Is Vaccines needed, which ones would we need?
The most widespread and known issue is malaria. Check with your doctor and ask about malaria prophylactics, pack in an insect repellent, wear correct clothing such as long pants especially at night as this is the time mosquitoes come out. Medical Precautions for travel to Africa and vaccination requirements changes from time to time. There are also differences depending on the destination you choose. We suggest you consult your local doctor or health department for information on the latest health precautions. In many cases, you won’t need any immunizations at all! For example, no immunizations are required to enter Kenya if arriving from the United States, Canada or Europe.
How safe is it to travel to Africa?
Every country, town and continent in the world has its fair share of crime. It’s most important that you are completely aware and informed of your surroundings and remain observant. The same goes for any African country you may be looking to visit, as each have their own challenges. Crime in Africa is not all negative. Crimes such as petty theft, pickpocketing are crimes that are found in the city centers. Crime is low in most tourist destinations in Africa. It’s vital that you safeguard yourself, remain aware of your surroundings, and refrain from flaunting your valuables.
When is the best time of the year to travel to Africa?
This is a difficult question to answer as we all have personal reasons to what we prefer but Africa is beautiful all year round and each season has its own highlights. When planning a trip to Africa, find out what the highlights are to that specific season. But December is the times that have the most fun festivities.
Do we need travel Insurance?
Health Insurance it is very important to have full medical, emergency evacuation and repatriation cover for the period of time you are away. We do suggest Allianz global insurance or visitors coverage to get a quote for the type of coverage that best fit your need.
Do I need a Visa?
Visas are required for entry into most African Countries. Visas for entry into Zimbabwe and Zambia can be obtained upon arrival. For U.S. passport holders, visas are not required for travel to South Africa, Botswana, and shorter stays in Zanzibar. *Please do your research to see if you require a visa or not*.
What is the currency they use in Africa?
Each country has their own currency. Do your research to know what currency the country you are travelling to is using, also try to know what is the conversion rate. Though some establishments accept credit and debit cards as payment.