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  • Is it safe in Africa?
    In the travel countries offered by Afrikascout, it is as safe as anywhere in Europe. However, there are also rules here that must be observed in order not to put yourself in danger unnecessarily. For example, due to the poverty in Africa, you should not wear jewelry or display valuables openly. Opportunity makes the thief – in Africa as well as everywhere else in the world. If possible, keep your valuables in the hotel safe. Depending on the country you are traveling to, you should no longer walk alone through big cities in the evening.
  • Is Africa a worthwhile travel destination?
    All travel destinations from Afrikascout are worthwhile. It depends on your personal preferences which sights interest you the most. Do you like animals very much? Or are you a fan of wonderful landscapes? Are you very interested in foreign cultures and big cities? Africa offers you all that and much more!
  • What is the best time to travel to see the migration?
    The route taken by the almost two million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and antelope in the Serengeti is almost 500 kilometers long and runs from the southern Serengeti up to the Masai Mara in Kenya and back. You can never predict exactly where the animals are when, as the animals depend on the rainy seasons. These are just as difficult to predict precisely as the weather in general. But as a rule, the animals stay in the broad plains of the southern Serengeti, at Lake Ndutu and near the Olduvai Gorge from January to March. Within a short space of time, a whole generation of new ungulates are born here. By March, the southern plains are all but grazed and the animals are slowly migrating north-west. In April and June, the animals migrate further west along the Mbalageti River. Then it continues in a northerly direction: until September they follow their route to the Masai Mara in Kenya, where they arrive in October at the latest. If you want to experience the spectacular river crossing over the Grumeti River and the Mara River, you should travel to Africa in late summer/autumn and accept a long journey, as the animals are now in the very north of Tanzania. However, you have to keep in mind that the animals only follow their internal calendar and not an official one: no one can guarantee that the animals will actually cross the river at the expected time. In November, the animals migrate back towards the Serengeti, where they arrive by December at the latest. And in January, the cycle starts all over again with the birth of a new generation of ungulates in southern Serengeti.
  • When is the best time to visit Tanzania?
    The north of Tanzania is an attractive travel destination all year round. Only in April there may be restrictions in some parks due to the rainy season. However, it is also a very cheap travel time in Tanzania. Due to the school holidays in Europe and the USA, July and August are also high season in Tanzania. January, February, September and October as well as the Christmas season are also popular travel months. If you can and want to travel outside of these times, we recommend March, May, November and the first half of December. Then the national parks are not so full and the weather is usually very pleasant. On Zanzibar it is around 25 to 28° C all year round. From the end of March to the end of May there is the rainy season here.
    The high season for climbing Kilimanjaro is January and February and the period from July to September.

Questions about medical care, health insurance and health

  • I am sick and on medication. Can I get them in Africa too?
    Since you will often be traveling in very lonely and uninhabited areas on our safaris, it is very important that you take sufficient quantities of all the medication you need with you on your trip. For refrigerated storage, a refrigerator is available on request in the vehicles used by Afrikascout.
  • Do I have to take malaria prophylaxis everywhere?
    We cannot, may not and do not want to offer any medical advice at this point. Malaria is a very dangerous disease transmitted by mosquitoes, which are mainly nocturnal. Malaria is present in most of the countries in our program. The risk is not always the same. It depends on the exact areas you travel to during the safari, the respective altitude and, above all, the season. However, we advise anyone interested to find out about the dangers of malaria in good time. Talk to your family doctor and get advice from the Tropical Institute. It is advisable to take stand-by products for malaria prophylaxis and treatment with you to endangered areas. Also always protect yourself with long, light clothing and insect repellent, as well as with a mosquito net at night. There are also special insect sprays that you can use to impregnate clothing, for example from Nobite.
  • Are there mosquito nets in the accommodations? Or should we bring them with us?
    Most accommodations either have mosquito nets or the tents/rooms/accommodations are otherwise secured accordingly. However, we cannot guarantee this 100%.
  • International health insurance:
    Please take a copy of your travel insurance with you to Africa.
    Your tour guide will ask you for the name of the insurance company, your insurance number and telephone number.
  • We have private or credit card health insurance for our trips abroad. What should the copy of the international health insurance look like?
    Your tour guide will ask you for the name of the insurance company, your insurance number and your telephone number (number with German area code, no 0800 number). You should definitely have this information with you.
  • Do I have to be physically fit for the safari?
    For most of our safaris you should be in good health and have an average level of fitness. Safaris that may involve longer hikes or exceptional physical exertion are marked and described accordingly.
  • I’m having some running problems. How long are the hikes and is there an alternative to staying at the camp?
    The stages are of different lengths. Often the hikes are not circular hikes, but lead directly from one place to the next destination. However, depending on the itinerary, it is sometimes possible to stay at the starting point or vehicle. Just talk to us if you have any concerns. We will be happy to provide you with information.
  • I am over 65, can I still go on safari?
    As long as you are physically and mentally fit and trust yourself – why not? We have seen people over 80 on safaris who have enjoyed their dream trip from start to finish in peace and serenity!

Questions about the invoice, payment processing, insurance, booking, documents

  • When will I receive my detailed travel documents?
    You will receive the travel documents with all the information you need after receipt of the final payment. After receipt of payment, you will receive from us 4 weeks before your departure: detailed information about your trip, your travel voucher and, depending on the tour and destination, additional documents such as our animal welfare circular.
  • Do you need additional documents from us for the travel preparations or the trip itself?
    That depends on your trip. As a rule, we do not need any additional information or documents. If we still have questions or need additional information from the local partner, we will ask you about it in good time and automatically.
  • Can I pay my Afrikascout bill by credit card? I am also insured about it.
    You will receive an invoice for Afrikascout trips, which you can pay by bank transfer. We do not offer credit card payment.
  • Can I book insurance at the same time?
    Everyone has different security needs. That’s why we don’t sell off-the-peg insurance. But we have put together a lot of tips and information about sensible and possible insurance for you:
  • Can I book everything in one go?
    With us you will not find 0-8-15 package tours from colorful catalogs like in a travel agency. We are a special tour operator and offer a correspondingly wide range of modules and options for your dream trip. The flights are also not offered in a package with the trips, but are booked separately by you (with our support if you like) in order to be able to guarantee you the greatest possible flexibility in your itinerary. You can also save a lot of money by booking your flight online on an online flight booking platform.

