Five Things To Know Before Your African Hunting Trip

Posted on: 23 July 2018

If you plan on visiting Africa to embark on a hunting trip, you are about to have the experience of a lifetime. Africa is a continent like no other, with gorgeous natural landscapes and unique animals. However, to ensure this experience goes smoothly for you, there are a few things you need to know before you leave for your adventure.

1. Typhoid and yellow fever are common.

These diseases are not very common in the U.S. and Europe, but they do plague people in Africa. The best way to protect yourself is to visit your doctor and get vaccinated for both diseases. Do this at least a month before you leave for Africa to ensure your body has time to build immunity to the diseases before you're exposed to them.

2. Most transactions are done in cash.

Currency varies by nation, but in most African countries, deals are made in cash. You can bring your debit card or credit card, but plan on going to an ATM and taking out cash to spend rather than using the card directly in stores. Tell your bank what countries you are visiting before you leave so they do not flag your account.

3. The weather is hot.

It gets cold at night, but during the daytime, most regions of Africa are scorching hot and dry. Make sure you pack clothing that is highly breathable and lightweight. Clothes made from bamboo are a great choice since they wick moisture away from your skin and do not stick to you. Bring a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face, too.

4. WiFi is hard to come by. 

Again, this varies by country, but in general it is very hard to find WiFi in Africa. It's easiest to just accept this and take a break from work, social media, and the like when you're away on your hunting trip. Consider it an internet detox! If you really need to connect to WiFi, there is usually a cafe or restaurant in larger towns that offers it.

5. African nations use the same plugs as the UK.

If you buy a power plug adapter for use in the UK, you can also use it in most African countries. Converter plugs are pretty easy to find in bigger towns throughout Africa if you forget to bring your own. 

To learn more about Africa, reach out to companies that organize African hunting trips.