FAQ

All questions, queries etc are answered by Tasha & Karoma.

WHY TRAVEL WITH THE AFRICAN TOUCH

  • Safety, security & hygiene is a top priority at every stage of their journey.
  • Their personal touch – all questions, queries etc are answered by Tasha & Karoma. They also welcome the chance to meet with you.This also means you aren’t paying extra to a middle man – no agent fees!
  • Professional and enthusiastic crew who give their all to ensure you have a safe & rewarding, not to mention fun tour.
  • They will do their best to cater for your needs and interests.
  • Karoma’s extensive experience & knowledge about Africa, animals and the people.
  • They specialise in travel in Africa.
  • There are no hidden extras, as all major optionals or exceptions are advised beforehand so that you know exactly what to budget for.
  • All meals are included while camping.
  • Their tours and vehicle are designed with the mature traveller in mind.
  • They offer a wide range of attractions and highlights.
  • They are owner/operators – this means a very competitve price as they own all their own equipment.
  • They offer a full refund to money paid to The African Touch if for any reason they cancel the tour. This is reasuring with Ebola in Africa at the moment. They won’t run a tour if there is any risk to the passengers or themselves.

 

HOW DO I BOOK?

Ask for a booking form and return with a deposit of NZ $500 per person. This deposit becomes non-refundable one month after registering. After we receive your deposit we will send you a pre-departure pack with all information you’ll need to prepare yourself for Africa. The balance is due eight weeks prior to departure, an invoice will be sent to remind you. Click here for booking form. Booking conditions here.

WHAT IF I WANT TO TRAVEL WITH THE AFRICAN TOUCH BUT I'M ON MY OWN?

That is not a problem; you can always have your own tent and room. There will be a single supplement for the eight nights spent in bungalows. Alternatively we will do our best to fit you together with another same sex guest travelling alone if you choose.

WHY SHOULD I TRAVEL TO AFRICA?

There is a wonderful, wide variety of attractions and highlights. Game viewing in Kenya & Tanzania is simply fantastic with a rich safari history, while Uganda is a must if travelling to East Africa. A favourite for many with its lush, beautiful scenery and friendly people. Victoria Falls is a highlight for many, experiencing the magnitude of the falls. Botswana’s unspoiled beauty is memorable as is Namibia’s animal life and out of this world scenery.

CAN YOU PROVIDE ME WITH A REFERENCE FROM SOMEONE WHO HAS TRAVELLED WITH THE AFRICAN TOUCH?

Definitely, some of our guests have volunteered to speak with potential travellers, so just let us know if you would like the telephone number of a past guest. Additionally, we hold information evenings where we will try to bring along a past passenger to talk to you.

WHY SORT OF SHAPE DO I NEED TO BE IN?

Participants must be fit and active and able to cope with the wilderness travelling, living under canvas, putting up tents etc. With the 28 day safari there is 5 walking days, each walking day involves 3-5 hours on foot.

WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHING DO I NEED TO BRING?

After you book your trip we provide you with our pre-departure pack which includes information on packing. There are no special items that you need to purchase for your safari. Casual wash and wear clothing is the most appropriate. During the day, the best clothing is shorts or safari pants. Lightweight cotton or nylon tops and cotton or nylon shirts are the norm.

WHAT KIND OF MEDICAL CARE DO I NEED BEFORE I GO TO AFRICA?

Before you leave for an international destination you should consult your doctor. The pre-departure materials you receive from The African Touch include information about vaccinations and other health related matters you should discuss with your doctor. You will also need to decide on a malaria prevention medication and we’ll give you detailed recommendations for personal mosquito prevention measures you should follow while in Africa.

WHAT KIND OF WEATHER CAN I EXPECT ON SAFARI?

Most of East Africa is savannah. Altitude ranges from 3,000 to 7,000 feet (915-2130 meters). Temperatures during the day range from 23 to 33 degrees Centigrade. Nights are cool with temperatures dipping as low as 5 degrees Centigrade in some areas. Even though you will be travelling near the equator, please take our packing recommendations seriously.