Baggage Questions – What do I need to pack?

  • How big should my travel bag be?
    Please note that on most of our trips, your travel bag must not exceed the following dimensions to fit in the safari vehicle overhead compartment: 37 x 32 x 80 cm
  • What is the maximum weight of my luggage?
    This depends on the airline you have booked and also on the safari trip you have booked. If you have booked domestic flights or other transfer flights, separate weight limits often apply here as well. You can find all the information on this from the respective airline provider with which you booked your flights.
  • How many pieces of luggage can I take with me?
    That depends on your airline and the booked safari trip. If you have booked domestic flights or other transfer flights, special rules often apply here as well. You can find all the information on this at the respective airline provider with which you booked your flights.
  • Do I have to take mosquito nets with me?
    Where necessary, these are usually available.
  • What sleeping bag should I bring when visiting the Okavango Delta?
    A warm sleeping bag is advisable from June to August as the nights can get chilly. For the rest of the year, a normal sleeping bag is sufficient.
  • What clothes do I need to take with me?
    In southern Africa, please pack warm clothing during the cool winter months. Otherwise, light and loose clothing in natural tones has proven itself for safari tours. White, beige, brown… you should definitely have sturdy shoes with you. Also important: Please pack long-sleeved shirts, shirts, etc. and also long pants to protect against insects. You can find more information and a packing list here: /
  • How warm should the clothes be for the early excursions? Thicker fleece or a really thick jacket with hat and gloves? Do you have any clothing tips for the African winter?
    The African winter has a lot to offer and you have to be prepared for everything. It can get very chilly at night depending on where you are and during the day temperatures tend to climb to over 20 degrees. We therefore recommend short and long pants/T-shirts, warm pullovers, fleece pullovers and softshell jackets (in principle, these should be warm enough in combination). It can be chilly in an open ATV in the early hours of the morning – pack a hat or similar if necessary. We strongly recommend wearing a hat to protect against the sun’s rays during the day.

Questions about entry, visa, required documents and money

  • What passport details do you need from me?
    To book a flight, we need your name as it appears on the bottom line of your passport (the machine-readable part). In the booking form you will be asked for all other information that we need for your booking.
  • What visas do I need?
    You can find this information in your itinerary. You will receive this with all documents after receipt of the final payment.
    Please read this carefully so that there are no ambiguities on site. Some trips require a double-entry visa, some visas must be applied for in advance depending on nationality. For many countries, this is also completely uncomplicated and can be done quickly online.
  • Do we need a visa for the trip or is a valid passport sufficient?
    That depends on your travel country. As a rule, you always need a visa in addition to a valid passport. You can find the exact information on this, for example, at the Foreign Office:
    Please note that you must take care of your entry documents yourself when booking a trip. Afrikascout does not issue visas and is not responsible for vaccination certificates, mandatory tests or other personal matters.
  • Can I easily obtain my visa locally?
    This is usually possible without any problems when you enter the country. You can find more detailed information on this at the Federal Foreign Office:
  • Do I get the necessary visa from Afrikascout?
    No, please apply for the visa in advance at the respective consulate or online. In most cases, you will also receive this directly upon arrival at the airport (subject to a fee). Please also note the respective entry regulations of your travel country: After receipt of payment you will receive your itinerary. There you will find all the documents and information on entry, required visas, etc. Please read this carefully so that there are no ambiguities on site. Some trips require a double-entry visa, some visas must be applied for in advance depending on nationality. You will find the relevant information in your itinerary.
  • passports
    Depending on the country you are traveling to, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and it should contain at least 2, sometimes more, blank pages. Special rules apply to child ID cards. Please note the respective entry regulations of your destination country. You can also find information on this at the Federal Foreign Office:
  • How much cash do I need to take with me?
    This question cannot be answered in general terms, as every traveler has different needs and requirements.
    Basically, it is important to consider:
    – usually there is the best rate with the debit card, credit card at the ATM
    – Visa fees are to be paid as appropriately as possible. So for USD 30 it is better to present USD 30 than USD 50
    – You can pay by credit card in many accommodations and restaurants. (Caution. There will be problems in the event of a power failure!)
  • How many euros would you recommend exchanging? And you better swap in Germany around or, for example, in South Africa at the airport?
    For example, upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you can withdraw local currency from ATMs using a Maestro or credit card. Alternatively, you can exchange money at the airports (e.g. in Frankfurt), which, however, entails enormously high fees. In the larger cities you can also withdraw money during the trip and therefore do not have to carry cash with you for the whole trip at the beginning.
    We cannot recommend an exact amount, as the need is very individual depending on the person.
  • Can you pay for everything on site with a credit card or do you have to take the appropriate currency with you for each country or exchange it on site?
    Credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. In Namibia, for example, you can also pay with ZAR, which is traded 1:1 with the NAD. For Zimbabwe it is advisable to have USD with you as the ATMs are not always sufficiently stocked. At the Federal Foreign Office you will find further information on the respective payment options in your travel country:

