Medical Information

We will be trekking through dense jungle in a tropical environment. Remember you are at risk of dehydration and tropical disease. It is imperative that you see a doctor at least 2 weeks prior to departure. Your doctor will administer any required innoculations and prescribe anti-malarial medication; some anti-malarial medications must be taken prior to your trek.

We recommend you bring the following in your personal first-aid kit:

  • Anti-malarial medication (as prescribed by your doctor)
  • Tropical strength insect repellent (Aeroguard, Bushmans or Rid, no aerosol cans please)
  • Pain-killers (Panadol or Aspirin)
  • One roll of strappling tape (Elastoplast)
  • Band-aids
  • Steri-wipes or cotton pads and disinfectant (Betadine)
  • Vaseline (rub on feet to prevent blisters)
  • Sun block/lip balm
  • Rehydration salts (Gastrolyte)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (as prescribed by your doctor)