Thinking about coming to Africa? Here are a few things to consider.

If it is your first time to visit the continent it is wise to read up a little on what to wear, what to bring and how to get prepared. Read our FAQ section to get up to speed on some Africa basics. We are always happy to answer any questions you have. No question is stupid, trust us, we have heard them all!

  • Can food allergies be catered for on safari?

    With advance notice, most food allergies can be catered for on Safari. We are used to catering for vegetarians, vegans, gluten intolerant, diary and the wheat intolerant.

  • Change I charge my camera, phone and other devices on safari?

    Yes, all camps have re-charging facilities.

  • Is the water safe to drink?

    The water in the camps is surprisingly clean and safe to drink, however bottled water is supplied for your peace of mind. It is not recommended to drink water from streams or other waterways.

  • How can I convert my money to local currency?

    Most airports have exchange facilities for your convenience. It is not recommended to change money on the street as you may not receive the correct exchange rate. Remember that you will receive change in the local currency, so its best to have small denominations on hand for tips and small purchases.

  • Can I get laundry done on safari?

    With the exception of a few remote mobile camps, all our camps and lodges provide laundry services on a daily basis.

  • Do I need a visa?

    For most countries you will not need a visa. Once you have a destination in mind we can advise of any documentation that may be necessary.

  • Does Call of Africa arrange travel insurance?

    Your travel insurance must be arranged in your country of origin. This can be done with your local travel agent, ticket booking authority or with your normal insurance provider.

  • Do I need to take Malaria prophylactics?

    Yes, with the exception of urban areas in South Africa’s major cities. Generally speaking, mosquitoes and other insects are not an issue on safari, however it is better to be safe than sorry. Consult your local travel clinic for the best options for you. Wearing light coloured clothing and covering up during the hours of sunrise and sunset will provide further protection against mosquitoes.


  • Can I use a credit card at the lodges?

    Yes, major credit cards are accepted at all but the most remote camps.

  • Can I bring children on safari?

    Most camps are family friendly, but there are some lodges which have a minimum age for guests. We are happy to find the perfect accommodation for you and your family.