Questions about the process and details of the safari

  • Who runs the safaris? The employees of Afrikascout?
    Although we know Africa very well, we prefer to leave the on-site implementation to our partners, also for reasons of time. With their many years of experience and permanent, already proven competence, they will make your safari in Africa an absolute dream trip. Afrikascout is your reliable, fast and competent intermediary here in Germany between you and carefully selected and proven local providers in Africa. We are all jointly responsible for your safari and are fully committed to making it the safari of a lifetime!
  • How close do I encounter wild animals? Will it be dangerous?
    Most of our safaris bring you up close to wild animals! Depending on the tour, extras and additional modules, you can also go stalking with rangers on foot. From our many years of experience we can say: Attacks by wild animals are extremely rare! But of course we cannot rule them out. Therefore, please observe and follow the instructions of your safari guide at all times. This way you can almost completely rule out any attacks.
    At this point we would like to point out that neither Afrikascout nor our local partners can be held responsible for any injuries on our tours. All safaris are undertaken at your own risk. Please be aware of this when making your booking and during the further course of your trip.
  • Are there snakes, scorpions, spiders, etc.?
    Yes, but that always depends on your travel region. Your safari guides know their way around – please heed and follow their instructions. As a rule, snakes are very shy and disappear at the first shock. However, some types of snakes also remain lying down when shaken. These are extremely dangerous because you can spot them too late and step on them. However, your local tour guides will always draw your attention to the dangers at the beginning of your safari, so that you always know exactly how to behave. Neither Afrikascout nor our local partners can be held responsible for any injuries on our tours. All safaris are undertaken at your own risk! Please be aware of this when booking and during your trip!
  • How are the prices for a trip to Tanzania, for example, made up? Why isn’t it necessarily cheaper if I find cheaper accommodation by doing my own research?
    The travel price does not depend solely on the accommodation. In addition, the routes and entrance fees for the national parks must be taken into account. In Tanzania, this entrance fee can vary depending on the national park. The length of the journey may also change if a different accommodation is chosen. So if the fare is higher and the park entrance fee is more expensive, the trip may end up being more expensive even though the accommodation is cheaper than initially suggested.
  • Why can I find cheaper trips elsewhere, for example to Tanzania?
    Tanzania trips are very difficult to compare. It’s actually not possible for someone who doesn’t know their way around, because he or she will always be comparing apples and oranges. Firstly, as described above, the trip price does not only depend on the accommodations and static entrance fees – the prices change depending on the driving route and the national park. Furthermore, a distinction must be made in detail as to how long the trip is definitely: If you read, for example: “7 days safari trip” and there the arrival and departure days are included, then in the end you only have 5 days for the safari itself . With us you have 7 full days, as we count arrival and departure as separate, additional days. The location of the accommodation is also crucial: Is it accommodation outside of the Serengeti, for example? These are cheaper than those inside the park. But you have to accept long journeys, which are then deducted from your safari time. There are often competitors who limit distances. This means that the guides are only allowed to drive a certain maximum number of kilometers. That’s not the case with us. The guides can decide for themselves how and where to go. If there is another worthwhile destination or a sighting of a predator a little further away, then our guides can explore it with you for as long as you want.
    You see: Tanzania in particular is very tricky and disappointments are guaranteed if you simply book “something” just because you are looking for the “cheapest” price. There’s ALWAYS… a catch with the cheapest price.
  • How big is my travel group?
    The group size depends on your chosen trip. You will find all the details about your group size in the descriptive text for your itinerary.
    We will automatically send you the itinerary after full payment has been received.
  • It says it’s a guaranteed departure – can the trip definitely not be canceled then?
    The tour is then guaranteed as soon as we have booked you in as a passenger and received confirmation from the respective tour operator. The only exceptions are booking dates that are just before the departure date and thus within a period of the organizer in which tours can be canceled due to a lack of participants.
  • Will my phone work on Safari? do i have internet
    The radio network in the travel countries offered by Afrikascout is usually very well developed. Nevertheless, the network coverage depends on the respective provider and your travel region. You can get the exact details from your mobile tariff provider. Internet (W-Lan) is available in most hotels, lodges and guest houses. In remote accommodations, however, this does not always have to be the case.
  • Can I charge the camera/video camera batteries every day?
    Most safari vehicles have docking stations and charging facilities. There are also charging facilities in almost all lodges, camps and campsites. We cannot guarantee daily charging, as depending on the country there may be power cuts or the generators in remote camps are not on 24 hours a day. Our recommendation: Always take precautions and take enough spare batteries with you. You also need a travel adapter for the sockets of the respective travel country.

Questions about accommodation and meals

  • Can I have a single room as a single?
    Yes, that’s no problem at all. We can offer you a single room or single tent for every trip in our program.
  • Can I book half a double room on each trip?
    This is possible on most of our trips. There are very few exceptions. Please ask us about it.
  • What kind of food do I get on the safari?
    On our safaris you usually get a meal 3 times a day. These vary depending on the country and type of travel. Please read the detailed description of the itinerary. During the safari tour you usually get a lunch box for lunch and you can observe nature and the animal world at beautiful viewpoints in the national parks during your meal.
  • Why are some accommodations more expensive than others? For example, why do the tented camps in the Ndutu area of Tanzania cost more than other lodges?
    Basically, as everywhere, there are category differences in the accommodations. Comparable to our star system. In addition, the tented camps in Tanzania are also more expensive because these canvas tent systems are completely dismantled several times a year and rebuilt elsewhere, as they follow the migration of ungulates. This is a logistical effort, which means you can always stay in the middle of the action. An incomparable experience that we can only recommend to you.
    Especially from January to March the Ndutu area is full of wildebeest, zebra and also big cats. The animals have their young there and use the green, fresh grass that has grown here thanks to the rainy season. From March they begin their migration in a north-easterly direction. And then the tented camps follow them.

Questions about self-drive tours:

  • After researching on the Internet, I am no longer sure whether the driving distances are not too long?
    We plan all daily stages in such a way that they can easily be done in one day and that you usually arrive at your accommodation before nightfall.
  • How is my rental car insured?
    Most rental car companies offer liability insurance based on legal requirements. A fully comprehensive insurance, as known in Europe, does not exist in these countries in the same way. Your normal car insurance contract may include protection for rental cars abroad.
  • The car has damage/defects/dents… What should we consider when returning?
    Damage to the vehicle must be reported to the rental company immediately, not only when it is returned. If the return takes place during business hours, this will be entered in the handover protocol. In any case, please take a photo of the damage.
  • Do we have to clean the outside of the car before handing it in? Looks pretty dusty after visiting the parks
    The vehicles do not need to be cleaned. If the vehicle is extremely dirty/muddy, the car rental company will charge a cleaning fee. This differs between different providers.

Camping trips:

  • What is the equipment like when camping – are sleeping pads, bed, sleeping bag, towels available?
    Sleeping bag, towels and possibly a pillow if you need it for yourself must be brought with you. The mattress and if necessary a bed (if specified in the itinerary) are provided, as well as a tent and, if necessary, mosquito nets.

