Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Special campsites Serengeti; booking Agency
  2. 2 An African experience with 5 yrs old child
  3. 3 Best Places in Israel?
  4. 4 East African Visa Beware!!!
  5. 5 Nairobi Traffic from Elephant Orphanage to Airport & Arranging Visit
  6. 6 African Safari Without Small Planes!
  7. 7 Flying Air Sinai from Cairo to Tel Aviv?
  8. 8 Northern Morocco in December- enough time?
  9. 9 Trip Report Trip Report: The Best Family Friendy Trip to Botswana & Zimbabwe
  10. 10 First time to South Africa
  11. 11 Tanzania Safari Itinerary Help Please?!!...Or Book When I Get There?
  12. 12 Planning for our first safari
  13. 13 Hotel and other Suggestions for Dubai. . .
  14. 14 Southern Africa in February??? Kenya Safe to travel to?
  15. 15 FIRST South Africa's trip might be brought to us by You :)
  16. 16 Garden Route
  17. 17 First trip to Africa and travelling solo
  18. 18 Trip Report Mashatu, Kgalagadi to Caprivi and a Moremi mobile with Masson Safaris
  19. 19 Liquid restrictions {Carry On} in Africa Question
  20. 20 Access2Tanzania--HIGHLY Recommended
  21. 21 Marocco in October
  22. 22 Israel for 60 year olds
  23. 23 Baggage for Airlink and AndBeyond?
  24. 24 Any experience with Auto Rental Uganda?
  25. 25 How much to tip guides and appropriate clothing
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.