WHAT IS THE WEATHER/CLIMATE LIKE IN AFRICA IN WINTER AND IN SUMMER?
WHAT CREDIT CARDS CAN I USE IN AFRICA?
Credit Cards : Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted.
American Express – not so much! For up to date rates of exchange click on the following link. www.xe.com
WHAT IF I HAVE DIETARY REQUIREMENTS?
WHAT IS THE LANGUAGE IN AFRICA?
WILL I BE ABLE TO DO LAUNDRY DURING MY AFRICA TOUR?
WHAT ARE THE LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS FOR A SAFARI?
SHOULD I TAKE A CAMERA? SHOULD I TAKE BINOCULARS?
WHAT IS THE ELECTRIC CURRENT IN AFRICA?
230/240 volts (US & Canada 110/120) If you are taking electric hair styling tools in any shape or form flatirons, curling irons, hair dryers etc. or any other electrical appliances, you should make sure they are dual voltage and remember to change the voltage if necessary when you get to AFRICA.
Due to their remote locations, many camps/game lodges in AFRICA generate their own electricity by means of generators. Generators run for about 6-7 hours per day providing power in the rooms for lighting and possibly ceiling fans. Not all camps provide plug points in the rooms so if you have equipment that requires charging such as camera batteries the hotels/lodges will often have charging facilities in the main areas.
WHAT ARE THE TIPPING AND GRATUITY GUIDELINES FOR A AFRICA SAFARI?
DO I NEED ANY VACCINATIONS FOR AFRICA? IS AFRICA A MALARIA FREE AREA?
YELLOW FEVER: It is imperative that you obtain a YELLOW FEVER vaccination at least 10 days prior to arrival in a yellow fever region.
MALARIA :We highly recommend that you take precautions against MALARIA. Your physician will be able to assist you with a prescription for prophylaxis for MALARIA prior to your arrival in the MALARIA infested area. Tips on avoiding malaria : Take a prescription antimalarial drug Mosquito repellent cream for the evenings (mostly mosquitoes come out in the evenings) & AntiSeptic cream to put on any insect bites
DO I NEED A PCR TEST ON ARRIVAL?
CAN I DRINK TAP WATER IN AFRICA?
WHAT SHOULD I PACK FOR A SAFARI?
RULE OF THUMB – DON’T PACK TOO MUCH
For your safari, pack light casual wear in neutral colors (try to avoid white, black and blue) and a warm jacket for evening game drives.Please bring warm pullovers for early mornings & late evenings and comfortable walking shoes.