Questions about traveling with children

  • Can I bring a small child on safari?
    There is no general and blanket answer for this. Basically, we offer special child-friendly safaris (trips for families): here we pay attention to short travel times and routes, not changing locations too often and much more. We are also happy to work out an individual, child-friendly tour for you. Important: There are national parks where children are only admitted from a certain minimum age. In addition, you should definitely talk to a pediatrician about necessary vaccinations and possible malaria prophylaxis. If possible, you should take games, audio books or similar with you to make the routes to the national parks varied. We have already carried out many wonderful trips with children and have personally experienced them ourselves. Ultimately, it is always a decision of the parents whether the child is mature enough for this.
Important travel insurance for your African safari

No matter how well you plan your trip: illnesses, accidents, theft and much more simply cannot be calculated in advance and should therefore be additionally insured early enough.

Afrikascout informs you competently in combination with your travel booking in terms of travel protection. Our contractual partner, ERGO, puts together the best possible insurance cover for your trip to Africa especially for you.

We would like to strongly recommend the following travel insurance policies:

Trip Cancellation / Trip Interruption Insurance
Illness is the most common reason for cancellation of a trip. You should always protect yourself against this and other risks in order not to pay expensive cancellation costs.

Travel Medical Insurance
The absolute must when traveling is protection in the event of illness or accident. Regardless of whether you consult a doctor on Mallorca or a hospital in Cape Town – trust in the experience of our partner ERGO, who will help quickly and unbureaucratically in an emergency and will take over the treatment costs for you.

Baggage Insurance
Are you standing at the baggage carousel and your luggage is no longer coming? Is it completely gone or badly damaged and partially lost? According to statistics, this happens far more often than you might think. So that you can still enjoy your safari, it is best to take out luggage insurance in advance. You can then buy the luggage you need at the airport without hesitation, and when you return, our partner ERGO will reimburse you, for example, for the current value of the luggage you originally took with you in the event of loss or damage caused by an accident involving a means of transport.

All-round carefree protection package
Do you want maximum security for the best holiday and at the lowest price?
Then the travel insurance packages from ERGO are certainly the ideal solution:

The all-round carefree protection includes:
– Travel cancellation insurance
– Trip interruption insurance
– Baggage insurance
– Travel health insurance
– All-round carefree service

So you can really sit back and relax: before, during and after your trip.

Ticketsafe (flight ticket insurance)
You have only booked one flight, but still want to protect yourself against the insolvency of the airline or possible cancellation costs? With Ticketsafe, our partner ERGO offers a tailor-made solution for private and business travelers.

Annual insurance (packages and individual)
Do you travel a lot and don’t want to worry about your insurance every time? There is an optimal solution for this: the annual insurance is usually worthwhile from the second holiday or business trip. This allows you to travel as often as you like throughout the year, and you are also covered for weekend trips within Germany.

Group Insurance
Would you like to travel to Cape Town with your work colleagues for a week? Or just going on safari with some friends? For groups of 10 or more people, our partner ERGO has the right travel insurance for your purposes, which you can also put together individually from individual modules:
– All-round carefree group protection
– Group RRV top protection
– Group travel health insurance
– Group cancellation insurance
– Group luggage insurance
– Group Trip Interruption Insurance

Have you already found the right insurance for you?
Then you can book your travel insurance online here quickly and easily:

Do not book a trip without a travel insurance certificate!

What exactly is a travel insurance certificate?
It is your security in the event of insolvency of your tour operator!

What exactly does that mean?

Since 1994, according to Section 651 k of the German Civil Code, tour operators – regardless of whether they are big or small – have had to hand over a travel security certificate to their customers when they hand over the travel documents. This serves to protect against insolvency and guarantees you, the customer, for example, a flight home, full reimbursement of the travel price, travel down payment and all necessary additional expenses such as hotel and meal costs.

Despite the many years of use of the travel security certificate and its enormous importance, according to surveys, around half of all travelers do not know what a security certificate really is.

Those who have experienced the insolvency of a tour operator know how quickly a dream holiday can turn into a real nightmare. No way to get home… endless waits at airports or stuck in hotels at vacation spots. For some, that might even sound tempting. In the end, however, it is more than annoying!

Attention: The travel security certificate is no protection in the event of cancellation of the trip and does not replace your international health insurance. It is really only intended as insolvency protection.

In recent years, it has often been pointed out that counterfeit travel insurance certificates are circulating in Germany and Europe.

Important: An invalid travel security certificate offers travelers no protection in the event of the tour operator’s insolvency.

Therefore, before paying the balance of the travel price, be sure to check the validity of the travel security certificate sent to you.

We at Afrikascout consider this information to be very important, as we are very familiar with the industry and know that there are unfortunately also some “black sheep” who save money on travel security vouchers in order to be able to undercut the prices of the competition.

After booking your trip, Afrikascout will of course send you your personal travel insurance certificate together with your booking confirmation!

As organizers and travel agents of Africa trips, we see it as our responsibility to protect this wonderful continent, that means concretely: its animal and plant world as well as its inhabitants.

In particular, against exploitation by tourism, which of course plays a large role.

You as a customer and we as organizers and travel agents have one thing in common: we love Africa!

Together we have enormous power and can actively participate in decision-making processes.

We should use this to be able to show our descendants this wonderful and often breathtakingly beautiful continent in 10, 20, 30 etc. years.

However, statistics that are freely accessible to all of us show dire forecasts for the future. Many animal species that we all know and can still admire today will soon be extinct.

Primitive people are robbed of their ability to live freely with and in nature. The habitat of animals and humans is being destroyed by industry, greed and often ignorance.

We are often to blame for the suffering of humans, animals and nature: humans!

It is money and power that are changing Africa. In dimensions that bring tears to our eyes as Africa lovers.

But do we – those who want to enjoy the beauty of Africa – have to support this? Under no circumstance!

We – Afrikascout – want to show you a world that is so completely different than you know it from rich industrial nations. An animal world that is so incredibly diverse and often endemic. As well as plant species that cannot be found anywhere else on our continent. Cultures that go back to the dawn of mankind…

Unfortunately, as in every industry, there are also people in Africa tourism who earn their money by exploiting the animal and plant world and also the peoples living there!

It is not enough for these people to show you, the traveller, the natural beauty of Africa. They want to show you “wild Africa”. Up close! With every possible means.

But is that necessary? By any means?

As a tourist, do you have to walk with lions and “cuddle” them as if they were pets?

Do you have to ride ostriches knowing that after about 5 rides their bones will break and then they will be killed?

Do you have to ride African elephants or hold onto the trunk with your hand, where anyone who has a TV and watches it from time to time knows that this means breaking their will first!?

These are just the worst crimes against wildlife that tourism “affords” to amuse its customers. And you are one of those customers. And here we Africa scouts say very clearly: “No. With us, this will no longer be the case!”

We are very aware that, as a small company, we cannot do much against the overwhelming power we are facing. We are also well aware that many will ridicule us for making this statement, as everyone knows how difficult it is to comprehend the extent to which we hold this statement accountable.

However, it is much more important to us to be able to look in the mirror every morning and say: “Our small team will do everything to ensure that you – our customer – are enlightened. So that you are informed. So that you can enjoy wild Africa.”

Afrikascout would like to encourage you to practice animal protection and to understand how important you are as a tourist and visitor to each individual country for the whole of Africa.

We therefore ask you very much today: support our way. Look with us into a worthwhile future that we can all be proud of.

Avoid activities during your trip that limit the quality of life, honor, human and animal life.

The worst examples are mentioned again:

Please do not pet baby lions or cheetahs!
They are wild animals and they are not to be petted in our world. The moment you pet a baby lion, you are already responsible for its death, because it won’t always be small and cute. He will grow and become too dangerous to cuddle with. He was taken away from his mother as a baby and bottle raised to get used to people! To lose the shyness. If he’s too big to have fun with, he has two options:

He’s sold to a hunting farm where, due to his lack of human shyness, some rich guy easily shoots him from a few feet away to take his head home as a trophy.

He comes into a kind of “zoo” and they use him to be able to tell you that he is being released into the wild. However, the fact is: You can no longer release a lion of this species into the wild. He plays like a cat with his prey… kills it and leaves it because he gets something to eat in his “stall” in the evening anyway. A cruel thing that we have already seen live.

Please do not ride the animals on ostrich farms!
The moment you get on an ostrich to ride around “funny” with it and maybe take a selfie for Instagram, you are already – as bad as it sounds – responsible for its imminent death, because this animal suffers from every ride and its hips only last about 5 rides on average.

Please don’t ride elephants!
The moment you step on an elephant to ride it, you should be aware of one thing: The African elephant is the largest land mammal on earth. It was definitely not intended by evolution for us humans to ride on it to have fun, to get some “great” holiday photos. This animal is one of the most intelligent and sensitive beings on earth. He has powerful senses that are not 100% explored to this day because they are so complicated. He can feel things that humans cannot. It is a wild animal and suffers extremely from the exploitation of tourism. In order to ride a wild elephant, we first broke its will. Is it worth this one ride? That one photo? Sitting and waving on an elephant? No! That’s not it.

Keep all of this in mind if they want to offer you such an activity or something similar for a lot of money. It is a kind of “blood money” that you pay.

Let’s all be there for this wonderful continent together! We are not small. Together we are great.

Together we can prevent a lot of suffering and continue to open the eyes of all visitors to Africa for the protection of nature and the living beings in it.

If we start today, it will pay off. We thank you very much today.

Your Africa scouts

As you may have already read about us, we are very committed to nature and animal protection.

You can find more details on this and what there is to think about and take into account as a traveler on the African continent below this link: Animal welfare

WHY book a “Nature Seat” with Afrikascout?

For us, the Afrikascout company is not just an instrument to be able to pay our own salaries and our dream of being able to show this beautiful continent to you, dear Africa prospective customer.

It primarily serves to preserve nature and the habitat of people and animals and to support aid projects with our money, which is really not easy to earn.

As you can probably imagine, a lot is just a drop in the famous “hot stone”. Nevertheless, we can help a lot with little money and often you wouldn’t believe what a big impact small amounts can have!

For this reason we would like to ask for your help and have created the Africa scout “Nature Seat”.

The “Nature Seat” is your personal contribution to more happiness and a better quality of life in Africa.

With only 10 euros per person , you are already providing a very large proportion of urgently needed help, which any of our friendly aid organizations that we support on site can use very well. Only 10 euros in addition to your trip. A very very small amount. However, many times 10 euros is a lot of money, for example to buy equipment for rangers or to financially support the necessary training. Join us! Together we can achieve a lot!

Each of these selected projects receives the money directly and without detours from us or often even in cash on our trips. This does not cover any hidden costs, as is unfortunately far too often the case with other aid projects.

Your contribution arrives directly! To 100%

Afrikascout supports the following organizations directly in and for Africa:

The Rhino Ride
A project to protect rhinos in Africa


International Anti-Poaching Foundation =
The focus of the IAPF is on preserving the African ecosystem
with the training of rangers to protect the animals


Mountain Gorilla & Rainforest Direct Help =
The aim of the organization is to preserve the gorilla and its habitat


2moresmiles =
Was founded by Josef Gretsch in South Africa to help people in need in
to support South Africa permanently and sustainably.


TASK = Twaloloka Aid support & kindness
Was created by Toya Louw to help needy children in
to provide food to the township of Walvis Bay three times a week in times of crisis

We thank you very much, also on behalf of the organizations on site
Your Africa scouts

Over 50% of our customers are already vegetarians or vegans. So if you’re wondering whether a trip to Africa is possible for: Definitely yes! Just let us know when you make your booking and we will arrange everything for you on site.

The same applies if you have a food intolerance such as celiac disease. You let us know when you make your booking and we will take care of the rest.

“Travel ennobles the mind and clears away all other prejudices.”
found Oscar Wilde already in the 19th century.

For us here at Afrikascout, traveling also means experiencing, discovering, having fun, getting to know and understanding cultures, countries, people, animals and much more.

Regardless of whether you want to travel alone or prefer to see yourself as part of a travel group: At Afrikascout you can choose from many types of travel or let us work out your personal dream safari. We are always happy to advise you. Just ask us anything that’s on your mind. We look forward to advising you in detail.

A specialty of Afrikascout are group trips in many African countries. These are carried out by long-established and very reliable local partner companies.

Because only really competent tour operators in the respective country can make your trip a successful experience.

