Rift Valley fever (RVF) is an acute, fever-causing viral disease that usually affects domesticated animals (such as cattle and sheep), but can also infect and cause illness in humans. The majority of human infections are caused by direct or indirect contact with the blood or organs of infected animals.
Travel Vaccinations for Namibia
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Destination Information for Namibia
Namibia, a large country in Southern Africa, is home to an array of fascinating wildlife and stunning landscapes, making it an ideal destination for adventure lovers to explore. The environment can be difficult to navigate, due to the arid deserts and rugged terrain, but it’s well worth the effort.
There are few towns and cities, as there is a very low population, despite the size of the country. But the ones that are present have a distinctly German feel to them, such as the capital, Windhoek. Namibia was formerly a colony of Germany, and although it has been an independent country since 1990, many people still speak German. Windhoek is proud of its German heritage and still celebrates with its legendary Oktoberfest tradition.
Head to the famous Etosha National Park in the North of the country, which attracts many animals including desert lions and elephants due to being the only natural source of water for miles around. Near to the border with South Africa is Fish River Canyon, one of the largest canyons in the world and a sight you’ll remember forever.
If you’re going for the wildlife, the best time of year is from May to October, but avoid the summer months in coastal areas due to the prevalent sandstorms. Namibia is a well-developed country, and although it’s a long way between places, the roads are good. Public transport is limited, but hire a car and you can explore all the wonders Namibia has to offer!
As you embark on your exploration of beautiful Namibia, you should consider the recommended travel vaccinations Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Tetanus. Other risk factors such as cholera, Rabies and Hepatitis B need to be taken into consideration too. If you book a consultation with one of our specialist team of nurses, they will identify the appropriate vaccinations for your trip. There is also a risk of malaria in Namibia, so they can suggest antimalarials that will significantly lower your chances of infection.
Infections and Outbreaks frequently change from country to country and by attending our clinics you will be given the most up to date clinical and safety advice from our team of specialists. Our advice to you often includes aspects such as: