Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need in order to travel to Africa and between countries?
A valid passport is required. For most countries, the passport must be valid for at least 6 months from your travel dates. We will be your advisors for any vaccinations, visas, or additional documentation needed depending on the countries visited during your stay.
Will Ubuntu be able to help with our international flights?
Most of our clients prefer to book international travel on their own, however, if requested, we can recommend third-party agents to assist with the best flight paths and competitive pricing.
Will I be able to rent travel vehicles or explore on my own?
If you prefer to drive yourself during your travels, we will educate you on which countries/cities we feel it is a safe option to do so. In some cities, Uber is a great option for quick transportation for activities/meals/etc. We prefer having everything handled and pre-arranged ahead of time for our guests, to ensure that everything runs smoothly, but if guests have a specific travel request, we can help facilitate.
Which vaccinations will I need before I go?
This all depends on the countries you intend to visit during your time in Africa and a local travel clinic will make their medical recommendations for any and all vaccinations. Consulting with the CDC website is always important to keep up with any changes in protocol.
Are safaris safe?
While the animals are wild and safaris take place in their natural habitat, our safari partners take extreme precautions to ensure the safety of our guests as well as the safety of the wildlife. We are happy to say that with over 25 years of personal experience, we have never had a single incident involving one of our clients and their safety.
Do all trips have a responsible travel component?
Our partners in Africa aim to protect the land, wildlife, and natural resources throughout the continent. Guests can feel confident Ubuntu Travel is directly giving back to African communities and assisting with various conservation projects built to sustain the area, wildlife, and people.
Does Ubuntu offer conservation trips?
We partner with various luxury safari operators for exclusive animal conservation experiences. Guests are given a first-hand experience alongside seasoned wildlife specialists and veterinarian teams to assist in a number of conservation activities with rhinos, elephants, lions and other threatened species.
How are animals treated on safari?
Our guides take many precautions to ensure animals feel safe and are never threatened by vehicles on game drives. Our guides will brief guests on game drive etiquette before departure and will remind the party of safety measures throughout the journey. In a successful safari situation, animals will not pay any attention to the vehicles and will see them as a part of their environment.
Is safari appropriate for guests with special needs?
We understand everyone’s limits are different and there’s no reason to toss out a bucket list experience due to physical limitations. During the planning phase, any specific arrangements should be requested so we can determine how to best assist you. Most lodges offer programs for guests with special needs to ensure all guests have the same enjoyable safari experience. For example, when gorilla trekking in Rwanda, porters are available to assist guests in carrying their day packs during the hike—and for guests who are physically unable to hike—porters can assist by carrying them up the mountain so everyone can enjoy the same intimate experience together.
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"Without question our trips to Africa with the Green Family and Ubuntu Travel stand out as highlights in our family's memory of experiences. We enjoyed time with the Greens, and three other couples, in Cape Town and Kruger in 2010 via a well-orchestrated trip that exposed us to an experience beyond our expectations. We then traveled with them again to Zambia and Botswana in 2016, this time on a YPO family experience with over 100 people. During each trip, we were impressed by the exceptional accommodations, gracious hosts and staff, and the overall experience working with the Ubuntu Travel Team. Even while traveling with a large group, all transfers and events were seamless. We are so thankful for all of the memories we will cherish from our adventures in Africa."
"I visited Africa for a spectacular gathering of global entrepreneurs with my wife. As Global Chairman of the organization hosting the event, I was treated to some fantastic experiences. My wife and I decided we would one day visit again, with our children, knowing that we could never exceed the experience we had on that first trip. To our surprise, our family trip to Africa coordinated by Ubuntu Travel Group was even more special, exclusive, and exquisite than the first visit we made. Jill and I decided, on that trip, that we must go again, with our entire extended family, but only if the trip was planned by Ubuntu and the Green Family. If you are searching for a unique and surprising experience, travel to Africa with no one else."
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