SOUTH AFRICA FIELD CAMP

 

2017 CAMP DATES

 

SUMMER CAMP

May 12 - June 8

$5,500

 

(price in US dollars)

Innoculations are recommended for travel in Africa, especially for the first-time traveller. The following is taken mostly from the CDC website and from personal experience. Try to get your inoculations at least a week or two before leaving. 

 
 
RECOMMENDED
 
MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
DPT (diphtheria, perussus,tetanus)
Hepatitus A
Hepatitus B
Typhoid
Meningitis
Malaria (antimalarial drugs) Needed for Kenya, not South Africa.
 
 
The following are a judgment call: 
Yellow Fever (?)
Polio (?)
 
S. Africa is not a malaria, yellow fever or polio zone.
  
Check out the CDC Webpage http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/ for the latest information.
 
 
You can get your shots all at once and have a sore shoulder for a day or so, but sometimes the clinic will be out of a particular vaccine, so it’s really best to take care of this at least a month out.
 
OTHER ISSUES
 
If you regularly take medicines be sure to bring enough along. There are good pharmacies in Cape Town for non-prescription and prescription drugs but you might want to bring along some aspirin and some general purpose cold tablets (sudafed variety) as well as bandaids and Tuff-skin for blisters. You can buy almost everything in Cape Town that you would find in the USA.
 
NOTES
 
Note 1. YELLOW FEVER If you plan to travel from a yellow fever zone, to  South Africa, you must have a yellow fever certificate or you will not be allowed to board the plane. If you plan to travel outside South Africa at all and re-enter you should get the yellow fever shots and TRAVEL WITH A COPY OF THE VACCINATION CERTIFICATE. Yellow Fever shots are expensive and painful and some US health care providers tend to routinely recommend them but they are not always necessary.
 
NOTE 2: MALARIA South Africa is not a malaria zone, particularly the Western Cape where we will be located.