ANZANIA YELLOW FEVER REQUIREMENTS

Tanzania yellow fever requirements can sometimes seem confusing, but we’re here to help! As a yellow fever-free country, Tanzania is safe to travel when it comes to steering clear of this virus. On this page, we answer all your questions on the yellow fever virus and whether a yellow fever vaccine is required for Tanzania.

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DO I NEED A YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION FOR TANZANIA?

Great news: for the vast majority of travellers to this beautiful country, you do not need this vaccine! According to the World Health Organization’s classification, Tanzania currently poses a low risk of yellow fever. If you reside in a country with no risk of yellow fever, then you do not need the yellow fever vaccine as part of your necessary travel vaccinations. 

WHAT IS YELLOW FEVER?

Yellow fever is a viral disease spread through mosquito bites. Symptoms of yellow fever typically take 3 to 6 days to develop and can include fever, chills, headache and muscle aches. Yellow Fever is serious, with around 15% of people who get yellow fever develop a serious or life-threatening illness.

As Tanzania is safe from yellow fever, if you are directly travelling from Europe or the United States, there are no yellow fever vaccine requirements.
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TANZANIA YELLOW FEVER REQUIREMENTS

Proof of yellow fever vaccination is only required upon arrival if you are travelling from a country with a risk of the virus. This list currently does not include any country in Europe and the United States. (View the full list of Yellow Fever high-risk countries).

An important note, however. If you’re transiting through one of the yellow fever high-risk countries for a period of 12 hours or more, you will be required to receive the yellow fever vaccination. If this is the case on your trip to Tanzania, we strongly advise seeing your doctor and checking your Tanzania vaccination requirements with a healthcare professional before travelling.

RECEIVING THE YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION

The yellow fever vaccination is given as a single dose and should be administered at least 10 days before entering a high-risk yellow fever country. A single dose is capable of providing life protection against the yellow fever virus, so make sure you receive proof of vaccination from your doctor or health professional. If you are required to receive a yellow fever vaccine before travelling, you will also need to show your proof of vaccination upon arrival in Tanzania. 

Should your doctor recommend against the vaccine due to underlying health issues or other health-related factors, you can still travel to Tanzania with an official letter from the doctor. Showing it to the immigration officer upon arrival would waive the requirement, and your trip will go on as planned.

For more information on requirements for yellow fever vaccinations when travelling in Tanzania, get in touch with the team at Samora Explorers.

As we are a fully independent local tour operator, we are not tied to working with any specific accommodation supplier and have full flexibility to suit any budget and schedule. We are client-focused, and, as such, we work with our clients to gain an in-depth understanding of their requirements in order to ensure that our customer service exceeds their expectations.

