The following information is here to help you. But please remember that the best advice will normally be available from our highly knowledgeable staff. If you would like to find out more about them please click here.
Civil Aviation Authority
Read information about ATOL Licensing
Travel Trust Association
Information about the Travel Trust Association Tour Operator Licensing scheme. The link takes you to the TTA Home Page. For more explicit information on how the TTA protects you, the consumer, click on”Consumers” from the home page. See also Travel Insurance.
Website details for latest information and updates from the Foreign Office. www.fco.gov.uk
We are happy to recommend Gold Cover Insurance Services as a preferred supplier of Travel Insurance to our clients. The Gold Cover brand has been providing quality travel insurance for over 30 years. They have a range of single trip and annual multi-trip policies to suit most needs and can also provide cover for various types of activity holiday. Many pre-existing medical conditions can be covered, including some conditions that most other insurers will refuse. Call Gold Cover on 01892 559532, stating that you are a client of African and Indian Explorations for an immediate quote and cover, or go to the Gold Cover website.
The Travel Trust Association, through whom our holidays are bonded, also have good travel insurance policies. The relevant details can be accessed at the Travel Trust Association Insurance webpages. or see “Travel Trust Association” above for a link to their home page.
Action Visas, London on www.actionvisas.co.uk or The Visa Service on www.visaservice.co.uk
Details of Masta, who are able to give the most up to date information regarding Malaria. Telephone number 0207 631 4408 and website masta-travel-health.com. Please refer to your General Practitioner for inoculations and vaccines. Another helpful website is Fit For Travel, which is www.fitfortravel.scot.nhs.uk
Supplied by Accuweather. www.onlineweather.com
Find out the latest details on hand luggage in particular. www.baa.co.uk
Throughout Africa & India, when travelling by light aircraft, there are luggage restrictions anything from 10kgs per person to 20 kgs per person. We shall advise you accordingly. However, the most important thing is to have a soft, carryall bag which moulds in better in the pod of the aircraft. We recommend the following company which stocks the correct, good quality bags required for any safari as well as other safari-related products.
Safarigear www.safarigear.co.uk quoting African Explorations (we can send you a voucher) will obtain a worthwhile discount.
Bagman for Jeep bags – www.bagman.co.uk
Travelling Light www.travellinglight.co.uk
Safarigear www.safarigear.co.uk we can give you a discount through our company.
We most recommend the following bookshops and indeed obtain our own books and maps from them:
Stanfords Map and Travel Bookshop, Covent Garden, London. We have arranged with Stanfords for you to get a 10% discount on all your purchases, you will need to click on the logo below and use AFRICANEXPLORATIONS10 in the promotion box at checkout.
The Travel Bookshop. www.thetravelbookshop.co.uk