Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Planning

While preparing for a safari, there are several things that you need to note. Ensure that that your passport and visa documents are in order and up to date. Your passport must be legitimate for at least six months after the date that you return and have sufficient blank pages. You also require a return air ticket, a car and enough traveler’s checks or foreign currency to finance your travel of the safari and back home. This will ensure that you enjoy your safaris to the maximum.

The entry rules and regulations are different in each country and for each traveler’s nationality. It is necessary to check the applicable necessities with the tourist office, airlines or passport processing agency before going on any safaris. Names of processing agencies may be obtained from the Internet.

You also need to make an appointment before departure to review relevant health safety measures. Also talk about any other health-related questions with your doctor at this time before leaving for your safari trip. Some of the illnesses to look at are malaria, yellow fever and bilharzias. Talk to your doctor about any immunizations you might need to undergo before leaving for your safari tour. What is of particular importance is to be aware of any specific health limits that may have an effect on your choice of your style of travel or accommodation. You could also decide to take a trip to musandam, in which case you will need to have the necessary preparations before you leave.

What to wear on a safari or a desert safari depends on where you are going. In some areas, you might need to dress in some type of clothing during the day and change during the night. Other areas have acute changes in temperature from day to night, so bring light layers of garments. On the other hand, if you are going on a different safari, bring warm clothing, including gloves, socks and a hat. In addition bring clothes to change in case of a sudden weather change, the weather can be unpredictable. For instance, if you are going for a desert safari in Dubai, carry light clothing. Or you might go for deep sea fishing in Dubai. In this case, carry the appropriate gear.

Some people may not be willing to carry their children, fearing that it is too unsafe. However, a safari trip does not have to venture into a country’s most dangerous and deepest areas in order to have a full safari experience. Most of the areas where safaris are offered are malaria-free.

Travelers going on a safari tour should always have travel insurance before leaving for a safari trip. Throughout the safari, be attentive to changing travel warnings and advisories. If you go to an area against official advice, you may risk not getting covered by your travel insurance during the safari. Safaris are not for individuals who take pleasure in being self-sufficient. Be sure to stay with your safari group all the time.