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Unvergesslich toller Urlaub Einfach ein toller und unvergesslicher Urlaub. Wir waren in einer sehr kleinen Gruppe (zu viert) unterwegs. Es wurde jederzeit auf uns eingegangen. Die Tour war richtig gut organisiert und die Auswahl der Unterkünfte ließ keine Wünsche offen. Die Lodges lagen mitten in der Natur, man konnte die Tiere quasi hören und trotzdem fehlte keinerlei Komfort. Wir haben so viele Tiere und alle BIG FIVE während den Safaris gesehen - und auch wirklich sehr nah. Iddy, unser Guide, und sein ganzes Team waren super hilfsbereit, kannten sich sehr gut mit dem Land Tansania, den Tieren und den Menschen, die dort leben aus. Wir haben sehr viel gelernt und es war auch alles super in Deutsch verständlich. Im Anschluss hatten wir noch 1 Woche auf Sansibar. Auch hier war das Hotel ein Traum und direkt am Meer. Die Ausflüge auf der Insel waren ebenfalls super, sehr gut organisiert und informativ. Die Kombination aus Safari -und Badeurlaub hat uns gut gefallen. Wirklich ein super Urlaub, zu einem tollen Preis-Leistungsverhältnis und mit einer Reiseagentur, die wir auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen. Vielen Dank für den tollen Urlaub Iddy.
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Gerd B
2024-03-12
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Tolle Reiseerlebnis Hallo, wir können Samora Explorers wirklich nur weiterempfehlen. Super Organisation und tolles Preis-Leistungsverhältnis. Durch den Guide Iddy und sein Thema fühlten wir uns sehr gut aufgehoben und hatten einen unvergesslich schönen Urlaub. Die Auswahl der Lodges war atemberaubend und wir konnten sogar alle BIG FIVE hautnah erleben. Einfach unvergesslich. Auch die zweite Woche in Sansibar mit den tollen Stränden, dem mega klarem Meer, den Ausflügen auf Sansibar... war einfach toll. Dieses Reiseunternehmen passt sich allen Wünschen und Altersgruppen an. Sie konnten sehr gut Deutsch und wir waren nur eine Gruppe zu viert, was wirklich toll war.
Gerd B
Gerd B
2024-03-08
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Impressive and Fantastic Safari A wonderful safari with Samora Explorers through Tanzania. Our safari was perfectly organized and very informative. With Iddy we had a careful guide who led us through the fantastic and impressive wildlife of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater, the Tarangiri National Park etc.. He was able to answer all our questions with great expertise. We were impressed by the Big Five and the tranquillity and peacefulness of the large herds of animals in the vastness of the country. Our accommodation and meals were excellent. We would like to recommend the safari with Samora Explorers led by Iddy. Best regards from Saxony Anhalt, Germany
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Sylvia B
2024-03-06
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Safari with Samora Explorers - Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Manyara Je recommande sans hésitation !! AVANT LE DÉBUT DU SAFARI : La communication avec IDDY pour l'organisation du safari a été parfaite. Il a toujours répondu à toutes nos questions en détails et très rapidement. Nous avons vraiment senti qu'Iddy faisait son maximum pour nous. Il a été très arrangeant et a pris en compte nos souhaits (durée safari, parcs à visiter, ordre de visite, etc.). Merci beaucoup Iddy pour toute l'organisation, la disponibilité et la gentillesse. PENDANT LE SAFARI : CALVIN a été notre guide pendant le safari. Il a été formidable. Il parle très bien français et donne des explications pendant les visites. Il a tout géré pendant nos 3 jours de safari afin que nous ne manquions de rien. La jeep était nettoyée tous les jours avant de nous récupérer le matin, avec à chaque fois des boissons à chaque siège. Les plats chauds le midi pendant nos visites étaient très bons et en quantité abondante (ce n'était pas des box comme beaucoup d'autres mais des "vrais" plats). Calvin n'a pas non plus hésité à faire des pauses en chemin entre chaque parc pour que nous nous arrêtions notamment dans différentes boutiques de souvenirs. Il ne nous a jamais pressé. Le soir il nous ramenait au lodge, nous demandait ce que nous souhaitions manger le lendemain midi et allait voir le chef pour lui demander de preparer la nourriture pour le jour suivant. Calvin a toujours été très ponctuel. Enfin, pendant la visite dans les parcs, il s'arrêtait et nous laissait autant de temps que nous voulions pour admirer les animaux. En même temps, il a aussi su tout faire pour que nous puissions voir les animaux du big five et avec visibilité malgré la présence d'autres jeeps. Vraiment, ma famille et moi tenons à remercier SAMORA EXPLORERS et en particulier Iddy et Calvin pour ce super safari de 3 jours !!
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2024-02-17
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Book it! Would definitely book with them in the future. Very knowledgeable guides. Appreciated their efforts to get the best views.
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Hess
2024-02-14
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Wunderschönes Erlebnis Unsere Safari mit Samora war ein wunderschönes Erlebnis das wir nie vergessen werden. Die Organisation der Tour, die Kommunikation und die Safari selbst waren einfach perfekt. Unser Guide Shabani und unser Koch Lothar haben uns alle Wünsche erfüllt. Das Essen war sehr lecker 😋. Shabani hat uns viele tolle Tiere gezeigt und konnte uns viele Infos sogar auf deutsch geben. Wir hatten sehr viel Spaß zusammen. Beste Wünsche Moritz und Carolin
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Moritz H
2024-02-09
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Amazing safari for our honeymoon Many different companies propose safaris, but Samora explorers is a company that proposes tailored proposition that fits our schedules. The organisation of our safari was professionally handled. Emidy our guide picked us at our hotel in Arusha and from the beginning he was an outstanding guide with a strong knowledge on wildlife and nature. On the top of being a well of knowledge, Emidy knows the good stop where to observe the animals of Tanzania. We were lucky enough to spot lions, hippos, cheetahs, a leopards, and few rhinos! He is as well of great company, always ready for a joke. Thank you Emidy for this experience that we will never forget! The lucky team.
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Bénédicte J
2024-02-08
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Excellent 5-day Safari trip with Samora explorers We have had the pleasure of going on a 5-day Safari trip in Tanzania with Samora explorers and we can't recommend them enough! From first contact with Samora explorers via email we were met with a friendly, professional and helpful attitude. We got to customize the itinerary to best fit our schedule and according to our preferences, always receiving response to any questions in a timely manner. On the Safari we went to Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and lake Manyara with our awesome and knowledgeable guide Bernard. Thanks to him we got to see a lot of animals including the big 5. He was always taking care of us and making sure we had a good time. We also had our own chef(!) Elibariki with us during the whole trip who prepared delicious food for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. Even for lunch during the safari he prepared proper hot meals, unlike some other groups we saw that got lunch boxes with sandwiches and chips. This has been one of the most amazing trips of our lives and it would not have been the same without Bernard and Elibariki! Once again, we really recommend Samora explorers for safari trips in Tanzania.
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Jorge M
2024-02-01
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Materuni Waterfall and Coffee Farm Tour We absolutely loved our waterfall and coffee tour with Andrew. Andrew picked us up from our hotel and drove us to Materuni through Arusha and Moshi giving us incredible information about the area as we went. The hike to Materuni was gorgeous and we loved all the photos and videos Andrew took of us along the way. The coffee tour was an incredible and unique experience on a family coffee farm in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro. We were involved in the entire process from the processing the whole beans to grinding and brewing a cup of coffee. The hosts made it a very fun atmosphere with singing and made a delicious local lunch! We would highly recommend this tour. Iddy, the owner of the company, was extremely responsive to our emails and so helpful and flexible when booking our tour. We were able to add on a customized end to our tour to go to a local restaurant. Through and through, this tour and experience was incredible. Samora Explorers was magnificent and we would highly recommend their team for a tour.
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Kyle H
2024-01-30
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The best week of our life with Samora Explorers! Samora Explorers absolutely know what they are doing. We had the best experience possible thanks to our guide Benjamin. We saw animals we could never have dreamed of. Everything was top service from the delicious food, clean Land Cruiser, and the lovely, comfortable accomodation. Benjamin went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our time and knew all the places to go to find animals including cheetahs, lions and rhinos. We couldn’t be more thankful for Benjamin and Samora Explorers!
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