The word “group travel” is a very common term that you often read in catalogs or on the internet. But what does it actually mean exactly?

The fact is: every company defines a group trip differently and for this reason we would like to give you an overview of how group trips are carried out at Afrikascout so that you can plan properly for yourself:

Group travel in air-conditioned minibus
In South Africa we use air-conditioned minibuses or converted Sprinters, mainly for our small groups such as families or a small travel group of friends, up to a maximum of 8 people. Your mostly German-speaking tour guide (when making your request, you should let us know whether a German-speaking tour guide has priority for you) is also the driver of the vehicle and will bring you a lot closer to the country, culture and wildlife during your journey along the most beautiful landscapes in South Africa . We select your accommodation together with you beforehand especially for your trip. These can vary from guest farms to chic guest houses to luxury lodges. According to your personal taste and the amount of your given travel budget.

Group tours in small safari vehicles such as Toyota Landcruisers
Especially in East African countries such as Tanzania or Kenya, specially converted Toyota Landcruisers or converted minibuses with lifting roofs are used. Here the group size of 6 people is usually not exceeded, so that every traveler can get a window seat to enjoy their trip perfectly. Traveling with these vehicles usually has an adventure character, because the road conditions take some getting used to and you would never get to your destination with normal chassis. Most of the vehicles we use all have a lifting roof that opens when entering national parks, so you have the best view of the landscape and wildlife while standing, to make your safari a real and up close experience! Depending on whether you have booked a lodge or camp safari, camping equipment and additional In addition to your driver, there is also a cook on board who will conjure up great dishes for you around the campfire in the evening while you can listen to the chirping of the crickets.

Group travel in large safari vehicles with more stable chassis
Together with an active and diverse group of adventurous people you will experience adventures of a special kind! If you decide to travel in this special vehicle, you should not expect too much comfort, because the focus of these trips is clearly on experiencing the country and the animals.

You have the choice between camping trips and trips with hotel accommodation. The difference is not only personal preferences but also the itinerary.

If you decide to go camping, you will find mainly young people under the age of 35 as travel companions who like to have fun and who sometimes sit around the campfire with music in the evenings and revel in the experiences of the past day. On camping safaris, an average of 20 participants are “on board” on the most popular tours such as “Cape Town to Victoria Falls”.

The travel group becomes a well-rehearsed team here. Everyone helps with the cooking, setting up the tents, washing up and much more. Everyone is there for everyone and that makes this type of travel a valuable experience.

If you decide on the hotel option, you will mainly find people over the age of 35 as travel companions who prefer a safari vehicle specially converted for this type of travel instead of an air-conditioned coach and still do not want to forego the comfort of a hotel room with their own bathroom and toilet in the evening . In the case of hotel safaris, the most popular tours such as “Cape Town to the Victoria Falls” usually have an average of around 12 participants “on board”.

Here, too, the travel group becomes a well-rehearsed team. Everyone helps with the cooking and washing up and much more. That’s right: Despite spending the night in a hotel room, the emphasis is on campfire romance and dinner together; and the group spends this at the truck, where the qualified guide conjures up something delicious.

Of course, everyone can decide for themselves whether they want to take part in the included meals or prefer to have their dinner in the hotel restaurant.

Traveling with a German speaking tour guide
While many of our group tours are mostly in English or, on some dates, with a German-speaking translator, we also offer German-speaking guided tours. These are real comfort trips and offer not only a fantastically equipped vehicle with rotating seats, German-speaking tour guides and other comforts, but also food in the lodges. You should strike here, because these trips have a fantastic price-performance ratio! In addition, only up to max. 12 people in the group. However: Always booked up very quickly!

Important to know: These specially converted safari vehicles from our local partners in South Africa are top equipped! They have high-quality seats that are in no way inferior to other seats in comfortable coaches. Most of them all have a cool box and each participant has their own locker for valuables on board. (If you attach great importance to these things, then talk to us in advance of your booking. We want to make sure that you really get what you attach great importance to. But then please let us know in advance) In the vehicle, the tour participants change their seat every day so that everyone can sit in the front and thus equal justice is guaranteed. The windows can be opened almost completely and there is more than enough space for everyone to observe animals.

You can book this really cheap and yet very comfortable way of travel in a normal group size of 18-20 people or in a small group of max. 12 people.

We at Afrikascout know what we are talking about, because we have often been there live on our offered trips and can therefore really recommend this type of travel to you. The price-performance ratio is unparalleled here!

When it comes to luggage, less is often more!

We Africa scouts always advise our customers to take less than too much luggage with them.

Of course, we are all inclined to always be able to dress freshly. Not going to dinner with the same shirt every night, or, as a woman, happily changing your outfit completely every day.

The only question is: is it really necessary?

A beauty case is certainly a practical piece of luggage when you go on an ordinary package tour with a daily champagne reception in the evening. However, it is not really practical for a safari in Africa.

Please don’t misunderstand us! Luggage is a personal matter and everyone is of course free to choose one, but a safari is a special kind of trip where it is important to dress as practically as possible.

Scout tip:
After you have decided on a country and a type of travel and have booked with Afrikascout, please read our packing list and the other tips that we will send you with your travel documents. You thus avoid unnecessary, often wrong luggage and no longer have to worry about it during your trip.

Physical impairments are no longer a reason not to be able to take part in a wonderful experience such as an African safari.

On the contrary! Especially people who are often faced with enormous problems in everyday life in Europe should experience our trips from Afrikascout to see how easy a vacation in a country such as South Africa, Namibia, Botswana or even Tanzania can be for them.

For wheelchairs, for example, there are special safari vehicles, minibuses or even larger coaches that are fully equipped in terms of safety. Selected hotels, lodges or guest houses are perfectly prepared for travelers in wheelchairs. Bathrooms, door widths, handrails, beds, electricity (installation of light switches at a reasonable height), sufficient space in the room and in the dining area, refrigerators for special medicine,… and much more was already taken into account when planning many accommodations.

Depending on your wishes, we use any possible accommodation you wish for! From guest farms to lodges to 5***** hotels, we can plan everything for you and your trip.

