AFRICA : KENYA

The world truly is an amazing place. Experience the natural and the man-made beauty and marvel at our wonderful planet. Beautiful destinations are everywhere. Take your pick and allow us to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

Kenya & Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania are a treat for the senses, particularly if you are an outdoor person. These nations are set along the beautiful Indian Ocean and boast stunning variations of inland and beach scenery.

Safaris are by far the main attraction and can be undertaken by anyone of any age so long as you are healthy. Whether you’re travelling on your own, with friends or with family, Kenya and Tanzania can cater to all visitors.
· Discover the Masai Mara
· The magnificent Serengeti with its unique wildlife
· The fascinating Ngorongoro Crater
· See the Great Migration of giant herds across northern Tanzania and Kenya. More than 2 million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle move through the Serengeti in a spectacular sight.
· Stand at the foot of the mighty Kilimanjaro

These nations will leave their imprint on your soul. Contact us for more information and to set in motion your own personalised travel itinerary.

The world truly is an amazing place. Experience the natural and the man-made beauty and marvel at our wonderful planet. Beautiful destinations are everywhere. Take your pick and allow us to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

Kenya & Tanzania

Kenya and Tanzania are a treat for the senses, particularly if you are an outdoor person. These nations are set along the beautiful Indian Ocean and boast stunning variations of inland and beach scenery.

Safaris are by far the main attraction and can be undertaken by anyone of any age so long as you are healthy. Whether you’re travelling on your own, with friends or with family, Kenya and Tanzania can cater to all visitors.
· Discover the Masai Mara
· The magnificent Serengeti with its unique wildlife
· The fascinating Ngorongoro Crater
· See the Great Migration of giant herds across northern Tanzania and Kenya. More than 2 million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle move through the Serengeti in a spectacular sight.
· Stand at the foot of the mighty Kilimanjaro

These nations will leave their imprint on your soul. Contact us for more information and to set in motion your own personalised travel itinerary.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

DO I NEED A VISA?

For the countries mentioned here on our website (South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe) you will not need a visa.
Australian passport holders will need a visa for Tanzania and Kenya.

DO MOBILE PHONES WORK IN AFRICA?

Yes, there is extensive coverage, however, if you are going outside major urban areas phone coverage may be limited.

CAN I ACCESS THE INTERNET?

Most inner city hotels will have internet connection in the rooms or in a business centre somewhere in the hotel. Some safari lodges and camps in South Africa also offer this facility. In remote areas, however, there is no internet.

IS THERE A MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM AGE FOR SAFARI TOURS?

In most cases children 9 years of age and over can go on safari tours. If you are over 65 years of age you will need a medical certificate. 70 years of age is the limit to when you can go on safari.

WHAT DO I PACK FOR A SAFARI?

On flying safaris, the light aircrafts that charter guests only permit 8 kg of luggage per person. Only pack a few items of light and preferably cotton clothing for your stay in the bush. Clothing should be in neutral colours e.g. khaki, beige or bush green. Bring 2 pairs of everything: underwear, socks, shorts, shirts and one sweater. Don’t forget to bring a hat! In winter, make sure to take warm clothing as the evenings are quite cool.

HOW SAFE IS TRAVEL IN AFRICA?

Touchdown Tours recommends travel to the places mentioned in our website and a few select others. Eastern and southern African nations are quite safe to visit but as for all large cities everywhere the same safety principles apply.
For example, don’t carry any valuables in plain view, including cameras when not in use. Avoid walking alone at night and always check with hotel staff about the safety of walking in certain areas. Remain aware of your surroundings.
Those on group or escorted tours are least at risk. Self-drive individuals should plan their travel routes in advance. Lock car doors at all times. Never leave bags or other personal items in view or on seats. If you are on safari, always pay close attention to your guide or ranger’s information as they have experience in the presence of wild animals.

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

Many people often ask “Do I really need travel insurance?” It’s something travel agents hear a lot. This specific type of insurance is not something to skimp out on, especially when you are paying large amounts for your travel. The few extra dollars could be not only money-saving but also life-saving.

There are many benefits to travel insurance. It will offer you:
· Coverage in cases of unforeseen events when travelling
· It can not only save you tens of thousands for medical emergencies but help with emergency accommodation and vehicle accidents
· Dental insurance
· Assistance with lost or stolen luggage, handbags, backpacks and other items
· Assistance when your flight has been cancelled or rescheduled – this can wreak havoc on your travel plans.

Many Aussies mistakenly believe that their Australian health insurance will cover them in other countries. This is not the case, and any trip to a doctor’s clinic or a hospital, especially the latter, can end up costing thousands, even tens of thousands.

Even within Australia, if you happen to be travelling in an area that is more remote and there is a sudden medical emergency, you may have to be airlifted out to a bigger city.

Things such as weather, strikes, or technical issues can result in people missing a connecting flight or even leaving on the one they are scheduled to be on. In such cases, the last thing people want is to be left out of pocket for something that was unavoidable and not their fault.

It is also important to mention that banks and credit card companies are now offering insurance for travel, however, this insurance is often not comprehensive travel insurance and many people find out too late, that it was not worth what they paid for it. Travel insurance companies are experts in travel and therefore have the expertise and the coverage that is necessary for people travelling overseas or domestically.

So, when travelling, whether it be domestic or overseas, travel insurance is a must and should never be overlooked. Always check the terms and conditions. Touchdown Tours only works with reputable travel insurance companies that can have you covered for every unforeseen event.

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