TripAdvisor launches “No Touching of Wild Animals” PolicyIt’s been just over a month since TripAdvisor banned ticket sales to attractions that allow contact with wild animals, and we thought it was about time that we put our two cents in.
Do's & Don't's on SafariA safari is the ultimate vacation experience, but there are a few do's and don't's you need to know to ensure you stay safe and have fun.
What to Read When You're Travelling in Africa
As today is International Literacy Day we thought we'd share a list of some of our favourite books on Africa. Here's are selection of what to read when you're travelling through (if you haven't already!):
THINGS FALL APART
by Chinua Achebe
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche
by Nelson Mandela
by Dian Fossey
IT'S OUR TURN TO EAT: A STORY OF A KENYAN WHISTLEBLOWER
Let us know what you think! What would your suggestions be?
Yellow Fever Update for Visitors to TanzaniaA number of important announcements have been made concerning Yellow Fever vaccinations in the past week. Read on to learn all of the latest news.
How to Apply for a Ugandan VisaUnder new law, visitors to Uganda are now required to apply for a visa online ahead of their arrival.
Shadows of Africa Earns TripAdvisor Certificate of ExcellenceShadows of Africa has been recognised with the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016!
A Sweet Treat for Shadows of Africa ClientsShadows of Africa has teamed up with Chocolate Mamas to give all of our clients organic, locally made chocolate!
Yellow Fever Update
Due to the recent outbreak of Yellow Fever in Angola and reported cases in both Uganda and Kenya, the Ministries in Health in Rwanda, Kenya, and Tanzania have issued a statement regarding the need for Yellow Fever vaccinations for all travellers wishing to enter these countries.
In light of this recent development, we urge all Shadows of Africa clients to ensure they have had their Yellow Fever vaccination at least ten days ahead of their intended travel dates and have an up to date Yellow Fever vaccination card with them at immigration.
An up-to-date Yellow Fever vaccination card is needed if entering Tanzania, Kenya, or Rwanda from another African country, even if you are just transferring through.
If you are flying directly from your home country, you don't need to worry about this.
The Yellow Fever vaccination lasts for ten years, so if you have had yours in the past decade, you'll just need your vaccination card.
It's also important that your vaccination be up to date for health reasons. Yellow Fever is completely avoidable if vaccinated.