Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Botswana - Mobile Safari Operator Recommendations?
  2. 2 Luggage restrictions-Kenya? Diani Beach?
  3. 3 Kruger/sabi sands reserve Vs. Botswana
  4. 4 Morocco over Christmas
  5. 5 Has anyone been to Zanzibar and got tips?
  6. 6 Trip Report Uganda, Rwanda, and Zanzibar-Brief Trip Report
  7. 7 Trip Report 2 Months in Ethiopia - My Experience
  8. 8 Cape Town + safari itinerary
  9. 9 Namibia.It has suddenly dawned on me.
  10. 10 Last-minute South Africa advice?
  11. 11 Itinerary Feedback: Kruger, Chobe, Victoria Falls, & Maasai Mara
  12. 12 DOHA LAYOVER
  13. 13 OR Tambo to Arathusa: Fly or Drive
  14. 14 Morocco Questions
  15. 15 Trip Report Egypt Quickie Trip
  16. 16 Botswana safari recs
  17. 17 Tanzania vs. Botswana
  18. 18 Safe to Travel to Morocco
  19. 19 Trip Report Amazing 40th Anniversary Celebration in South Africa
  20. 20 Swartberg Pass or not?
  21. 21 Botswana in January
  22. 22 FloShuttle. from Ben Gurion airport
  23. 23 Help please! Port Elizabeth/Addo Elephant
  24. 24 Activities to Keep the Kids Entertained in Dubai
  25. 25 Rhino Africa - Reviews
View next 25 » Back to the top

Tsetse fly bites?

Jump to last reply

I am just back from a safari in Tanzania. It was wonderful, except for the Kirawira area was totally infested with tse tse flies. They were so bad we could not even look for game the last day we were there, due to the swarms that were neverending, regardless of where we were in the area. The most unfortunate thing is that they seemed to LOVE me (I did not wear blue, but the seats in the truck and my shirt were a dark green) and I got bitten severely and often. I am home for 5 days and still covered with the red bites (they no longer itch but are tender to the touch). How worried should I be about African Sleeping Sickness? I know the only way to diagnosis is with blood tests and other lab tests. Thanks for any info that you can share.

43 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement