There are many things you need to be aware of if you are about to embark upon an African safari. By planning in advance of your trip, you can minimise the chances of anything going wrong so can you focus on making the most of the experience. One of the first things you need to arrange before the excursion is travel insurance. Without this in place, any hospital treatments, emergency evacuations and cancellations you might need to make won’t be covered, which can leave you substantially out of pocket.
You need to be as aware of your personal safety as you would be at home, so do not carry vast sums of cash around with you, keep your passport and travel documents hidden, do not walk alone at night and ask accommodation management to look after them for you if appropriate. If paying for goods by credit card, you may need to pay a surcharge of up to 5%. You may need to take more than one brand of card with you as not all kinds are accepted everywhere. Use Wi-Fi as much as you can if you need to access the internet as roaming charges can be exorbitant. A growing number of lodges and hotels are offering free Wi-Fi in Africa.
Water and tipping
It’s vital that you keep yourself hydrated whilst on safari, and you should carry a bottle of water with you at all times. Though you won’t usually be expected to tip when at lodges, hotels and restaurants, it is common to do so. Remember, what you may deem to be a modest amount can be regarded as extremely generous to local staff and tips are always likely to be met with vast gratitude.
Compass Safari run highly enjoyable and informative safari tours of Africa, enabling you to witness some of the greatest natural scenery and wildlife the world has to offer in comfort and style. To find out more, use the contact form on the site, +255 652 739, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.