The amount of health advice you’ll need will depend on your destination. In some places you’ll need vaccinations, in others you’ll need specific tablets, in some places you’ll need both. Long stays in the deep jungle will need more than day trips into the outer limits. A visit to the nurse in your local health centre will give you all the information you’ll need. Alternatively, in some Cotswold Outdoor Stores, there are Travel Health Clinics that can give you advice and even administer your vaccinations.
Also, have a think in advance how you’ll access fresh water. In a lot of jungle environments, even in the towns, there’ll be little to no access to 100% safe water.
Lastly, don’t forget to think about any other medication or health accessories you may need to prepare in advance. Thinking in advance about how much trekking you’ll be doing, where the nearest hospital or health centre is and what your insurance and evacuation set up is, all helps when heading to these inhospitable environments!