Afrikascout offers optimal and well-organized trips for people with walking disabilities. Whether you use a cane, crutches, prostheses, a manual or electric wheelchair or much more: We will show you destinations in Africa like you never thought possible.

Do you have a visual impairment ? Are you partially or even completely blind?
Then you know better than sighted people how well developed our human sensory organs can be when one or more lose their function. A visual impairment is no reason not to go on a safari in Africa! The scents and sounds of this infinitely wide country are simply indescribable. Imagine you are sitting in a safari jeep and a herd of elephants is grazing 10 meters next to you. You hear the cracking of the branches, the chewing of the elephants and the communication among themselves. The roar of a lion can be heard from afar… and in the evening at the warming campfire you can hear the crickets chirping and enjoy the scent of braii (African word for grilled meat) in the air…

Are you hard of hearing or deaf ? Nothing will stop you from contemplating the vast land of Africa. The many creatures. From the small Tok Tokkie beetle to the Big Five, you can observe and enjoy their beauty.

Our trips in Africa are specially tailored to your needs. The tour leaders and tour guides are very professional and the vehicles all meet the highest technical standards for your safe transport. You are never alone and get all the support you need!

Your physical impairment must not prevent you from carrying out your dream trip!

Of course, we also have the option of transporting oxygen equipment for our customers. We also offer dialysis patients trips within the Cape region of South Africa.

Do you have any questions about our types of travel and how they are carried out?
Would you like to receive an offer for one of the many travel options?

Simply contact us quickly and easily using one of the many contact options.

We look forward to being able to advise you competently and with a lot of commitment.

Diabetes is no reason not to go on safari
However, there are a few things worth knowing that will make your journey more pleasant:

Measuring your blood sugar levels regularly is completely normal for you as a diabetic. And in Europe it is also completely normal for your blood glucose meter to measure accurately. However, when traveling to other climates, inaccuracies may arise, e.g. B. at altitudes over 3000 meters or at temperatures below 14° or above 34° C. Your test strips are sensitive to high humidity and high temperatures. For these reasons, only open your test strip container briefly under such conditions and only place the test strips in the device immediately before the measurement. If your values deviate significantly from the previous ones, remember that the measurement results may be falsified due to the aforementioned conditions before you change your insulin dose.

As at home, please do not forget to always carry glucose products or sweet drinks with you on safari so that you can react quickly in the event of hypoglycaemia.

Traveling with insulin
For your trip to Africa, you should take about twice the amount of insulin you normally need with you, as it is only possible to get supplies to a limited extent on safari. Carry a certificate with you in your purse or in your travel documents, which identifies you as a diabetic, which can show directly during checks at the airport or other institutions that you must carry these diabetic utensils with you at all times.

Since insulin must not be exposed to extreme heat or extreme cold, it is recommended to store it in a refrigerator (caution – the setting must not be too high). Most of the vehicles used on our safaris have a refrigerator on board or can connect an external device .

Important: Before you book a trip with us , we must of course know that you are diabetic so that we can arrange everything for you on site in advance. Please give us your information on this.

Your first-aid kit
Put your entire first-aid kit together early on. Especially for your diabetes the following:
– Insulin, diabetes tablets
– Blood glucose meter (incl. spare batteries) and test strips
– Lancing device with lancets, disposable syringes, needles, pen (plus spare pen), pump
– Dextrose or snack
– Blood sugar diary
– Diabetes Health Passport

In any case, before booking an Africa safari, please always talk to your family doctor about your plans and get his advice there that is specially tailored to your person.

When are seniors actually seniors?

That’s a question that no one can really answer properly. There are those who are named Senior IT Manager at 32 or promoted to Senior Athlete. Then there are those who call themselves seniors when they retire or when their first grandchildren are born.

The fact is: You are actually always the person you think you are and you are how you feel.

Afrikascout calls its travel program for older people “senior travel” simply because it is easier to find on the internet and in search engines when it comes to trips for older clients. Where this “older clientele” begins is up to you.

Afrikascout is mainly about people who have problems with the English language or are afraid of having to find their counter alone at a foreign airport… in short: who simply feel more comfortable in a group with like-minded people – with Afrikascout the way of traveling find what they are looking for in Africa.

Travel to countries in Africa without any stress and hectic and without having to be afraid of not understanding enough English due to a lack of knowledge of English, or of accidentally walking in the wrong direction because signs cannot be interpreted correctly.

For these reasons, our senior trips are of course carried out exclusively in German and accompanied by competent tour guides. Seniors with physical disabilities are also very welcome on these trips!

We even go on safari two to three times a year and accompany you throughout your journey, starting at Frankfurt Airport. Your advantage: You really don’t have to worry about anything anymore and can enjoy the entire course of the trip completely relaxed. Our support on these tours only ends when you land in Frankfurt and leave the building.

Even for single people who do not like to travel alone, this type of group travel is a very pleasant one, which is always very much appreciated.

Do you have any questions about our senior trips and how they are carried out? Would you like to receive an offer for a trip or plan your dream safari with us?

Simply contact us quickly and easily using one of the many contact options.

We look forward to being able to advise you competently and with a lot of commitment.

Have you thought of everything before you go on safari?
Afrikascout’s safari travel checklist will help you to get an overview again.
For Kilimanjaro and other trekking trips please scroll down:

Safari preparation:
• Take out travel insurance
(Travel cancellation insurance no later than two weeks after receipt of the booking confirmation)
• Check the validity of your passport (your passport must be valid for at least 6 months upon entry)
• International driver’s license required? Apply for this at least 5 weeks before departure
• Exchange money into the required currency
• Obtain a credit card (in Botswana and Namibia VISAcard is preferred)
• Write down blocked credit card numbers
• Visa
• Read the entry requirements for each country (
• Vaccination regulations clarified with your doctor?
• Have you made photocopies (preferably in triplicate) of important documents?
• Who takes care of mailboxes, plants, pets at home?
• Clarify mail delivery
• Cancel or change newspaper orders
• Leave holiday address

All important documents ready?
• Passport
• Visa
• Driver’s license
• Flight tickets
• Hotel voucher
• Tour Voucher
• Rental car voucher
• Accounting documents
• Travel insurance documents
• Vaccination card

Practical clothing in your luggage?

