Getting to Africa

Many international airlines have weekly and sometimes daily flights to many destinations in Africa. Popular airlines include Qatar Airways, KLMBritish AirwaysSouth African AirwaysEtihad AirwaysEmirates and Lufthansa.

There are even flights directly to some African destinations from the USA, Australia, the Middle East, and Asia, although many cheaper flights will take travelers through major European airports such as Heathrow (London) and Schiphol (Amsterdam).

Don’t be alarmed if your flight to Zimbabwe or Zambia goes through Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. This airport is a hub for many flights to other destinations in southern Africa and flights such as these are commonplace. Make sure you check whether a transit visa is required.

Once you arrive at the airport designated for your project, you will no longer have to worry about transport as we will meet you at the airport and provide all transportation while you’re on project!

Travel Insurance

Prior to your trip we strongly encourage you to arrange travel insurance.  Look for full cover for any medical requirements that may arise during your trip, including cover for full air evacuation in the unlikely event that this is necessary. Your medical cover also needs to include repatriation.

Travel insurance is also good to have in case anything happens to your camera equipment or other belongings. We suggest World Nomads but you are welcome to use whichever provider you find suitable.

If you are working on a conservation or research project and will be working with wild animals ensure that your insurance covers you adequately.

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    provides cover for what's important for travellers from over 130 countries. By focusing on what you need and leaving out what you don't, World Nomads prices are some of the most competitive online.
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    Had a change of plans? You can buy more cover or claim online while you are still away.
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    From skiing & snowboarding in New Zealand to whitewater rafting in Colorado, covers a range of adventure activities, giving you peace of mind to get the most from your travels.
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    All members have access to up-to-date travel safety alerts, as well as travel safety advice and tips online through the World Nomads Travel Safety Hub.
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    We want to make sure you get the most from You can find out more about why travel insurance is important for your trip. If you have any questions about your travel insurance or travel safety in general, please contact directly.
All of the information provided about travel insurance is a brief summary only. It does not include all terms, conditions, limitations, exclusions and termination provisions of the travel insurance plans described. Coverage may not be available for residents of all countries, states or provinces. Please carefully read your policy wording for a full description of coverage.