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Enjoy Your Vacation in Africa

Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

There are a number of things one can do while doing their travels in Africa, ranging from backpacking, culinary tours, going on safari, lazing on the beach, mountain climbing, just to mention a few. You can never miss something interesting to engage in, something that would make your stay much more fun and enjoyable.

If mountain climbing tickles your fancy, then visiting Mt. Kilimanjaro is something you should consider factoring into your radar screen. Mt. Kilimanjaro which is in Tanzania, is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 metres above sea level. It’s made up of three distinct volcanic cones namely Mawenzi, Shira and Kibo. However, before one can climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, it’s advisable to undertake apt research and also ensure that you are well equipped and physically capable as well-maybe it’s at this point you should start thinking of a travel insurance for your travels… Anyway, other mountains that offer adventurous climbing opportunities are Mt. Kenya, Mt. Elgon and Mt. Longonot all of which are found in Kenya.

Another very interesting thing you should have in your diary is going on a safari. Safari is a Swahili word meaning “to journey”. Many are times we tend to work ourselves to an early grave, without rest! Am sure whoever coined the phrase “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”, had a very good reason for this. Everyone needs a break from their normal and busy schedule, otherwise you might just have a full fledged melt down. Put your work and life stresses on the back burner for a bit and just have fun. And, there’s no better way of doing this other than going on a wildlife safari. Some of the very intriguing things you may happen upon are the “Big Five”, the great annual migration of wildebeest etc. Which makes me wonder, does one really need travel insurance for their travels?

Yes! We all do need a travel cover as you never know what might happen to you while you are on transit. The Flying Doctors Society of Africa provides travel cover for everyone living and/or traveling within East Africa. Membership to the Flying Doctors Society is open to all, and there are four membership packages one can choose from. To learn more about the different packages, visit our member section

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