I have now got a replacement for my holey box mosquito net, so hopefully that will keep the mosquitoes out! After a tip-off from Beau at BE, I have also bought two Craghoppers Nosilife shirts (with sun protection and insect-repellent technology) from Debenhams at the fantastic price of £18 each, rather than the more usual £60!!!
I am virtually finished with the vaccinations now (just a final Hepatitis A and B and Typhoid around a month before the expedition). I have been hunting everywhere for somewhere I can get the TB vaccination done, but so far had no luck. I understand that other Young Explorers have been having similar problems. I have now heard that BE have made this vaccination non-obligatory, but I still plan to keep trying to get it as I’d rather err on the side of caution since we may be travelling through areas where TB exists.