Complete AFRICAN SAFARI PLANNING

HOW TO PLAN YOUR AFRICAN SAFARI

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For right NOW, THIS is probably a better site for planning your African Safari - Please Click HERE. Camouflage clothing, is in some cases, ILLEGAL to wear or even possess (Click HERE & scroll). We customized all of our African Safaris to Kenya, South Africa, (Kruger), Zimbabwe (including Victoria Falls), Zambia, Botswana and Nambia. First, we found a safari, in each of the countries in which we wanted to go on safaris, from a company that had good references and costs, and whose itinerary was fairly desirable. We spent DAYS on the research. Then we: 1] Substituted more desirable lodges 2] Extended the overall length of the safari 3] Added more game drives and lodges 4] Added more side trips (visits to villages, wildlife rehabilitation centers, elephant-back game drives, hand feeding vultures, kissing and feeding giraffes, walking with, and petting Lions, petting lots of young cats (Cheetahs, Leopards, Lions,...). In the Process of planning our month of African safaris, we discovered many other things very important to a well-run, fun and safe trip: While not needed, I always take my watch with a built-in digital compass. THIS INFORMATION WILL BE FILLED IN, SOON...: WHAT TO PACK / TAKE ON AN AFRICAN SAFARI first aid handi-wipes insect bite toilet paper precautionary prescriptions to take Binoculars - Safari CAMERAS ??? ELECTRICITY If you make arrangements well in advance, most lodges can put you in rooms that have 24/7 electrical power, BUT remember, that most of these sites use a smaller generator at night, so they typically swap generators twice a day (often, about 5 AM and 5 PM), so there will be a few minutes without any electrical power. Remember, that most of the world runs on 220 to 260 volts, AC (VAC), rather than the 120 VAC that we use in the USA. ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS Therefore, if you wish to use your USA personal appliances in Africa, you will need to check on several things: 1) US electrical plugs will not FIT in outlets used in African countries. There are SIX (6) electrical outlet shapes used in Botswana, Kenya, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In our travels, we actually only needed TWO different outlet type adapters: the Old British Type D and another, old British type, Type G I PREFER THE ADAPTERS FROM ADAPTELEC.COM 2) If you want to use your USA "appliance", you need to see if it says it runs on 120-240 VAC (called a dual-voltage device), in which case, all you need is a shape adapter, so that the plug will fit into the African electrical outlet. If it only lists 110-120 VAC (NOT up to 220 or 240 VAC), then you will need either a 240-to-120 volt Converter OR a 240 to 120 volt step-down transformer. Most converters will only handle up to 40 or 60 watts (what does it say on your appliance?). Beyond 60 watts, you will probably need a heavier, more expensive device, called a step-down transformer. International Drivers Permits (Licenses) We (the five of us) all took Malarone to prevent malaria - we had NO problems. Sleep Apnea - including portable, battery models TSA Locks LOCK GARD (strap) "SAFE" "bicycle lock cables" TSA luggage straps - open indicator Money Pouches / Safes (on your person) Skeleton keys Travel INSURANCE vonage Vulture REPELLANT TRAVEL WARNINGS - US Dept of Transporation Warnings government medical weather - African WOLVERINE - BACKUP your Flash Cards withOUT a computer SUNSCREEN - Complete Ingredients, Products & Recommendations SUNGLASSES - How they work, what to look for BLUE LIGHT (HEV) May help Cause Macular Degeneration PASSPORTS Passports with RFID Permethrin is an insecticide often used to treat safari clothes =============

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