I learned on a recent Amazon River trip that I cannot take the Malarone for Malaria protection. I also cannot take any of the other anti malarials. The Amazon was my test run, since it is really not an endemic area, and I was on a boat for 6 days. Good thing I did that.
Have any of you gone to Tanzania on safari w just protection against getting mosquito bites and not any anti-malaria pills? I drenched my clothes w that Sawyers stuff to repel bugs, and used Deet in the Rainforest. Only got bitten on the tops of my hands where I had wiped it off. I will also bring my own mosquito netting to place over my bed, and have it protected by that Sawyer stuff, as well as my bed clothes and constantly reapply deet during the day. I have all strengths. I realize mosquito netting will already be there in the lodges and OAT camps; this would just be an extra layer of protection.
Given what I experienced in Peru, there is NO WAY I can take any of these meds (yes, I took it w food). Has anyone taken a Tanzania safari w just good sound mosquito repellent constantly reapplied, and Sawyers on the clothes as well or w any Permethrin laced clothing (same thing)? Often these camps and lodges are in a Malaria area, but where the tourists sleep has been sprayed. Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Tour starts and ends in Arusha in early November. Wiill be staying in Arusha, Tarangire near Lake Burunge , Ngorongoro Highlands, the Serengeti in a private tented camp, and Karatu. Much thaks!!