Travel Documents and Visas
A valid passport is required for all international travel. Passports must be valid for at least 6 months after your return from your trip. In certain cases foreign passport holders require entry, re-entry or departure permits and/or visas to enter a country. DiscoverAfrica.com will endeavour to help you with any visa queries you might have and all information is given in good faith. However, it is solely your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct visas. DiscoverAfrica.com will not be held liable for any delays, costs incurred or other inconvenience caused, if you are not allowed entry into a country.
Please note that anyone travelling to South Africa needs to have at least TWO BLANK pages, which lie side by side in his/her passport, upon entering the country. Failure to do so might result in you being denied entry into the country or you might not even be allowed to board your aircraft. A parent travelling with children, without the other parent being present, needs a letter of consent from the other parent, endorsed by the police.
We recommend that you have at least one blank page in your passport for every country visited.
It is important that you speak to your doctor or local travel clinic before setting off on your safari through Africa, to receive the latest information about vaccinations and to ensure that all your vaccinations are up to date. Certain countries require a yellow fever booklet. Please note that it is solely your responsibility that your vaccinations are up to date and that you carry proof of your vaccinations with you. DiscoverAfrica.com will not be held responsible in case of any delays or costs incurred if you are not allowed entry into a country.
It is imperative that you take out adequate travel insurance before you travel. DiscoverAfrica.com strongly recommends that you check out what you are covered for as not all travel insurances provide you with adequate cover for adventure activities. Please note that the free credit card insurances do not give you adequate cover and you will have to take out additional cover.
DiscoverAfrica.com cannot be held responsible for any flight cancellations, schedule changes or re-routings. The airlines reserve the right for these changes and we will endeavour to assist you with the best alternative options where possible. Even when your International flights are booked and paid for by us do we not take responsibility for changes that have not been communicated, some airlines in Africa cancel and or make schedule changes last minute and international flights are not our business, we can provide the service to help you with your travel arrangements. We suggest that you check your international flight details direct with your airline 48 hours before departure to avoid any issues. We will do the same on our side.