Africa remains a place of great escapes, a captivating continent, a continent of diversity, from misty forest to great plains, from snowy-cap mountains to sandy beaches, a continent of fascinating peoples such as the Maasai herdsmen in the Mara, of spectacular and abundant wildlife in many different eco-systems.
Valid passport is required, which has at least 6 months left before it expires. Travellers are responsible for obtaining visas. Some countries require to have at least one or two empty pages in the passport. Visa regulations and requirements change constantly, we will send you the last update at time of booking according to the visited countries. In Kenya and Tanzania visa can be obtained on arrival. Make sure your bills are post 2001 and in good condition.
Best time in East Africa, mid December to March and June to October – for Kilimanjaro climb, January to March and August to October. East Africa has 2 rain seasons , short rains in October-November and long rains from mid March to end of May
Best time in Southern Africa, April to October – the rains occur from November to March.
Safari lodges, tented camps, mobile luxury camps, these accomodations will provide you with comfort and all amenities. Flying camps with dome tents, meals prepared under the African sky for adventurous travellers.
From one country to another, requirements for vaccinations are different and change time to time. We recommend that you visit a local travel health specialist for more informations. In B.C.http://www.tmvc.com/ For general informations http://www.mdtravelhealth.com
SafariBookings offers great information about the different safari countries, see for instance:
http://www.safaribookings.com/Tanzania for more travel info on Tanzania. We have extensive info about wildlife, weather, best times to visit, safety and vaccinations.
It is compulsory that you take adequate travel insurance. You can contact these insurance companies for enquiries:
RBC Insurance is a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada
The Heritage Safari Company Inc. is licenced by Consumer Protection B.C., licence N° 51709. Your deposit and payments are held in an independent trust account, as a guarantee that your money is protected with us.
In Eastern and Southern Africa, electricty in 220-240 volts.You will be able to charge your camera batteries in the lodges or camps.
Main bag: we recommand a duffel bag or a soft sided wheely bag (No hard suitcases), – note: on internal flight, baggage allowance is 15 Kg per passenger-
Carry-on shoulder bag: Important documents ( passport, vaccination certificates, etc), medications, camera, binoculars, change of clothing, photocopies of all important documents should be in the carry-on bag. If your main bag does not arrive, you will have your essential items with you. Recovering lost bags can take few days.
Clothes: Further information with suggested clothing list to bring along will be sent to you once your itinerary and safari options ( climbing, trekking ) have been finalised.
Good safari binoculars are essential, the ideal for the safari is 8 x 30 or 8 x 42
We suggest a digital SLR camera and a decent zoom covering the range from 80mm to about 300mm…. Make sure you have enough charged batteries and memory cards.
Do not hesitate to contact us for advice or help about your safari.