Carry some Anti-malarial medication, Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones, Doxycycline OR Atovaquone/Proguanil OR Mefloquine.
Vaccinations Required Before Booking DR Congo Safari
What is the required vaccinations for DR Congo safari? DR Congo is the 2rd largest country in Africa and is found in the central Africa. It is commonly called Congo Kinshasa. The main reason is to differentiate it from the neighboring country called Republic of Congo known as Congo Brazzaville.
There is a lot of adventure in this country and many travelers prefer travelling to this destination. They like hiking to mountains such as Nyiragongo and also trek gorilla plus floating on Congo River. DR Congo is such a special place that one requires to visit.
These are some health status and Vaccinations things in DRC.
Malaria and regions within country:
Congo is among the countries that receive a lot of rain and therefore there is thick forests and a lot of stagnant water that harbor mosquitoes and thus many chances of being affected by Malaria.
Carry some Anti-malarial medication, Malaria chemoprophylaxis for high risk zones, Doxycycline OR Atovaquone/Proguanil OR Mefloquine. If the other anti-malarial do not work well use Chloroquine plus Proguanil but remember they are less effective.
Ebola Virus Disease in DR Congo (Update)
DR Congo last had an Ebola case in the year 2014 and on 20th November 2014, the country was declared free and even of to date 2021. It is right that DRC has been affected by Ebola outbreaks since 1970’s but the country could manage to control the outbreak all the time. The country is safe from Ebola now and ready to receive travelers of all kind.
You must be vaccinated from yellow fever if you want to travel to the country. You should come with your vaccination card. You will need to come with other vaccination cards such as Hepatitis A, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis B and Malaria.
Advice for Travelers
Like it is with the other country, DR Congo is not 100% safe from diseases. Therefore be cautious and take precautions since even the people in the USA also fall sick.