Together Women Rise Journey to Tanzania
August 10-18, 2023
To participate on this trip, you must be fully vaccinated against Covid and up to date with any additional doses of the vaccine you may be eligible for. In many cases, this means you must be boosted before travel.
Please note that this trip will require participants to:
- Walk at least one mile without difficulty on uneven surfaces
- Spend extended periods of time on their feet
- Keep pace with an active group of travelers
- Ride comfortably in a vehicle on bumpy roads for extended periods of time
- Climb sets of stairs without assistance
Due to the remote nature of this experience, we are requesting a physician’s approval to participate in this trip. Please download the form here. You must return this form by May 10th, 2023 to Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to check the CDC Health & Safety Guide for Tanzania for updated information about vaccinations and health concerns, and check with your medical provider or travel clinic about your individual requirements.
The CDC recommends that all travelers visit a doctor at least one month before their trip and be up-to-date on routine vaccinations. In addition, the CDC recommends a measles vaccine for:
- People 12 months old or older, with no evidence of immunity or no written documentation of any doses: 2 doses of MMR vaccine before travel. The 2 doses must be given 28 days apart.
- People 12 months old or older who have written documentation of 1 dose and no other evidence of immunity: 1 additional dose before travel, at least 28 days after the previous dose.
In addition to being up-to-date on routine vaccinations, the CDC also recommends that most travelers be vaccinated for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. It is recommended that some travelers be vaccinated for Cholera, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Yellow Fever* and take prescription medication before, during and after their trip to prevent Malaria. Please be sure to check the CDC’s website for more information on malaria in Tanzania here.
*Country entry requirement: The government of Tanzania requires proof of yellow fever vaccination if arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever (this does not include the US – see complete list: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission).
For more information on recommendations and requirements, see yellow fever recommendations and requirements for Tanzania. Your doctor can help you decide if this vaccine is right for you based on your travel plans.
Your guide will give you current briefings on safety while in-country, but here are some basic ground rules for safety while traveling:
- Keep all valuables in the hotel safe.
- Avoid flashing money. Be mindful of your belongings at all time. Keep bags in front of you in crowds, and on your lap when at restaurants.
- Pay attention: avoid walking around with your smartphone in hand.
- Be vigilant when crossing roads.
- Stick with the group.
- Always make sure that others know of your whereabouts and movements.
- Avoid street protests or large gatherings.
- Do not wear expensive or sentimentally valuable jewelry while traveling.
- Let your guide know if you have any safety concerns.
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