Visit your GP 6-8 weeks before travelling to Rwanda, Uganda, Republic of Congo or Cameroon to ensure you have all the necessary vaccinations and medication.
Malaria is present in Rwanda, Uganda, Republic of Congo and Cameroon, so see advice from Fit for Travel
and also your tour operator on whether to take medication or not depending on the specific region you are visiting. Wear long sleeves and trousers and use your mosquito nets. Yellow fever is also a risk in these countries.
Tse-tse flies are around, and have a painful bite, as well as carrying sleeping sickness. They are attracted to the colour blue Ė so donít wear it.
As you will be on the move a lot on a gorilla safari holiday, carry hand sanitizer to use before meals. Be sure to wash fresh produce well before eating and avoid raw foods in restaurants.
HIV and AIDS is prevalent in Rwanda, Uganda, Republic of Congo and Cameroon. Exercise precautions in situations involving blood or open wounds, such as helping accident victims. And of course, with any sexual encounters, safe sex should always be practised.
Make sure you bring all medications you might need with you, as supplies are not guaranteed in relevant countries
Only drink bottled water and avoid ice in drinks.
Avoid swimming in fresh water, as water borne diseases such as Schistosomiasis (Bilharzia) are a threat. This included just paddling.