Health

Do I need any immunizations before I come to South Africa?

 

No immunizations are required to enter South Africa.  A tetanus booster and Hepatitis A vaccines are recommended by the Center for Disease Control.  We recommend you look at the CDC web site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/safrica.htm to learn more about health issues in South Africa.  It’s a good idea to consult with your personal physician about travelling to Africa well before you leave.

The primary hunting area for HartzView Hunting Safaris is malaria free. 

If your hunt takes you to other provinces, we will inform you if a malaria medicine is needed.  You will need to start taking the medicine at least a week before you come.  Again, consult your doctor and pharmacist for instructions.

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What about special insurance coverage?

You may purchase several types of insurance for your safari.  Baggage insurance, firearm insurance, trip cancellation insurance, travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance are all areas to consider to make yourself more financially secure before you leave on your trip.  Your travel agent can help you with trip cancellation, travel and medical evacuation.

The best firearm insurance for the money is with Sportman’s Insurance Agency.  You can reach them at 800-925-7767 or visit them on the web at www.siai.net   Hartzview Safaris highly recommends you insure your rifle for this long trip.

You have multiple choices for medical evacuation companies.  You can buy a year policy or a policy that covers just your individual trip.  Here are a few companies you can check with. 

Wilderness Medical Systems - http://www.wildernessmedical.com/

Med Jet - http://www.medjetassistance.com/

Medex - http://www.medexassist.com/

 

What happens if I need to fill a prescription or see a doctor?

Your prescription can be refilled here in South Africa.  It would be best if you bring enough of your medication to last for the entire trip so we don’t take away from important hunting time.  If you’re concerned about running out, have your doctor write a prescription for you and bring it with you.  South Africa has excellent medical facilities and medical care. These facilities are all a reasonable drive from all of Hartzview Safaris hunting areas.