TRAVEL & HEALTH ADVICE

Foreign Office Travel Advice
Contains a wealth of information for anyone planning a trip overseas.

Smartraveller Website
Australian Government foreign travel advice.

Nomad Medical Travel Advice
Nomad Travel and Outdoor also can assist with all your vaccination requirements. Nomad's Health Information pages provide some useful medical information for those travelling, to help with the preparation before you go and what to do should you fall ill during your trip. They also have a wide range of travel equipment and clothing, and all Absolute Africa customers receive 10% off the price of their Nomad purchases (excluding anti- malarials).

Fit For Travel
'Fitfortravel' is a public access website provided by the NHS (Scotland). It gives travel health information for people travelling abroad from the UK. The website is compiled and updated by a team of experts from the Travel Medicine Division at the Scottish Centre for Infection and Environmental Health (SCIEH).


INSURANCE

E & L Insurance
Separate camera insurance cover

Campbell Irvine
Independent experts in providing bespoke insurance and risk solutions for Absolute Africa clients

FRIENDS OF ABSOLUTE AFRICA

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
Sheldrick's animal orphanage in Nairobi, Kenya.

Swahili Divers
Swahili Divers is Pemba’s most experienced dive centre. Pemba is an oceanic Island part of the Zanzibar archipelago in the Indian ocean with masses of fish including big pelagic, huge coral walls and very deep walls. It is renowned for the clear visibility all year round. As usual our clients get a 10% discount.

African Wanderer
Ian Harmer, nominated wanderlust top guide of the year. Specialising in Matobo National park & Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe. Rhino & Elephant trekking on foot. Ian has run our Matopos Nat Pk safari over the years and never has been lost for words when talking about the bush & wildlife.

SCUBA DO Zanzibar's
PADI diving company on Zanzibar. Do the theory in the UK and the practical on the colourful reefs of Zanzibar.

Soft Power Education
Childrens orphanages we visit in Uganda & Tanzania.

Antelope Park Zimbabwe
Antelope Park is a unique game reserve welcoming guests and volunteer eco-tourists and is proud to be home to phases one and two of the world-famous Lion Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild programme. Winners of the 2016 World Travel Award for ‘Zimbabwe’s Best Private Game Reserve.

ACCOMMODATION

Coral Cove Cottages
Tiwi Beach cottages Kenya (South Coast).

TRANSPORTATION

Kulula.com
Budget flights operating in South Africa.

Precision Air
Regional East Africa airline servicing the following routes : Nairobi - Arusha/ Arusha -Zanzibar / Zanzibar - Nairobi

Zanair
Regional East Africa airline servicing the following routes : Nairobi - Arusha/ Arusha -Zanzibar / Zanzibar - Nairobi

Intercape Southern Africa

GAME PARKS AND RESERVES

South African National Parks
As a leading conservation authority, SANParks is a public entity under the jurisdiction of the Department of Environmental Affairs. SANParks manages a system of 19 functional national parks in seven of the nine provinces of South Africa with a total area of just over 4 million hectares comprising 67% of the protected areas under state management. The SANParks of today is recognised as a world leader in conservation and protected area management.

Tanzania National Parks
The primary role of Tanzania National Parks is conservation. The 16 national parks have been set aside to preserve the country’s rich natural heritage and to provide secure breeding grounds where its fauna and flora can thrive, safe from the conflicting interests of a growing human population. By 2014, TANAPA had grown to 16 national parks, covering approximately 57,024 square kilometres.

Kenya Game Parks KWS
The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) conserves and manages Kenya’s wildlife for the Kenyan people and the world. KWS undertakes conservation and management of wildlife resources across all protected areas systems in collaboration with stakeholders. It is our goal to work with others to conserve, protect and sustainably manage wildlife resources. KWS manages about 8 per cent of the total landmass of the country. This land contains 23 National Parks, 28 National Reserves and 4 National Sanctuaries. Also, under KWS management are 4 Marine National Parks and 6 Marine National Reserves at the Coast. In addition, KWS manages 125 field stations outside protected areas.

Uganda Wildlife Authority
Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) is a semi-autonomous government agency that conserves and manages Uganda’s wildlife for the people of Uganda and the whole world. UWA is mandated to ensure sustainable management of wildlife resources and supervise wildlife activities in Uganda both within and outside the protected areas. With 10 national parks and 12 wildlife reserves under its jurisdiction, UWA’s role in managing the country’s tourism industry. It also manages five community wildlife management areas and 13 wildlife sanctuaries.

Rwanda Tourism
Rwanda has long been seen as the premiere destination for gorilla tracking, but today more than ever there are dozens of reasons to visit from adventure tourism, wildlife safaris to cultural experiences.

Zambia Tourism
The land of the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi River, abundant wildlife, and raw wilderness, all in one friendly country.

Namibian Tourism
Namibia is a land of endless horizons. Sky scraping dunes crash into jagged coastline. Joyful music rings over the Savannah. Adventure is at every turn. The people of Namibia invite you to share their country and explore the rugged, natural, soulful, liberating place they call home.

BONDING & ASSOCIATIONS

ATTA
Absolute Africa Ltd is a member of the African Travel and Tourism Association. ATTA creates a hub for the positive development of travel and tourism in Africa. With over 300 members the African Travel and Tourism Association (ATTA) is Europe’s largest trade association promoting Africa.

ATOL PROTECTED 10087
Absolute Africa is ATOL protected and our ATOL number is 10087. You will receive an ATOL Certificate from the Absolute Africa confirming all the arrangements you have booked, the price and your protection under the ATOL scheme.

AMREF Flying Doctors
Africas leading provider of air ambulance services. AMREF Flying Doctors will carry out evacuations from anywhere on the African continent. In addition, patients can be repatriated via an AMREF Flying Doctors aircraft to Europe, Asia and North America or a medical escort can be provided on commercial carriers. Kilimanjaro climbers will be covered by AMREF in case of any emergencies.

SATIB24 Crisis Call

MISCELLANEOUS

African Time Zones
Time zone codes and names for standard and daylight time in Africa.

Power and Plugs
Check if you need a power plug adapter or voltage converter for the power sockets (outlets) used in that country. Find information about the power plugs and sockets, electricity, voltage and frequency used in every country of the world.

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