Africa A-Z is your 'one-stop' shop when planning your Southern and Eastern African safari or vacation (scheduled tours, customized itineraries, Africa safaris, accommodation, conferencing and incentives, African weddings and honeymoons).
The Washington Post published this great article on 3rd November 2014 which is well worth a read - http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/11/03/map-the-africa-without-ebola/ so feel free to have a look at it if you wish.
This is the map they have in the article mentioned above:
Cancellation policies have been revised so you have nothing to lose!
The following measures are in place in some of the countries we represent:
Entry has been suspended for travelers who have visited Liberia, Guinea, Nigeria and Sierra Leone in the last 30 days.
With the exception of Kenyan citizens and doctors or health care professionals supporting the containment of the outbreak, entry has been suspended for people traveling through or from the countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Malawian authorities have introduced health screening at airports and land borders for passengers arriving from West Africa.
NO passengers will be granted entry to Mauritius if they have visited Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia or Democratic Republic of Congo within the last two months.
Mozambique has drawn up a questionnaire that will be asked of all passengers who have come from, or passed through, the West African countries where Ebola has been reported (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria).
Entry has been suspended for all of those travelling from countries affected by the Ebola virus, with the exception of Namibian citizens.
Entry is not allowed to any travelers who have visited Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone within 22 days. Health screening is in place at all border posts. Non-residents registering a fever will not be allowed entry to Rwanda.
Seychelles is introducing visa requirements for citizens from countries in the West African region. This includes Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali, Benin, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Congo, DRC, Gambia, Mauritania, and Senegal.
Travellers from these countries will not be allowed to enter Seychelles until the epidemic has been deemed over.
South Africa will not allow admittance to any foreign citizens arriving from Ebola affected countries in west Africa. South African citizens will be allowed to re-enter, but only after being subject to strict screening.
All major border posts have mandatory health screening in place, including all international airports. Emergency isolation centers have been set aside for suspected cases.
People traveling from affected west African countries and the DR Congo must undergo health screening at Entebbe Airport. An isolation center has been established at the airport for any suspected Ebola cases.
Zambia has banned entrance to all travelers from affected west African countries.
Travelers from affected countries must undergo mandated 21-day health surveillance for Ebola symptoms.
A few facts about Ebola:
Africa is over 7000km (4349.6miles) from north to south so a very vast area (made up of 47 countries). There is no Ebola in South Africa or any of its neighboring countries including the safari areas of East Africa like Tanzania and Kenya.
London, Paris and Madrid are closer to the outbreak area than most safari destinations in Africa including Nairobi (Kenya), Arusha (Tanzania), Cape Town (South Africa), Windhoek (Namibia), Lusaka (Zambia) and Harare (Zimbabwe).
Currently, there is no licensed medicine or vaccine for Ebola virus disease, but several products are under development.
Ebola is not an airborne virus. It spreads through human-to-human transmission via direct contact (through broken skin or mucous membranes) with the blood, secretions, organs or other bodily fluids of infected people, and with surfaces and materials contaminated with these fluids. This means that there is a very low risk for ordinary travellers as long as you avoid intimate contact with others.
The current outbreak in west Africa, (first cases notified in March 2014), is the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. It has also spread between countries starting in Guinea then spreading across land borders to Sierra Leone and Liberia, by air (1 traveller only) to Nigeria (declared Ebola free on 20th October 2014), and by land (1 traveller) to Senegal (declared Ebola free on 17th October 2014). Obviously as you have all probably heard, there have been some 'imported' cases in US, Spain etc but these numbers change on a daily basis.
The most severely affected countries, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia have very weak health systems, lacking human and infrastructural resources, having only recently emerged from long periods of conflict and instability.
We hope that you will continue with your plans to travel to Southern and Eastern Africa and that we can work with you in planning your dream African safari vacation.
Africa A-Z was established in 2004 through a passion for the continent and its people. We strive to show a part of this to you.
We design and manage Africa tour packages on behalf of our direct clients and tour operators or agents from all corners of the world, acting as a full service ground handler in Southern Africa.
We aim to create packages that integrate smoothly with the available air and land transport options; minimizing any downtime you would normally experience waiting for transfers/flights etc (this can waste not only hours but sometimes even adds extra nights onto itineraries if you are not aware of best routes/options).
We have access to all the service providers for tours, safaris and accommodation in Africa and can source the best quotes based on your requirements and budget.
Africa A-Z can assist you to make your African safari or holiday/vacation a once-in-a-lifetime experience and at NO EXTRA COST TO YOU. In fact, our clients/agents save valuable time and money by booking through us and we are on hand 24/7 to assist before and throughout your trip.
Although we are based in Johannesburg, South Africa; we have the same (or better) rates as operators in Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda etc so give us a try and see for yourself - you've got nothing to lose as we give obligation free quotes. Due to high costs of transferring money across Africa (which we don't charge you for), we do become even more competitive when booking your full itinerary with us.
We customize safaris and tours anywhere in Africa even if no information is detailed on this site so email us now for your individual safari or vacation package quotation.
Africa A-Z thrives on customer service and referrals so you can be sure that we will give you the best service no matter what type of itinerary you are looking for.
We frequently travel in Africa so we can provide you with the best advice unique to your requirements and budget. With our hands-on approach we strive to provide you with the best African Vacation and the best service.
Our clients are mostly from the USA and Europe (including UK) so all the itineraries and special offers are applicable for International visitors to Africa (not for locals although they often request for us to arrange these offers for them as some of them are better than what is available to residents of Africa).
Africa A-Z will customize your safari or vacation to Africa finding you the most suitable accommodation and tours. We arrange all types of safaris including budget or luxury safaris, African honeymoons & weddings, School educational tours or sporting tours, conferences and incentives or beach holidays!
We look forward to hearing from you soon.