Dsc 0746 Bnr Dance Group 1 Bnr Waterbuck Web 1192x301  J0 C5907 Acr Bnr  J0 C4980 Acr Bnr Nyala Web 1192x301  J0 C1911 Acr Bnr Bird02 Bnr Buffs Web 1192x301

HEALTH PRECAUTIONS

Malaria

All of John X Safari's hunting areas in South Africa are Malaria-free.

Note that our area in Mozambique is a Malaria area. All clients must ensure the necessary preventative precautions are taken before your arrival. Please consult your local doctor regards Malaria medication.

No inoculations are required for travelers visiting Southern Africa, we do however advise clients to ensure that their tetanus shots are up to date.

General Precautions

We recommend you visit your doctor before leaving on safari if you have any permanent health issues. Bring along extra prescription drugs if required.

All our hunting vehicles and camps are set up with full first aid kits for minor field injuries. We do however recommend bringing along a general antibiotic and basic medication for headaches, colds, and flu and stomach ailments.

Please ensure you have an extra pair of glasses or sufficient contact lenses if required. Dark glasses are recommended for early mornings and late afternoons when the sun can be at a very uncomfortable height. Dark glasses also act as a form of eye protection when traveling on open vehicles.

We recommend bringing along a good sun block of at least SPF 30, as the African sun is something to take seriously.

If you have any doubts about medical issues, check with your local doctor or travel clinic. As neither may be fully conversant with the different African regions always use John X Safaris as a backup as well.

Liability & Travel Insurance

Although every possible precaution is taken to safeguard you and your property, John X Safaris accepts no liability for any accidental injury or illness that you may incur or loss or damage to your property during or after your safari. Ensure that you have medical insurance to cover any medical assistance you may require while on safari with John X Safaris.

From past experience John X Safaris recommends Global Rescue. Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security, and evacuation services worldwide. Their deployable teams of physicians, paramedics and special operations veterans will get to you wherever you are, by any means necessary, and bring you home.

Global Rescue is an important part of any hunter’s check list and a proven life-saving service for sportsmen worldwide.

Membership Benefits:

  • 24hr medical advisory services from critical care paramedics and in-house physicians
  • Specialists at Johns Hopkins Medicine available in real-time
  • Field Rescue from the point of illness or injury
  • Evacuation back to the member’s home hospital of choice
  • Global network of medical Centers Of Excellence
  • Paramedics deployed to the member’s bedside
  • Evacuation services provided to $500,000
  • Available upgrade to include extraction in security emergencies
  • Memberships starting at $119

You may acquire travel insurance directly from Global Rescue.

JXS Current Rates

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What People Are Saying

Had the most unbelievable Vaal Rhebuck hunting adventure, Stix and the crew worked beyond what can be expected to find, stock and harvest this quality animal. I will always have this hunt in my memory as I do not think it can be easily equaled again, except by Stix, Carl and the crew from John X Safaris. I consider everyone at John X Safaris quality individuals and my friends. Hopefully I will be able to join them in the future again!

~ Mark Swanberg '15 from

"We cannot thank John X Safaris and the amazing staff enough for our wonderful family vacation. Each of us had exactly the experience that we had hoped for and as a family we will remember our trip as an all-time favorite!"

~ The Pitts Family '14 from

"Our African experience have left us with a lifetime of memories. Our ranger Kelly went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we saw all of the animals. The food was fine dining at it's best. We also want to thank Carl for our hunts of a lifetime! His hunting experience is world class, so was the hospitality he showed us. We loved it 100% ...... Perfect!"

~ Randall & Cherie De Freece '12 from USA

Once again, I want to thank you for an adventure of a lifetime. My recent hunting experience in Africa with John X Safaris far exceeded my dreams and expectations. The professionalism that you and your staff exhibited and the camaraderie I felt during my visit is beyond measure. I want to thank Ross (Stix) for his guiding expertise. He truly knows how to make a client happy. I want to thank our videographer, Pierre (Ozzie) for his expertise. It is remarkable what he sees and I cannot wait to watch the hunt in its entirety. I also want to thank the trackers and staff. My trip was very organized from the moment I landed in Johannesburg to the time I departed Port Elizabeth. Carl, I am looking forward to seeing you all again next year for another adventure with John X Safaris. I am sure to recommend your Safaris to my family and friends. Again, thank you.

~ Freddie Seeds '15 from USA

"Our 2014 reunion tour was much more than I dreamed of. The John X team members all went way above their positions to make me feel like family. From the quality of trophies harvested, the fantastic meals, and great accommodations to the camaraderie in the evenings, everything was perfect. A very special thank you to my PH, Stix, his patience and encouragement in helping me harvest extremely nice mature trophies will never be forgotten."

~ Dave Moser '14 from

"John X did it again! I never would have guessed my 2nd safari with John X would be able to be better
than my first. Carl did everything he could to make each hunting experience world-class. I cannot thank Carl and the staff enough. I am bringing my son on his first safari next June. Hopefully time will fly by! Until we meet again …"

~ Luther '13 from