Please note that on most of our trips your travel bag must not exceed the following dimensions so that it fits in the overhead compartment: 37 x 32 x 80 cm

For CAMPING TRIPS or lodge trips with a CAMPING PART, such as in Tanzania the Ngorongoro and Serengeti Expedition or in Botswana the trip to the delta… you need your own sheep sack for hygiene reasons.

• Pullover
• warm clothing (fleece sweater)
• T shirts
• long trousers
• shorts
• Tops
• Rain jacket
• Hat, Cappy
• Swimwear
• Towels
• Underwear and socks
• Open trekking sandals, sturdy, ankle-high shoes
• Beach and sea? Then don’t forget your fins, snorkel and goggles

Travel pharmacy:
• Band Aid
• Bandages
• Bug spray
• Painkiller
• Cold medicine
• Contraceptives
• Fever thermometer
• Gastrointestinal tablets
• Tablets against diarrhea
• Cream against sunburn
• Anti-nausea tablets
• personal medication
• Malaria prophylaxis

Toiletry bag:
• Deodorant
• Toothpaste
• Shampoo / shower gel
• Wet wipes for disinfecting hands
• Disinfectant gel
• Shaving kit
• Suncream
• Nail file and nail scissors (not in hand luggage)
• After sun lotion
• Contact lenses and care products
• Hairspray / hair gel
• Hairbrush / comb
• Handkerchiefs
• Pocket mirror (also available with lighting! Great for camping)

• Travel reading
• Travel Journal
• Address Book
• Small game for entertainment while driving
• Writing set
• CD player / MP3 player
• CDs for the radio on a self-drive tour

Electronic equipment:
• Power Adapter
• Multiple socket (for faster charging of all devices)
• Travel hair dryer
• Travel alarm clock
• Flashlight (ideally manually rechargeable with LED)
• Batteries and spare adapters
• Photo and video camera
• Memory cards
• Mobile
• Charger
• Headphones for iphone etc.

Other useful things:
• Spare glasses (also sunglasses)
• Neck roll
• Lock and key for your luggage
• Personal padlock around my tented accommodation (canvas tents in tented lodges and
small dome tents) also to be able to be closed securely from the inside
• Provisions for the trip (by the way: There is rarely brown bread! Great to take with you if it’s shrink-wrapped)
• Sunglasses
• Umbrella
• Compass / GPS device
• Pocket knife (not in hand luggage)
• Backpack and matching backpack rain cover
• waterproof stuff sack
• Lighter / matches (not in hand luggage)
• Bottle / can opener (not in hand luggage)
• sewing kit
• Travel Guide / Map
• Dictionary
• Detergent for travel / clothesline / clothespins
• Hot-water bottle (yes! even in Africa it can sometimes get very cold)
• Large garbage bags to pack the suitcases on dusty routes

Equipment l Checklist for Kilimanjaro l Mt. Meru l Mt. Kenya and Ngorongoro trek

bags, sleeping bag
• sleeping bag (comfort range down to -15°C); Sleeping bags with only -7°C in the comfort zone
definitely combine with a warm sleeping bag liner
• Travel bag / trekking backpack or duffel bag up to max. 12kg! It is advisable,
to stow the luggage individually in plastic bags to protect it from moisture and dirt!
(Hard suitcases or wheeled holdalls can not be carried by the porters (or pack animals))
• Day pack with rain cover

• Rain jacket and trousers (we recommend Gore-Tex or similar)
• Warm fleece/thermo or softshell jacket
• Fleece sweaters
• sturdy trekking pants
• Sports or functional underwear
• Functional shirts, short and long
• Long leggings or thermal underwear
• Warm gloves / mittens / thin gloves as undergloves
• high, water-repellent hiking boots (well broken in) enough space in the toe area
• Gaiters (to protect against the ingress of small stones and moisture)
• Trekking socks
• Warm hat or face mask / scarf or headscarf
• Sun hat or cap
• Money Belt / Secret Pocket

• Sunglasses with good UV protection
• Possibly telescopic sticks
• Water and/or thermos bottle
• Drops/tablets for water sterilization
• Headlamp (preferably LED) with spare batteries
• Sunscreen also as lip protection, min. Factor 20 or more
• Toiletry bag with toothbrush, soap and other personal items / towel
• Muesli / energy bars / nut mixes or chocolate; glucose
• Vitamin and mineral tablets to dissolve
• Handkerchiefs and toilet paper (about 2 rolls per person)
• Emergency whistle
• earplugs
• Photo equipment / adapter for charging cables (charging options only in the hotel! Sometimes none at all)
• Clock/mobile phone with alarm function plus charger (charging options only in the hotel! Sometimes none at all)
• Card game, book or similar.

backpack pharmacy
• Malaria prophylaxis
• Insect protection (Autan, Antibrumm, Bonomol, Tabbard)
• Medication for diarrhea and headaches
• Plasters of different sizes
• Roll of Leukoplast
• Triangle cloth
• elastic Bandage 8cm
• elastic Gauze bandage 6 cm
• First aid kit
• Wound disinfection
• Painkillers
• Rescue blanket

Things we don’t carry on the mountain:
• Oxygen cylinders or similar oxygen systems
• pressure chamber tent/ pressure bag (gamow bag)
• Pulse or finger oximeter, stethoscope

Luggage that is not needed on the mountain can be stored by us for you.


Please keep in mind that this list is based on suggestions only.

Every trip is different and every trip has different things to pack.

Important: When it comes to luggage on safaris, less is more!
For the most part, only travel bags and no hard-shell suitcases are permitted.
On fly-in safaris, the maximum weight for your luggage is often limited to 10 kilos per person.

It is best if you contact us again after booking your trip about luggage regulations for your safari in particular.


You can already see that you are dealing with experts for Africa travel at Afrikascout by reading our
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However, ratings are no longer a guarantee for real customer statements. many things are faked
to advance your own interests and put yourself in a better light.

So what can you do to convince you of us here and now, without having had a first personal contact?


Call us, write to us or meet us personally with prior appointment.
Just get to know us. Free and without obligation.

We will turn you into a real Africa scout and inspire and inspire you,
like so many of our long-standing customers before you.

Would you like to get to know our team? We look forward to you!

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