Maybe you want to use your airline rewards points, or you can find better deals with which you’re more comfortable? We’re happy to book your international flights for you. However, we find that many clients book these flights themselves, so we don’t include international flights in our quotes unless this is requested.
Destinations have different visa costs, and visas may be purchased either before your departure date or at the border control point (please check here), by you. Normally a visa costs between US$30 and US$100 per person.
It’s important to ensure you have the right vaccinations for travel to Africa before you set off on your trip. For every country we sell, we recommend vaccinations against hepatitis A + B, typhoid, and diphtheria. If you’re planning to spend time in Kenya, whether for your whole holiday or for just one night, you must also be vaccinated against yellow fever – and you’ll need to bring copies of your vaccine certificate with you on your trip. Additionally, malaria is endemic throughout almost all the areas in which we operate safaris, so we strongly advise you to take malaria prophylactics. The only areas where this advice doesn’t apply are parts of South Africa, including Madikwe Game Reserve and the safari properties around Port Elizabeth. Travel clinics can sometimes have long waiting lists, so it’s a good idea to make sure you book your vaccinations well in advance of your trip! Please consult your GP concerning which types of medication are necessary for you.
Tipping is different in each destination. And the amount to tip depends on the circumstances – for example, whether you are tipping your airport drivers or your private professional guide, etc. We’ve put together a rough outline here on how much we recommend.
Please be aware that, as part of our Terms & Conditions, we require all clients to purchase adequate travel insurance, so this is a very important extra cost. We’ve assembled another handy guide, here, to help you decide which policy is best suited to you.