Southern Africa is generally a safe destination and like all places on earth,has its fair share of health hazards.
It is important to ensure you have the right health advice and vaccinations for travel to Southern Africa before you set off on your trip. Visit a doctor or travel clinic at least four weeks before departure for most up to date advice and vaccinations.
The vaccinations normally recommended are: hepatitis A + B, typhoid and diphtheria.
If you’re an adult, you won’t need any inoculations unless you’re travelling from a yellow-fever endemic area (the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America), in which case you will need certification to prove your inoculation status when you arrive in the country.
Malaria is a bloodstream borne parasite. It is spread via the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito that has occurences in Kruger National Park, KwaZulu-Natal, Victoria Falls, Chobe and Hwange National Park areas that we service. Though recent statistics show the least occurrence ever.
Advice would to take antimalaria prophylaxis in good time (At least 4 Weeks) before travel.
Good-quality health care and sanitation is available in all of Southern Africa’s major urban areas.Tap Water is available across Southern Africa and it is both palatable and safe to drink straight from the tap.
The quality of the food is excellent, and Southern Africa has some of the top Hotels,Lodges and restaurants in the world.
We have a warm sunny climate and, if you need to, you should wear sunscreen and a hat whenever you are out of doors during the day, particularly between 10am and 4pm.
Southern Africa is generally politically and economically stable. Crime rates are generally low with a few exceptions in major urban areas.
It is still prudent to exercise safety and here are our top tips for keeping safe:
Valuables, Avoid carrying large sums of cash, don’t valuables (cameras,laptops,tablets.phones) in plain sight and do not leave belongings unattended.
Keep copies of all valuable documents in a safe place
Heed the advice of your Tour Guide and avoid walking in deserted and dark places at night. When self driving, always park in secure, well-lit areas preferably with street guards.
Use ATMs in well-lit and safe places.
Don’t allow your card to be removed from your sight.
Don’t accept help from strangers or give out your pin number, not even to persons claiming to be bank officials.
Watch out for the people standing very close to you and looking over your shoulder as you type in your pin.
Never leave your card in the ATM. If it gets stuck or swallowed, follow instructions provided on the ATM machine.
Make sure you are not followed after a transaction.
Should needs arise, our incident management office is available at all times for any help and emergencies on +44 345 450 6103