Why travel With Jewel Safaris for your Uganda Safari?
At Jewel Safaris, safety and security are our top priority at every stage of the journey. Whether you are camping on safari or climbing Mt. Elgon, we anticipate your safety needs and carefully plan for contingencies. Here are just a few of the precautions that demonstrate our attention to safety:
Vehicle maintenance is crucial in East Africa. We have in-house vehicle maintenance yards and every vehicle is given a thorough inspection and tune-up before and after each safari. All of our safari vehicles are equipped with first aid kits and with radios for direct communication with headquarters, camps, Flying Doctors, or Knight Support.
Prior to your departure you will receive a Jewel Safaris guide book which includes information about health issues for your travel in East Africa. We give you health checklists and questions to ask your doctor. And we provide up-to-date information from Centers for Disease Control about traveling in East Africa. Additionally, pre-departure briefings prepare you with safe practices that will maximize your safety and security. We give you detailed instructions on local laws, customs, and safari practices, so that you will know what to expect at all times. For added convenience, we give you phone and email contacts you can leave with friends and family at home to assure access if they need to reach you.
Our guides have deep roots in the areas where they operate. In practical terms this means they have a network of friends and colleagues everywhere you go.
Knowledge of animal behavior means that our guides know when it is safe to approach and when it is better to keep a distance. Guides scout terrain and wildlife before your arrival and during your stay in the back country.
Our safari vehicles are well stocked with bottled water. Hotels, lodges, and camps also provide bottled water in your room or tent for tooth brushing. On Kilimanjaro climbs we provide filtered water.
Part of our job is to inspect the hotels, lodges and camps where guests stay on safari. When we do so, we pay particular attention to the cleanliness of the kitchens, to hygiene practices of the kitchen staff, and to the expertise of the food service staff. The places we have chosen to work with all make these things a huge priority. At our tented camps, all staff members are carefully trained to adhere to strict standards for food and water hygiene.
Flying Doctors and Knight Support are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Staff includes paramedics, trauma doctors, and nurses. These organizations maintain 24-hour contact by direct radio, telephone, and fax to provide emergency evacuation for Jewel Safris guests to regional hospitals in the event of an emergency. For more information check out Flying Doctor's or Knight Support> websites.
We strongly recommend that you take out trip cancellation insurance to protect yourself. If it is necessary for you to cancel your trip within 50 days of your departure, or to discontinue your trip once it has begun, you will lose a significant portion of your investment. Travel insurance companies offer cancellation coverage, trip delay insurance, baggage loss and delay insurance, and additional health insurance. If you are interested in any of these products, we recommend CSA Travel Protection Insurance or Travelex Insurance. Application packets for CSA or Travelex travel insurance coverage are included in the materials you receive from Deeper Africa. Be sure to read policy information carefully, so you understand what it includes and excludes. You may also contact CSA at www.csatravelprotection.com or 888-470-9123, or Travelex at www.travelexinsurance.com or 800-228-9792.
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