Many international airlines have weekly and sometimes daily flights to many destinations in Africa. Popular airlines include Qatar Airways, KLM, British Airways, South African Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates 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!
Prior to your trip you will need to arrange travel insurance that will also give you 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 please ensure that your insurance covers you adequately.
*World Nomads provides travel insurance for travelers in over 100 countries. As an affiliate, we receive a fee when you get a quote from World Nomads using this link. We do not represent World Nomads. This is information only and not a recommendation to buy travel insurance.