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Senegal and The Gambia

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Senegal and The Gambia

I am visiting the above on a cruise next February and wondered whether it is really necessary to have all the jabs

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1. Re: Senegal and The Gambia

This is the .Kenya forum. Talk to your doctor for up to date advice.

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2. Re: Senegal and The Gambia

Surely one knows the difference between East and West Africa?

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Having been to the Gambia just a short time ago I'll answer that question. Yellow fever jab is not required. It's probably best to get the normal jabs if you haven't had them i'e.rabies, hep B and typhoid. Our GP gave those without charge on the NHS. Malaria tablets are a MUST - once again ask your GP. Senegal and The Gambia are both brilliant!

Edited: 12 November 2012, 14:52
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"Surely one knows the difference between East and West Africa?"

Invariably not if one has been through the UK state education system recently, or if one comes from the US ;-)

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Hehe! Well said FLF ..

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Had to laugh as well, particularly the US comment. Have met Yanks that don't know anything about the state that borders them.

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Friend of mine had an American client staying at her lodge in the Mara some years back. The lady in question had all kinds of... interesting... queries, the best of which were:

Is it safe for Americans to eat the vegetables? (Answer my friend gave: no, but the Canadians should be ok)

Do you clean the river (referring to the Mara River)? (Answer: No; do you clean the Mississippi?)

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To balance out the regional madness, she also had one British woman staying with her who, in the middle of a game drive whilst they were stopped to view lions, suddenly leapt from the vehicle and ran towards the animals, growling and pretending to be one.

Unfortunately, they did not eat her. Said guest was asked to leave the camp the moment they returned from the game drive.

Edited: 13 November 2012, 07:32
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What a brilliant story - I can just picture it .... LOL

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10. Re: Senegal and The Gambia

Reminds me of a question asked by an American tourist.(joke)

'Will I be able to see Kangaroos in the street'

Depends how much you have been drinking?