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The Africa Adventure Company FAQs
Safari camps and lodges are excited to safely welcome guests back. The revised Standard Operating Practice is as follows (there might be subtle differences between properties but these are the main items).
- Guests will be required to wear masks upon arrival at the airstrip and use provided hand sanitizers and temperatures will be monitored using a handheld contactless temperature scanner.
- Hand washing facilities will be available with single-use paper towels.
- The staff will be wearing face masks and gloves and interaction with guests will be from a safe distance.
- Welcome drinks served from a tray(contactless).
- Welcome briefing will go over all safety and hygiene measures in place.
- Rooms/tents will undergo a deep clean between guests’ check-out and the next arrival.
- Guests can ask to minimize housekeeping to avoid staff interaction, should they wish.
- In the smaller safari camps, meals will be cooked to order and plated. Communal dining will not be available - private tables set up for the applicable parties (with dedicated waiter waiting on them).
- In the larger lodges, where buffets are in place, additional protective screening is being implemented and individual single portions on the buffet to avoid using a common serving spoon. Buffets servers will dispense food and guests will not handle the serving spoons.
- Most camps have implemented 4pax maximum on game drives (unless it is a private family or group of 4+).
- Masks will be optional for guests during game drives.
- Vehicles will be sanitized after each game drive.
- Sundowners - social distancing will be practiced with chairs spaced a safe distance apart. Staff will wear masks and gloves.
- Guest laundry will be washed separately from others.
- Pool water will be monitored to maintain a higher level of chlorine to provide a virus-free experience.
- Spa treatments - at the moment that is being decided by each government, but camps are expected to impose things like showering before/after each treatment, masseuse will wear a face mask, special sanitization between clients. (If interested, please ask for specifics.)
**All travelers are responsible for the following and it is up to you to ensure that you have adequate supplies for the duration of your trip: face masks, rubber gloves, hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and reusable water bottle (filtered water is provided on safari).
Whilst this does seem all a bit different, we are confident that we can still offer you an amazing safari experience that will not actually feel that different. All of our properties are off the beaten track and allow us to limit exposure any way. Our activities are all outdoors, with fresh air and are typically socially distanced any way (without you necessarily knowing it). In fact, we honestly feel that this is one of the best ways to get out, unplug, and reconnect with nature.
All passports must be valid for at least 6 months beyond your intended stay.
The passports of all travelers to South Africa, Namibia, and Kenya must contain at least two blank (unstamped) VISA pages for each country.
For getting or renewing a US Passport, please visit: https://www.usa.gov/passport
Visa requirements vary depending on nationality and country visited and may change at any time.
At the moment US citizens DO NOT require a visa for Botswana, Mauritius, Morocco, Namibia, Seychelles and South Africa.
US citizens require a visa for Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The cost of the visa can range between $30-$100 per person. Visas that may be obtained on arrival are paid in US Dollars cash using new bills dated year 2007 or later (large President’s head) and in good condition (no marks or tears). No change will be given; therefore exact amount must be paid per person.
Contact us for other country visa information not listed.
Two visa service companies that can help with applying for a visa are:
Please contact your physician to discuss your trip and what vaccinations you may require.
Malaria is a disease spread through mosquito bites and is found in most African countries and precautions should be taken. Anti-malaria medication is a
tablet, not a vaccination.
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Dining on safari is a wonderful experience. You should know that the foods on safari, even fresh salads, are completely safe to eat. The fresh air will give you a healthy appetite for meals that on a typical day include:
Breakfast: Fruit and cereal: eggs and bacon: toast and preserves: tea and coffee.
Lunch: Assorted cold meats: meat or vegetable pies: salads: cheeses and bread: desserts.
Dinner: Usually 3 courses: an appetizer or soup: main entree (meat or fish) with vegetables: a dessert.
If you are going near a village, please consider taking some inflatable-solar charging lights, such as Luci Lights – go online to purchase.
For a list of our books, field guides and maps, please visit our website: http://www.africa-adventure.com/safari-products.html
Links to recommended reading lists:
I am pleased that you are considering supporting conservation protection. Africa needs it now more than ever. Two programs we recommend donating are: Mana Pools in the Lower Zambezi and the Serengeti in Tanzania.
www.bushlife-conservancy.org - Mana Pools
Mission Possible Serengeti. #serengetishallnotdie.
We hope that you consider travelling there again because it is highly important that people return to as soon as possible. The revenues and jobs that are at stake there make a huge difference to the conservation of the wonderful landscapes.