Vaccination & Health Information

Onpeak Holiday safaris recommends that you to visit your Doctor as soon as possible after booking your trip to Tanzania. They will be able to provide you with all the relevant information you will require and the necessary vaccinations or other preventive measures; (such as malaria tablets or Diamox) for your Kilimanjaro trek.

Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes and is endemic to Tanzania. You may find yourself at risk in almost every part of the country; although this risk is diminished at altitudes above 6,561 feet / 2,000 metres. Care should always be taken between sunset and sunrise, especially during the rainy season. Always sleep under a treated net; wear trousers and closed footwear, and use an effective repellent. Your hotel in Moshi does have mosquito nets in all their rooms. You should check the nets are free of holes and contact reception if you have any issues.
Yellow Fever
Yellow fever is an epidemic arbors disease spread by the Adedes mosquito. Travellers entering Tanzania from areas with risk of yellow fever transmission areas such as neighboring African countries are required to provide a yellow fever vaccination certificate. See the Tanzanian Government website for more details. As some countries list Tanzania as a Yellow Fever endemic country you may also be asked for a certificate after departing Tanzania and arriving at other destinations. Basic Swine Flu checks are carried out at the main points of entry to Tanzania.
When you are considering what vaccinations to have prior to your trip you may want to discuss the following with your Doctor or travel health clinic:
Cholera is an acute infection of the small intestine caused by the Vibrio cholera bacterium which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea. The disease is transmitted through contaminated food and water and travelers should therefore practice strict food, water and personal hygiene precautions.
Diphtheria is an acute, highly contagious respiratory infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheria which is spread from person to person by coughing and sneezing.
Hepatitis A & B
Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver transmitted through contaminated food and drink.
Hepatitis B is an inflammation of the liver transmitted through infected blood or blood products.
Meningococcal Meningitis
Tuberculosis (TB)
Typhoid Fever
Rabies-Avoid bites from any infected mammal e.g. bays, dogs, cats, foxes and raccoons.

Visa Information
Visa requirements for Tanzania
It is possible to get your visa at the border going into Tanzania or at the Kilimanjaro or Dar es Salaam airports when you arrive. Allow extra time for this process. You will need US$100 cash if you are a U.S. citizen or US$50 cash for all other nationals.
Alternatively, you can get your visa ahead of time. U.S. Citizens get the visa application from the U.S. Tanzania Embassy website or call them in Washington D.C. at 202-939-6125, and ask for a visa application.
Other nationalities check Tanzanian Embassies around the world for the nearest embassy.
Each traveler will need to send
Each traveler will need to send
Completed visa application
Valid passport (at least 6 months before expiration)
Two passport-size photos
$50 ($100 for U.S. passports)
Prepaid return envelope addressed to yourself (multiple applications can be sent together)
Proof of travel plans (our Reservation Confirmation is sufficient)
Payment can be made by money order, credit card ($2 processing fee), personal check (include a copy of your driver's license and add a $2 processing fee).
Allow 30 days for processing. You might want to consider sending it certified mail or Federal Express both directions to ensure the safety of your passport.
You must have a valid Passport with no less than six months from expiry left on the passport, from the date of entry to Tanzania.

Travel Insurance
You have made a significant investment in your travel plans and, while in most cases everything will run smoothly, situations may arise on or before your trip that are outside of our control as your travel agent and for which we cannot be held responsible.
Travel insurance may help make your trip more worry free by protecting your investment and yourself.
Travel insurance should cover such losses as:
Trip Cancellation and Interruption (due to sickness/death of you, family member, or travel companion)
Emergency Medical Transportation
Trip and Baggage Delay
Lost or Stolen Baggage
Doctor and Hospital Payments
Travel Accident Insurance
Weather delays