When you are on safari, you may encounter the tsetse fly in the woodlands of Tarangire and some regions of the Serengeti, some more concentrated than others. Tsetse flies resemble larger flies with a stinger, and while most have no adverse reaction to the bites, some may experience swelling and itchiness.

A recommended medication for this would be “Benadryl Itch Relief stick”. The tsetse fly is attracted to dark blue and black colors. Light natural colors such as khaki, brown, olive, beige, and green are recommended and should be worn during the day. Tsetse flies are most active during the day and become inactive during the night.