Travel Tips

  • VISA REQUIREMENTS

    Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, and other countries you are visiting require visas upon entry.
    The immigration offices at borders and airports will issue them to you at your place and time of entry.
    They are good for a one time visit not to be longer than 3 months. The cost is usually between 30 and 60 dollars.
    Be sure to ask your tour company what the price will be to you
    (they vary based on the country you are from and the country you are visiting).
    A multiple entry visa is no longer available, so be sure to plan on taking as much cash as you will need for all visas.
    Again, your tour company will tell you how much you will need based on your private safari itinerary.
    You will not need additional photos to obtain the visas.
    Your tour company, Private Safari Club, will provide you all necessary information to obtain all the visas required.
    You may be required to have your passport valid for at least 6
    months longer than your dates of entry at each of the countries you will be visiting.

    More information

  • Health and Medical Questions

    Most new travelers to the African Continent are concerned about the health conditions there.  And, there is good reason to be concerned because of the many diseases uncommon to Americans that you may encounter there.  Therefore, we strongly recommend that you contact your doctor or to go to a travel clinic about 4-6 weeks before you get on the plane.  You can find a travel clinic near you by going to www.Travelers Vaccines for U.S. Residents.com and/or www.istm.org. Tell your health provider where you are going and request immunizations to help combat the many diseases that can be contracted but can be controlled by Vaccination or other medicines. Ask the doctor for vaccinations against Hepatitus A and B, Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Polio, Meningococcal Meningiti, and other diseases you may encounter.  You can get a comprehensive list at www.iamat.org.  You can download charts and immunization requirements for information.

    Be sure to tell your doctor what you will be doing and ask him for prescriptions for enough of your regular medicines to take with you.  You must provide your own medicine and be able to administer it when necessary.  Also, when you are traveling into malaria area, Equatorial Africa, including Tanzania, be sure you have enough anti-malaria medication to take before, during, and after your African Adventure.  Also, if you are over 50 years of age, it might be wise to have your heart strength tested.  And, if you plan to climb Mt Kilimanjaro, be sure to prepare for altitude sickness.  DO NOT FORGET TO IMPROVE YOUR PHYSICAL FITNESS FACTOR.

    Remember, you must be mindful concerning your health and follow common healthy habits

    1. Wash your hands often and avoid drinking unpure water(eg ice, bottled drinks, or lake water).
    2. Eat only well-cooked food
    3. Remember: Boil it, Cook it, Peel it.
    4. Wear long sleeved shirt and long pants especially during the dawn and dusk hours.  You may consider taking an anti-mosquito impregnated sleeping net
    5. Take ample insect repellant, sunscreen and a broad-brimmed hat.
    6. Do not go barefoot
    7. Take a small first aid kit for cuts and other minor injuries.  Band-aids and an antibiotic cream are also recommended.
    8. Remember, if you encounter any medical emergency or sickness, be sure to notify your assigned guide.  He will have all information and means available to help with your condition.  He has been trained and has the most up to date information to guide him and you through any problem.

 

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