Tanzania has both public and private hospitals.When visiting Tanzania it’s advisable to get travel insurance from your home country.The private hospitals are both modern & clean.For specialised services like dentists, gynaecologists, optical etc it’s advisable to get them from the major towns.As well please note that most of the major hospitals operate on a 24-hour service.
Hindu Mandal Hospital +255 51 110237/110428.
Agha Khan Hospital +255 51 114096
When visiting Tanzania the following you need to have an international certificate showing proof of your immunisation
The vaccinations that are highly recommended include:
Choosing what to eat is more a personal issue and one filled with common sense.When in Tanzania, especially in the major towns the establishments are clean and very few cases of food poison.The best way is to ask around where everyone else goes that way you will get a feel of where it’s safe to go eat
The best protection against HIV is obviously avoidance of all forms of casual sex.If you do decide to have sex with the local prostitutes or citizens it’s advisable to use a condom.Condoms are literally sold everywhere so you have no excuse
The risk of catching malaria is real. Which means that you need to have precautionary measures in place.Before you leave for Tanzania tell your doctor you are visiting the country and he/she may prescribe something for you.When in Tanzania especially when on safari ensure that you sleep under a treated mosquito net.When you leave the country ensure that you have some anti-malaria tablets.In the unfortunate scenario you do fall sick ensure you are rushed to hospital for treatment.
The water in Tanzania is fairly safe.For foreigners we advise when you are on safari to use bottled water from established brands or boil the water