Planning A Safari

Many people dream of heading on a safari, but are daunted by the levels of planning required. After all, it’s not like cavorting off to Europe for the weekend. The world’s oldest continent is gigantic, mysterious, enigmatic…

Many people going to Africa for the first time feel intimidated by the prospect, no matter how excited they feel.

Londolozi Sunset

And then there’s those jabs. The names of scary diseases, like bilharzia, yellow fever and malaria, can float through your head when see-sawing over whether to book a trip. Often such worries put people off what will be the adventure of a lifetime.

It can be difficult to know which part to visit, let alone what Visas are required.

At Ubon Safari we assist you in planning a safari, according to your interests, requirements and budget. We can help you explore everything from the different parts of Africa, to the styles of accommodation available.

&Beyond Under Canvas Serengeti

In the meantime, here are some tips of planning a safari, to put your mind at rest.

Things to bear in mind when booking flights to Africa.

When booking flights to Africa, you have to bear in mind the timings- especially arrival times. Cheaper flights are usually available with a number of stop-overs and can take up to 2-days travel time. If you’re on a budget, you might want to consider this option.

Info on Visas.

Every part of Africa has its own entry requirements, which can make the process seem extra tricky. But actually this is a misconception. For instance, if you’re heading to certain parts of Africa for tourist or business purposes, you won’t require a Visa.

Many people are surprised to learn this: you don’t necessarily have to jump through hoops to go to Africa. Namibia, South Africa and Botswana do not require Visas, if you’re a tourist or business traveller.

At Ubon Safari we have a list of information on the different Visa requirements for each part of Africa.

Worried about vaccinations? Don’t be.

We promise that your safari will be worth those brief jabs. But if you’re worried here’s some information about what jabs are required.

If you’re heading to Africa, you may need to be immunised against yellow fever, typhoid and hepatitis; this also depends on which part of the continent you are travelling to. In order to be protected, you must be vaccinated 10 days before heading on your trip.

So, how many injections does this involve? Three? Four? Actually it’s only one simple injection, that provides 95-100% protection against these illnesses.

What are you waiting for? Start planning the trip of a lifetime.

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