The famous Yellow Fever vaccine is no longer required unless you have come from a classified Yellow Fever area.
Malaria is endemic throughout Africa. There are a number of prophylactics available and be sure to obtain one from your physician and follow his directions. If, despite taking recommended drugs, you feel unwell and feverish, seek medical advice as soon as possible. If you are already in the UK, please do not forget to mention that you have been in a Malaria area.
It is advisable to carry medication supplied by your physician for simple stomach upsets. In the first few days of your trip you may suffer from mild upsets attributable to a change in food and water.
At the coast and on the water, the sun can be dangerous. You will be wise to wear hats in the heat of the day and make use of a good sun block and reputable sun tan lotion or cream. Humidity is generally quite high; average daytime temperatures are around 26°C (80F).
We do recommend that you consult your doctor about other recommended injections, normally the advice is that Typhoid and Hepatitis injections should be taken. The BA travel clinic (0207 4399584) or Trailfinders (0207 9383999) can provide advice about these requirements.