Trees reflected by a lake in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Swaziland Mountain and trees in the Mantenga nature reserve, Swaziland

Travel Vaccinations for Swaziland

Vaccines To Consider When Visiting Swaziland

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.

Hepatitis A - Adult
From £93
Typhoid
From £60
Cholera (oral)
From £40
Hepatitis B (call to reserve)
From £57
Rabies
From £75
Tetanus, Diphtheria & Polio
From £50
There is a risk of Malaria in Swaziland. London Travel Clinic offers a range of antimalarials to keep you protected

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Flowers and trees in the Mantenga nature reserve, Swaziland

Destination Information for Swaziland

The landlocked country of Swaziland, bordering with South Africa and Mozambique, is one of the last absolute monarchies remaining in the world. It’s one of the smallest countries in Africa, and possibly one of the most underestimated. Several excellent game reserves and parks make this an excellent destination choice for tourists who want to explore a relatively safe and peaceful African country, known for the friendliness of its people.

Swaziland embraces its traditional culture, and sees this as an attraction for tourists. There are numerous events held annually celebrating the king, Mswati III, with traditional dress, music and dance. One of Africa’s biggest cultural events is the Umhlanga (Reed Dance) Festival, held at the royal compound at Ludzidzini. Another annual celebration is the Incwala, or Kingship Dance – a spectacular week-long event featuring Swazi men in full battle regalia.

Swaziland is considered to be one of the best places in Africa to see rhinos, and these, along with many other animals and birds, can be found in over 17 protected areas throughout the country. Most visitors to the country do so for the opportunity to get close to nature, and the varied landscape of mountains, rivers and grasslands makes this the ideal destination.

Travel vaccinations are essential when visiting Swaziland (formally known as Eswatini). Anyone travelling to this country will require hepatitis A, tetanus & typhoid vaccine. Depending on where you visit, additional vaccines may be required such as rabies, Hepatitis B and Cholera. Book an appointment at one of our travel clinics to find out exactly what you require.

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:

Malaria and regions within country:

There is a high risk of P.Falciparum malaria in the eastern half of the country and anti-malarial medication is recommended. The western half of the country including the city of Mbabane, has low to no risk of malaria and anti-malarial medication is normally not advised.

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Non Vaccinated Diseases

Rift Valley fever

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.

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is primarily spread to humans either by infected ticks or animal blood. Human-to-human transmission can also occur resulting from close contact with the blood, organs or other bodily fluids of an infected person.

West Nile virus

West Nile virus (WNV) is spread by mosquitoes in many countries. There are usually no symptoms, although some people develop mild flu-like symptoms, nausea and skin rash. The virus is not contagious and should get better without any treatment.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75

African tick bite fever

Bacterial infection from bite from infected ticks. Most common between April-November and in rural, camping and hiking areas. Causes redness around site of bite and symptoms usually within 2 weeks, such as fever, muscle pain, headache and rash.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50

Chikungunya

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and it causes fever and severe joint pain. Other symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rash. Joint pain is often debilitating and can vary in duration. The disease shares some clinical signs with Dengue, and can be misdiagnosed in areas where Dengue is common. There is no cure for the disease. Treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems Bed Bug Barrier Bedsheet
£12.99
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25

Schistosomiasis

Schistosomiasis, also called bilharzia, is an infection caused by a parasitic worm that lives in fresh water in subtropical and tropical regions. Avoid swimming in fresh water rivers, streams and lakes if you can. You often don't have any symptoms at first, but after a few weeks may develop a rash, high temperature, cough, diarrhoea and joint pain. Schistosomiasis can usually be treated successfully with a short course of a medication that kills the worms.

Trypanosomiasis

Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as sleeping sickness, is a parasitic disease transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tsetse fly, which is only found in rural Africa. Initial symptoms include severe headache, insomnia, enlarged lymph nodes, anaemia and rash.

Travel Kits and Accessories
Price
Deet 50% - 100ml
£8
Deet 50% - 50ml
£6
Lifesystems EX4 Anti-Mozzie Fabric Spray - 350ml
£8.50
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Single
£20
Lifesystems Micro Mosquito Net - Double
£25
Natural Mosquito Repellent - 100ml
£7.75