Health & Insurance

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is mandatory for all passengers. You should look for a comprehensive policy to cover you for health, accident, repatriation, cancellation, loss of belongings, documents and money etc. Your policy should be issued to cover you for cancellation once you have paid for your trip, and the dates must cover you for your entire trip, ie. until you land back in your home country. It is sometimes hard to find an Insurance company to cover you at altitude.

HEALTH AND HYGIENE
Being ill when travelling is no one’s idea of fun and the good health of the group depends on everyone being conscious of their own hygiene and of taking sensible precautions. Regardless of any inoculations you may have it is not unusual for some people to have a bit of stomach upset in their first few days in Africa. This is often just a reaction to a new environment and different foods and one usually recovers after a day or so. If symptoms persist, or are of an extreme nature, you should inform the tour leader who will assist you to seek medical advice.

VACCINATIONS
In most cases vaccinations and malaria tablets may be obtained from your own GP - although please note that Yellow Fever is usually NOT available from a GP. We recommend you contact your nearest Travel Doctor – see website for a clinic near you www.traveldoctor.co.nz
We also recommend you also ask your Doctor about: Typhoid, Tetanus, Hepatitis, Meningitis, Polio, Hepatitis A & B, Cholera. We suggest you allow at least 2 months prior to travel for these vaccinations.

YELLOW FEVER
It is necessary to be in possession of an International Certificate of Vaccination with a valid stamp for Yellow Fever. This is valid for 10 years and is mandatory for a lot of African countries. Your Doctor can advise on the latest requirements. Have your certificate ready for inspection as you pass through Immigration in each country.

MALARIA
Malaria is the most common serious ailment affecting visitors to Africa. There are various anti-malarial tablets on the market and we recommend you seek professional medical advice as to which is suitable for you. The tablets will offer some protection but are not always 100% effective. The only sure way to avoid contracting malaria is to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes! Take plenty of insect repellent with you and wear long sleeved shirts and long trousers after sunset. Your tents have mosquito nets in the vents and it is not necessary to bring a separate mosquito net unless you plan to sleep outside ‘under the stars’, in which case you are recommended to bring one.

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