Are you ready to explore the exotic crystal colored beaches, majestic wildlife and an endless adventure in the most beautiful continent – Africa? If yes, then pack your bags because you are about to have a spectacular journey that will take your breath away. But prior to your expedition, it is imperative that you take some actions and preparations before you leave for an Africa Tour.
Here are few pieces of advice you can take into consideration for a happy and a safe journey in Africa:
To be on the safer side, it is always necessary to test and to take precautionary actions for various diseases, like Aids so that you can travel healthy and peacefully without having to worry about it. Even though it is not easily contagious, there is a chance of getting affected by it since 69 percent of Aids patients live in the Sub-Saharan part of Africa. It is unfortunate that over a million kids and adults die due to this dreadful disease. So, be cautious and take this test.
Carrying a mosquito repellent along with you can save you and your family from diseases like malaria. The repellent is available in the form of creams or sprays which discourage insects especially mosquitoes from landing on your body surfaces. If you are keen on exploring the remote African places especially during rainy season, the chances of mosquitoes attacking you can be quite high. So be on the clever side and repel mosquitoes from biting you.
We all are aware that Africa lacks clean water due to its geographical location. Water is necessary for survival and carrying your own bottled water can help you in hydrating yourself and staying healthy. Most importantly, it will be quite hard to find clean water if you are planning to go on an adventure to deserts and other remote areas.
Many of the tourist spots in Africa can be dangerous because there are some people who are on the lookout for stealing your money and passport. Be sure that you have a small pouch to carry enough money and your passport since it will serve as an identity proof. You’ll also need it to move from one country to another inside Africa.
The saying ‘when in Rome, do as the Romans do’ is quite apt when you travel to a foreign country. Every country has its own set of rules and regulations that they abide by and it is important that we respect those rules when we are in their boundary. Africa is a vast continent where you will find Muslims and Christian converts and they usually cover their body according to their religious beliefs. So, make sure you, as a traveler, wear full sleeved shirt and pants to be more acceptable to them.
These advices will help you make your journey the most adventurous one.