Other than malaria, there are no endemic diseases that travelers to Africa need worry about.  Malaria is prevalent during the summer (the wet season) but is not a problem during the dry season. Discuss taking a prophylaxis and its possible side-effects with your doctor.

  • Antibacterial cream to deal with minor infections
  • Sunburn cream or cream for minor burns
  • Eye lotion for sun strain, dryness and sand
  • Lip cream for dry cracked lips
  • Aspirin or other headache pills
  • Phalagal or similar for stomach bugs
  • Imodium for bouts of diarrhoea