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"Health" Namibia Favorite Tip by nigelw6443

Namibia General: 118 reviews and 142 photos

  Our room at Okaukeujo Rest Camp.
by nigelw6443

Favorite thing: Vaccinations against smallpox, cholera and yellow fever are not required. However, if you
are travelling from or through countries where yellow fever is endemic you must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination. This requirement does not apply to air travelers in transit.

In Germany where I live, they a bit paranoid about illness, so I had a Hepatitis jab and also which is advisable is to make sure Tetanus and Polio jabs are up to date.

If you are visiting Etosha in the rainy season some precaution against Malaria is advisable although all the lodges and rest camps supply mosquito nets and in some cases spray. Malaria is endemic in the north and Northeast of the country and it is necessary to take precautions throughout the year. The disease is epidemic from the Etosha pan eastwards to Bushmanland and in the northern part of Kaokoland, then precaution is a must.

Regarding AIDS, it is an African country and they all have a problem with AIDS so avoid shagging any locals. If you have to then Wrap up well!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 24, 2006
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