Tipping varies from country to country and we will supply you with guidelines with your final documentation and itinerary. It is not advisable to carry large amounts of cash with you. ATM’s are available in most urban centers and there is a limit of $500 on withdrawals in Zimbabwe.
Cell Phones and Wi-Fi – can we use them and access the internet on safari?
If you have an international calling plan US cell phones will work and internet access is available in most of the urban areas, for example Johannesburg, Maun, Kasane and Victoria Falls. Very few of the camps we utilize have wi-fi access or cell phone reception. They are, however, connected by radio and we will always be able to reach you in the case of …
Photography – what sort of camera do we need?
Unless you are a professional photographer you can obtain really good results with a moderately priced digital camera, remember you will be astounded at just how close you will be to the animals! Of course, most smart phones are great as well. For real actions shots, a “Go-Pro” can capture really exciting moments. Remember to take a minimum of two batteries and a charger, …
Conservation and Education – how can we help?
All of our recommended camps you will visit of safari follow very strict conservation ideals and support education and sustainable tourism in their area. You will be able to learn more as you visit each camp and discover the opportunities to help uplift local partners and assist with wildlife conservation on a direct, immediate basis.
What is the daily routine on safari?
Apart from a few local variations most camps operate of the same time schedule, your day starting with an early pre-dawn wake up call. After a short coffee and tea break, you join your ranger for a game-viewing activity with the sun rising. This is usually a drive in specially constructed safari vehicles, or walks, or boating – depending on your location and weather …
Are we met on arrival?
Yes. Most international travelers arrive in Johannesburg and all are met by our airport representatives as they exit their aircraft of the jet way. They are then assisted through immigration and customs. Local or camp staff will meet charter aircraft at their airstrips and transfer you back to camp. At no stage between camps or transfer movements will you be unaccompanied.
Clothing and Luggage – what should we pack?
We will supply you with a detailed clothing and packing list. On all of our safaris, except those using private charter aircraft, you will be travelling on seat-in-charter aircraft which have a very strict 29lb luggage weight limit. This doesn’t sound much but is sufficient, as all camps have laundry facilities. The reason for the weight restriction is safety as these light aircraft operate …
Visas – do we require visas to visit African countries?
Visa requirements vary from country to country and you should verify with the State Department if any country you will be travelling to require a visa in advance of travel. Fortunately most Southern African countries grant visas on arrival, some for a fee payable at the point of entry. It is very important before commencing any journey to Africa that your passport has a …
SAFARI FAQ’s Insurance – should we purchase insurance to cover our safari?
Yes, in fact comprehensive cancellation, medical expense and emergency evacuation insurance coverage is not only sensible in Africa, it is necessary in order to participate on any of our safaris. The camps we utilize are often very remote, so we require proof of coverage before departure.