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Traveling To Africa

International Travel Arrangements

  • Once your safari dates has been confirmed, check on the expiration date of your passport and make sure your passport will still be valid for at least six months after scheduled return date of your safari.

  • It is essential to book your international flights well in advance to have the advantage of "early booking flight fairs". For assistance with travel arrangements we recommend 

  • Your main port of entry into South Africa is OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Connecting flights, if required, is available to all other airports in South Africa from OR Tambo Int.

  • United States passport holders and most European Union countries passport holders doesn't need a visa for entering South Africa. (Please confirm with your local embassy if not sure)

  • If planning on bringing along your own rifles (recommended), we advise on using a Rifle Import Agent. Go to the "Rifle Imports" page for more info and agent recommendation. This application must also be done well in advance.

Medical & Insurance

  • We advise on taking out International Travel and Medical Insurance before leaving on Safari. Your insurance should cover death, disability, illness, loss of personal belongings, flight cancellations, emergency medical treatment, etc. (Medical evacuation to your home country could be thousands of dollars)

  • Consult your Physician if you have any chronical medical conditions that might require precautionary measures or actions before or during the safari. Big Game Africa must be notified of any such conditions to have a precautionary action plan in place should any emergency arise.

  • Obtain the correct documentation from your Physician for medication that needs to travel with you on safari.

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