healthcare facilities, but for serious medical emergencies you should medevac to Nairobi where you will find East Africa’s premier healthcare facilities, including Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital.

The Tanzanian landscape during the green. lush season


Popular Tanzania Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

February Calving Season Safari in Tanzania

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Tanzania June/July Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

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Gorillas

Rwanda gorillas and the migration, both sides of the Mara River

Enjoy two of Africa's most magnificent wildlife…

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari with HerdTracker

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9-day HerdTracker June/July great migration safari

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Game viewing

The Migration - calving season January to March

This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the…

Tanzania July/October Great Migration safari with HerdTracker

The wildebeest migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonder of…

The Serengeti on foot

There's no better way to get close to nature and feel alive…

Tanzania wildebeest migration safari

This tour is designed to allow maximum exposure to the Great…

Serengeti Wildebeests in Kenya

Wildlife and culture – the perfect balance

Balance Tanzania's wildlife highlights, such as the Serengeti…


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