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Health Precautions

Malaria

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

Note that our areas in Zambia, Mozambique, Uganda, Cameroon, Congo, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Namibia and Botswana are all Malaria areas. All hunters 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.

You may experience Pepper Ticks from time to time after good seasonal rains in the East Cape. While these ticks DO NOT carry Lime’s disease they may infect one with Tick Bite Fever. Tick Bite Fever can be treated with a general ant-biotic, with initial symptoms being similar to that of your regular flu/cold. These symptoms usually only start appearing +- a week after being bitten. Do bring along a tick repellant with DEET in it and make use of long-acting insect repellent for the long-lasting treatment of clothes.

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.