Fast Track Africa: Health & Safety
Travel clinics are available in most first world countries, so our advice would be to visit one before you depart and take the advice. Hepatitis B, Typhoid, Polio and Diphtheria are real risks in Africa. Yellow Fever is a must with many countries including South Africa and Democratic Republic of Congo insisting on seeing your Yellow Fever card on arrival.
Malaria is a real risk in many parts of the continent, however through the use of air-conditioning and spraying we attempt to considerably reduce the risk when you’re staying at a Lonrho Hotel. The risk is early evening and at sunset when the female mosquitoes are most likely to bite, so either stay in-doors at these times or when you go out ensure you cover-up skin as much as possible and ideally take an anti-malarial tablet as instructed – malaria is the biggest killer in Africa today. If you are travelling through a malarial area you will need to take the necessary anti-malarial pills.
Travel in Africa, like anywhere has risks. As a Lonrho Hotels guest we’ll happily advise you on the current local risks as well as where in any of our destinations it may be wise to take additional precautions if you need to visit there.
You need to take particular precautions. As with any large city it there may be petty criminals on the streets, so be alert all of the time. Don’t make yourself a target by wearing jewellery, watches, and generally be discrete, don’t display your wealth. Each Lonrho Hotel room contains a safe deposit box - please use it, particularly for credit cards, large amounts of cash and your passport.