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Who are we?
Zimbabwe has a fully functional Health Service that compares very favourably with the best services in Southern Africa. The Medical Air Rescue Service (MARS) provides an emergency evacuation service throughout the country. MARS membership is included in your daily rate.
With the exception of children under one year of age, all travellers arriving in Zimbabwe from infected areas are required to possess valid vaccination certificates against Cholera and Yellow Fever.
While in Zimbabwe, you are advised not to use water in the country's dams and rivers for swimming and drinking as it may be infected with Bilharzia. It is also advisable to boil/purify all raw water before drinking. Some clients are advised to take extraordinary precautions in Zimbabwe - sensible precautions will suffice. The chances of infection whilst on safari with a reputable operator are minimal - if contracted, treatment is simple and highly effective.
Malaria is a threat in all of our hunting areas. Sensible precautions can alleviate the risks of contracting the disease - we recommend that you read our brief on malaria.
It is strongly recommended that you obtain medical insurance as part of your Travel Insurance package before arrival.
Please bring any personal medicines as they are often hard to find, especially in small towns. If you wear prescription glasses we recommend that bring a spare pair.
Bring your own small medical kit including band-aids, iodine (for water purification), aspirin or similar, antacids, and a dose of antibiotics. Rehydration mixture is inexpensive and of great value if you suffer severe diarrhoea (please ask your travel medicine specialist for details). It is also wise to bring a small supply of unused hypodermic needles with you. Small African clinics in remote places may not have adequate stocks. All Professional Hunters have basic first aid training and the Safari Camps have first aid kits.
For additional information go to the "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention".
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