Overall safety in Africa

How safe is Africa? There is a lot of false stories going around about safety in Africa. As long as you listen to your tour leader, Africa is as safe as any other country in the world. We know Africa and we know the places to avoid. We also know the wild animals and their […]Read more…

What age group are welcome on tour?

We welcome persons from the age from 6 years to 100, as long as you are fit enough for the option you choose. The camping option is certainly not for the elderly, unless you are very fit. Children from the age of 6 to 12, accompanied by an adult,  are paying 75% of the booking […]Read more…

Tipping

Tipping is a commonly used custom in Africa. We suggest the following tipping criteria (This is just suggestions, and not a must) For all bills in restaurants a 10% of the bill. For services on game drives and other excursions a tip of approximately ZAR 100 per person delivering the service, per day or part […]Read more…

When do tours depart?

Any tour can depart on your requested date and after confirmation given from the office. Please inquire well in advance to prevent disappointment. Sometimes we will ask if it is possible to move your departure date with a couple of days upon inquiry.

How does a camping trip differs from lodge accommodated trips?

When you do camping with Jobovic Safaris, we follow the exact same itinerary as with lodge accommodated trips. We also use the same establishments. The only difference is that you sleep in a tent, with a mattress and sleeping bag. The tents and mattresses are provided by us, and you can rent a clean sleeping […]Read more…

What about my dietary preferences?

Jobovic Safaris always try to accommodate everyone on his/her dietary preferences. We do cater for vegetarians and also for halaal. Please advice us during your booking request of any preferences.

Are there special health requirements when travelling to Africa?

Most parts of Africa is malaria area and the use of malaria prophylactics is highly recommended. Contact your medical practitioner when planning your trip. Any person entering most countries from, or via, a yellow fever or cholera-infected area must be in possession of a valid International Certificate of Vaccination against yellow fever and/or cholera. Ebola […]Read more…

How much luggage can I take?

If you are going on safari, remember that packing space is limited on all modes of safari transport so you will need to restrict your luggage to 10-20kg (22 – 44lb), packed in a soft bag, plus a reasonable amount of camera equipment.

Do I need a visa to travel to Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mozambique?

Remember any visa obtained prior to arrival is only valid for 90 Days from time of issue and not time of entry.  Zimbabwe Please check with your nearest Zimbabwean consulate, as visa requirements do change from time to time. All multiple entry visas (i.e. entering Zimbabwe more than two times on any itinerary) require prior […]Read more…

When is the best time to visit Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe is an excellent year-round destination. However, there are certain seasons for special interest groups to take note of. For high adventure enthusiasts, white water rafting is most exciting when the Zambezi waters are low, generally from August to December.

Do you have any safety tips for me?

It’s sensible to take the same precautions in major cities as you would in any of the world’s metropolitan areas. Never leave luggage unattended in front of the hotel or in the lobby. Deposit your valuables in the hotel’s safety deposit box. Don’t stroll around the streets after dark. Always lock your car doors and […]Read more…

What currency should I bring?

The currency unit is Rands and Cents. 1 rand = 100 cents. Major credit cards are accepted at most hotels, restaurants and stores.In line with the legislative changes in Europe, most establishments and banks will unfortunately not accept euro-legacy currency notes and coins as legal tender including Austrian Schilling, Belgian Franc, Deutsche Mark, Spanish Peseta, […]Read more…

Can I use my credit card?

Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted throughout the countries. American Express and Diners are less widely accepted, however more acceptable in the main city centers. Please check in advance with any safari lodges you may be visiting. You may experience problems in some smaller rural areas, as their swipe machines does not always work. We […]Read more…