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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. When is the best time to go on a safari? All Year Round! But it also really depends on the type of animal you wish to see. Certain reserves have good game viewing all year round but others will have particularly good elephant sightings or other migratory animals at different times of the year. It is generally felt that the African winter is the best time to go on safari, as the grass is dry and vegetation sparse making game viewing easier. It is also the time when animals are on the move looking for food and water. In Kenya and Tanzania, you have the memorable opportunity of witnessing the migration of over two million animals.

2. How do I get to Africa? Africa can be reached by regular international flights to its major cites. Visitors from other areas not represented are requested to make own flight arrangements to Africa. There are many airlines operating direct flights to Africa from Europe, United States and Asia. You can also get easy connections where there are no direct flights. You might choose to approach your local travel agent for assistance regarding the flight connections. Please Contact us for more!

3. Will I need travel Insurance? Travel insurance, including cancellation and emergency medical coverage is highly recommended. A suitable insurance policy should provide adequate cover for medical expenses arising through illness or accident prior to or during the holiday. We will provide a detailed quote upon booking.

4. What about Passports, Visas and Vaccinations? It is mandatory that you be in possession of a valid passport, any required visa permits, inoculations and preventative medicines as may be required for the duration of the tour. We will provide guidance on these issues upon booking, but these are ultimately your responsibility.

5. Are there any medical precautions? Vaccination requirements change from time to time. Some countries require advance inoculations for yellow fever (and certificates thereof) that are good for 10 years. Boundless Africa Journeys will advise you of these. Malaria is present in many parts of Africa - we will advise you if you will be visiting a malaria area. We suggest you consult your local doctor or health department for information on malaria prophylactics and the latest health precautions. If you are on prescription medication, please ensure you have an adequate supply to last the duration of your stay and a copy of your prescription(s)

6. Will my age and fitness level allow me to participate on this trip? You are expected prior to booking to be in reasonable fitness and able to complete the activities outlined in the itinerary of the chosen tour. No unaccompanied minors (those under 16 years of age) can be accepted on tours operated by us, however, older teenagers may be considered provided they are accompanied by a parent or a guardian who accepts full responsibility for them. If you are 75 years of age or older, we request that you discuss the activity level of the tour with your travel counselor and your family doctor.

7. Is there anything I should be concerned about while traveling? You should be aware and accept that your proposed tour may expose you to circumstances, and standards of living not found in your country. You should understand that you may be traveling through areas that can be subject to, among other things, unfavorable climate, physical, health or conditions.

8. What should I carry on the trip? You need to carry with you a pair of a binocular,camera,sunscreen,sunglasses and guidebooks. Bring comfortable clothes that are cool but that can be layered to keep you warm at night.

 9. What should I wear during game drive? When on a game drive, it is best to wear grey, brown, khaki or safari-green colored clothing to avoid alerting the wildlife of your presence. Shorts,T-shirts or short sleeved linen/cotton shirts are recommended during game drives. Evening wear - casual preferable long sleeved wear to avoid the mosquitoes.

10. How is the local food? Great! International cuisine is available at all the hotels you will be staying. Special dietary requirements are catered for throughout Africa if you need. Please give us advanced notice so that we can make arrangements with the lodges and camps you are scheduled to stay at. Most restaurants offer selections for vegetarians, depending on their forte. Local specialties can be surprisingly good! With the exception of a few lodges, halaal and kosher food is not available at most camps/lodges.

11. Is the water safe? We recommend you only consume boiled or preferably bottled water, which is readily available.

12. Is there a minimum number of participants required for the trip to operate? If you are booking on a group departure the minimum number required for the tour to operate will be clearly stated. If no minimum is mentioned, then the tour has already met the minimum or will operate with a minimum of two people.

13. What about gratuities? We do not include tips in the tour cost, because if we did, the drivers, guides, porters etc would not see it as gratitude from you for good service. Tipping is entirely at your discretion in recognition of a job well done. We will provide guidelines for tipping depending on your destination.

14. Will the tour be escorted? On all of our tours, you will have local English speaking guides in each of the relevant sightseeing destinations to showcase the countries cultural and historical highlights. For all arrival and departure transfers, our local representative will assist you. For example, on arrival you will be met at the airport by our representative with a sign with your name on it. Our offices will also be available to you to resolve any issues that may arise, and ensure your holiday runs as smoothly as possible. For our larger groups, we may also have a representative from Country.

15. What will the accommodation be like? We choose our accommodation based on comfort, hygiene and location. The hotels that you will be staying at on the tour will be outlined in the detailed itinerary.

16. What if I need to cancel my trip? You may cancel your booking at any time provided that the cancellation is communicated to us in writing. Written notification is essential even if verbal notification to cancel has been given. Cancellation charges are outlined in our Terms & Conditions.

17. What if I have other questions? Please email us ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) and we would be happy to address any questions or concerns you have regarding your travel plans.