When is the best time to go?
The best way to answer this question is to start with the best times not to go. In East Africa, the climate is always temperate but generally late March to early May is rainy with rains again in November. Every other time is great and offers different benefits. Certain times of the year afford the chance to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration a wildlife spectacle to only be seen in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara areas of Africa. In Southern Africa, seasonal temperatures fluctuate but May-September offers predictably pleasant weather. But other months are also wonderful. December-January is also a great time to go. Why not celebrate the holidays in Africa!
Is it safe?
This most asked question is simple to answer - YES it is very safe. The open, honest and friendly people are a big reason we fell in love with Africa. Tourism is important and their warm pride in being great hosts will make you feel welcome and appreciated throughout your stay.
Can I eat the food and drink the water?
Yes. Bottled or treated water is provided everywhere for you. All food is prepared in a manner that appeals to your tastes and avoids health problems. The cuisine is fresh and plentiful. Wait until you try the sensational soups, delicious local fish and meats and wide variety of bananas!
What if I get hurt or sick over there?
While our preparation and care make the chances of that happening extremely remote, Infinite Safari Adventures has you covered in a way few other companies do. When you book one of our trips we automatically enroll you in an in-country rescue service that will fly or transport you from the bush to the closest hospital. Infinite Safari Adventures can also advise you in obtaining air evacuation service through your travel insurance provider or through Global Rescue, a U.S. medical air evacuation service that handles many National Geographic expeditions.
Your health and safety are always our number one concern.
What other expenses can I expect to incur?
Our trips are 100% all-inclusive. You may see other trips that appear less expensive, but cheapest is not always the best and you are going a long way for a once in a lifetime experience. Also other companies may not include internal air or park fees, provide overly large or crowded vehicles or cut costs by subjecting you to long drives between destinations adding days in areas that do not have much to offer or less than desirable accommodations. As we like to say with an Infinite Safari Adventures from the moment you land to the moment we put you on the plane to go home you do not plan anything, worry about anything, do anything except enjoy yourselves or have to reach into your pocket for anything except for drinks tips and souvenirs. Our safaris are truly worry-free.
Do I Have to Worry About Bugs and Snakes?
No. While you may encounter the occasional fly or mosquito the areas we travel are relatively bug free. As for snakes, you are not wandering around in tall grass and they avoid heavily trafficked areas so there are no worries.
What Kind of Photographic Equipment Should I Take?
We have had people shoot everything from a cell phone camera to professional equipment. We are passionate about photography and can discuss with you. The light there is beautiful. There are no camera stores nearby so make sure you bring a sufficient number of batteries and storage cards. However, you will be able to charge batteries at the lodges and in your vehicle. It is a delicate balance between traveling light and taking all the equipment you may need. You will be very close to the animals. Tripods will not be needed in the vehicles (plus they get in the way) as Infinite Safaris, in another attention to detail (and another of our secrets -shhh don’t tell anyone), will provide bean bags for you to rest your lens on the rim of the car to get that great shot.
What if I Have More Questions?
We love questions! And we would love to talk to you. Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have. Simply email at us at Adventure@InfiniteSafariAdventures.com