The decision has been made, the trip has been booked, and now start preparing and anticipating an adventurous holiday.
Well prepared for travel with regard to precautions. What can you expect in a country like Rwanda in terms of malaria, typhoid, hepatitis, and other diseases? What precautions can you take?
You can avoid a lot of trouble if you follow the general safety rules. Do not eat in local restaurants that look shabby and unsanitary, don’t eat unwashed or unpeeled fruit, and don’t buy food from roadside stalls. You should drink bottled mineral water readily available at restaurants, and shops and make sure the seal of the bottle is not broken.
About malaria: There is a risk of malaria in Rwanda, you are therefore advised to carry a good mosquito repellent and wear clothes that cover most of the body. If you unexpectedly have complaints that may indicate malaria such as high fever, shivering, sweating, muscle pain, and headache, consult a doctor immediately. Malaria is generally treatable.
In the vehicles, there are first aid kits with simple means such as plasters, aspirin, and bandages. If you use medicines, they can be kept in a cool box during the safari.
Vaccination: Ensure you have received all necessary vaccinations. Chicken pox, diphtheria, measles, influenza hepatitis A & B, typhoid, polio, and rabies are also recommended. Proof of yellow fever vaccination is also required.
If you observe these measures, this is already a good preparation for a successful carefree holiday.