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 Senegal
Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Senegal
A consultation will be completed with one of our specialist travel health nurses to assess your individual travel plans and health background before making recommendations, which can then be administered during the same appointment.
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Destination Information for Senegal
The diverse and varied country of Senegal, in West Africa, is one of the continent’s most stable destinations. Arriving via the capital, Dakar, you’ll be thrust immediately into a noisy, vibrant city, with busy street markets and nightlife aplenty.
Close by are the beaches of Yoff and N’Gor for those who crave golden sands and peaceful sunbathing spots. Many visitors come to Senegal to see the country’s varied and wonderful wildlife. Head to the Fathala Reserve at Karang, found north of the border with Gambia.
Here you can take a mini-safari if you’re in a rush, or stay longer to see giraffes, rhinos, elands, antelopes and birds at a more relaxed pace. To explore the wildlife from the country’s waterways, Parc National de Niokolo-Koba, in the South East of Senegal, is the largest National Park in the country, from where you can take a river tour and see hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat.
The main tourist season in Senegal is during November-February, when the weather is generally dry and cool. If you take a trip in May, and you can soak up the atmosphere of the internationally renowned Saint-Louis Jazz Festival, attracting big names from around the world.
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:
- Food and water hygiene
- Insect and animal bite avoidances
- Personal safety
- Sexually transmitted infections
- Sun protection
- Altitude sickness
Malaria and regions within country:
There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria throughout Senegal, anti-malarial medication is advised.