Before climbing Kilimanjaro, it’s important to make sure that your routine vaccinations are up to date, including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, chickenpox, polio, and your yearly flu shot.

In addition, some vaccinations are recommended for travel to Tanzania, including yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid. However, these are not required for entry into Tanzania unless you are arriving from a country where yellow fever is endemic. It’s important to consult with a travel health specialist or your healthcare provider to determine which vaccines are recommended for your specific travel itinerary.

It’s also important to take precautions to prevent malaria, as it is a risk in some areas of Tanzania, including the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro. You may need to take antimalarial medication before, during, and after your trip, depending on your itinerary and medical history.

It’s important to note that vaccination requirements and recommendations may change over time, so it’s a good idea to consult with a healthcare provider or travel health specialist for the most up-to-date information.